Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Orchestral Crisis!

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Jan Haagstrom – Trumpet clinic

John Hagstrom has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s trumpet section since 1996, when he won the audition for fourth trumpet. A year later, he won the second trumpet position, carrying on the tradition of brass section teamwork … Continue reading

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Duelling Brass Principals of the New York Philharmonic

Principal Trumpet Philip Smith and Principal Trombone Joe Alessi take part in some friendly competition in a Berlin Hotel…

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The Great Maurice Murphy

Beautiful trumpet playing from Maurice – sadly missed… …oh, yes… it’s called ‘The Sunshine of your Smile’ and the accompanying brass band is The Leyland Daf Band, conducted by Richard Evans with Philip McCann on Principal Cornet taken from an … Continue reading

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The amazing Derek Watkins – We’ve Only Just Begun

Here’s some live footage of Derek , going back a few years, from the Spike Milligan show. Tremendous playing and very funny too…

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Rex Richardson shows how to improvise a classical cadenza…

Trumpet sensation, Rex Richardson, shows us how he improvises the cadenza in the first movement of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, using the thematic material provided by Haydn himself…

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