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    Looks to me like the same album re-packaged ......

    Looks to me like the same album re-packaged ...
    Going from memory, I think this album has been re-released more than once.
  2. I have completed the survey. I am open to further...

    I have completed the survey. I am open to further questions if you think it would assist your research; please PM.
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    I really enjoyed the slower, quieter sections of...

    I really enjoyed the slower, quieter sections of "Prague", even though they were quite dissonant. There was one bit which was supposed to represent the famous bridge, the name of which I can't quite...
  4. Thread: Different brands

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    Since you apparently admire Renold Schilke's...

    Since you apparently admire Renold Schilke's work, I wondered if you had read any of his papers on leadpipe design; I don't think he would have agreed with you on the unimportance of leadpipes ...
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    I'll correct myself, with some reservation....

    I'll correct myself, with some reservation. Smith-Watkin produce a bass fanfare trumpet in Bb with an 'F' rotary attachment, which they claim "renders the 'G' bass obsolete".

    And not all fanfare...
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    Not strictly true; technically should be 1...

    Not strictly true; technically should be 1 soprano Eb, 3 or 4 "melody" Bb, 2 tenor Bb + one Bass (G).

    When will the Eb sop and bass trumpets be available?
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    This statement flies in the face of most "best...

    This statement flies in the face of most "best practice" teaching methodology; The vast majority of competent teachers will tell you that developing a solid high register involves developing a solid...
  8. Thread: Rimmer Marches

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    GUS have a signature march called "Emaneff" - not...

    GUS have a signature march called "Emaneff" - not obvious until you sound the word out ... ("M" an' "F" - Munn and Felton). I believe it may have been written by T.J.Powell, but I'm not sure on that.
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    I'm very relieved you added the 'H' to your 'IMO'...

    I'm very relieved you added the 'H' to your 'IMO' ...
  10. I have no evidence for this, but a guess would be...

    I have no evidence for this, but a guess would be that it was GUS (or Rigid Containers, or whatever they were called at that time); may well even have been Bram Tovey himself conducting. My...
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    Yes, I used to have one of those as well, the...

    Yes, I used to have one of those as well, the four-valve version where the 4th valve lowered the pitch by a tone. They said it was to make certain trills easier, but I always thought it would have...
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    Or break the bank and buy a Schilke G1L with the...

    Or break the bank and buy a Schilke G1L with the optional E bell ...
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    Selmer?

    Selmer?
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    When I am asked for advice (infrequently) on the...

    When I am asked for advice (infrequently) on the subject, I usually advise composers and arrangers to write for trumpets in 'C' on the grounds that whatever key of instrument you specify, most...
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    There are passages in "Harmony Music" where a...

    There are passages in "Harmony Music" where a whole section of those would have come in useful ...
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    Somewhere, there is, I'm fairly sure, a major...

    Somewhere, there is, I'm fairly sure, a major orchestral work with parts for cornets in G as well. My memory is letting me down here, and I can't remember exactly which piece, although I have a...
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    Well, not that rare; all of Tchaikowsky 5 is...

    Well, not that rare; all of Tchaikowsky 5 is trumpet in A, and large chunks of Tchaik. 6 as well. I'm sure I could come up with others as well, given time and enthusiasm ...
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    Indeed; specialist companies like Schilke will...

    Indeed; specialist companies like Schilke will also provide you with soprano trumpets pitched in E (natural), F and G, as well as piccolo trumpets in A, Bb, and C
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    When I used to take occasional lessons from the late John MacMurray (former principal trumpet of the Halle), he used to say the most important book he ever read in terms of his own development as a...
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    I do have one that fits an Eb Bell (trumpet or...

    I do have one that fits an Eb Bell (trumpet or cornet) properly, however I have no idea what make it is, nor can I remember where I acquired it from. Unfortunately it's in a case that lives at the...
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    All the relevant information is here: ...

    All the relevant information is here:

    http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/o/o797.html

    The correct 1st line of the hymn is "One More Step Along The World I Go"; the tune is named as "Southcote"
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    Dave, you need to remove the semicolon from the...

    Dave, you need to remove the semicolon from the link to the band website.
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    Some, possibly; not all I don't think. The thing...

    Some, possibly; not all I don't think. The thing that sticks in my mind the most from reading David Read's autobiography "Beyond The Box" is on page 129/130, where he writes, "I believe that the...
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    Not relevant, I know, but a long time ago we once...

    Not relevant, I know, but a long time ago we once went to Watford, as it was then, think it was 3rd section areas, with 17 players, and came 5th.
    Just saying ...
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    National contest rules allow for 25 brass players...

    National contest rules allow for 25 brass players plus percussion as needed. A normal band line-up is:
    1 x sop
    4 x solo cornet
    1 x rep
    2 x 2nd cornet
    2 x 3rd cornet
    1 x Flug.
    3 x horn
    2 x...
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