American Music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by strongbow, May 25, 2004.

  1. strongbow

    strongbow Member

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    Dear All

    I have been asked to find music on a theme of 'stars & stripes' which should be easy to play and listen to.

    Any ideas?

    Ta
     
  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

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    American Salute Morton Gould arr Simon Kerwin is a winner
    Liberty Fanfare John Williams
    Washington Greys - Grafulla
    America / Love on the Rocks arr P.Sparke
    Birdland
    Semper Fidelis ( regimental march of the U.S. Marines
    Caravan juan tizol / duke ellington arr Steve Sykes
    Scarecrow and Mrs King arr Steve Sykes
    .........
    there are loads of american themed music around
     
  3. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

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    Under Two Flags - march
    American Civil War Fantasy
     
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

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    Well, how about the march The Stars and Stripes Forever for a start? ;-)
     
  5. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

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    When I wish upon a star.

    When a star is born.

    Twink......?
     
  6. Nik_The_Insane

    Nik_The_Insane Member

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    forgive me for even suggesting it but....Cranberry Corners USA :twisted:
     
  7. Majoresteve

    Majoresteve Member

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    battle hymn of the republic
    amazing grace
     
  8. deave

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  9. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

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    No you should be flogged with Holly branches for suggesting it...u sicko! :roll:
    If you want to listen to the only ( I think ) recorded version , get hold of the Point Of Ayr Colliery ( EIMCO ) Band release from 1985 - Polyphonic
     
  10. Hornblower RN

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    How about Oklahoma!! :lol: :lol:
     
  11. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

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    Post Bellum Rhapsody (Erik Leidzen)
    Cornet Solo: Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals (Ray Steadman-Allen)
    Theme from The Big Country (arr. Derek Ashmore?)
    Rhapsody on American Gospel Songs (Eric Ball)
    Songs of the States (James Curnow?)
     
  12. hunting_high

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  13. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

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    What about Yellow Submarine? I think It's an Alan Catherall arrangment where's it's loosely based around Sempre Fidelis (also a good american themed piece, along with any other Sousa classic!)
     
  14. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    First of all, forget Oklahoma!!!

    The civli war fantasy. suite that was mentioned is excellent.

    Stars & Stripes, obviously.

    76 trombones by Meridth Wilson is one of our bands Classics.

    If you want an arrangement of American Suite for Brass Band? it requires a killer horn section. that is a good one too!! (pm me and I'll try to get that to you)

    'Americans We' is a decent march.

    Sorry for the randomness, just brainstorming...

    I guess that could be a good start, let me know if you need more.

    PJH
     
  15. nickjones

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  17. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

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    Changes added to arrangers of the above two items. I dug out my old Grimethorpe recording of The Big Country last night; the music is the main theme from a movie of that name made in the 60's. Songs of the States is one of Bruce Broughton's pieces for the SA and has been recorded more than once; New York Staff Band and National Capital Band being two that I am familiar with. I my opinion both pieces are worth looking up if you can find them.
     
  18. jobriant

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    Two American Arrangements

    I'll modestly suggest two of my own arrangements:

    * Shenandoah, a Folk Song for Brass Band (Traditional/O'Briant)

    * Fantasia on American Airs (Lax/O'Briant)

    Both are available through Bayside Music Press, Gilroy, CA. The website is http://www.baysidemusicpress.com

    Jim O'Briant
    Eb Bass, The Pacific Brass
    Principal Tuba, South Valley Symphony
     
  19. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    You could give Howard Snell's Three (or is it four?) Dances from An American in Paris a go. It's pretty tricky in places but a good arrangement none the less.

    Shenandoah is pretty too....

    I'll try and think of a few more.....
     
  20. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

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    Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite (Dead easy)

    Barn Dance and Cowboy Hymn (Sparke, not so dead easy)

    Hootenanny----- Off to wash my mouth out with soap :oops: !!
     
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