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About brendanball

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

Inauguration Day Bugler!

Hilarious!

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Canadian Brass Play ‘Strobe’ By Deadmau5

The boys from the legendary Canadian Brass sent me this today… “Strobe” by Deadmau5, arranged for Canadian Brass by Chris Coletti, trumpet Recorded at the York School in May, 2013, released in Jan, 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary. … Continue reading

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Mick Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony OrchestraWarms Up in La Scala.

What a fabulous photo! The legendary Mick Mulcahy of the CSO warms up in La Scala, Milan, on the latest leg of the Chicago’s 2017 European tour. Click here to visit Mick’s website and find out more about one of … Continue reading

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Tuba Humour…

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Trumpeter Swan

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How Pianists Dry Their Socks…

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The 2015 Musician’s Health Survey

“How old were you when you first experienced performance anxiety?” “What are the biggest contributing factors to any performance anxiety you might feel?” “Have you ever used beta-blockers for performance anxiety?” Presented all in one place, here are the preliminary … Continue reading

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The Royal Military School of Music…

We believe the above clipping relates to the following two pieces of information regarding the founding of The Royal Military School of Music in 1857 at Kneller Hall. The first from COMPOSERS’ FORUM Military Music and its Ancient Traditions

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Louis Armtrong recording “Satchmo Plays King Oliver”!

The New York Post published this film on 22nd April 2016. Just wonderful! Never-before-seen footage shows Louis Armstrong recording his 1959 album “Satchmo Plays King Oliver.”

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The Infamous Timpani Part – Bruch Symphony no. 2!

Due to popular demand, I just thought I’d repost the well known segment from Max Bruch Symphony no.2. The timpani is in F & C and the point of interest occurs at letter K. o-iii<O

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