Coventry Variations - Antique Cymbals

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Smid, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Smid

    Smid Member

  2. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Re: Coventry Variations - Antique Symbol

    Very difficult, given that symbols tend to be graphic representations of one thing or another.

    Cymbals are quite another thing, however. :)
     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe it's to do wiv the way you 'old 'em :shock: :wink: :lol:
     
  4. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle Member

    we were thinking either just a manky old cymbal that doesnt sound v nice, or is it a smaller one?! :roll: :?:
     
  5. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Dredging something up from my memory of playing 'Excelsior!', when composers refer to Antique Cymbals, do they not imply Crotales? If the note is 'pitched', then it would make sense.

    However, I think I'm horribly wrong....
     
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I have always understood that "antique cymbals" are very small - only a couple of inches across, and struck against each other - aren't they also known as "chinese bells"?
     
  7. dyl

    dyl Active Member

  8. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Gah. Yes. I believe Peter is right. I retract my previous posting. :)
     
  9. shedophone

    shedophone Member

    Antique cymbals are crotales, you'll need the bottom range though, is it a bottom A?

    I dont know if you can buy individuals or not but there will be people who may lend them out, I can prob get hold of one, I'm sure Aidan geary has one, and if you ask Ray Payne nicely he might bring one anyway to the areas.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Give it till a few days before the contest and the erata will probably say it should be clash cymbals anyway!!!
     
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  12. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    I always thought, generally speaking, all percussion equipment is provided at the areas anyway?

    G.
     
  13. Sonor

    Sonor New Member

    Going on my recolections of the Edward Gregson's "Of Men and Mountains" he wrote for "antique cymbals" in that. Basicaly if you go to a music shop, preferably a percussion specialist, and as for some finger cymbals you should be somewhere near the mark.

    Make sure that you get cast finger cymbals, something like Zildjian or LP make, and not some toy sheet metal cast offs.

    Hope that helps.
     

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