Bass duets

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Braveheart, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

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    Does anyone know any challenging duets for Eb and Bb bass? Me and my friend are gonna enter cromer opens lol.
    Someone must have some idea more than me.
     
  2. WorldofBrass.com

    WorldofBrass.com Active Member

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    I can suggest Radiant Pathway by Leslie Condon.
    Major Condon played Eb and BBb during his time in the ISB before he unexpectedly and suddenly passed away while Christmas carolling with Croydon Citadel Band over 20 years ago.

    Based on the West Indian style chorus 'Walking in the light', the comique and slight burlesque aspects of the instruments are exploited as the music 'laughs' along, punctuated by a slower and more wistful section. There are other brief references to 'Travel along in the sunshine' and 'Marching on in the light of God'.
     
  3. euphonium1214

    euphonium1214 Member

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    Mick you need a duet version of Bass in the Ballroom :p
     
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    wally Member

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    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

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    lol

    Ide like that, but Glenn or Jim may not be able to keep up ;)
     
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    ... Alan Fernie actually did something on these lines using 2 players in performance, but I think the guys just split the part and played off each other in the cadenza! Memory has faded a little on this one to know whether he re-arranged the solo for duet purposes.
     
  8. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

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    We're doing "Tea for Tuba's" Using the top Eb part and the bottom Euph part for the BBb, it works really well, just a sec i'll check the arranger etc etc .......................


    Arr. Simon Kerwin. Published Kirklees Music.

    Good luck in your search, I found it tough to find something for my guys to play!!

    Cheers
    Garry
     
  9. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

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    Nah, the cadenzas fairly simple, he can do C, thats the harder bit ;)
     
  10. joemis

    joemis New Member

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