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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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Trumpet equipment

The equipment I use on stage is pretty standard fair. Those who know me, will verify that I own quite a lot of trumpets, mouthpieces and mutes etc. I will probably continue to add to my collection forever…

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James Shepherd – Cornet legend

People tell me I don’t talk enough about trumpet playing on here. I suppose I should, really, as that is what I do for a living. Actually, aside from my trumpet duties with the RLPO, I am the Principal Cornet … Continue reading

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