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Sue Addison plays
Elgar's own trombone -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'Recommended without hesitation.'

Elgar's Trombone. Sue Addison plays Britten, Bridge, Elgar, Greenwood, Gurney, Quilter, Sullivan and Vaughan Williams on Elgar's own instrument. © 2013 Cala Records Ltd

In the 1914-1918 War the organizer of the National Collection of Instruments and Music in YMCA huts was a Mr Herman Darewski. Many of these instruments went to military camps, to trenches in Europe or battleships plying Britain's naval approaches.

'This trombone' -- Edward Elgar wrote -- 'has clinging to it happy memories of my youthful music making. I meant to keep it, but why keep for sentiment when the "boys" can put it to use?'

Copyright © 27 December 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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ELGAR'S TROMBONE

EDWARD ELGAR

TROMBONE MUSIC

CALA RECORDS

UNITED KINGDOM

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