Saturday, December 03, 2005

Judgement Day

The Last Trumpet
A few trombones in there too for you, Ray.

7 comments:

Ray said...

The German word for trombone is posaune meaning big trumpet. The trombone is a big trumpet. The bass trombone actually can create the loudest volume in sheer decibels and since the Last Trumpet must be heard round the world, it will be a Bass Posaune - Bass Trombone. To get an idea of what it may sound like, listen to Wagner.

Ray said...

I don't hear anything and my speakers are turned on.

ray said...

Hector Berlioz on the trombone:

"In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries and awaken the dead or doom the living with their fearful voices."

Amen.

Anonymous said...

They sound good with Glenn Miller, too.

Ray said...

Or Jimmy Pankow with Chicago.

Ray said...

Wow! I can hear it at work. That is fantastic.

Michael Dodaro said...

Verdi!