Friday, 15 July 2011

The Trumpet Shall Sound - Home

The Trumpet Shall Sound - Home

Trumpet & Organ

The festive and uplifting sound of this combination is well known in works like Purcell's Trumpet Tune.
Repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary including highly virtuosic transcriptions and elegant reflective slow melodies.

The Trumpet Shall Sound CD - Customer thoughts so far..........
From DP - Isle of Arran
I've had a whale of a time listening to your new CD. You've regained my faith in what I believed was the lost art of lyrical trumpet playing, with a GENUINE cantabile quality and not a harsh sound with an occasional bit of vibrato as some players do in pretence of playing 'in a lyri...
cal style'. Not that it's just a CD of slow, lyrical playing as there are plenty of technical fireworks in the baroque pieces, but none of this would be effective without Matt's sympathetic registrations in accompaniment, allied to his own excellence in his solo pieces.
Well done and let's hope we have more recordings from the pair of you!

From CW - North East
I am really enjoying listening to the CD - Tico Tico had me dancing around whilst I was doing the ironing! The recording really captures the amazing sound that you both make and the same as the live concerts you capture every emotion from sheer joy to the most heartfelt sadness. Congratulations and good luck.
A trumpet in the dark
Last Saturday, Grant Golding and Matt Edwards gave a marvellously impressive concert in Lamlash Church, Matt demonstrating the sonorities of its magnificent organ coupled with Grant ‘s glorious playing of the trumpet. This outstanding musician sustained a horrific accident last autumn when on a sponsored Munro climb, suffering a broken leg and fractured skull that threatened his life, and it was in great thankfulness that a large audience listened spellbound to his soaring purity of tone. Coming to a trumpet piece played to a pre-recorded track that evoked the open-ness of moor and sea, Grant pointed out that Earth Hour was taking place, in which lights were being extinguished in a time-wave across the world, in recognition of our need for action on Climate Change. Lamlash Church was accordingly reduced to a single reading lamp for the trumpeter, taking its modest place with the more spectacular dimming of Las Vegas, the Eiffel Tower, the Forbidden City in Beijing, and the Egyptian pyramids. It was a strangely evocative experience. When the lights went on again we were into the exotic rhythms and braddadoccio of Carmen, where Matt Edwards managed to be a whole orchestra, backing Grant in brazen toreador mode. An astonishing evening. And in the darkened church, perhaps many a listener sent up a quiet prayer of thanks that Grant Golding is still alive and sharing his wonderful talents with appreciative audiences.

Alison Prince - Arran Voice

Grant Golding is a Jupiter Endorsed Performing Artist

Trumpet Shall Sound Photograhy - Leah Franchetti

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