One of the greatest musicians in the last century (1921 - 1958) was a british horn player, Dennis Brain.
There is a page on the Internet about him: The Legacy of Dennis Brain. Before his tragic death, he made several recordings. Some are available on CD's. Here is a Dennis Brain Discography
We have a great horn player and teacher here in Norway, Frøydis Ree Wekre. She has published a very useful and stimulating text book called: "Thoughts on playing the Horn well"
TPIN'er Christopher C. Stratton has some advice for buying a horn.
Some horn links:
There is a lot of info about trombone on the Internet, one place to
start is at The Trombone
Another great site is that of Bass Trombonist with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Yeo
Yet another great site is: www.musicforbrass.com
The Euphonium also has lot of info i cyberspace like,
Hear the great Euphonium player Steven Mead "decompose" Facilita (RealAudio)
Another great musician and teacher is the tuba player, Arnold Jacobs. A book about him called Arnold Jacobs: Song and Wind gives you a lot of informations, not only about him, but also about brass playing in general.
Another player I admire, is living here in Norway. He is a member of the group Brazz Bros. His name is Stein-Erik Tafjord. He is a versatile player that is at home both in "legit", jazz, folk- and other types of music. One of the techniques he masters is "circular breathing". Watch out for him.
A "must have" book for tuba players (and maybe for other brass players) is Roger Bobo's book "Mastering the Tuba", (1993) Editions Bim.
I have to play on each instrument every day, and I have come up with a simple warmup routine:
Warm Up on all my horns
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|Trumpet||Bb||Bach Stradivarius Mod. 37 (Leadpipe 250)||Chase Sanborn GR 66|
|Trumpet||Bb||Selmer Claude Gordon||Chase Sanborn GR 66|
|Mini Bugle||A||'Pops' McLaughlin||Conn 4|
|Pocket trumpet||Bb||York||Jupiter 7C|
|Natural trumpet||Eb/D||Hopf||Barock type|
|Wooden trumpet, Lur||Bb||Magnar Storbækken||Wood type a'la Monette|
|Alto horn||Eb||Philipp Reichel||Unknown type|
|French horn||Bb/F||Meister Kurt Knoth, Markneukrichen,
detachable bell, compensating (not double)
|Baritone||Bb||Besson Westminster||Dennis Wick 6BS|