Area Test Pieces

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by CubbRep, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    Thanks for the 26 bars and 1 beat rest at the beginning Darrol :p, it'll give me some time to relax my nerves, unlike our sop, solo horn and possibly glock player.
  2. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Think it's the longest rest I've ever had in a test piece!

    Enjoying the rest of the piece as well though!
  3. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    The Seasons is starting to sound pretty good, has some gorgeous moments and a proper "show off" solo euph part :biggrin:

    That said like, I think its the hardest euph part i've played at this level, and even some higher section stuff, i think at one point i don't have a single beats rest for about 32 bars, with a FF top Bflat moments and PP bottom Dflats...nice :tup The last movement is a bit of a lip buster as well.

    Only three weeks til the contest...looking forward to it :clap:
  4. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    I think its the most bum clinchingly difficult start I've had to a testpiece!!

    I think we're going to start to have a look at it on friday:redface:
  5. MattB

    MattB Member

    Absolutely loving the Seasons. Brilliantly written, every part has important parts that contribute to the main melody lines. It's so refreshing to have a repiano part that is in the true intention of the part- truly linking the back and front rows and has its own solo lines as well.

    Wonderful piece- cheers Phil! Can't wait for Blackpool.

  6. musicmaker

    musicmaker Member

    3rd section

    Just a couple more points if anyone can help. “Darrol if your here?”

    2 b4 “BB” dotted crotchet f# for 1st barri and 3rd cornet,

    Also for solo horn 3 after “I” has been change to f# does this carry through the bar or should the next one be just f.

    Basses2 bar after “Z” basses have crotchet, dotted crotchet, crotchet. The rest of the band has dotted then 2 crotchets, should the basses be the same.

  7. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Thanks for pointing these out for us.

  8. CubbRep

    CubbRep Member

    I think this is one of the most interesting Rep parts I have played in recent years.When we 1st played the piece,our top man kept looking behind and saying,are you in the right place.Him not realising that this is an individual part and as you say,making the transition between front row and back row.
    Best of luck to all bands.
    CubbRep...Repiano Cornet..Cubbington Silver.:tup
  9. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Still loving Prelude!! Roll on Saturday morning!! :biggrin:
  10. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    I would like to wish the best of luck to all the bands performing Prelude and Jubilate, enjoy yourselves!!
  11. 4thmandown

    4thmandown Member

    Couldn't agree more. Really enjoying the continuing challenge of Wayfarer - I've actually been practising for once - but I think it's a really tough piece that will really sort the bands out. There seem to be new challenges to be overcome all the time, not least in terms of tuning and intonation. Underestimate the piece at your peril!
  12. JoeDrumTech

    JoeDrumTech New Member

    this may be a bit late for my advice... with the areas starting this weekend...

    well a famous amercian percussionist came up with a method years ago!
    and its become a world wide method for counting irregular time signitures!

    5/8 = 1-123
    7/8 = 1-2-123
    9/8 = 1-2-3-123


    or... you could do what i do... and thts just bluff it!
    which is a bad idea for me seen as i have that 6 or so bars of tom solo...

    oh well... it should be fun on the day!

    Its all good fun!

    Last edited: Mar 1, 2007
  13. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Doesn't work for Prelude and Jubilate, as some of the 7/8 is 123-1-2 rather than 1-2-123
  14. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Oooooohhh, and we were hoping Dodworth hadn't noticed that!! :rolleyes: :biggrin:
  15. JoeDrumTech

    JoeDrumTech New Member

    yer i no there is... i wu just givin an example...
    theres several ways to count all of them...
    but it wud take too long to go over all the different ways of countin iregular time signitures!

    and yes crawford! we have :biggrin:
    i may be blonde and a drummer... but i know how to count...
    (anything past 8 and im done for!) lol
  16. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    shucks. :rolleyes:

    Good luck on Saturday! ;) :tup
  17. JoeDrumTech

    JoeDrumTech New Member

    same to you!

    should be a good day!

    and its gr8 piece to play!

    ill probably dee you in the bar at some point!
    wether im celebrating or drowning our sorrows!