Phil Smith Retiring

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Steveg013, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Steveg013

    Steveg013 New Friend

    Sep 7, 2009
    Maybe it's old news but I just heard that Phil Smith Principal Trumpet NY Phil. is retiring, this being his last year. I believe he became a co-principal in 1978 after coming from Chicago, and became Principal Trumpet in 1988.
    I've been going to the brass holiday "Christmas" concert for many years and will be attending, Lincoln Center again on the 15th. this year. Phil Smith is my favorite and I'm so disappointed that this will be his last year. But Godspeed and best wishes to the best trumpet player I know. He's a great guy too. He played at a camp I go to in the Adirondacks. He was absolutely awesome!
  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    It's good of you to bring this to the attention of our community.

    I've been a bit out of touch with the major orchestras for a while. Are there any particular recordings we should seek out to gain a fuller appreciation of his art?
  3. Steveg013

    Steveg013 New Friend

    Sep 7, 2009
    Orchestral Excerpts For Trumpet (download torrent) - TPB

    This is a torrent file. click on GET THIS TORRENT. You will need a program such as UTORRENT.

    The download won't take long, size 59mb Below is the file description

    Orchestral Excerpts for Trumpet
    recorded by, and with commentary by Phil Smith of the NY Philharmonic

    Song Title / Time
    1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 / Trumpet Concerto 3:26
    2. Petrouchka 4:18
    3. Pictures at an Exhibition 4:36
    4. Leonore Nos. 3 & 2 1:45
    5. Ein Heldenleben 4:52
    6. Symphony No. 5 5:39
    7. Scheherazade 3:57
    8. Don Juan 3:23
    9. Fetes 1:18
    10. Piano Concerto in G 1:15
    11. Piano Cto. No. 1 2:08
    12. Pines of Rome 3:46
    13. Concerto for Orchestra 4:44
    14. Carmen Prelude 1:32
    15. Firebird Suite 1:29
    16. Parsifal Prelude 2:45
    17. La Mer 2:11
    18. Symphony No. 2 1:47
    19. Symphony No. 3 (Posthorn) 4:10
    20. Capriccio Espagnol 0:50
    21. American in Paris 1:56
    22. Magnificat 2:45

    This is just something i was listening to recently.
  4. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    He's going to the University of Georgia as a member of the music faculty.
  5. And3

    And3 Pianissimo User

    Oct 7, 2013
    East Sussex, UK
    It's on Spotify (highly recommended) and you don't have to do the whole "illegal download" thing.
  6. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    Hopefully that means he will make some guest appearences here in Los Angeles... would love to hear him live.

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