Eric Ball & Star Lake.

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by CaharleyFarley, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Whilst playing this march at band, I was asked how it came to be named "Star Lake".

    I think that Eric Ball wrote the march, when he was "guest of honour" at Star Lake camp in America.

    Could someone please confirm if this is correct. It it isn't correct, how did the march come by this name?
  2. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Spot on, as far as I know.
  3. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

  4. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Yep, thats the one
  5. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    There's also "Star Lake No. 2", which he wrote on a subsequent visit.
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Not to mention "Star Lake No 3", a spoof which he definitely did not write!!!
  7. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    I am reliably informed that it is possible to interchange the eupho parts for "Star lake"s 1 and 2 .....of course I or my chum on the bench back in the day at Colchester Citadel never tried this at the end of a Sunday night meeting once!!!
  8. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    That was written by James Wright.
  9. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    And "coming soon to a screen near you - 'Star Lake, the Next Generation' "

    Coat..... :oops:
  10. ISBBBb2

    ISBBBb2 Member

    I can assure you that it was not written by Jim. It was rumoured that Jim had written this as the Shefield Citadel band had used it at a Salvation Army retreat in Butlins. Therefore everyone assumed it was Jims handy work.
    Was a very intersting march as far as i remember containing some of the SA's lesser known hymns for example "those magnificent men in their flying machines"!!
  11. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    So who wrote it, out of interest?
  12. ISBBBb2

    ISBBBb2 Member

    Good question. And iv tried to find out!
    I have a huge file containing an up to date music index of all SA music published. Starlake and Starlake 2 are both in there but not 3. Acording to my Dad (who am i to argue with him!) it was on manuscript when Sheffield used it. I would imagine due to the "tunes" used the SA wouldn't publish it. I can only imagine that someone used the formula of Star lake and added their own touch of humour to it! Understandable then that people thought it was Jim who had done it!! Hardly a straight laced character!
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I understood it was Chris Mallet, but that is only hearsay. Either way, it's great fun to play ;)
  14. Martyn_Thomas

    Martyn_Thomas New Member

    I think you are right Peter although the best people to ask are Ron Waiksnoris or David Mallet
  15. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    I had a cassette recording of an Australian brass sextet playing Star Lake 3. I assumed it was one of that group who 'wrote' it, maybe Brian Hogg?
  16. ISBBBb2

    ISBBBb2 Member

    I have heard that Mr Ball was rather unimpressed with it whoever wrote it!
  17. charger

    charger New Member

    Definitely written by Brian Hogg, fun piece full of TV & movie themes
  18. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Star Lake 3 was written by Brian Hogg in Melbourne
  19. Vegasbound

    Vegasbound Active Member

    Star Lake 3 the search for spock!!!
  20. luyknit

    luyknit New Member

    Very late to the conversation-

    Star Lake references a local song- I believe the melody is letter D of Star Lake 1:

    Star Lake Campers
    Star Lake Campers
    Raise your voices
    Sing your song
    We're so Happy, Oh so happy
    Star Lake Campers Sing all day long

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