Songs from the Heart is the new solo album from London Symphony Orchestra Joint-Principal Trumpet, Philip Cobb. Philip is undoubtedly one of the finest trumpet players of his generation and, in succeeding Maurice Murphy in the LSO, continues an outstanding heritage. Some of the music on this album is completely new, some has been especially written for him while others are well-known favourites. Despite the diversity, each has an association or special meaning for him. The major work on the album is The Maestro, a concertino for trumpet and brass band which Philip commissioned from the exciting young film composer, Andrew Pearce. The contrasting sound worlds heard in the resulting attractive and demanding tour-de-force are intended to represent the many aspects of a contemporary trumpeter’s musical life; from musical roots to the concert hall, film studio and so on. The accompaniment to Philip is provided by The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army throughout, conducted by Philip's father, Stephen. Available on CD from World of Brass here. Download from World of Brass Tunes here. If you're going to the National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow, you can buy a copy of the CD from our trade stand in the door 6 foyer at the front of the building.