Composition by Committee

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  1. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Following on from the comment made by Philip Sparke in the Eden thread:

    So, I'll start with the title - all other contributions welcome!

    (Please remember, though, not all bands can put together 17 percussionists for contests!)
     
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  2. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    TITLE


    The Day a Kangaroo-Eating Tiger Was Let Loose in Cardiff
     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    FORM

    Two sections, each 50 bars long, but with alternatives to bring about an early conclusion
     
  4. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    Can I suggest that an appropriate opening would be a triangle cadenza?
     
  5. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Think it should be scored for 24 euphoniums and a triangle. With maybe another euphonium to give more tonal variation.
     
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  6. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    What a scary thought!
     
  7. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    I agree, maybe we should forget the triangle!
     
  8. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    i agree, we can easily make the same sound by clanging two music stands together...
    definately 25 euphoniums. Mead-esque...
    xx
     
  9. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    oh and can it be in 7 8?
    xx
     
  10. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    You can suggest!
     
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  12. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Too easy, surely!
     
  13. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    okay then, serenade style... allegro section to begin with, 11 8, 13 8, 10 8 then 7 8 for three bars before one restful bar of 2 4, into 6 4 for two bars, one bar of 5 8, slowing to marching pace for seventeen bars of 12 8, two bars of 3 4, another of 5 8 and then back into 10 8 for sixteen bars before a four bar coda in 6 8... and repeat!
     
  14. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    oh, and tell him he shouldn't give top notes to the trombones at all - give it to the euphs instead ;)
    xx
     
  15. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Thankfully we haven't left any room for trombones! I think we should impoose a limit of about super-duper C though for safety reasons.
     
  16. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    hmmm, i suppose it does depends what section we're writing for. those super duper d's are hard, but we in the second section might be able to squeeze em out, if it's a special occasion ;)
    xx
     
  17. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I'm starting to think some of you are just takingthe michael out of this entire test piece by committee idea!!

    I would like to say that I think instead of solo cadenzas, there should be duet cadenzas...preferably between 1st & 2nd baritone as well as 2nd euph and Eb bass.
     
  18. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    what baritone? No room for them with all the euphoni-watsits.
     
  19. sevenhelz

    sevenhelz Active Member

    nahh you want the full euph/bari section in antithesis with the trombones. i suppose you could get the basses in if you think the trombs need more oomph........
    xx
     
  20. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    C'mon Kepps...baritones arethe future!!
     
  21. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Hmm I suppose i may be guilty of 'Michael-taking' but I like the duet cadenzas! Always enjoy hearing Euphs and Baris moving in thirds in a slow movement!
     
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