He was a trumpeter born in England who started out performing in the Salvation Army in the 1930s/40s.
In the 1940s he was a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra working under the leadership of Sir Thomas Beecham and in the 1950s he became the highly acclaimed Principal Trumpet of the Royal Opera House Orchestra at Covent Garden . Working with other ensembles he also performed with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble .
His numerous recordings over the course of his career saw him accompanying artists such as Dame Joan Sutherland , and Sir Geraint Evans and his orchestral and solo performances may be heard on albums that include Handel – The Top 10, The Art of the Prima Donna, The Essential Handel, Handel Greatest Hits, The Voice of the Baroque, The World of the Trumpet, The Essential Wedding Collection, Festive Brass and Treasures of Baroque Opera.
He is the trumpeter here in a performance of “Let the Bright Seraphim” by Joan Sutherland…