Collection PJBE-ADD1 - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble additional material 1

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Philip Jones Brass Ensemble additional material 1


  • 1956-1996 (Creation)

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13 boxes

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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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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.

Archival history

Gifted to the RNCM in 2015 by the family of Philip Jones, via John Miller.

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This collection mainly consists of programmes of performances that Philip Jones was involved in, most notably the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Also included are files of press releases and small files of correspondence, a travel diary, photographs and biographies.

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Duplicates have been removed as have been the catalogues of music CDs.


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The collection has been arranged into 6 series: programmes, press collection, biographies, discograohy notes, photographs and correspondence. Within these series the material is arranged chronologically.

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Catalogued by Archivist, Heather Roberts, May 2015.




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