different trumpets for different nationalities

Discussion in 'Horns' started by Philippe, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Philippe

    Philippe New Friend

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    Mr. Laureano,
    I am interested in finding out how you go about deciding what key of trumpet you would play for certain styles of music. More specifically, would you play a b flat trumpet on a large russian symphony such as rach 2 or would you stick with your C trumpet. I am trying them both but I have this inner battle of respecting the traditions of other countries when it comes to playing similar equipment. (i.e Viennese playing C rotarys and Germans playing b flat rotaries, north americans playing "Bach" C trumpets and so on....)
    Thanks,
    Philippe
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Phillipe,

    Typically, I vary the sound with my head rather than the instrument. The people that heard me play Daphnis and Chloé and then came to hear me play Mahler 3rd can tell you that it was two different approaches for two different pieces. Vibrato, attack, accent styles... all things that one can change rather than the instrument.

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