Tag Archives: Harry

Discerning Dog!

Here is a snap of Scooby, my English Springer Spaniel, on the grave of the founder of the famous Liverpool Welsh Choral Union. The grave of Harry Evans is one of many in nearby Toxteth Cemetery belonging to famous citizens … 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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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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The Famous Principal Trumpets of New York Philharmonic Orchestra…

After the earth shattering news of the previous post, the retirement of legendary New York Phil Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, I was curious about who he succeeded and who had sat in that chair previously. I was especially interested because … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Photo…

Here is a wonderful photo, published by Anthony Kearns from has fabulous tribute site to the late, great, trumpeter John Wilbraham. This shows John sat between Willie Lang (Principal Trumpet- London Symphony Orchestra) and Harry Dilley (Principal Trumpet – Royal … Continue reading

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