Dream CD Playlist

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by KMJ Recordings, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Hi All.

    I've had a quick search for something similar, and all I could find was a "piece I'd like to see recorded" thread, so apologies if this has been done before.

    If you were to put together a CD playlist, what would it be? It should be around an hour long and probably stay relatively idiomatic - by which I mean the items should sit well with each other on the CD (for instance, putting Apocalypse and the Floral Dance on the same CD doesn't really work...or maybe it does ;) :p...sorry Dereks!). You can always do two - one for light repertoire and another for lip bashers.

    It'd be interesting to compile a tMP Most Wanted from it...and then find a Band....
  2. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Hi Keith, I seem to recall we have had a similar discussion in the past - but can't for the life of me find it! Someone's bound to point it out anyway! ;)

    Either way, people's tastes will have changed by now, I know mine changes daily, so it won;t hurt to have a fresh discussion on it. I'll have a think about my dream CD!

    In the meantime, I'll move it to the Rehearsal Room, as it's Brass-related!
  3. Matt Lawson

    Matt Lawson Member

    1. Prelude for an Occasion.

    Has to be doesn't it?
  4. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Don't forget the other 14 pieces :biggrin:
  5. Matt Lawson

    Matt Lawson Member

    Talk about being a glass half full sort of guy.

    I give you one but no.... you demand 14 more.

    Blimey :D
  6. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    You don't really expect me to do all the work do you ;)
  7. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    Please include Paganini Variations on it. My all time favourite piece :cool:
  8. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    No "theme", just stuff I like!

    Wilfred Heaton: March "Praise"
    Jan Van Der Roost: Albion
    Philip Sparke: Mountain Song (I think that's what it's called)
    John Golland: Euphonium Concerto No. 1
    Gilbert Vinter: Challenging Brass
    Philip Sparke: Song & Dance
    John Ireland: Elegy (from Downland Suite)
    Percy Fletcher (?): Heroic March from Epic Symphony
  9. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    You'll need a band and a half for some of that ;) (as well as a nice euph player - I do like the Golland, though, it was half of the first Radio 3 Bandstand I recorded).

    Keep 'em coming :D
  10. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Paganini Variations
    Shine as the Light
    Flowerdale - from Hymn of the Highlands
    Pastime With Good Company

    Put that lot on one disc and may just consider parting with some beer vouchers!!
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I would like to see on one disc ... Desford's Nationals hat-trick winning performances at the end of the '80s and Energy on their comeback in 1991! (... just to remind us how good a band they were).

    1. Harmony Music (Philip Sparke)
    2. Seascapes (Ray Steadman-Allen)
    3. Odin, Op.76 (Arthur Butterworth)
    4. Energy (Robert Simpson)

    - something from their performances in Best Of Brass could fill the time left ;)
  12. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Were they recording the performances then at the RAH? I know they were doing the Open, but can't remember them broadcasting the Nationals...

    I witnessed Harmony music but not the others.
  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    all recorded, but only seen Harmony Music on vinyl!
  14. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Going back that far would be BBC engineers? That's pre-Doyen isn't it?

    They'll probably be in the Archive somewhere - you could always lobby them for copies.
  15. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Polyphonic were the recording company for nationals then I think. I have the LP of Harmony Music, Cassette of Energy and CD's of Seascapes (Excellent!) and Odin. Can't get any of them now, even though Seascapes and Odin were the only recordings of the respective pieces then, and still may be! I only have Energy as we played and were 2nd to it, and ended up with both performances on a tape!
  16. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    You're may be right there, Andy.

    It's entirely possible to extract the recordings off the cassettes and remaster them with the appropriate permissions - but Richard Cookson tells me you do some of that anyway ;)
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Something that doesn't happen too often these days are studio recordings of National, European and major tests! (Odin and Seascapes from my choice above good examples). I would like to see also a CD with pieces like below ...

    1. Burlesque (Rob Goorhuis)
    2. Red Earth (Roland Wiltgen)
    3. The Maunsell Forts (John McCabe)
    4. Aubade (Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen)

    (... runs just over an hour, but we can now get about 80mins on a disc remember!)
  18. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    You can indeed get 80 mins. If you CDR duplicate you can get 90 - but have potential playability problems.

    The 'problem' with CDs with programmes like this is the relatively limited market. Personally, I love them, but try and sell them to Mrs Brown at Southport Arts Centre on a Saturday night and you may have issues :D

    If you run for minimum press - so you get 500 CDs - and you can only sell them to a fully brass audience, you could be sat on lots of expensive coasters.

    And if you do a series of them, a very full warehouse ;)
  19. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    Testpiece CD:
    1. St Magnus
    2. Concerto Grosso
    3. Aubade
    4. Spectrum

    Lighter stuff:
    1. Death or Glory
    2. Kenilworth Suite
    3. Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    4. Varied Mood
    5. Tour de Band
    6. That's A Plenty
    7. Carnival of Venice (euph solo)
    8. Black Bottom Stomp
    9. the Muppets
    10. the Wallace and Gromit tune
    11. Deep Inside the Sacred Temple
    12. Bolero
    13. Sweet Georgia Brown
    14. Samun
    15. Hymn to the Fallen (with choir)
    16. Reunion and Fianle from Gettysburg
    17. the Phantom Menace

    Ok, so it might be a wee bit over an hour, and a totally random mix.... but i would buy it! :biggrin:
  20. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    I have the Desford recording of Energy on the'91 National Band Championships at Albert Hall, is that the one being talked about?

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