RIP Brass

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Paddy Flower, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    With yet another recent sad loss of a true virtuoso I was wondering what sort of band the almighty has to call on for Sunday mornings.

    Now this may have been done on here before (apologies if it has) but let's have some nominations...

    We need...

    A Professional Conductor
    A Resident
    A Musical Advisor

    1 Sop
    9 Cornets
    3 Horns...
    You know the rest..

    So in the spirit of fondness to our absent friends, it's thinking caps time.

    I've titled this 'RIP Brass' but if you have a better suggestion, let's hear it.
  2. John_D

    John_D Member

    " to get you started

    Sop - Brian Evans
    Horn - Bryan Smith
  3. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    I'll add the obvious recent recruits

    Sop - Brian Evans
    Cornets - Maurice Murphy, James Watson (alphabetical order - no preference)
    Horn - Bryan Smith
  4. Geoff Whitham for Euph :tup
    Pete Postlethwaite for resident conductor :rolleyes:
  5. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Euph - Geoff Whitham. (Equally obvious)

    Edit... beaten by 5 seconds....
  6. John_D

    John_D Member

    Pro Conductor ....HM (who else!!)

    Musical Adviser..... Eric Ball
  7. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    I reckon that ultimately we're gonna be oversubscribed on Conductors so whilst I agree with you on Eric Ball (maybe composer in residence too), HM on the cornet bench for me, let's not forget he was one exceptional player in his day.

    Eb Bass - John Fletcher
  8. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    2nd Bb Cornet ~ Fred Ellis (former Black Dyke Mills Band Stalwart).
  9. Phil Green

    Phil Green Supporting Member

    Charlie Cook for Sop
    Edwin Firth for front row
    John Fletcher for the bass section
  10. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    The "Don" for trombone.
  11. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Some good suggestions so far! It's a nice thread, thankyou Paddy.

    Barrie Perrins on euph perhaps?

    Agree with Fletch on Eb bass - he could probably have been the whole bass section on his own! However, if he was in need of a dep, he could call on John Jenkins or Jock Sinclair, both recently departed.

    Cornets; well you couldn't go better than Maurice for top man. How's about William Lang or Harry Dilley as bumper up with Jack Mackintosh on the front row?
  12. Coverhead

    Coverhead Member

    Good thread :tup

    Euphonium: Bert Sullivan (GUS)
    Trombone: Jack Pinches (Black Dyke, BBC Symphony Orchestra)
    Bb Bass: 'Pedal Joe' Poole (CWS Manchester)
  13. Coverhead

    Coverhead Member

    A few MDs to choose from:

    William Halliwell
    Alex Owen
    John Gladney
    Edwin Swift
    Alex Mortimer
  14. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

    Solo cornet - Teddy Gray
  15. sop 1

    sop 1 Member

    wot anout Emlyn Bryant for sop too?
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Have to have Mr James Blades in the kitchen ;)
  17. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    If we're going back into history, I suppose you could include Herbert L Clarke or J B Arban.

    Fred Mortimer as conductor - only man to get a double hat-trick of Nationals.
  18. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Don't forget David James.

    And my first teacher, the one responsible to introducing me to the 'bone in the first place, Bob Morgan. (He'd be playing second behind Don though) and I don't think he'd mind.....
  19. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Ray Premru for bass trombone.
  20. The late great Willie Lang on cornet.
    A real legend