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Part 4 of Arthur Lehman's Article About Harold Brasch

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The 4th article about Harold Brasch (written by another euphonium legend, Arthur Lehman) is now online. It offers some more insights about Harold's remarkable playing.


Here is an excerpt:


Another strange - well, maybe not strange but unusual, now a days - instrument he owned was a Czech valve trombone. It was a tenor trombone - brass, not plated. He had at one time played Mantia's arrangement of "Original Fantasie" on a Navy Band radio broadcast. Sounded pretty good, too. I heard a recording of it. Strange, however, that he should use this odd musical instrument to play a solo on. Just a novelty, apparently, for him.


Much later, when Harold was playing with the National Concert Band - having been retired from the Navy for many years - he played a funny solo spot on a garden hose. Yes, you heard it correctly. I said on a garden hose. He would be on for a solo and he'd play some standard solo which everyone knew. Then, for his encore he would take a garden hose from under a chair and play his encore on that unusual "musical instrument". Well, a musical instrument it was definitely not. However, it always went over big with the audience. Apparently, they knew more about a garden hose than they knew about the euphonium.



Read the whole article here:

Harold Brasch Remembered, part 4 (by Arthur Lehman)


See more of Arthur Lehman's writings here:

Arthur Lehman Articles

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