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.

Aneel Soomary

Aneel Soomary – demonstrating his own Nodus trumpet range of Schagerl trumpets.

He has sent over a couple of amazing photos of the recording sessions for the James Bond film Casino Royale. Aneel was not on this recording, by the way. He just came into these amazing photos. Do have a listen to the work of Aneel Soomary though, whilst you’re at it.

Here's Aneel 'modelling' his very own exclusive range of custom Schargerl trumpets!

Here’s Aneel ‘modelling’ his very own exclusive range of custom Schargerl trumpets!

Here he is, displaying his solo wares, performing two works by the composer Anthony G. Morris…

The Artistry of Aneel Soomary

Here's me on Aneel's exclusive range of Schagerl Nodus Trumpets. They're fantastic! I want one...

Here’s me on Aneel’s exclusive range of Schagerl Nodus Trumpets. They’re fantastic! I want one…

This must be one of the greatest lineups of trumpeters assembled for any movie. It has the late and great pair of Derek Watkins and Maurice Murphy plus the equally great pair of still living virtuosi John Barclay and Andy Crowley. Signatures on the parts too!

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And now the trumpet part from the sessions with the signatures…

BOND signatures

Great stuff!

More on Maurice Murphy

More on Derek Watkins

Since posting this blog, and taking it off again after complaints that I was crashing other people’s computers, Aneel Soomary has been over to visit. Nothing has changed really. I’m still working with UK orchestras and Aneel is still dazzling all over Europe. Here is a shot of us about a quarter of a century ago, followed by one from last week’s meet-up!

A quarter of a century ago!

A quarter of a century ago!

NOW! Look what the 'ravages of time' have done to us!

NOW! Look what the ‘ravages of time’ have done to us!

Champion!

About brendanball

Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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3 Responses to Casino Royale sessions – What a Trumpet Section!

  1. Pingback: Nodus – 1 & Nodus – 2. Two major new works for trumpet! | Brendan Ball's Blog

  2. Christian says:

    Tank you for the picture.

  3. brendanball says:

    Reblogged this on Brendan Ball's Blog and commented:
    I had to take this post off due to technical issues – It’s Back!

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