Contest titles inspired by rock!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by bignige, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. bignige

    bignige Member

    Bit tongue in cheek I know.

    We've had the Rick Wakeman inspired "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" a few years ago and "The Dark Side of The Moon" (Pink Floyd) this year so are there any others. Or ones you would like to see?

    For the future how about "Ommadawn" (Mike Oldfield) as this featured The City of Hereford Band. By the way I know they won West of England Third Section in 1970 but what has happened to them (not on IBEW listings)?
     
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  3. ballyhorn

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    For the future how about "Ommadawn" (Mike Oldfield) as this featured The City of Hereford Band. By the way I know they won West of England Third Section in 1970 but what has happened to them (not on IBEW listings)?[/quote]


    For the future Mike Oldfields next album is called Music of the spheres..
     
  4. DocFox

    DocFox Supporting Member

    Well, it most likely has nothing to do with the origin of the piece, but the test piece "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" was the fastest piece to be voted off the radio station. Even when the "Symphonic Pink Floyd" was a hit in the classical world.

    More likely to do with the length (some 16 minutes) as radio is more of a medium for shorter pieces.

    I just do not think brass bands, are by design, set up to do rock pieces. My goodness, some pop pieces do not do well.

    But every song the Beatle's sang has been recorded by a brass band. Probably not rock by today's standards, but rock for that era.

    I think some (emphasize some) rock pieces today lack melody and necessary musical elements to make them good. Even rock critics that like that stuff have suggested that current rock is at times "melody-less tripe" (that was from a review of Justin Timberlake (often called Timberfake in the US). Notice that we are talking even here about rock tunes some 40 years ago.

    This will sound elitist, and perhaps it is. Brass banding is probably above today's rock.

    Jim
     
  5. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    Not exactly a title inspired by rock, but upon seeing a new test piece I have heard people say 'Help!' ;)
     
  6. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    John Pickard's "Men of Stone" ... ?

    Coat ...
     
  7. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    Well in that case, we may as well have "High Peak"!!!
     
  8. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    or even Volcano...
     
  9. The Queen?
     
  10. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    "Of Men and Mountains" ... ?
     
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  11. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    . . . and for our continental colleagues, "Le chant de l'Alpe" ;)
     
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  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    erm, ...

    Stonehenge (Jan Van der Roost)
    Seascapes With High Cliffs (Ian Wilson)

    and for our non-contesting banders ... Rock Ovation (Goff Richards) :oops:
     
  14. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Rock Music III - same (presuambly there are 1 and 2 as well, but never heard them!)
     
  15. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Unlikely to be used as test pieces but you never know:

    Cleft of the Rock (Leidzen)
    Rockingham (Goldsmith)
     
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Diamond Heritage (Darrol Barry)
     
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    also ...

    Red Earth (Roland Wiltgen)
    Earthquake (Jan de Haan)
    Tombstone Arizona (Gareth Wood)
     
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  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "The Margam Stones" (Gareth Wood)

    "Rocky Mountain Centennial" (Bosanko?)

    "Variants on St Francis" (David Chaulk)

    :oops:
     
  19. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    The Power of the Megatsunami (Carl Wittrock) :cool:
    '... all the flowers of the mountain ...' (Michael Ball)

    and any arrangement by Sandy Smith
     
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  20. ballyhorn

    ballyhorn Member

    I think the original thread has been mixed up as I read it to be rock as in rock music???...not little pebbly things :)
     
  21. bignige

    bignige Member

    Yeah but what the heck!!

    What about City of Hereford band - are they still around????
     
  22. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    pink fLLOYD, number 43 in the hymn book
     

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