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The Consequences Of Falling

A great piece from Ailís Ní Ríain. We toured ‘The Consequences of Falling’ as part of the Delia Darlings Tour 2013-2014. This extract was recorded during the gig in London 2014 at The Horse Hospital. The music was inspired by … Continue reading

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Brendan’s Current Daily Routine!

I have succumbed to the most  popular enquiry on here. ‘What stuff do you practice?’ Things have changed a lot recently and I have been travelling much more than usual. In two months, I have been to Scotland four times, … Continue reading

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It’s A Living!

Great fun with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra this month and last. Champion!

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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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RLPO – Petrenko – BBC Proms – Royal Albert Hall – 31/07/2014

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to London yesterday. The occasion was to take part in the prestigious music festival in the world, the BBC Proms. The concert had sold out well in advance, as do all RLPO appearances at … Continue reading

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RLPO – Cardiff Proms – 25th and 26th July 2014

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have just returned from performing two days at the Cardiff series of Proms concerts. We were conducted on this occasion, as on every appearance at the Cardiff Proms, by the founder and artistic director of … Continue reading

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Two ‘Chop Looseners (!)’ For Trumpet And Brass Players…

Sometimes an exercise is necessary after the tea or lunch break to get the lips vibrating quickly again. These are as good as any: I have heard the following two exercises played by many, many players. Exercise One – The … Continue reading

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Preston Guild Hall To Close??!!

There is a very real threat to one of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s favourite venues. The famous Guildhall in Preston is in dire peril due to government cuts imposed on the City Council. The RLPO is so well established … Continue reading

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Esa-Pekka Salonen on Becoming a Good Conductor…

Here are a few tips from the top on becoming a good conductor. Esa – Pekka Salonen reveals all to BBC News… Esa-Pekka Salonen: 10 tips to becoming a conductor By Alison Feeney-HartBBC News Esa-Pekka Salonen is the principal conductor … Continue reading

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BBC NOW – Alpine Symphony – Conducted by Mariss Jansons

It has been my pleasure to work with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales a lot in the past. A very fine orchestra! I received this post from clarinettist Walter Brewster. He has posted a fine collection of radio recordings … Continue reading

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