3rd/4th section testpiece for concert required

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by swisscornet, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. swisscornet

    swisscornet Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am looking for an easy 3rd or 4th section testpiece to perform at a concert. It should be 'interesting' to rehearse and also be 'audience friendly'.

    Any suggestions are most appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
     
  2. EastLondonBrass

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  3. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

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    Hi, I'd be inclined to go for a piece you can perform sections of so you have more opportunities to play it out. There's some fab pieces out there, with some gorgeous slow movements. My suggestions would be:
    A Celtic Suite or Malvern Suite - Sparke
    Partita - Gregson
    Prelude, Song & Dance - Golland
    A Bournemouth Suite - Ben Tubb
    The Haslemere Suite - Graham (go local!!)

    have fun :)
     
  4. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    Indian Summer by Eric Ball
    Little Suite For Brass Number 1 by Malcom Arnold
     
  5. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

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    We are hoping to use some of or all of A Bournemouth Suite on the bandstand in erm Bournemouth this summer

    Ian
     
  6. _si

    _si Member

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    Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite.
    Really lovely middle movement
     
  7. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

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    Divertimento - Bryan Kelly
    Used as 3rd and 4th section area test piece in the last 20 yearsish.

    Don't do the Gregson Partita again :wink:
     
  8. swisscornet

    swisscornet Member

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    no worries Tom...once is enough.....:D
     
  9. tgfoxley

    tgfoxley Member

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    Little Suite for Brass

    Or go more recent;
    Saint-Saens Variations was a great piece
     
  10. Simon_Horn

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    How about Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovett-Copper. Good for band to play ...not too hard for good 4th/3rd section band and good for audience to listen to.
     
  11. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

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    Not a test piece but might fit the bill - my own "Celebration" see here.
    Score and Mp3 available at the link.
     
  12. rikster

    rikster New Member

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    How about Oceans,
     
  13. ashwortdn

    ashwortdn Member

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    hi there,

    a favouite of mine is FACETS OF GLASS its alround enjoyable and pretty good to work up.
     
  14. Columbo

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    Saddleworth Festival Overture.
    English Folk Song Suite.

    Easy and definitely enjoyable!
     
  15. Columbo

    Columbo Member

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    Henry V??? LOL!
     
  16. TomEuphoniumist

    TomEuphoniumist Member

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    Anglian Dances (Alan Fernie). 5 varied movements that you could pick and choose from for playing in a concert. the bonus is its easy to play and sounds quite nice :) theres a recording on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7PXYJCtto
     
  17. Simon_Horn

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    Actually - the Seasons by Philip Wilby is a really great 4th section piece for a concert...

    Simon
     
  18. dave johnston

    dave johnston New Member

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    Philip Sparke's Saint-Seans Variations is approachable by 3/4th Section Bands, sounds well and is interesting to rehearse
     
  19. Anglo Music Press

    Anglo Music Press Well-Known Member

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    ^ wot he said !
     
  20. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

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    Here are a few of mine that may be of interest:

    Divertimento
    Cassation
    Hungerford Town
    Contrasts
    Fanfare and Variations
    Schatdorff Impressions
     
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