Concert and contest choices

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Laserbeam bass, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    I would be grateful if anyone could answer the two following questions.

    1) Has anybody played the Freeh arragement of A Glenn Miller Suite? If so is it any better than Miller Magic or Glenn Miller Special? Any thoughts appreciated, as the cheapest retail price is £56.00. Don't want to buy it for the band unless it is any good.

    2) Does anyone know who publishes "The Essence of Time" by Peter Graham? I have tried Gramercy music, but without any luck. In addition I have tried all my usual outlets to no avail.


  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    According to my music, its (c) 1989 by Rosehill Music right there in Beacontree.
  3. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    Unfortunately for us its BeaconSFIELD in leafy Buckinghamshire, not Becontree in leafy Dagenham! (Not that any of us come from Becontree, nor do we practice there! :) )
  4. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    You can find it here
  5. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    Rosehill Music is now Winwood Music (in Quainton, Nr Aylesbury):

    Little online stuff: you usually have to phone him...

  6. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Nor Beacontree, come to that!
  7. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

  8. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    Ah, but it has an 'a' in it on the sign post near the moby dick pub, where it says Beacontree Heath! ;)
  9. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Back off topic "Moby Dick" was a work of fiction as was that signpost. Mr H please don't take the p out of my brother, that is my divine right, and he may not help out at any jobs we might want him to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    According to you you ARE your brother :evil:
  11. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    Have they ever been spotted in the same place together!?.... ;)

    That signpost is definitely fact, I used to drive past it on my way to work every day!

    As was heard at Crawley recently- "Theres no f in Becontree!' :)
  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    After the geography lesson, let's get back to music, and has anyone played the Glenn Miller selection?
  13. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    No, havent played it........ but did go to Beccles once! ;)
  14. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    And so is my wife.

  15. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Wow! Only 1 post to the big 1000!
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Please note that any further off-topic posting will lead to this thread being closed!
  17. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Sorry Peter :(
  18. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    Yes, indeed I have, LBB! ;)
    If I remember rightly it has rip-roaringly high Solo Horn a la Alto Sax all the way through! (Note to self: Find 'rangefinder' mouthpiece when I get home tonight! ;) )

    And If Im right, isnt that the piece that has 1st Bari freeform Jazz solos all the way through, causing consternation to anyone with elvis-like tendencies???... :D

    Cracking set of pieces, should go down a storm in concerts/parks! :clap:

    PS Please can we purchase 'The Essence of Time' VERY quickly, before we start looking at Mvt 3 of Year of the Dragon! :oops:
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2005
  19. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Hehe... I'm sure you'll, erm.. be,...... erm... fine?! :D
  20. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Had a chance to look through it myself, and found it to be a very good "arrangement" of the Miller pieces. For arrangement read " Direct lift from the big band parts". As my learned recruitment officer has stated, it is pitched at a rather nasty range for the saxhorn family, but is the best version of any Miller that I have played. Shame our band can only swing when we're winning.



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