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We talk to Roger Webster about his playing connection with the legendary Alex Owen's 1875 cornet.
It was presented to Owen by Queen Victoria at a time when he, like Roger, was regarded as the leading cornet player of his generation — and someone who went onto be principal cornet of Black Dyke around a century before Roger took up the role.
Roger has just recorded a wonderful performance of 'Ave Maria' on the cornet accompanied by his daughter in law Becca on an 1895 Bechstein grand piano — so what better way to find out more about its history and just what its like to play on...
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