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Take A Big Breath!

  One of many cartoon drawings by Peter Bond, trumpeter with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Watch out for Peter’s new book on trumpet technique. Due soon…

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Opera Remains The Preserve Of The Rich?! Think again…

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The Great Derek James – RIP

Derek James – formerly 1st trombone in the LPO, Royal Opera House and RPO. Sadly passed away last week at age 86 – a great hero to many of us. Here are some thoughts about professional music making from one … 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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RLPO – Cosi Fan Tutte…

As advertised in the previous post, see below, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been out and about, playing in more diverse places than usual, whilst Liverpool Philharmonic Hall undergoes a multi-million pound refurbishment. The performances are conducted by Laurent … Continue reading

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RLPO at St George’s Hall – Concert Room

Whilst our beloved Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is closed for refurbishment, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been out and about, performing in all sorts of diverse locations. This week sees the orchestra rehearsing and giving performances of Mozart’s opera ‘Cosi … 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 Munich Opera Horn Section & Friends…

All the music arranged and written by the composer, my old school pal, Richard Whilds… Munich Opera Horn & Friends: An evening of musical bliss 20th November 2013 Munich Opera horn. Photo: Marcus Sleep Do you know this old, something common musician … Continue reading

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Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ – A Handy Graphic!

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Halloween Musical Humour!

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