Benvenuto Cellini

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  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    We now have 2 arrangements of Benvenuto Cellini,one by Frank Wright and a new Arrangement Christian Jenkins
    Question 1:Which one do you think is the best;
    FRANK WRIGHT
    CHRISTIAN JENKINS



    Question 2 Which do you consider the best recording by a band

    OLD ARRANGEMENT
    BLACK DYKE (G.BRAND)
    FAIREY (P.PARKES)


    NEW ARRANGEMENT
    BUY AS YOU VIEW CORY(R.CHILDS)
     
  2. IYOUNG

    IYOUNG Member

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    All are very good recordings indeed but if i had to choose i'd go for the Fairey's version. A great CD that

    Ian
     
  3. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

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    For me it has to be the old arrangement (although I have nothing against the new one) - a piece sadly underused by Brass Bands. As for the recording the Dyke one is the only one I have so it'll have to be that one!
     
  4. andyp

    andyp Active Member

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    The Fairey's one. One of my favourite band CD's, definitely one for the desert island, along with Grimethorpe's Wagner CD.
     
  5. mp_TRMB

    mp_TRMB Member

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    Faireys one.
    Haven't heard the new version yet though.
     
  6. Highams

    Highams Member

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    GUS Footwear also recorded on an LP with Stan Boddington, not quite up to the Dykre reading, but very good. The Dyke recording does come anywhere near the performance they gave on the day (except for some splits!)

    CB
     
  7. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

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    What a great Overture , Knowing Christian from his playing days with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales am sure the new arrangement will be very good ( I dont know if it will be published though ).
    Having played the original with an Orchestra , the Frank Wright overture is very good. I have only heard the Frank Wright arrangement live at the 1993 CISWO Mineworkers Championships in Blackpool , I think the reason it is underused ( Like Judges of the Secret Court ) is because it is a really tricky and a pig to play. I dont think you can beat a live performance something with studio recordings miss ( lack of atmosphere) IMHO.
     
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