Category: Cornetto

  • Improvising on cornetto with Harmonious Blacksmith

    Improvising on cornetto with Harmonious Blacksmith

    In 2012, the early baroque chamber group, Harmonious Blacksmith, planned a concert at my church in Arlington, Virginia. I knew the leader and harpsichordist of the group, Joe Gascho, so I asked if I could play a piece with them on their concert. He said yes. I got a chance to play the somewhat virtuosic…

  • Interviewing cornetto great, Bruce Dickey

    Interviewing cornetto great, Bruce Dickey

    Last Friday, I had the big honor to interview Bruce Dickey, famed American cornettist living in Italy. The interview was recorded for the Historic Brass Society. We talked about his career and his ideas on playing the cornetto (especially how it relates to vocal style). The original “Zoom” meeting was attended by approximately 40 interested…