15. August 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Horn players might want to check out the BBC2 broadcast tonight. It is a recording of Le Concert Spirituel playing Handel’s Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks on masses of period instruments. Some very exuberant playing. I heard the opening of the Minuet from the F major suite in the car, and the way they did it was so completely mad I really did burst out laughing. Slightly embarrassing, because I had the top down and was at a standstill in traffic at the time.

Oh, and practitioners of the trumpet, oboe and other inferior instruments might be interested too.
Here’s a taster.

15. August 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Just ran through all my oboe scales from memory for the first time in my life