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A Great Study By Stan Woods…

I spent a wonderful final year at the Royal College of Music studying trumpet with Stanley Woods. Stan was Co-Principal Trumpet with the London Philharmonic  Orchestra at this time. Although he had previously been a principal trumpet he had a … Continue reading

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Scriabin – The Mystic Composer…

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The Munich Opera Horn Section & Friends…

All the music arranged and written by the composer, my old school pal, Richard Whilds… Munich Opera Horn & Friends: An evening of musical bliss 20th November 2013 Munich Opera horn. Photo: Marcus Sleep Do you know this old, something common musician … Continue reading

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The Composer Needs A Rest…

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“I Always Conceived Of Composition As An Adventure.”

A charming, and fascinating, interview given to Bloomberg by Eliot Carter, shortly before his passing at the age of 103! The Late Elliott Carter Spoke in June of Hitler, Romney By James Tarmy - Nov 6, 2012 2:46 AM GMT As the death … Continue reading

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All the wrong questions to ask a composer!

This is excruciatingly funny. Just like one of those painful episodes of The Office! I found this interview on Norman Lebrecht’s ‘Slipped Disk’ site. Norman says, “… You might think the video interview below was a parody. It isn’t. Every … Continue reading

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