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The Quest…

A neat little cartoon. The Impossible Dream indeed!

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A Trip Down Memory Lane…

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is currently going through a major refurbishment and has just reopened to the public. The RLPO performed their opening concerts last week. The front of house facilities and the concert hall are just about finished but the … Continue reading

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A Piece Of Trumpet History…

What a great photograph! My old trumpet teacher, David Mason pictured with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir Malcolm Sargent during rehearsals of Vaughan Williams 9th Symphony. The premiere of this work aroused a lot of interest, partly because of the … Continue reading

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Zelda – Played By Martin Winter

Zelda, by Percy Code is not heard on the concert platform so often these days. This great piece was once a must in nearly all brass band programmes. All the great cornettists had their own way of interpreting and presenting … Continue reading

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David Mason And The Piccolo Trumpet On Penny Lane

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A Christmas Classic!

I couldn’t believe this when I heard it. Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ played on the bugle! As Film Music Composer Phil Lawrence said on hearing this rendition, “… It takes a certain type of mind to have figured this one out, … Continue reading

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The Great Allen Vizzutti…

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Another Solo Project!

Friday 20th March, 7.30pm  £8/£6 Todmorden Town Hall Brendan Ball  Trumpet & Flugel Horn Co-Principal trumpet with The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and plays with 10/10 New Music Ensemble. He also performs as a duo with organist Ian Tracey and was the … Continue reading

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James Horner – Hollywood Legend and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!

The RLPO has just performed two concerts to packed audiences for the reopening of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. We played the same programme for both shows, Debussy ‘Iberia’; Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony and the world premiere of ‘Pas de Deux’ by Hollywood … Continue reading

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Mark McNulty – RLPO Official Photographer…

Mark McNulty

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