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Edward Walker (flute), John McCarthy (oboe), Alwyn Kell (clarinet), Gilbert Vinter (bassoon),
Charles Gregory (horn)
The Virtuoso Wind Quintet made its debut in 1938 and gave its first broadcast in April. 1939. Owing to the war, the personnel of the combination had to be changed, Alwyn Kell taking the place of his brother Reginald, now a member of the HBC Salon Orchestra, and Charles Gregory taking the place of Alan Hyde as hornist.
Edward Walker and John McCarthy are well-known members of the London Symphony Orchestra. and Gilbert Vinter is one of the finest of the younger school of bassoon players and has already done much excellent work for radio combinations as an arranger.


Flute: John McCarthy
Oboe: Alwyn Kell
Bassoon: Gilbert Vinter
Horn: Charles Gregory
Unknown: Alwyn Kell
Unknown: Charles Gregory
Unknown: Alan Hyde
Hornist: Edward Walker
Hornist: John McCarthy
Hornist: Gilbert Vinter

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