Brass Band Brie

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Dave Payn, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Inspired by this quote from the 'Pieces that should be recorded' thread, I wonder if a brass band CD of 'Your favourite Cheesy Classics (or indeed, 'Fromage Frolics' or, to quote the Goon Show... 'Tunes Your Mother Loved.... And Everybody Else Hated') would sell. What would go on your CD in this case?

    How about:

    Instant Concert
    Floral Dance
    Sweet Gingerbread Man
    Clog Dance (Marcangelo)
    Lincolnshire Poacher
    Barwick Green (Archers' theme)
    Eye Level
    Sandpaper Ballet
    Toccata in D Minor
    Music (John Miles)

    I should add that despite the fact I'm taking the mick out of these pieces (a little...) a lot of the above have served bands pretty well over the years, certainly ones I've been involved with! ;-) ;-)
  2. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Isn't that a typical Sunday afternoon in the park band programme??! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  3. Sarahjo

    Sarahjo New Member

    Hey, You, stop pinching our concert programme!!! :lol:

    Only joking, but as you said they have appeared in our programme many an occasion.

    How about adding Tara's Theme to the list - sick of playing it now!! Our MD likes it for some reason:lol: :D
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Exactly! But who would go out and buy a CD of it all?? ;-) ;-) (Come one, one of you must want to! ;-)
  5. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Add Breezing down Broadway and I'll buy it.... if only for the pleasure of seeing how long it takes to melt at gas mark 6!!!!! :wink:
  6. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Who Pays the Ferryman as an encore?
  7. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Now you're talking :lol:

    Oooh... and don't forget those classics of the tenor horn repertoire....
    My Heart will go on, Ben, and the Wichita Lineman.
  8. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    You missed out :

    Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
    Disney Fantasy

    Edit: Reference to Individual removed. (RT)
  9. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    You mean 'My Heart Will Go On....and on.......and on.....and on......and on.......'
  10. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Edit: Post removed.

    Please refrain from naming individuals or companies.

  11. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Ah yes, but we've all bought them, though, haven't we... despite what we might have said about them in the past (and yes, I include myself in that!)

    Funny, really, (getting away specifically from the ******* library) some of the other tracks on my imaginary 'CD', I've moaned about in the past, but a lot of them still go down well with audiences. I remember a few years back when I was Fulham's conductor. Our bass trombone player is Mr Cheese himself (and a Eurovision Song Contest fanatic) and repeatedly asked (until I gave in) if we could play 'Best of the Seekers'. I reluctantly acceded, and when we played it at Golders Hill park one year, it got the biggest round of applause of any piece we played that afternoon!

    Yup, they sure don't write 'em like they used to!

    Edited: (RT)
  12. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I'm sorry, but there is no cheesier arrangement than Stop by the Spice Girls...
  13. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    ......and on.......and on.....and on......and on......and on.......and on.....and on......and on......and on.......
    :wink: :lol:
  14. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    And what about the old classics like Daisy Bell and Day Trip To Bangor? I was brought up on those when Dad conducted tHB!

    Rach x
  15. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    oops sorry.... :oops:
  16. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Tuba Smarties--I dont know any bass players who even like it.
    Probably 20 will post and say thet do now :oops:
  17. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Sorry - wasn't thinking.
    :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
  18. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    ah, i was wrong... I had blocked this one from my mind until our conductor brought it up yesterday... the hideous ACROBAT
  19. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    With the Bold Gendarmes as an encore to The Acrobat, the cheesiest trombone trio I have ever known! (but good memories of the French Nationals :wink: )
  20. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Christmas music with the exception of the shepherd song

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