Gradually increasing use of smaller trumpets

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  1. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I find it impossible to conjure up a picture of Cootie, or for that matter ANY black trumpet player being asked to play the Bach Brandenburg Concerto in America in 1940.
    Wilmer
     
  2. Siegtrmpt

    Siegtrmpt Mezzo Piano User

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    It would be a good subject for a movie though. "Guess Who's Coming to Play the Brandenburg" or "Blazing Concertos"
     
  3. Joe DiMonte

    Joe DiMonte Mezzo Forte User

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    I find it impossible to conjure up a picture of Cootie, or for that matter ANY black trumpet player being asked to play the Bach Brandenburg Concerto in America in 1940. Wilmer[/quote]


    As Marian Anderson would say: My Lord,What A Morning

    Cleanhead may have forgotten about the times and Marian (A Philadelphian) who in 1939 was refused entry into Constitution Hall by the Daughters Of The American Revilution (DAR) because she was black.
    Instead she sang at the Lincoln Memorial with 75,000 people in attendance.
     
  4. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

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    To play the brandenburg:

    Take your Bb trumpet and depress valves one and three.
    Play the tune using the third valve trigger to tune the notes.
    i.e. its a natural trumpet in F.

    I used to have an MP3 of me doing it and bursting out laughing after the first few lines because it was such a bizzare thing to be doing.

    Oh and Adolph Scherbaum was a big advocate of Bb Pic but he had his own design which was made to look like a bigger trumpet.
    I think he taught Andre:

    http://www.asamnet.de/~bayerj/scherbe/
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    After checking out the German and English versions it appears to state that Andre patterned his style after Scherbaum. Interestlingly enough, many older Germans prefer Scherbaum's style and sound to Andre's!

    ps: Looks like his mouthpiece was made by Josef Klier.
     

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