Category: Music in general

  • The trumpet of the Greek games

    The trumpet of the Greek games

    It’s important to remember during the Tokyo Olympic games this summer, that in ancient games, starting in the 96th Olympiad (396 BC), the trumpet was introduced as a competitive discipline. The trumpet, called the salpinx in Greek, had already been used to announce the winners of the various athletic categories in prior games, but starting…

  • Ain’t no mountain high enough…

    Last week, I did a small vacation with my 17-year-old son in Summit County, Colorado. We decided at the last minute to try hiking to the top of Gray’s Peak, a “14-er” (a mountain that is more than 14,000 feet high). There was one major problem with our plans: the three-mile road leading up to…