My interest in this is based on the piccolo trumpet solos which are an important feature of the song (well I would say that wouldn't I?), so this isn't really a general site about the song as a whole. Since I put up the Penny Lane page people have very kindly sent me nice trumpetty things - files or links to other resources. Here's an attempt to organize them a bit. If you'd like to send me something, please feel free. Have a go at the solo (go back to the main page for a transcription of the part, or look at Frank Bloise''s below) and make a sound file! But please no truly massive files by email - can we talk about it first please?
|A Real Audio file of the solo|
|Visit Ole J. Utnes' trumpet site for a Real Audio of part of the solo, and another version worked into Honky Tonk Women by Ole Edvard Antonsen!|
|Andy Callard plays the solo|
|Real Audio, 41K|
|This brave man is the first to send me a recording. As recompense for his almost lunatic valour, please go and visit his website where you can find out about his instrument repair service amongst other things. Andy, I must say, is the very finest player I have ever worked on a UK no.2 pop record with!|
|Frank Bloise's transcription (53K)|
|It's not as if I am setting myself up as a world authority on this! So I was very pleased to be sent this alternative transcription. Please have a look.|
|Charles Raymond plays the solo!|
|This is Charles playing it on an ordinary Bb trumpet! Yes! Have a listen ...|
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