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A Recording Session with Igor Stravinsky

I came across this amazing footage of a recording session, conducted by Igor Stravinsky, of The Soldier’s Tale from 1955. It was filmed by Columbia Records. I have just recently performed this 1917 work, on the cornet, with Ensemble 10.10 … Continue reading

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It’s all in the preparation… isn’t it? More thoughts on trumpet practice.

I’m sat here with a nice glass of red, munching hot chillies out of a jar and listening to BBC Radio 4. Tomorrow is a rather big day. Heather Tudor and myself are giving the world premiere of international award … Continue reading

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Legendary Trumpet Story – The great David Mason

I studied trumpet with the great orchestral first trumpet David Mason. Our time together, as student and teacher came to almost six years. Many will have heard his legendary playing on The Beatles track Penny Lane. Paul McCartney was stuck … Continue reading

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Nodus – 1 & Nodus – 2. Two major new works for trumpet!

Composer, Anthony G Morris, has written a series of works for trumpet for my old friend Aneel Soomary to demonstrate his astonishing ability and flair. Both musicians work out of Vienna. Anthony is continuing to develop his ‘Nodus’ series with … Continue reading

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20\6\2010 Just you wait Mr. ‘iggins

“What was it that Eliza Doolittle could have done all night and still have begged for more?” Magnus Magnussen questioned a competitor on Mastermind

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