Monthly Archives: March 2013

I hope everyone is having a great Easter!

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Row over who played trumpet on the Coronation Street Theme…

A few years back, news reached us that London freelance trumpeter, Chris Deacon, had re-recorded the Coronation Street Theme (May 31st 2010, to be precise!) as makers Granada Television decided the old one was getting a bit, well, old and … Continue reading

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A couple of photos just turned up…

A friend has just sent me the following photo of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra tour to China in October 2010. This pic features the trumpet section of the RLPO for the trip.

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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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Why Royalty Prefers the Trumpet to the Trombone

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Trumpet Masterclass – Petrouchka

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Trumpet, Gabor Tarkovi, shows how it’s done! Excellent advice on how to play the two trumpet solos Danse de Ballerine and Waltz.

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Go on, you know you want to…

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HAPPY EASTER!

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Capital Refurbishment at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The plans of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for a major, multi-million pound refurbishment of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall moved a step closer today with the submission of our planning application to Liverpool City Council. Our architects Caruso St. John have developed … 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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