David Mason and Penny Lane
SSmith1226 last edited by
The following is a link to the story of how the Piccolo Trumpet Solo on Penny Lane came about. I had seen on documentaries, and read in articles, bits and pieces of the story in the past, but this is a nice summary.
As a bonus, I am including a video of the Coronation Brass Band, representing Wales and beyond, including Cornetists Barliman2001 and SSmith1226, as well as Soprano Cornet Soloist Karen Packer, all in the last row on the left. They are seen performing “Penny Lane” at the Europaisches Folklore Festival in Bitburg, Germany, which was held in July, 2018. It is good that there is a video, because the volume of “Bitburger Brewery” Beer, schnapps, and wine has clouded my memory of the festival.
BigDub last edited by
I don’t even think I have the words to describe how much joy that gave me to hear that. Great job all around.
I also wanted to comment that David Mason embarrassingly admitted he hadn’t even heard of the Beatles before doing that recording!
I have the music in one of my solo books and the book includes some background information about the artists who originally did the music.
GeorgeB last edited by
Thanks for that. I really enjoyed it.