4BR April Fools Joke: National Finals Test Piece

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  1. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

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    National Finals Test Piece

    I have just found this on 4br (http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=541). Any thoughts? Looks VERY different to what we are used to hearing, but should be interesting for players and audiences as well.
     
  2. Jan H

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    looks very interesting...

    (bring on the Belgian rotary saxhorn... ;) what's that all about...)


    edit: ok, I got it now... :oops:
    would have been nice though... (in a shorter version maybe)
     
  3. Heather

    Heather Member

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    Do you not think it could have been written by a Mr A Prilfool ?????
     
  4. Mark Bousie

    Mark Bousie Member

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    Hmm, I wonder! I actually read to about half way through the article before I smelt a very big rat! Nice one!
     
  5. mikelyons

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    It kept me amused for about 3 lines. Good thought.


    Well, Jan, if you don't knoiw about those Belgian rotary saxhorns, who does ;)
     
  6. James Yelland

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    The last line reads "Nothing has ever been done like this before, and we don’t think it will ever be done again.”

    Unfortunately, this is only partly true. The annual tedium-fest which is the Eurovision Song Contest is still with us.
     
  7. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

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    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: Sorry, im just sat here laughing a lot now. Will be interesting to see how many views this thread gets before people realise.... love it!
     
  8. Suz

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    April fool

    Hee hee, nearly had me going this morning!!!!
     
  9. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure they must exist - mr. Sax made all kinds of strange instruments. A lot of his instruments are on display in the Instruments Museum in Brussels. I haven't visited it yet, but I heard it's a great place to visit if you find yourselves in Brussels some day.

    Of course, if they had to select an instrument to represent Belgium, it could only have been the Saxophone...
     
  10. brassneck

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    4BR forgot to mention that conductors have to wear pink tutus as well, conducting with bananas instead of batons ... :biggrin:
     
  11. BoozyBTrom

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    Ha Ha Nearly got me.

    But too forward thinking for our movement i think lol

    cracking fool 4BR
     
  12. Kerwintootle

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    Ha! Ha! Superb!

    Bet someone's trying to order it right now.
     
  13. Bones

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    I must admit compared with some of the crap we have to play at contests it sounded interesting, but the way I smelt a rat on this one was the line that says it is 1 hour and 25 minutes long. Nothing would keep a bander out of the pub for that long..:)


    Cheers

    Rich
     
  14. johnflugel

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    Well done 4barsrest...I really they leave sufficient time for gullible people to send in letters to the comments page...then post them before he end of the day!!!!
     
  15. James Yelland

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    There is an article in the current issue of the Brass Herald about this museum.
     
  16. brassneck

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    Is it true that Ian Perks and Will The Sec have been asked to adjudicate? :cool:
     
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    lol, Very good I have to admit my first thoughts were blooming organisers, what do they mean 25 in a band what about us percussionists!!! Then i saw the times and thought hang on a sec!

    Well done 4bars rest, very good fun!
     
  19. jonford

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    Yeh I was thinking, a very long test piece! ;)
     
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