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New CD Release!

The Magic of Malcolm Arnold Vol. 1 is a double CD set which brings together a first volume of Malcolm Arnold’s exquisite music for brass.

Offering performances from The Wallace Collection, the soloist winners of the 2016 Malcolm Arnold Fantasy Competition (presented by The Wallace Collection) and The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland (senior band), this CD set presents a wonderfully varied and diverse collection of works from the pen of Arnold.

As a befitting launch, The Magic of Malcolm Arnold Vol. 1 was formally released at 2016 Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton on 15th October.  To mark the occasion, the winning soloists and John Wallace came together to create a bespoke quintet – The Young Wallace Collection – to perform a lunchtime concert including, amongst other Arnold repertoire, each of his unaccompanied Fantasy works.

This first volume double-disc release marks the start of a legacy recording series of the significant brass repertoire created by Malcolm Arnold.  With the collaborative nature of the recordings it also represents the culmination of a number of innovative outreach projects undertaken by The Wallace Collection.

The 2-CD set includes a 16 page information booklet and offers a wonderful selection of works from this great composer, performed by some of the finest brass musicians of today and tomorrow.

Available to purchase from our online shop.

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CD Release!

Peter Maxwell Davies – Music for Brass is an exciting CD release which presents a selection of key brass compositions and arrangements by this renowned musician.  The carefully selected compilation of music brings together a variety of works for quintet, solos and duets to enjoy.

This collection was recorded by The Wallace Collection in 2000, but was never released at that time.  It therefore gives us immense pleasure to now breath life in to this significant CD, concurrent with the re-ignition of our new recording ambitions.

The CD is available to purchase online and represents a vital addition to the collections of brass enthusiasts and Maxwell Davies devotees.


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A Great Start for the Beginner

If you are preparing to face an audience for the first time – whether at home, at school, or on the concert platform – then you are ready for Going Solo.

Two collections available – Going Solo for Trumpet and Going Solo for Tenor Horn

Spanning a wide range of repertoire from lively original material to imaginative arrangements, Going Solo offers a host of fresh challenges, and will be enjoyed by both player and audience alike.


Trumpet book available to purchase online
Tenor Horn book available to purchase online

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A Definitive Insight into the Evolution of the Trumpet

In the first major book devoted to the trumpet in more than two decades, John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan trace the surprising evolution and colourful performance history of one of the world’s oldest instruments.

They chart the introduction of the trumpet and its family into art music, and its rise to prominence as a solo instrument, from the Baroque ‘golden age’, through the advent of valved brass instruments in the nineteenth century, and the trumpet’s renaissance in the jazz age.

This comprehensive and definitive reference book offers a fascinating insight to the evolution of the trumpet.

Now available to purchase online

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Trumpet Trio Release

A new composition from John Wallace has just been released.

Inspired by John’s involvement as a faculty member at the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar in New Hampshire, it received its befitting premiere at this year’s event, gaining an enthusiastic response from all listeners and performers at the seminar.

Chosen Vale is an exciting and challenging original composition for three trumpets in three movements. Its opening movement ‘Belong’ is an expansive fanfare with sweeping gestures, the second ‘Between’ a spritely interlude before the third romping finale ‘Behave’.

A great new addition to the trumpet repertoire and with further works already in the pipeline, the mark of a new invigorated chapter in John’s prolific musical career.

Now available to purchase from The Wallace Collection Online Shop.

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Downloadable Soundtracks

Following the publication release of this new composition by John Wallace for three trumpets, Chosen Vale has now been recorded and the soundtracks are available as downloadable files.

All three movements: Belong; Between; and Behave have been recorded as a multi-tracked innovation by Daniel de Gruchy-Lambert, a highly esteemed trumpet player and prodigy of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Now available to download as a complete set.

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The Brilliant Baroque Era

Enjoy your own private concert of a remarkable collection of trumpet music from the Italian baroque, performed by John Wallace, John Miller and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren-Green.

Whilst now a heritage recording (originally issued in 1985), this CD continues to offer a stunning representation of significant trumpet works, even to this day.  With the unique combined sounds of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the trumpet playing of John Wallace, this recording is a vital addition to any brass enthusiast’s collection.

Now available to purchase from The Wallace Collection Online Shop.

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The Virtue of Victoriana

A classic collection of trumpet solos.

This varied collection of popular Victorian solos ranges from Sullivan’s ‘The Lost Chord’ to Koenig’s ‘Posthorn Galop’, with pieces idiomatically arranged for the intermediate trumpeter. So take a nostalgic trip, and recreate the spirit of a lost age.

Now available to purchase online

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Understanding Brass

The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments is a fascinating book which covers many diverse aspects of brass instruments and in immense detail.

If there’s something you need to know about brass instruments from the medieval to contemporary periods, this book is the ideal oracle.  The combination of the extensive experience and knowledge of its editors, John Wallace and Trevor Herbert, together with the far-reaching list of additional contributors makes this a leading reference point.

Now available to purchase from The Wallace Collection Online Shop.



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Contemporary Solo Collection

Spectrum for Trumpet comes with a CD and is a unique collection of 16 contemporary works for trumpet and piano.

The 16 pieces included have been specially commissioned from some of today’s leading composers and reflect current compositional trends. They range in difficulty from Grades 1 to 8, so there’s something here for players of all ages and abilities.

Now available to purchase online