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 Post subject: JOHN WEBB R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:50 pm 
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Very sad news indeed: the renowned natural horn and trumpet maker John Webb passed away aged 78 on Thursday 6th March 2014.

20-odd years ago I had the honour and privilege of working with John on his various natural horn models, notably the Bohemian, French and baroque designs.
He was in many ways a genius, a larger-than-life character who never ever displayed any 'side' and was always totally straightforward, direct and honest in his dealings with people on both professional and social / personal levels.

Although deep-down a warm, friendly and courteous man, he could sometimes be outspoken, bluff and curt, when 'not suffering fools gladly'!
He played all the lower brass instruments, including the ophicleide, expertly; between 1988 and 2013 he sold perhaps as many as 500+ of his very fine valveless horns to players all over the world.

R.I.P. John Webb


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 Post subject: Re: JOHN WEBB R.I.P.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:20 am 
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After 91 viewings of TonyH's message its nice to see the various comments about the late John Webb from so many interested horn players... :roll: 'not'! :cry:
For anybody who'se interested the funeral/ cremation is tomorrow Thursday 20th at 12.45pm at Swindon Crematorium, SN25 6SG, UK. I have heard that John Wallace is going to play the Hummel Concerto in E as a tribute to the late John Webb. :)

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