'Perfecting' the Natural Trumpet - England c.1784 - c.1830

I published a video about the history of the English slide trumpet as a YouTube Premiere on Sunday 31st May 2020 at 14:00 BST. 32 people watched the premiere live, and 160 video views came in the following 12 hours. Nine people participated in an interesting Zoom discussion immediately after the premiere.So I decided to write a blog - in lieu of any live performances this month - about the video.
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Future Talent - Mentoring - Royal Northern College of Music

I had the pleasure of mentoring for ‘Future Talent’ at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) on Sunday 9th February 2020. The extreme weather of Storm Ciara made some of the travel arrangements a bit of a challenge. Fortunately my route to and from Manchester was largely unaffected but there was more debris on the roads than normal, and at one point I had to ford a deeply-flooded road on
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Aurora Orchestra - The Kaleidoscopic Artist

Over the summer I had the pleasure of deputising with the Aurora Orchestra, playing first trumpet in a Mozart Symphony prior to their performances at Kings Place in London and at La Seine Musicale in Paris. I had been unable to play in the whole project on that occasion as it was around the time of my wedding so I agreed to deputise for just one rehearsal, which was most enjoyable. A few months later
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Presentation looming

English Slide Trumpet Presentation:The current form of the Presentation is changing. I'm getting rid of most of the text and just using the images as my impetus. I'm working on the basis that people will learn more with a clearer structure.Less is more.It's good to print it out and swap the pages around. Computers are good, but for certain things - they can sometimes be a barrier."The English Slide
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English Slide Trumpet - Performance Presentation

I performed on an original 19th Century Slide Trumpet from the Royal College of Music Museum of Instruments as well as giving demonstrations on the Natural Trumpet (without holes) on the 30th April 2012, 12:20 - 13:00 - Durrington Room at the Royal College of Music. This twenty-five minute lecture presentation will focus on Thomas Harper Senior (1786-1853) and Thomas Harper Junior (1816-1898)
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