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Roger Webster playing Cleopatra…

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‘Mysteries of the Horizon’ – Brendan’s latest concerto recording !

Last year I had a new concerto release on cd. The concerto, by brilliant, Belgium-based British composer Nigel Clarke, is entitled Mysteries of the Horizon and is for Solo Trumpet and wind band. I have just begun experimenting with SoudCloud … Continue reading

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Trumpet News !

A comment from uber horn player David Pigott on seeing the above, “… With my blocked ears I could do with one of these immediately!”

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Stellar Soprano Pumeza Matshiza Limbers Up For The RLPO ‘Spirit Of Xmas’ Series…

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Rare Footage Of Shostakovich As Soloist In His Concerto For Piano, Trumpet And Strings

  Posted on August 19, 2014 by brendanball Here is some extremely rare film footage of Dmitri Shostakovich as the piano soloist in his own Concerto Opus 35 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. Can anyone name the trumpet soloist? Yes … Continue reading

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Delia Darlings In Norwich Arts Centre…

What an exciting couple of days! Today, working at the glorious Bolesworth Castle and getting to play to, and joke with the amazing Doddy (Ken Dodd – the famous Comedian from Liverpool). See the previous post for details! What the … Continue reading

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Brendan’s Next Solo Gig…

Tomorrow, I will be travelling with the Delia Darlings to The Arts Centre in Norwich, East Anglia. Geth Griffith and I will be performing ‘The Consequences of Falling’, by international award winning composer and wordsmith Ailis Ni Riain. Inspired by … Continue reading

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Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 – Tim Jackson

A great photo (below), by Chris Morley, of RLPO Principal Horn star, Timothy Jackson. Tim will be displaying his solo wares with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as concerto soloist in the beautiful Concerto for French Horn no. 2. by … Continue reading

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The Great John Fletcher…

This is photo of the world renowned tuba virtuoso, John Fletcher, pictured with Andre Previn during the 1972 recording of the Tuba Concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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Peace To All This Christmas… Stille Nacht

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra trumpet player Brendan Ball and organist Ian Tracey perform Silent Night as part of ‘Ian & Brendan’s Christmas Singalong’ Lunchtime Concert, Thursday 19 December, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Film by Mark McNulty Brendan Ball is sponsored by … Continue reading

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