Mnozil Brass: Europe’s Most Imaginative Brass Band

Here’s some­thing fun. And a bit weird. Mnozil Brass is an Aus­tri­an septet that com­bines musi­cal vir­tu­os­i­ty with absur­dist the­atre. The group’s name means “noz­zle,” and refers to the Mnozil Pub, a lit­tle place near the Vien­na Col­lege of Music where the found­ing mem­bers used to get togeth­er to drink and play music. Since form­ing in 1992, and the group’s enter­tain­ing mix­ture of music and clown­ing has grown steadi­ly in pop­u­lar­i­ty. Above is a skit called “Slow Motion” from Mnozil Brass’s new DVD, Mag­ic Moments. Think of it as a sort of “spaghet­ti west­ern music recital.” There are sev­er­al more sam­ples below, to give you a sense of the luna­cy:

The William Tell Over­ture:

Lone­ly Boy:

Bohemi­an Rhap­sody:


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  • Nathalie C. says:

    Love it! Thanks so much for shar­ing. I’m pass­ing the post on to my sons who play brass instru­ments them­selves.

  • gary l wales says:


  • Eclectic Earthling says:

    Tal­ent­ed, ver­sa­tile, won­der­ful­ly fun­ny!

  • Rita Stevens says:

    It’s as though the whole cast of Fawl­ty Tow­ers were musi­cians. (Except I’m not sure all the Fawl­ty Tow­ers crowd could sing.)
    What huge tal­ents, musi­cal and comedic, in Mnozil Brass! Many thanks, who­ev­er post­ed these videos.

  • John Athanasen says:

    I love all the Mnozils. I wish they could come to the Youngstown/Warren, Ohio area. I played the trum­pet for many years and I know enough about play­ing the horn to real­ly, real­ly appre­ci­ate what the Mnozils do. Keep it up. You bring much enter­tain­ment and hap­pi­ness to the peo­ple of the world.

  • fortunata schembri says:

    hel­lo brass band.

    can you send me your email so i can keep incon­tact with you?


  • Erika says:

    Wow , da rimanere a boc­ca aper­ta !!!!!!!!

  • Jan R. says:

    A group of friends went to see and hear this fan­tas­tic group of men in The Perth The­atre and oh boy I want to see them again in Scot­land

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