Collection PJBE-pub - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, additional material

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GB GB1179 PJBE-pub

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Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, additional material

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  • c. 1948 - c. 1980 (Creation)

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89 items

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(1951-1986)

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Established by Philip Jones in 1951, the Ensemble consisted of two basic formations: a quintet (two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) and a ten-piece group, for the larger concert halls in Germany, the USA and Japan. The Ensemble toured extensively and its arrangements remain popular.

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(1928-2000)

Biographical history

Philip Jones (1928-2000) was he founder of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, an internationally acclaimed touring ensemble, and trumpeter. He was educated at the Royal College of Music and was employed by several orchestras before dedicating his career to his ensemble from 1951 until it disbanded in 1986. He then held posts at the Royal Northern College of Music and was Principal at Trinity College of Music.

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LPs, Scores and Correspondence related to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

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