Peter Skellern – A Lovely Story

I was saddened to learn about the passing of singer/pianist Peter Skellern. I first came across his work on live television on Nationwide and recordings with the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band. Here is a lovely story from his time at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama…

 

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The Diaphragm – A Short Film

A fascinating film posted by The Surgery, on Facebook. It shows the diaphragm functioning. Very interesting for those interested in pulmonary function etc.

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Wonderful film – trams in 1929 Liverpool

Wonderful film!

Bustling pavements, human billboards, and Marks and Spencer are all on show as you ride the tram through Liverpool in 1929.

 

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Ah, That’s Better!

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Now I don’t have to tear the difficult passages out of the Arban Cornet Method!

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Original Edition First Page…

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It is interesting to note that this famous tome appears to have been written for military use.

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Is this the real life, or is this just tapestry…

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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.

Players: Caleb Hudson, Chris Coletti, Eric Reed, Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Chuck Daellenbach with special guest, Mike Herriott on jazz trumpet (Opening Day Entertainment Artist)

Session Producers: Willis Daellenbach and MB Daellenbach
Recording Engineers: Willis Daellenbach, Fabio Migotto, Rob Divito
Videographers: Christian Byrne and Austin Hitchcock
Stills: Christian Byrne, Kevin Tureski, Ian Johns of The York School

Mix Producer, Electronic Programming & Mix Engineer: Trey Mills
Video Editing: Justin Wiesinger for Intrinsic Media Group Trey Mills
Video Producer: Trey Mills

Director and Executive Producer: MB Daellenbach

The York School:
– Conor Jones – Head of School
– Hallie McClelland – Executive Director of Advancement (2013)
– Fabio Biagiarelli – Chair of Music Department
– Ian Johns and the support staff

Many thanks to The York School for their support of this project, for opening their doors on a weekend, and for enabling us experiment with this unique collaboration and crossover of genres.

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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.

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Click here to visit Mick’s website and find out more about one of the greatest trombone players in the world.

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Tuba Humour…

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