Fave Brass Band pieces

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by leisa, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    Mine are windows of the world, How Great Thou Art, Shine as the light and Glorious Ventures (despite the top D at the end) lol
     
  2. rutribal

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    Paganini Variations, Festive Overture and Hebrides Overture. Why is it that some of the best pieces for Brass Band are arrangements of great orchestral pieces. Thing is, they sound even better for bands. I remember a conductor when I was younger saying he wished he could replace the entire viloin section with cornets, sounds like heaven lol
     
  3. markyboy

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    A few of my faves would be for a road march 'New Colonial'
    Overture 'Fingals Cave'
    Test piece 'Diadem of Gold'
    Solo 'Rhapsody for Trombone'
    Also 'So deep is the night'
    Must confess my head is thumping now thinking of all the pices I love! So I'll leave it for now, but no doubt I'll think of some more soon.
    I like all of the choices made so far.
     
  4. BurgerBoy

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    Fav Pieces

    Surely no concert piece can beat Born Free - drama, passion and a back row tune!

    For a test piece what about Purcell Variations or Jazz?
     
  5. Euph-Bari

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    windows of the world definatley
    toccata
    and at the min black magic woman
    the list could go on
    oh and gaelforce
     
  6. stephen2001

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    Way too many to mention. :? :?
    I like Dimensions, the 3rd section piece at Skeggy this year. Pity I probably won't be playing :(
     
  7. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    i just thought of loads more when i went off!
     
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    Year of the Dragon - especially the 2nd movement -
    Reflections in Nature
    Serenade to Toni
     
  9. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    Waaaay too many to list!!! :D :p
     
  10. Big Fella

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    Where Do You Begin, well here goes, a much shortened list..

    ODIN
    Finlandia
    Journey into Freedom
    Resurgam
    Parts Of Windows Of The World
    The Hustle ( YES I KNOW IT'S CHEESEY )
     
  11. daisygemma

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    Serenade for Toni - couldn't agree more. It is absolutely gorgeous :!:

    It really gets the hairs on the back of my neck going. Mind you those 5/8 bits in the middle can cause a few probs!
     
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    OBVIOUSLY you're not a trombonist!! :shock:
    This has to be the pearliest solo section in the entire band repertoire.
     
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    I have to agree with you there Andy, but as a trom player, there's nothing better than testing yourself on it, Sparkes best bit of writing.......ever. A real sphincter tightener. :x
     
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    I'm absolutely hooked on the Euro 2002 test peice ''Chain'' - Fantastic.

    Just shows you when we went to Brussels last year saw the title and the composer - thought mmmm not sure about this but absolutely hypnotic

    Ian
     
  15. ju33les

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    How about pieces you can't stand playing?
    My non-favourites include : Floral dance, Hat Trick,Light Cavalry(sorry Tim!) and Colonel Bogey.
    Not new pieces I know.....but only ones can think of at the mo...sure there's loads more :roll:
     
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    :D ta rachel.....I'm behind the times as usual :roll:
     
  18. TIMBONE

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    Here are mine

    I will always love "Facets of Glass".

    Si, what's that about orchestral pieces always sounding better on brass band, "Crown Imperial" just doesn't work! Sounds great on Military Band though. Of course, I'm sure the inimitable Howard Snell, (snelly to friends and enemies), could make it work, or even Timothy Paton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
     
  20. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    i don't like concert variations (sorry ben justn gettin slightly bored of it, i liked it when we started!!) also parade of the charioteers, dont mind listenin to it but h8 playing it same with pastime with good company and also "Polly wolly doodling" it was unfair of colin to subject us to that!! :evil:
     
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