Celestial Prospect

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Alan Wyn Pritchard, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Alan Wyn Pritchard

    Alan Wyn Pritchard New Member

    We've all heard the hype about Prague not being suitable for the Area, but I would like to congratulate the panel for their choice of Celestial Prospect as the set piece for section two. I play with a second section band and we still have a week to go until our area contest, but we find that we enjoy the piece more following every practice, and working on the piece of music has been very musically rewarding. I would be very interested to hear what other second section bands think of this piece.
  2. The Judge

    The Judge Member

    As a euph player, I think that Celestial Prospect is a great test piece (not so sure if I was a front row cornet, however !!) :shock: But seriously, it has been one of those pieces that has been enjoyable to learn during rehearsal. Even if the results don't go as well as we hope on Sunday, I'm certain most 2nd section bands will have gained a lot from the piece.
  3. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    We are playing this week end. I was not sure of the piece at the start but nowI reallyenjoy it, especially the slow movement. The last variation is a bit of a nightmare for he frot row cornets and ours have workd really hard and are sounding good. We are keeping our fingers crossed for Saturday. Good luck to yo when you play. :)
  4. frisp

    frisp Member

    Great piece and I'd agree it grows on you the more you play it.

    A lot of sitting quietly for us BBb basses tho'
  5. spookybiking

    spookybiking Member

    this piece is definately a good test for the section for musical skills
  6. davidsait

    davidsait Member


    However, as a flugel player, I'm bored senseless with it.

    Also, however, it does allow me to sit back for most of the time and enjoy the rest of my band playing.

    Dave Sait
  7. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    You sound remarkable like OUR flugal player!!!! :p:p:p (Hope you put a lot of passion in your duet!! :p)
  8. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Hmm. I think I'll have to pass on the passion. Its not the same when Andy's playing Solo Horn.

    Dave Sait
  9. I like the duet. But that's all I like about the piece. And I'm not even playing the duet any more :evil: cos of our solo horn player, she actually bothered to turn up the other day....
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Only one solution to this dilemma!

    the Penclawdd Solo Horn Cat Fight!!!
  11. Er, no, I'm happy with playing 1st and not having to go to rehearsals :D (sounds bad I know, but I live to far away to be going all the time!)
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I wish I didn't have to turn up to rehersals sometimes ....... <thinks ........ University in less than a decade!! :p:p>
  13. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Guess who's been browsing this topic eh Chris!!! 8) :lol:
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    YOu know Christine! :p
  15. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    I have just come back from the Scottish competition and we came 4th out of 12 with Celestial Prospects. Nerves got the better of us but we are pleased with the result and the fact that the music can be safely filled away.
  16. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    WELL DONE!!!!!! We've got ours in a weeks time - but will be drowning our sorrows, or celebrating our success? Either way we'll be down the pub!!!
  17. floral_dance

    floral_dance Member

    Thank you, most of the band was in the pub after our performance, we played third so lots of drinking time from 11.00am until 6.00pm amazingly no hangover this morning. Good luck for next weekend. :lol:
  18. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Thanx, its a shame you didn't qualify! - Hardly far to walk eh! I hope we play early - there's a games paradise just over the train station by the leisure centre - so I want to waste some money, coz it's not actually mine!! :twisted: :twisted:
  19. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Be thankful you're not on percussion then!

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