Tag Archives: cornet

Kosikup!

I was having a bit of a tidy up in the trumpet room the other day. I was sifting through my mouthpiece collection (I have just over two hundred!) and I came across these three old beauties. They are very … Continue reading

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Another Favourite Interval Study…

Since I surprised myself by the interest expressed in my post about ARBAN PAGE 125, I thought I’d post another neat interval study I enjoy playing from Arban’s great cornet method. What a fantastic book this is! All the exercises … Continue reading

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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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Legendary New York Philharmonic Trumpeter To Retire!

WQXR Blog New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire Tuesday, November 05, 2013 – 04:00 PM By Brian Wise Enlarge Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section for 35 … Continue reading

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Vincent Bach in the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Vincent Bach (back row – 4th from left) in his days as Solo Cornet with The Scarborough Spa Orchestra

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A Recording Session with Igor Stravinsky

I came across this amazing footage of a recording session, conducted by Igor Stravinsky, of The Soldier’s Tale from 1955. It was filmed by Columbia Records. I have just recently performed this 1917 work, on the cornet, with Ensemble 10.10 … Continue reading

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Phillip Cobb and the Royal Concertgebouw Brass

Some truly amazing playing here from the Royal Concertgebouw Brass at the 2012 European Brass Band Championships. The featured cornet soloist is the sensational Phillip Cobb, Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra. Wonderful stuff! This beautiful solo is called … Continue reading

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Puttin’ On My Top Hat…

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Wonderful Christmastime!

Indeed, these are bleak times for classical music and orchestras worldwide. The age of austerity has hit the arts in general very hard. There are horror stories of orchestras in the USA going on strike and going bankrupt; even Germany … Continue reading

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