Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Formula For A Happy Weekend…

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Brass Ensemble At Woolton Picture House…

Harry and his friends were throwing a party at Woolton Picture House today. There were food, drink, ice creams and great company on offer in Liverpool’s oldest cinema. 

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Horn Humour !

I just saw this on Facebook and fell about laughing. For the enrichment of horn players’ lives everywhere!

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White Cliff At East Village…

I had a great time last night at the East Village venue in Seel Street, Liverpool. The amazing White Cliff, of which my eldest son is a member, were performing a gig. The band have been signed, have a great … Continue reading

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Symphonia Domestica – RLPO

This evening will see our new stage and refurbished hall at Liverpool Philharmonic hall get a nice, big test as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as we celebrate one hundred and fifty years since the birth of Richard Strauss with … Continue reading

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Pimp Your Trumpet !

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The Quest…

A neat little cartoon. The Impossible Dream indeed!

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A Trip Down Memory Lane…

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is currently going through a major refurbishment and has just reopened to the public. The RLPO performed their opening concerts last week. The front of house facilities and the concert hall are just about finished but the … Continue reading

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A Piece Of Trumpet History…

What a great photograph! My old trumpet teacher, David Mason pictured with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir Malcolm Sargent during rehearsals of Vaughan Williams 9th Symphony. The premiere of this work aroused a lot of interest, partly because of the … Continue reading

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Zelda – Played By Martin Winter

Zelda, by Percy Code is not heard on the concert platform so often these days. This great piece was once a must in nearly all brass band programmes. All the great cornettists had their own way of interpreting and presenting … Continue reading

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