Harlequin Brass



Harlequin Brass has gained respect throughout the country and further afield with its commitment to musical excellence as well as variety and entertainment.



The quality of the ensemble has been widely recognised with regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4, Classic FM and even on National Television including an appearance on BBC Television's 'Songs of Praise" and in the Morrison's Christmas advertising campaign for two years running. The ensemble also has the honour of being the first British Brass Ensemble to perform in the world famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. They have performed with many choirs from Sheffield Cathedral Choir to some of the biggest names in gospel, the LCGC and ACM choirs.


Harlequin Brass received the award of 'Record of the Year' from

Classic FM Magazine for their second CD 'Music for a Millennium'


A Concert from Harlequin Brass can take you through the ages of Classical Music, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz and Popular Music, and across the seas to the music of France and Spain, or even to Mexico and Argentina.


We can accompany your choir in John Rutters “Gloria”, Carl Jenkins “Armed Man” or any other music for Brass and Voices, or your Christmas concert. Our in house house arranger can adapt music to suit your requirements for other repertoire.




  • Early and Classical Music


    Music for the Royal Fireworks - G F Handel

    Water Music - G F Handel

    Slavonic Dance no 8 - Dvorak

    Suite from Carmen - Bizet

    Selection of Gabrielli Canzons

    Suite from Abdelazer – Henry Purcell

    Symphony No 4 - William Boyce



    Fanfare for the Common Man - Copland

    Festmusick Der Stadt Wien - Richard Strauss

    Fanfare from La Peri - Paul Dukas

    Fanfare from Sinfonietta - Janacek

    Harlequin Brass @ Halifax Library Theatre

  • Choral Work

    Harlequin Brass specialises in working with Choirs. From Chamber to Symphonic, Gospel to Male Voice, local to International.

    The group has worked with some of the best choirs around the country including including performing as part of the Sheffield International Music Season, and working with the LGCM and ACM gospel choirs.

    We have received a  reputation  as experts in many  of the Choral/Brass Standards including:


    Gloria - John Rutter

    Magnificat - Paul Patterson

    I Was Glad - Parry

    Magnificat - Jonathan Willcocks

    David Willcocks Carol's & Fanfares.


    We also have a substantial back catalogue of specially arranged brass accompaniments to popular  choral works including christmas selections.

    Harlequin Brass in Rehearsal with Amsterdam Grootkoor

  • Jazz/Big Band

    Caravan - Duke Ellington

    Spain - Chick Korea

    Weep No More - Dave Brubeck

    The Duke - Dave Brubeck

    Blue Rondo A La Turk - Dave Brubeck

    The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern

    I Only Have Eyes for You  - Dubin/Warren

    Granada - Agustin Lara


    Harlequin Brass Trombones

    @ Halifax Square Chapel

  • Weddings

    Harlequin Brass can provide the perfect setting for your wedding, providing music for your Processional, Recessional and signing of the Registry. The following are some examples of the choices available for your special occasion.


    Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier

    La Rejuissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks) - G F Handel

    Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March)- Jeremiah Clarke

    Bridal Chorus - Wagner

    Trumpet Tune - Purcell

    Wedding March (A midsummer Night's Dream) - Mendlssohn

    Water Music - G F Handel

    Canon in D - Pachelbel


    We can also provide a selection of music for your drink's reception.

    This can be tailored to your requirements featuring classical,

    light background, jazz or popular music.

    Harlequin Brass @ the wedding of Jamie & Adele Ashton

  • Original Music

    Keiron Anderson & Harlequin Brass

    Harlequin has a large array of original compositions and arrangements specifically produced for the group.


    This includes an increasingly popular portfolio of compositions by our Musical Director Keiron Anderson. Including:


    Harlequin Dances

    Marsden Moor



    Chorale Prelude



    Cirque Russe

    Cat Walk, Alley Cat, Cat Burgler


Keiron Anderson

Musical Director

Keiron was born in Aberdeen and studied trumpet and keyboard at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Whilst at the RNCM he started both a light orchestra and big band, and apart from playing in leading orchestras has become one of the most experienced and innovative conductors of wind groups in the country.


In 1994 Keiron took over from Frank Renton as musical director of the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra and has steadily brought it to its present level of excellence. He has also recently taken the Phoenix Concert Band in Leeds under his wing. Later in this year he is to guest-conduct one of his own works with the National Saxophone Choir at the Edinburgh Festival.


Keiron is a firm believer in the accessibility of all the music played under his direction even though some of it may be unfamiliar to the audiences. He is a consummate all-round musician experienced as a teacher, being head of Music at Ilkley Grammar school, musical director, performer, adjudicator and composer. All his efforts with his students, ensembles and audiences go to, in his own words "... no matter what else we do, we must get to the emotional content of the music and bring it to life for the audience ..."



Brian Winter


Steve Scarff


Edward Knowles


Mathew Knowles



Richard Walker

Tenor Trombone

Claire Stretton

Tenor Trombone

Andrew Knowles

Tenor Trombone

Richard Dixon

Bass Trombone

Rachel Wilkes

French Horn

John Pullin



Please contact us if you'd like more information on Harlequin Brass. Including booking the group, enquiries on upcoming events, or to discuss extended repertoire and anything else. You can either contact us using the form below, e-mail mail@harlequinbrass.co.uk, or phone 07825 610319

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