Back Row Feature Piece- Any Ideas?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Happyon2nd, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Happyon2nd

    Happyon2nd New Member

    The Camborne back row are looking for a suitable feature piece for next season.Happy to include the sop too if there' s any suitable numbers.

    Have you tried any that have worked - or haven't!

    We'd be grateful for all replies - Good or bad.
  2. jackocorn

    jackocorn Member

    [SIZE=-1]Trumpet Blues And Cantabile and The Tops are two that spring to mind.
  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Hora Staccato
  4. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    air from a suite in d - bach arr snell
  5. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Trumpets Wild or Bugler's Holiday
  6. wkt

    wkt Member

    Luck be a Lady!
  7. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    We've done that one recently to feature our back row.
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    It was a regular feature of the Fairey Band in the '90s.

    Elgar Howarth's Chinese Takeaway could be a consideration as well!
  9. barroweuph

    barroweuph New Member

    Mr Sandman
  10. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
  11. silkenrose

    silkenrose New Member

    Simon Kerwin has done an arrangement of the Vivaldi Double Trumpet Concerto which uses the entire cornet team. It looks very effective when you have the cornets standing behind the rest of the band.

    Most audiences listen to concerts with their eyes and not their ears.....
  12. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Moments For Morricone.

    Has a back row feature, but is incredibly "draggy" as a piece, so go with some of the above, seriously do!
  13. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    This is great guys, keep 'em coming!
    Back Rows deserve to get some recognition!
  14. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Is that the one with the cornets split into 3 "choirs"? If so, I've played it and it's mint.:clap:
  15. MaxPressure

    MaxPressure Member

    how about 'cornet carillon'

    ROBTHEDOG Member

    Cornet Carillon - Binge much underused
    Bunglers Holiday
    Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Steve Roberts (Tanglewind Music)
  17. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    12th Street Rag? Westoes back row used that one for a little while, always went down very well!
  18. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Forgotten dreams (Simon Kerwin)

    All cornets are featured and that's a carrilon as well
  19. Jacob Larsen

    Jacob Larsen Member

    We did "Cornets A-Go-Go" (Derek Broadbent) with the backrow in Århus Brass Band. It´s a corny piece with a cheeky happy tune :) A fine backrow feature. Or else Trumpet Blues and Cantabile....

    In August I used 6 cornets in Benjamin Brittens "Fanfare For St. Edmundsbury" for a church concert... Great effect with 2 players on each part. You could try with 9 :) Great piece...

    How about doing the "Sokol Fanfare" by Leos Janacek from his Sinfonietta.. Don´t know if this piece is arr. for bb, but it´s great stuff with 9 or 10 trumpetparts, 2 bass trumpets (you could use baritones) 2 tubas and timp...

    You could also do some of the Gabrieli pieces arranged for 4 trombones and 4 trumpets ect...

    I think it´s a great idea to feature a group.. It varies the programme, and you can do some exciting visual effects for the audience...

    Just some ideas... .
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  20. euphoria

    euphoria Member

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra arr. Sandy Smith (I think).

    4 cornets playing into the bells of 4 tubas to get tremolo effect. Nice tune too.

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