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The Messiah – Happy 175th Birthday Royal Liverpool Philharmonic!

Happy birthday! Today is exactly 175 years since the founding of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. To celebrate, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Britain’s oldest orchestra, by the way!) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir are giving our annual performance 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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Bringing The House Down! – RLPO

Yesterday evening saw the long awaited closure of our beloved Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for much needed major refurbishment. The builders move in today and the demolition work etc. will now begin in earnest. The concert programme could not have been … 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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Legendary Trumpet Story

Just heard this wonderful story about the Great Trumpeter Willie Lang, from the eminent trombonist Peter Bassano… John Georgiadis the renowned ex-leader of the London Symphony Orchestra has recently been coaching the strings of my Rochester Orchestra. Driving home after … Continue reading

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