Forest of Dean - Derek Bourgeois

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by LU-Brasser, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. LU-Brasser

    LU-Brasser Member

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    Did someone of you already play Forest Of Dean?

    Is it difficult? Is it beautiful?
     
  2. tam-tam

    tam-tam Member

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    Forest of Dean

    The band I play for (First Section) played this in a set test piece competition in Wales at the end of last year. Most of us (I think!) found it a very enjoyable piece, not only to play but also to work on. We did, however, find it rather difficult in places to say the least!!
     
  3. McEuphie

    McEuphie Member

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    Forrest of Dean was a 1st section North West Area test piece a few years back - I did enjoy playing this on Horn and would class this piece on the difficult side - powerful and technically challenging - I'd recommend some extra top register practice for your horns - top C# and Ds.

    Good luck!
     
  4. LU-Brasser

    LU-Brasser Member

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    That sounds interesting, thank you.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen Member

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    Funnily enough, we were talking about this piece in the pub after band last night on a reminisce (?) over old area contests.

    It is a good piece, but I remember it being difficult, with a particularly lofty 1st baritone part (D's and E's) but plenty of good music and a big fat ending that needed tonnes of stamina.
     
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