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  1. R.I.P. Riki McDonnell

    Sad news from my corner of the world.

    The banding community in NZ, Australia and Pacific Islands are in mourning such is the impact Riki had on brass banding in the region.

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=33000

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    So sorry to hear this. Mr. Riki McDonnell was one of my favorites. He had a marvelous tone! I had the pleasure to meet and spend a little time with Riki at ITEC in 2002 in Greensboro, NC. Heck of a nice guy offering help or advice. After his recital at ITEC - ending with “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”, he took out his copy from his folder with piano accomp and gave it to me. Riki will be sorely missed by the euphonium world and the brass band movement. May he Rest In Peace.
    Rick Floyd
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    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
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    This is Riki McDonnell playing Turn My Eyes Upon Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A6f...ature=youtu.be

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    Thanks for that link Paul. I noticed this was just recently shared on YouTube. Very appropriate since Riki almost always ended his recitals with a hymn.

    Here's a link to his playing the same hymn with piano accompaniment (Note: you have to be a member to access this link):

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthr...t#.WrO6aJch0cg
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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