a particular day

February 14, 2007

trumpet city

Behind the red couch on a snow day [ + zoom out ]

Ice spittle hit the windows for hours yesterday. Sounded like a rainstick with no end.

Good day for grilled cheese and soup.

Dan has a super important interview this week. So instead of practicing in his studio, he came out to the living room and performed his entire recital sans accompaniment.

So while I worked through emails and HTML, I got a free concert.

An audio clip [ MP3 3.5 MB ] Hummel Trumpet Concerto


Snow came overnight and added a few inches to the ground, and we don't have sleds.

Current music: Dan practicing recital "Hummel Trumpet Concerto"

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the link for the sound file doesn't work. :(

Posted by: John | Apr 29, 2007 8:57:46 AM

I just did a gig with Apollo's Fire in Cleveland - Handel's Dixit Dominus and Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Three natural trumpets and two natural horns, one from Columbus. Fantastic. The principal trumpet gave a lecture at Case Western on historic instruments - fascinating. He had instruments from about 1800 on with him, and copies of earlier brass, including a copy of the coiled trumpet that's in the Trumpet museum at Bad-Saeckingen, Germany.

I stayed in a house with the first and second trumpets - this clip sounded like much of my days, hearing trumpet excerpts and having to imagine the rest. I can still hear the entire trumpet part to "The Trumpet shall Sound" from Messiah - I stayed in the same house in December while we were doing Messiah in Cleveland.


Posted by: raybob | Feb 15, 2007 11:15:13 AM

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