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Horns gone crazy

Endlessly rehearsing “Parisina“, an obscure opera by Donizetti, has taken its toll on these poor fellows in the London Philharmonic Orchestra horn section.

Just look at them, the poor devils: from left to right it’s Martin Hobbs, Neil Shewan, Gareth Mollison and Richard Bissill.

I was lucky – I got to play in the stage band so I only had a total of two minutes of very easy music to play. The orchestral horns had scarcely a single bar off in the whole opera, and it was all very difficult and exposed.

The only one of them not showing symptoms of madness was Richard …and he’s the craziest of them all.