Remembering Barrie Perrins

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Highams, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Highams

    Highams Member

    Slough, Berkshire, England
    Some of you youngsters may not know that name but Barrie was a legend from the late 50's through to the 80's. He toured most of Europe and even the USA way back in 1962.

    He was Euphonium Champion of G.B. in 1964, 69, 70 & 71 and was euphonium tutor to the NYBB of Switzerland.

    He was in Hendon at the same time I was in Hanwell and was one of the great characters of banding. I received some old recordings via one of his old school chums and his widow and have put these onto a CD;

    Recordings of live performances in Holland & Switzerland, circa 1968. With orchestra;
    Track 1; Mozart Bassoon Concerto, movement 1, Allegro.
    Track 2; movement 2, Andante ma Adagio.
    Track 3; movement 3, Rondo, Tempo di Menuetto.

    With piano accompaniment;
    Track 4; The Swan, Saint-Seans.
    Track 5; Facilita, John Hartmann.
    Track 6; In Cellar Cool (Drinking), Bilton.

    With the Hendon Band, Don Morrison;
    Track 7; Liebesleid, Fritz Kreisler. (1980)
    Track 8; The Harmonious Blacksmith, Ord Hume. (1973)
    Track 9; Facilita, John Hartmann. (1971)
    Track 10; Allegro from the Bassoon Concerto. (1980)

    Unaccompanied, following a Hendon band rehearsal, recorded on reel tape by Len Atter in 1962;
    Track 11; Carnival De Venice, Remmington.

    If you would like a copy, email or pm me a landmail address and I'll forward one on.

  2. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Bucks/Oxon borders, UK
    I remember him doing the Harmonious Blacksmith when Hendon came and played a concert in Winchester. Left a big impression - particularly the angle he held his euph at!

    Then in the late 70s, met him when I played with Hendon (briefly).

    Nice man, from what I remember.
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