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Well, I think the Chicago Symphony 'bones would have something to say about
that SPL thing. I swear they break some kind of record (no pun intended) on
the Solti/London recording of Wagner overtures. Just unbelievable.
Spectacular. I remember getting the goofiest grin (and being really
jealous) when I heard that performance. And there is that great story about
Herseth and Reiner. Scroll down:
Herseth might be the greatest orchestral trumpet player ever (maybe). I
love Cat Anderson too. Listen to "Anatomy of a Murder".
Boy, this is waaaaaaay off topic, and I apologize.
But, there seems to be some distinct personality traits of trumpet,
trombone, and horn players. You can pick them out of a crowd. Same goes
for the "percussionists" (don't call them drummers!). But I couldn't hack
it (great tone, no technique--but always principal). I dropped horn my
junior year and got a vocal performance degree. I'm a tenor, which is
probably worse than a trumpet player.
I agree with your views on the flugelhorn. Lots of character, can blend
with more instruments, and has more SPL potential in the mid and low
registers. My mother, a band director, pushes kids to the cornet. And I
really like the European recordings using F trumpets. This fad of going
from B-flat to C is a mistake. Bleck!
Perhaps I should pick on lawyers instead.
Phillip (who had friends who played trumpet)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:40 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] LP storage &c.
Phillip, we 'bones will never win this. There are more of them and they're
more shrill. Plus, in most rooms, their SPL beats our SPL.
I personally much prefer a flugelhorn over a trumpet.