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The Trumpeter of Selborne

A unique grave marker stands in isolation in an idyllic English churchyard. It marks the grave of John Newland (1791-1868), remembered locally as a hero who with his trumpet rallied a mob rioting against social conditions in 1830, for which he was imprisoned. The full story however is much more interesting and beset with shadows. Here you will find a fully researched paper published in July 2022, drawing on all available source and information. A shorter paper on the same subject appeared in the International Trumpet Guild Journal volume 46 no. 3 in March 2022.

French Parlour or Pocket Cornet

Jérŏme Thibouville-Lamy made this rare parlour (or pocket) cornet in Paris in about 1900-1905. It was previously owned by Robert Jenner, distinguished Emeritus Principal of the Scottish National Orchestra, gifted to him as a boy by his trombonist father. These palm-size cornets were small enough to be taken underground in miners’ lunch boxes. Playing melliflously in Bb, A and C, it was acquired in 2018 and fully restored by McQueens and by Smith Brass Services. It was featured in the International Trumpet Guild Journal (no. 45, January 2021) (see Publications tab).

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