Tag Archives: Maurice Murphy

Casino Royale sessions – What a Trumpet Section!

THIS BLOG-POST HAS BEEN RE-POSTED! Previously it ‘crashed’ two other people’s computers. It doesn’t do that anymore… honest… I was chatting with my old, dear friend Aneel Soomary, the trumpet virtuoso and recording artist working out of Vienna, on Skype. … Continue reading

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Some old rogues looking a lot younger!

Some fabulous footage of Leonard Bernstein conducting his own work Overture to Candide. Some great shots of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1989…

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A Wonderful Day – A Commemoration and Celebration of the Life of Alan Stringer MBE

 Yesterday marked a very special day. An event was hosted by members of the RLPO and family members to celebrate the life of the great Alan Stringer. We converged on The Fly In The Loaf at 1pm, near Liverpool’s Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Four fantastic brass photos and a video clip… London Symphony Orchestra/Abbado 1982

The legendary trumpeter John Gracie has sent me three fabulous photographs today. They are from a performance of the Verdi Requiem, at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1982, by Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra. The first is a … Continue reading

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Two of the Greatest Trumpeters who have ever lived on this planet!

The great Derek Watkins & the great Maurice Murphy The Sunshine Of Your Smile

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In the presence of greatness! – Maurice Murphy

One of my all time trumpet heroes was and remains the great Maurice Murphy. This god of the trumpet world was as good as it was possible to be on the instrument. He could play anything. I always speak of … Continue reading

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It’s all in the preparation… isn’t it? More thoughts on trumpet practice.

I’m sat here with a nice glass of red, munching hot chillies out of a jar and listening to BBC Radio 4. Tomorrow is a rather big day. Heather Tudor and myself are giving the world premiere of international award … Continue reading

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