16/6/2010 Jon Lord: The Colour Purple

Well, I have had a second request today to reblog. No one has ever asked before, if memory serves. Well, why not! This time, it was one of the RLPO’s successful collaborations with Jon Lord, co-founder of Deep Purple. Last week (9th June) was Jon’s birthdate, the first since his death. 16th of July will mark the first anniversary of his death. A wonderful man and a huge talent. Jon is sorely missed by all…

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This week has found the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra half way through the Summer Pops season. Three years ago we recorded a work by Rock Legend Jon Lord. Aside from fame with Deep Purple and Whitesnake Jon is a respected composer of orchestral music in his own right. The Durham Concerto attracted critical acclaim and held fond memories for me as the work begins with a solo flugel horn played behind the orchestra. The use of flugel horn and the siting of the solo had involved input from myself and I found Jon very receptive to my thoughts and ideas.

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Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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