In my very first blog post, I defined 'horn' and 'ensemble' but never did define brass. Here it is.
According to Meriam-Webster, Brass means
1. an alloy consisting essentially of copper and zinc in variable proportions
2. a : the brass instruments of an orchestra or band —often used in plural
b : a usually brass memorial tablet
c : bright metal fittings, utensils, or ornaments
d : empty cartridge shells
3. brazen self-assurance
4. singular or plural in construction
- a : high-ranking members of the militaryb : persons in high positions (as in a business or the government)
Now my 'Brass' ensemble is a little broader which allow us to enjoy more type of music from brass such as music from South East Asian traditions. Here the example of Gamelan music
Here is the introduction to Gamelan music.
And here are some Gamelan music.
Extra: This is how western brass musical instruments have been evolved and used in Thai traditional ceremony.