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Part 6 of Arthur Lehman's 10-part Article on Harold Brasch

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The 6th article by Arthur Lehman about Harold Brasch is now online. Arthur shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher.


Here is an excerpt:


...The Navy Band had some instruments - spare ones - in their storeroom. Somehow Harold found out that they had this brass, Boosey & Hawkes, compensating piston euphonium with the big bore on hand. No one in the Navy Band had ever used it, it seemed. No one knew how it played. Apparently, no one cared to try it out to see how it played. Well, Harold decided that he was going to find out for himself just how well this funny looking horn worked.

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I believe that during our final lesson that summer - in august - Harold spoke about the B&H "Imperial" euphonium. He described to me in detail where and how the Navy Band came to own it, and he mentioned that he had been looking it over - and it was intriguing. For one thing it had an automatic compensation system and that was enough to pique his curiosity. How did it work? Was the intonation that much better, if at all, with this system? What about the tone? Was it easy to blow? He had 1001 questions about the old horn. And he was just about to find out the answers to all of his questions later that year. ...



Read the whole article here:

Harold Brasch Remembered, part 6 (by Arthur Lehman)


See more of Arthur Lehman's writings here:

Arthur Lehman Articles

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