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     Watson, James

    He is a trumpeter, conductor and teacher who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  He has been a member and principal trumpet of many orchestras and ensembles including the Desford Colliery Brass Band, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and had the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble he had the work "Tico Tico for Trumpet" arranged for him by the conductor and ensemble member John Iveson. He is also very much recognised in his work for television and film and with popular artists such as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel.  As a conductor he has held the position of Artistic Director with the Black Dyke Mills Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, and is also the Vice-President of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and has been awarded the Iles Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.   He has appeared on several recordings including his solo album Trumpet Masterpieces, Baroque Brass, La Battaglia - Music for the Battle and Greatest Hits by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Premonitions by Nigel Clarke, Essentially Christmas by the East London Chorus, the soundtracks for many movies including Gladiator, The Mummy Returns, A Bridge Too Far, Harry Potter II, three Star Wars and four Superman, the OVO: Millennium Show by Peter Gabriel and Give My Regards to Broad Street by Paul McCartney.  In education he has been a Professor at the University of London and the Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he was awarded a Fellowship in 1989.  

     

    Philip Jones Brass Ensemble recordings

    The Agincourt Song (Anonymous)

    Decca B0000807 (2003, CD: Music from the Royal Court)

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.ram.ac.uk/study/selectadepartment/biogs/James+Watson.htm
    2. http://www.trumpetguild.org/news/news06/459watsoncd.htm
    3. http://www.divine-art.com/AS/jameswatson.htm
    4. http://www.musicsender.com/shop/enter.html?target=p_7017.html&lang=en-gb
    5. http://hotbrass.blogspot.com/2006/08/professor-james-watson.html
    6. http://www.hollywood.com/moviedetail/Give_My_Regards_to_Broad_Street/229648
    7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Jones_Brass_Ensemble
    8. http://abel.hive.no/trompet/pjbe/db/show.php?&id=25
    9. http://www.divine-art.com/CD/92024info.htm
    10. http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/dec48183.htm
    11. http://www.amazon.com/Music-Royal-Court/dp/B0000AGWP8
    12. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:James%20Watson:1927145648

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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