oo, that's a big ask.. Hmmm.. As far as I know, the majority of the players here in the uk more than likely have brass band roots. (e.g. Maurice Murphy, Martin Winter , John Wallace, Rod Franks to name a few etc..) so this would have quite an influence on how these players would approach melodic lines (from a tone and phrasing point of view). As you know, there is a great tradition of very high quality brass band playing here in the UK which has it's own very distincitve style of cornet playing, "big fat warm dark sound" with bucket loads of vibrato!! Also, I would say that the standard equipment would more than likely be a Bb horn. I believe that Maurice Murphy played almost EVERYTHING on Bb and sounded amazing! One of my colleages (an ex-pro) in the brass band I play in did one gig with Maurice Murphy some years ago. Whatever they were playing (a recording session I think), it was written for Piccolo. Apparently Maurice gave it a go on Picc (and nailed it obviously) but said something like, na, it feels uncomfortable.. then proceeded to nail it on Bb.. saying, ah that's better! He used the Bb on the recording! I know my previous teacher (when we both lived in Ireland nearly 10 years ago now!!!!) Mark O'Keeffe (currently princpal with the BBC Scottish Symphony) is a great fan of his Schilke 3EL4. Uses it for quite a lot of repertoire. (Nailed Mahler 7 at the Proms 04 !!) I must admit, I do not attend enough concerts (shame on me.. something I will have to rectify) to really say any more than this. I do have recordings of the Bournmouth Symphony Orchestra (the Tchaikovsky box set conducted by Andrew Litton) which has in my opinion some stunning trumpet playing.