Maurice Murphy was principal trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra for 30 years, from 1977 to 2007. It is his trumpet playing that you hear blazing over the orchestra in the first six Star Wars films in the iconic music of John Williams.
Denis Wick was his close colleague in the LSO and they worked together to bring out a stunning range of symphonic trumpet mouthpieces. Maurice himself used an MM2C. Maurice had a unique and instantly recognisable sound (listen to that opening top C in the opening fanfare of Star Wars!). These mouthpieces help capture that sound, with its mixture of warmth and richness together with a scintillating brilliance. This comes about from the generous contours of the cup and backbore together with the use of a customised Tottle backbore.
Maurice passed away in 2010 at the age of 75, but his trumpet playing will be legendary for ever.
Finish: Silver Plate Cup: Maurice Murphy model Cup Diameter: 17.00mm Rim Width: 5.35 Bore Size: 3.7 Backbore: V-type