Entertainment winner!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by adrian90s, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. adrian90s

    adrian90s Member

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    Does anyone know a great showstopper slow melody for a new year entertainment contest (?). A great melody with a dynamic ending needed.

    Adrian :clap:
     
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    If it's accompanied by band, how about Ray Farr's arrangement of Be My Love (Nicholas Brodszky/Sammy Cahn)?
     
  3. Masterblaster jnr

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    Life Divine is a good one, but probably a bit too long for an entertainment contest.
     
  4. flugelman

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    Catskills- a great slow band piece with a fab ending. Cant remember who arranged or published though! Helpful or what!!!
     
  5. Bunnymonster

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    Hine e Hine Arranged by Peter Graham. Really beautiful slow melody that builds and builds. About 3 & 1/2 mins I think. Or I'll Walk with God, but thats a bit longer - really moving though!
     
  6. Masterblaster jnr

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    Thought of another, The Lost Chord (the one with the title in bubble writing) Black Dyke and Yorkshire Youth Band Finished With it at the Huddersfield Town Hall concert. Slow throughout. Quiet to start, tune on cornet, builds then dies again, then horn and flugel duet, builds to ff, then most of the band have the tune at fff.
     
  7. Bass Man

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    Be My Love is superb - great recommendation
     
  8. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

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    it seems Brodszky has written a couple of good ones then, Be My Love and I'll Walk Wih God
     
  9. mark_euph

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    Endearing Young Charms... Beautiful melody with some decoration too for the soloist!
     
  10. JesTperfect!

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    Praise My Soul: No idea who wrote it or where you can get it, but it is a good one!!
     
  11. David Mann

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    A Fanfare of Praise (Robert Redhead) - 3 treatments of "Ascalon": quiet, louder then loud and rhythmical.
     
  12. Masterblaster jnr

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    Somewhere from West Side Story
     
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  14. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

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    I'd say that's a good concert piece, but i wouldn't use it as a finisher.
     
  15. jim

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    McCarthur Park arr Cathrall the Grimethopre version great to play and listen to can you actully by it??
     
  16. AEHOWGATE

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    How about Reunion & Finale from 'Gettysburg'?
     
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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    - cheers! Am I wrong that adrian90s, being a euph player, was asking for a solo to play with band?
     
  18. stephen2001

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    Catskills is the middle movement of a suite called East Coast Pictures. I think it was originally written for Wind Band by Nigel Hess, and is arranged for Brass Band by Phillip Littlemore. I don't know who the publisher is, but it is available off Just Music, and Leyland recorded a CD with the whole suite on a while ago.
     
  19. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    Fabers, I should imagine.
     
  20. Bunnymonster

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    In my experience, bands and conductors love playing this; but it doesn't always go down well with the audience.:dunno
     
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