Demelza - Available?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Rapier, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

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    Anyone know if Demelza (as played by Glyn Williams as a Horn solo) is available as a band arrangement from anywhere?

    Thanks
     
  2. dyl

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  3. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

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    Yes, I think it was a Sop solo but wondered if the Horn version was out there somewhere.

    Thanks for looking. :)
     
  4. dyl

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    It's the same one.
     
  5. Rapier

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    Can a Sop part be played on a Horn without bursting a blood vessel?
     
  6. Cornishwomble

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    Our horn plays it as a Solo and there isn't anything too squeaky for her to play.
     
  7. ian perks

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    I also play it on Baritone as well:clap: ;)
     
  8. Rapier

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Being a self taught musical ignoramus, I just assumed that anything written for a Sop part would be miles too high for a Horn. :oops:
     
  9. HBB

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    It's written at the same pitch.. just sounds an octave lower!
     
  10. PeterBale

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    There is also a Bb arrangement out there under a different title, but I can't recall it at the moment.
     
  11. NAS

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    Maid of the moor I think...
     
  12. HBB

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    Yup! That's it.. I heard it on brasscast! :D
     
  13. Rapier

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    Right, next question. Anybody got a Sop part that I could have a look at? I don't want to buy it for the Band and then find I can't play it! ;)
     
  14. imthemaddude

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    I'll pm you the details
     
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  15. HBB

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    Trust me you can play it! Just make sure that the band reduces and cornets play with mutes, or otherwise you won't be heard.
     
  16. WoodenFlugel

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    Just to echo Ben's comments, we have played it as a horn solo, but the soloist needs to be quite a strong player to project over the band and maybe you will need to do some juditious cutting of parts or even muting the odd person (although that changes the tone as well as quietens it don't forget). Its a really nice horn solo (its a really nice sop solo too :icon_cheesygrin: ) and very playable as long as you don't forget the piece was scored for a sop singing over the top of the band sound rather than a horn playing from within it.
     
  17. Rapier

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    Thanks for that peeps. In my band, if we cut any parts there would be no one left to play! :D

    Our Euph player has Glyn Williams playing it and suggested I play it too! Now whether that's because he thinks I sound like Mr. Williams or he just wants a laugh, I'm not decided. But I'd like to have a look at the part before we waste the money buying it. They still haven't forgiven me for buying Zulu. ;)
     
  18. Cornishwomble

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    Our Solo Horn plays it (Glyn Williams being our MD instigated that!)
    It's not a difficult piece at all for accompinament and you can single up on parts where needed and just make sure no-one gets excited and blows their jacobs off at the end where you hit the top G (I think?), I think the difficulty in the piece is keeping the accompinament under the Solo part and making good contrast between dynamics.
     
  19. lucretia

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    Top Bb actually. Not that I got stressed about it or anything...
     
  20. Cornishwomble

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    Ah right, probably our horn making it sound effortless :icon_biggrin:
     
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