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Thread: Bydlo mishap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    West Palm Beach, FL

    Bydlo mishap

    Just watched an interesting video by Bryon Fulcher, principal trombonist with Philharmonia Orchestra, where he demonstrates how the orchestra uses the euphonium on occasion. Pretty interesting from a trombonist point of view. Early on in his career he needed to play the 'Bydlo' solo from "Pictures at an Expedition" (Mussorgsky) with one of London's finest orchestras. At the time he didn't own his own euphonium so had to borrow one. Here's a link to how it went. Pretty funny.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton BJ / RF mpc
    YEP-641S (recently sold)
    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
    El Cumbanchero (Raphael Hernandez, arr. Naohiro Iwai)
    Chorale and Shaker Dance
    (John Zdechlik)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Hidden Valley, AZ
    A similar mechanical failure happened to me a few years ago.

    I was playing "American Portrait", a 6 minute solo at an open amphitheater with our community band.

    My Besson was being restored, and I managed to borrow a Willson euph from a friend.

    Towards the end of the piece the volume and pitch really goes up, and I was working hard to do it right.

    Just then, the third valve tuning slide water key rubber popped out right as I was using that loop.

    "FOOZ" is all I heard when wanting that note.

    The wheel really did come off the cart there...

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