Kleptomania: Borrowed Baroque Septura Brass Septet Arrangements for Brass septet: Handel Suite from Rinaldo Rameau Suite from Dardanus Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite We are Septura, and we are musical kleptomaniacs. The brass septet is a brand new invention, and therein lies the root of our compulsion to steal: we have no canon of repertoire, no grand history of great compositions. And so we're inventing one. Like musical Robin Hoods we thieve from the richest ensembles to create a counterfactual history -- a parallel universe in which, in the world of chamber music, the brass septet rules. Our 4-concert debut London series presents our prize pickings: plunder from pianists, string ensembles, chamber orchestras and singers. The 18th-century orchestra of Handel's Rinaldo and Rameau's Dardanus is brought to life in borrowings for brass. Septura's Pergolesi, by contrast, is third-hand: Stravinsky got there first, and his neoclassical Pulcinella is re-imagined for brass.