Restoring Elgar’s and Holst’s Trombones

A featured instrument for both Elgar and Holst(Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdctsevilla/)
A featured instrument for both Elgar and Holst(Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdctsevilla/)

Two British composers, Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst, shared a passion for the trombone and died the same year in 1934. To mark the 75th anniversary of their deaths, their trombones are being restored for a recording to be released by trombonist Sue Addison.

Trombones belonging to two of England’s most famous composers are to be played again years after their owners’ deaths. (BBC)

The trombones, which belonged to Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst, are being restored at a small factory in Honley, West Yorkshire.

Trombonist Sue Addison specialises in playing historical music on authentic instruments of the age, and said the trombones were a pleasure to play.

“They allow you to play with lots of different colour, they just sing”, she said. (Keep reading)

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