I have an old horn of yours

Discussion in 'EC Downloading' started by fundenlight, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. fundenlight

    fundenlight New Friend

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    Mr. Carrol-
    A while ago I picked up a horn that was reported to be used by you at one time. It is a Bach 229 C trumpet with a tuneable bell and Malone MC2 pipe. I'm not really sure if it really is yours, but it's a great horn nevertheless.
     
  2. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    Hi F'light

    That sounds like a horn that I sold to Marek in NYC a year or so ago.

    Tuning bell trumpets have certain advantages and disadvantages, but I always like having one around (currently a terrific Spada C that belonged to Balazs Nemes -- principal trumpet of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and a wonderful player).

    Treat it well for at least 3 hours per day :)

    Best,
    EC
     
  3. Anonymous

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    What is a Spada? Never heard of it...
     
  4. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

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  5. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    mmcc,

    René Spada (www.spadamusic.ch) has a shop in a small Swiss village near Bern and has specialized, for many years, in disassembling trumpets ordered from Elkhart (a brand which will remain nameless as I don't want to engage in the sort of trumpet bashing that can be found elsewhere online. Let's simply say a great design that often suffers from mass production?) and finishing them properly by hand.

    He converts many of these custom trumpets (my horn in question happens to be a Bach valve section with a Blackburn bell and leadpipe/tuning bow) into tuning bells.

    Jouko Harjanne has played René 's trumpets for years, as do many other European soloists (Giuliano Sommerhalder pops quickly to mind -- boy, there's a talent)

    Best,
    EC
     
  6. chrisvenditti

    chrisvenditti New Friend

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    Giuliano

    Hey,

    I had the opportunity to play next to Giuliano Sommerhalder a few summers ago at Interlochen. It was an eye opening experience for me. He seems to be really well known across Europe(especially Germany) buy not so much here in the USA. For those of you who don't know him check out his website: http://www.giulianosommerhalder.com/ Click on sound clips, then click on the 4th cd. I have never met anyone that can play well at 17. Enjoy...

    Chris
     
  7. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    Chris,

    We had Giuliano at Lake Placid when he was 15. Trust me when I say that he had the same technique then.

    :-o

    Best,
    EC
     

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