Favourite concert finisher

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Syrup, Oct 7, 2004.


Favourite concert finisher

  1. Pines of Rome

  2. Procession to the Minster

  3. Tchaikowsky 4th symphony finale

  4. Shine as the Light

  5. William Tell overture finale

  6. Saint Saens organ symphony finale

  7. Other

  1. Syrup

    Syrup Member

    What is your favourite piece as a finisher to a concert, either as a player or listener?
  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Of the choices I went with William Tell (although Stars and Stripes is my personal favorite :) ).

    I'm surprise Floral Dance wasn't on the list ;)
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

  4. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Something short preferably...more time for :guiness then :cool:
  5. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

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  6. Rebel Tuba

    Rebel Tuba Member

    Pines Of Rome - Massed Bands - Plymouth Pavillions (some years ago) - European Championship Gala Concert - What a buzz and privelidge to play as part of the massed band
  7. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

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  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    For me, my favourite finisher would be Denzil Stephen's arrangement of The Ninth Of January (11th Symphony, Shostakovich). Stirring stuff that is every bit exciting to play as it is to listen to! Cory did a good job of it live at the European in 1989. :)

    ... makes me wonder why no band tries this piece? :rolleyes:
  9. Syrup

    Syrup Member

    I actually enjoyed playing Floral Dance!!
  10. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Shine as the Light...we did it at my Dad's memorial concert this year and it was a fantastic, fitting tribute to a top bloke. Was hard for me, due to being absolutely knackered from the concert and emotionally too - the slow movement with our principal playing his heart out was a real tear jerker - I couldn't imagine a better way to finish that particular concert.
  11. Sellers_Bird

    Sellers_Bird Active Member

    Reunion and Finale from Gettysburg, knackering with about 50million modulations, but absolutely amazing!!!!! :D
  12. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Procession to the Minster - I absolutely love it!
  13. tsawyer

    tsawyer Member

  14. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Difficult to think of a favourite. A ritual burning of the Floral Dance would be up there, though.... (So Ritual Fire Dance can become Ritual Floral Dance!)

    I think the William Himes Amazing Grace arrangement or Wilfred Heaton's Meditiation on Just As I Am would be a good finisher! Doesn't have to be a 'wham, bam, thank you ma'am' piece!
  15. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Hear hear Dave.
    A couple of years ago, I went to a concert in Norwich with Fodens, under Mr Tovey.
    They finished with Abide With Me. No applause. It was a great feeling.
  16. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Of the choices, Procession to the Minster wins for me simply because I love Wagner's music, and it's an excellent arrangement. Ultimate finisher would be "Tristan and Isolde" arranged by Alexander Owen, but at 32 minutes it might be too tiring for the band and the audience alike!
    I'd happily listen to any of the choices played well, though.

    BTW, I'm happy to bring the petrol+matches for the ritual burning of the fl**al d**ce! :evil:
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2004
  17. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    My favourite finisher is going to the pub after the concert....liquid refreshment! Can't fault it!!
  18. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member


    just a glass of coke works wonders after a concert... hehe i wouldnt go for anything else... anyhoo pieces wise, i would have to say...procession to the minster- its my absolute favorite piece ever!!! even if it does hurt arms to play percussion parts at the end it is one fantastic piece of music, and a definate concert finisher!
  19. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Pines of Rome!! :) :D ;) :cool: :-D

    then a quick :guiness
  20. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    I've heard Dyke finish with the 1812 overture a couple of times, that sounds amazing! Really sends shivers down my spine. Must be a hard blow at the end of a concert though.. I don't envy them!