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David Mason Penny Lane  Trumpeter
David Mason Penny Lane Trumpeter
Published: 2009/06/06
Channel: David Jones
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo Transcription
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo Transcription
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Dave Foley
Piccolo trumpet demo
Piccolo trumpet demo
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: eslman10
Beatles Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo
Beatles Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo
Published: 2013/05/07
Channel: Dan Foster
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet solo by Jason Mandich Douglas, age 13.
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet solo by Jason Mandich Douglas, age 13.
Published: 2010/01/10
Channel: S Douglas
Tony Hazzard - The Sound of the Candy Man
Tony Hazzard - The Sound of the Candy Man's Trumpet
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: Gary Maher
The Beatles - Penny Lane (cover)
The Beatles - Penny Lane (cover)
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: The Eternal Dreamers
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo - Jon Manness
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo - Jon Manness
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Jonathan Manness
Couesnon Conservatoire Monopole Piccolo Trumpet in Bb
Couesnon Conservatoire Monopole Piccolo Trumpet in Bb
Published: 2011/05/15
Channel: Michael Barkley
Penny Lane - Canadian Brass 2013
Penny Lane - Canadian Brass 2013
Published: 2013/09/17
Channel: Canadian Brass
Piccolo Trumpet Playing Tips by Dr. Jack Burt
Piccolo Trumpet Playing Tips by Dr. Jack Burt
Published: 2014/03/10
Channel: SchagerlClub
Elliot Mason
Elliot Mason 'Aphelion' Solo Transcription
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Rob Egerton
Piccolo Trumpet Solo ~ VIVALDI (LARGO)
Piccolo Trumpet Solo ~ VIVALDI (LARGO)
Published: 2012/03/24
Channel: Trumpet Melody
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo at Soundcheck Live - Jon Manness
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo at Soundcheck Live - Jon Manness
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Jonathan Manness
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Kenny Piatt
Penny Lane Beatles piccolo Trumpet
Penny Lane Beatles piccolo Trumpet
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Hessel Coenraadt Boschma
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo
Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpet Solo
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: Julian Kaplan
beattles 40th anniversary THAT TRUMPET SOLO
beattles 40th anniversary THAT TRUMPET SOLO
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: CUNfTucker
Mason Williams - Classical Gas - ORIGINAL STEREO VERSION
Mason Williams - Classical Gas - ORIGINAL STEREO VERSION
Published: 2013/09/06
Channel: You Can't Download Vinyl
Response To Tim Allen
Response To Tim Allen's "Beatles Oddities On Record" Thread
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Beatlevinyl85
Stars & Stripes tuba & piccolo trumpet solos
Stars & Stripes tuba & piccolo trumpet solos
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: Alex Serwatowski
Stefan Wolpe - Piece in Two Parts for Six Players
Stefan Wolpe - Piece in Two Parts for Six Players
Published: 2014/12/19
Channel: pelodelperro
Jason Derulo "Trumpets" (Official HD Music Video)
Jason Derulo "Trumpets" (Official HD Music Video)
Published: 2013/11/04
Channel: Jason Derulo
Penny Lane
Penny Lane
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Brian Shaw
VOL. 2; E4 - "Duo Improv - Rhythm Changes" - Elliot Mason + Brad Mason (Trombone/Trumpet)
VOL. 2; E4 - "Duo Improv - Rhythm Changes" - Elliot Mason + Brad Mason (Trombone/Trumpet)
Published: 2014/03/22
Channel: Capsulocity
Penny Lane - Piccolo Trumpet - Bob Wagner - Fab Faux Version
Penny Lane - Piccolo Trumpet - Bob Wagner - Fab Faux Version
Published: 2012/11/28
Channel: Bob Wagner
MORRIS: NODUS I - Fanfare for 8 Trumpets (excerpt) - Anthony Gustav Morris
MORRIS: NODUS I - Fanfare for 8 Trumpets (excerpt) - Anthony Gustav Morris
Published: 2011/05/14
Channel: artdespitetechnology
Dave Mason "Feelin
Dave Mason "Feelin' Alright"
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: Music City Roots
Penny Lane piccolo trumpet solo
Penny Lane piccolo trumpet solo
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: Gordon Hudson
Eric Miyashiro playing piccolo trumpet
Eric Miyashiro playing piccolo trumpet
Published: 2013/11/26
Channel: Bruno Garcia Garcia
Ryan Anthony - Penny lane
Ryan Anthony - Penny lane
Published: 2014/02/28
Channel: Ryan Anthony Trumpet
☆ Paul McCartney playing the trumpet ☆
☆ Paul McCartney playing the trumpet ☆
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: SgtPepperChannel
Penny Lane for Brass Quintet
Penny Lane for Brass Quintet
Published: 2012/07/17
Channel: Gerry Brazell
Mason playing the trumpet
Mason playing the trumpet
Published: 2012/12/21
Channel: penny moody
Penny Lane - Canadian Brass - Ryan Anthony and Brandon Ridenour
Penny Lane - Canadian Brass - Ryan Anthony and Brandon Ridenour
Published: 2012/12/17
Channel: Canadian Brass
Penny Lane trumpet solo
Penny Lane trumpet solo
Published: 2013/01/16
Channel: John Blank
A New American Opera - David Mason Interview
A New American Opera - David Mason Interview
Published: 2016/03/01
Channel: Opera Colorado
PENNY LANE piccolo trumpet solo on guitar
PENNY LANE piccolo trumpet solo on guitar
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: Aaron Trooien
"Penny Lane" piccolo trumpet solo on xylophone
"Penny Lane" piccolo trumpet solo on xylophone
Published: 2016/08/17
Channel: Samuel Stokes
The Little Drummer Boy - WACO Sixth Grade Band
The Little Drummer Boy - WACO Sixth Grade Band
Published: 2008/12/16
Channel: Jewel Schultz
Beatles "Penny Lane" Piccolo Trumpet Solo (original key) Take #2
Beatles "Penny Lane" Piccolo Trumpet Solo (original key) Take #2
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: Tai-Li Su
Three Spanish carols part 1 WACO Junior High Concert Band
Three Spanish carols part 1 WACO Junior High Concert Band
Published: 2008/12/16
Channel: Jewel Schultz
Major Lazer -  Too Original (feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell) (Official Music Video)
Major Lazer - Too Original (feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell) (Official Music Video)
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: majorlazer
Styrophoam Soule 25 or 6 to 4
Styrophoam Soule 25 or 6 to 4
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: Lonnie Morris
Nearer My God to Thee (for 9 cellos) - The Piano Guys
Nearer My God to Thee (for 9 cellos) - The Piano Guys
Published: 2011/09/21
Channel: ThePianoGuys
Moten Swing - Ross Irwin Invitational All Star Big Band 2012
Moten Swing - Ross Irwin Invitational All Star Big Band 2012
Published: 2012/04/13
Channel: Jake Barden
ANDREAS VARADY ► Human Nature【HQ】
ANDREAS VARADY ► Human Nature【HQ】
Published: 2014/12/18
Channel: Donald Becker
Donald Byrd - You & Music  (1975)
Donald Byrd - You & Music (1975)
Published: 2010/11/17
Channel: aquarianrealm
"YOU RAISE ME UP" (Lovland & Graham) - AARON VANDERWEELE
"YOU RAISE ME UP" (Lovland & Graham) - AARON VANDERWEELE
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: Aaron VanderWeele
Hi Kids Piccolo Trumpet Basics
Hi Kids Piccolo Trumpet Basics
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: Rufftips
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David Mason (2 April 1926 – 29 April 2011[1][2]) was an English orchestral, solo and session trumpet player. He played the flugelhorn for the premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams's ninth symphony and the piccolo trumpet solo on The Beatles' song "Penny Lane".[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Mason was born in London,[1] and educated at Christ's Hospital and the Royal College of Music where he studied with Ernest Hall. His early playing career benefited from the timing of the Second World War: as a sixteen-year-old he was ineligible for call-up where many older players had already been recruited, and was thus able to pick up a lot of work in London before and during his time as a student at the Royal College of Music, which was itself interrupted by his own call-up into the Band of the Scots Guards. Before call-up he was the youngest member of the then National Symphony Orchestra.

After leaving the Royal College of Music, Mason became a member of the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, moving on later to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where he eventually became principal trumpet. After seven years in that role he moved to the Philharmonia, where he remained for most of the rest of his orchestral career. He was a professor of trumpet at the Royal College of Music for thirty years and thus taught many of the trumpet players who now make up the core of the profession in the UK.[5]

The Royal College of Music has awarded a David Mason Prize for Orchestral Trumpet Playing.[citation needed]

Mason was the flugelhorn soloist for the world premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 9 on 2 April 1958. The novelty of the flugelhorn (often seen as a jazz or brass band instrument) being used in such a significant mainstream classical work attracted much press comment at the time, perhaps to the detriment of the symphony's overall coverage and consideration.[5]

Penny Lane[edit]

On 17 January 1967 at Abbey Road Studios Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo which is a prominent part of The Beatles' song "Penny Lane".[6] The solo, inspired by Mason's performance of Bach's 2nd Brandenburg Concerto with the English Chamber Orchestra,[7] is in a mock-Baroque style for which the piccolo trumpet is particularly suited, having a clean and clear sound which penetrates well through thicker midrange textures.[8]

Mason recorded the solo using a piccolo trumpet in A (this uses a slightly longer leadpipe than the piccolo trumpet in B-flat, which itself is an octave higher than a standard B-flat trumpet).[9] Although such piccolo trumpet solos became almost commonplace in some types of pop, this was seen as innovative at the time and was among the first such uses: George Martin later wrote, "The result was unique, something which had never been done in rock music before".[10]

Mason also contributed to several other Beatles songs, including "A Day in the Life", "Magical Mystery Tour", "All You Need Is Love" and "It's All Too Much".[3]

Death[edit]

Mason died of leukaemia in April 2011, at the age of 85.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed May 2011
  2. ^ a b c "David Mason: A trumpet icon has died". Archived from the original on 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "David Mason". London: Daily Telegraph. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Millington, Barry (8 June 2011). "David Mason obituary". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "David Mason" by Anne McAneney in The Brass Herald, p. 38, Issue 18, May–July 2007, ISSN 1746-1472
  6. ^ The Rough Guide to the Beatles, page 245, Chris Ingham, Rough Guides, 2003, ISBN 1-84353-140-2
  7. ^ The Beatles: A Diary, page 228, Barry Miles, Chris Charlesworth, Omnibus Press, 1998, ISBN 0-7119-6315-0
  8. ^ The Trumpet, p. 120, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Menuhin Music Guides, Kahn & Averill, London, 2001, ISBN 1-871082-69-2
  9. ^ Which kind of piccolo trumpet was used
  10. ^ All You Need Is Ears, p. 201, George Martin, St Martin's Press, New York, 1979. ISBN 0-312-11482-6.

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