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Intone (2015)

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In 2013, composer Ailis ni Riain and I were commissioned to create “Intone” – an installation for Durham Brass Festival. This piece is now being shown at Platform One, as part of Lucky Dog Music‘s…

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Beautiful Keyed Bugle By Charles Joseph Sax

Charles-Joseph Sax (1790-1865), the father of Adolphe Sax, made this B-flat keyed bugle in his Brussels workshop in 1842. Since Charles was trained not only as an instrument maker, but also as a joiner and cabinet maker, it is likely … Continue reading

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Even Lady Gaga Is Getting In On The Act…

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RIP – The Great Clark Terry…

Sad news today from the world of trumpet playing. The death of the great Clark Terry will be felt world wide. Here is a nice tribute from the Ottawa Citizen. RIP, Clark Terry PETER HUM Published on: February 22, 2015 … Continue reading

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Herb Alpert – Going Strong At 80 Years Old…

HERB ALPERT – STILL GOING STRONG AT 80 HERB ALPERT AND HIS FAMOUS TRUMPET PHOTO BY GERRY WERSH – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ELLIOT STEPHEN COHEN “To me the Arts are the catalyst to having a fulfilling life,” says Herb … Continue reading

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Sound Advice…

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Music in Your DNA and A New Species of Human?

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Musical Humour – Groan…

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Domestic Violins…

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The French Horn Player…

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