Zigeunerweisen 3rd movement composed for violin by Pablo Saratae 1860 – 1950.
I’ve arranged this as a cornet section feature, and on this link it is none other than THE Black Dyke Mills band and cornet section of course. Thank you!
I was very lucky at the age of 14 that my first trumpet teacher was a guru and one of the very few players around in the late 60’s to know all about the trumpet & beyond.
Bill Flood who lived behind the Liverpool football ground and my lessons were on Saturday afternoons, and if they scored we could hear ourselves play.
He neither smoked or drank, he collected trumpet records from around the world, read the Brass Bulletin imported from Switzerland and had nearly every study book written for the trumpet. A copy of Anton Weidinger’s Eb keyed trumpet (bugle) from 1796 hung on his wall that Haydn had written his concerto for.
His record collection went from Al Hirt, to Armando Ghitalla, from Maynard to Alan Stringer, from Kenny Baker to Roger Voisin and from Red Nichols to Louis Armstrong, Mendez to Eddie Calvert – and one day he played me, Timofey Dokshitzer https://youtu.be/I6EbolPl830.
At this time most trumpet pro’s had still not heard this world breaking album from the 1950’s by this bold Russian principal of the Moscow opera and ballet. Suddenly, the door of the possible was opened for me. It might have taken another thousands of hours practice and more great teachers like John Dickenson, John Gracie, Howard Snell, and severe study of Allen Vizzutti studies full on for 3 years, but, yes one day I got to play the three gyps airs myself at the Cheltenham Festival in 1988. So, if you have the cornet section to take this on, then show them off as it is a mighty showpiece indeed!