Playing symphony brass
'Denis Wick (previous 1st Trombone LSO) put it this way. Playing symphony brass is like flying a Jumbo. Long periods of boredom with nothing to do, followed by a few minutes of terror when you land the plane' - says Steve Freeman on I don't worry about status.
Now how about the Art of Fugue for brass?
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I looked up my old copy of Wick's "Trombone Technique" and couldn't find the quote. It's possible that I actually heard it from John Swallow (Chicago SO, New York City Ballet) http://www.gmrecordings.com/gm2009.htm
Wherever it came from, it's a great line.