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    bmb cello.thumb.php.jpeg Other uses for bombs....

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    I can difficultly imagine it in a philharmonic orchestra !


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    Probably tuned to B-Flat!. Depotman

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    There was a rememberance day performance at Westminster abbey recently where one of the highlights was a musical piece played by a chap on a 'cello' made from an old Great war ammunition box.
    It was built by a British soldier called Harold Triggs, himself an amatuer musician, who served in the Royal Sussex Fusiliers at Ypres, and survived the war.
    His cello went everywhere with him throughout the war, Edmund Blunden being one of his audience members at one point. A note from Blunden is stuck inside the box/cello, describing his hope to hear the wonderful little instrument again after the war.
    In the early 60's Blunden and Trigg met again, although Trigg sold the cello to a violin and cello dealer shortly after.
    The guy that plays it now discovered it recently after a call from the chap who bought it all those years ago.

    Wonderful to think that in the midst of the horrors of war, there were still small pleasures to be enjoyed.

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