Shostakovich for trumpets

  • Man, this is a heck of a way to spend your Virus time: Shostakovich String Quartet VIII, mvt. III arr. for trumpets.

  • Interesting as I LOVE Shostakovich!

  • I would teach medical students how to wash hands before they would go into the newborn nursery, telling them they needed to do at least a 20 second hand wash, and suggested they sing (to themselves) twinkle, twinkle, little star rather then do a boring 20 second time count.

    One year a Russian immigrant was admitted to the Med school class and when I gave my hand washing discussion, she looked scared into my eyes and said, I do not know this twinkle, twinkle, little star. I told her, no worries, but just to hum the first 40 bars of Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. A look of relief passed over her face, and she turned to find a sink and washed perfectly!

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