James Watson was Artistic Director and Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music, London. His conducting positions included Artistic Director of the world-famous Black Dyke Mills Band, whom he steered to new artistic heights between 1992 and 2000. He held principal trumpet posts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and London Sinfonietta. International chamber music work has included the Nash Ensemble and leading the world-famous Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
Particularly active in film, television and pop session-work, his credits include the Star Wars Trilogy, Superman 1, 2, 3 & 4, A Bridge Too Far, Gladiator, The Mummy Returns and Harry Potter II to name but a few while his trumpet solo theme tune for Groundforce was heard weekly on the BBC. He also recorded with pop legends Elton John, Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel.
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano – Hindemith
1 Mit kraft
2 Mässig bewegt – lebhaft
4 Sonatine for Trumpet and Piano – Martinu
5 Kaddisch from Two Hebrew Melodies – Ravel
6 Légende – Enescu
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano – Hansen
7 Allegro con brio
8 Andante con expressione
9 Allegro con anima
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano – Pilss
10 Allegro appassionato
11 Adagio molto cantabile
12 Allegro agitato