Goff Richards

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by alanl58, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. alanl58

    alanl58 Member

    If you were to play a tribute to Goff at a Concert, what would it be?

    My choice? "Golden Lady", all sections play different themes, different keys, great sound....

  2. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    Calling Cornwall is nice. I do like Goff Richards pieces.
  3. Kaggen90

    Kaggen90 Member

    We're going to play his arr. of Sweet Georgia Brown soon. Great arrangement! :D
  4. beccawheeze2

    beccawheeze2 Member

    We're playing Demelza and Doyen
  5. Gavin Somerset

    Gavin Somerset New Member

    Is "Demelza" not by Hugh Nash? Or do you mean Goff's "Maid Of The Moor?"

    Incidentally, I love all of Goff Richards works, and his arrangements are brilliant. Things like Disney Fantasy & New York, New York - he scores them perfectly for brass and gets everything just right.
  6. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    A Country Scene?
  7. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    I don't know all of Goff's arrangements but I like all the ones I have seen.
  8. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    I'd like to play Higgyjig again, but I don't think it worls on BBb Bass :confused: I would also like to have another go at Voyage of Discovery, and see if we can get it right this time

    Oceans would make a good concert piece too.
  9. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    "Pastorale." Original Piece for band, with some simply beautiful writing. Lovely rich harmonies in there and a few irregular rhythms just to keep things interesting. A very much under-valued piece in the repertoire.

    Either that or his arrangement of "I'll Walk with God," which is just heart-stopping.
  10. BariPower

    BariPower Member

    'Voyage of Discovery' - I didn't realise this was a Goff piece when I first heard it - impressive.
  11. beccawheeze2

    beccawheeze2 Member

  12. beccawheeze2

    beccawheeze2 Member

    In fact on our recent holiday to Cornwall my hubby picked up the CD of Goff's 60th birthday concert. All of the pieces have been written or arranged by him, Demelza is on it.
  13. simonium

    simonium Member

    I think Calling Cornwall would be a good bet, but I have a fondness for Silver Mountain.

    There's a CD available which was produced for his 60th Birthday which has some classic Goff pieces on it - here.
  14. The Wizard

    The Wizard Member

    Our next concert ----- Doyen and Goff`s arrangement of I`ll walk with God.

    Great Man.
  15. Demelza belongs in every concert. I used to do a great, quick number called "Exploding Brass." Great fun!
    Did a concert in France recently. It was a good programme all round but the piece that really captured everyone's imagination was "Breezing Down Broadway". He was brilliant at his craft.
  16. simonium

    simonium Member

    I wonder if it is an exaggeration to say that Goff Richards "invented" the category of original light music for band? What existed before pieces like Trailblaize et al? I would also like to add the march Pendennis to our playlist (I ought to really...!)

    I have also yet to play a better hymn tune arrangement than his fantastic version of Crimond.
  17. danthetromman

    danthetromman New Member

    Yeh i love that piece there is also some really nice parts in his arrangement of ill walk with god.
  18. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    I love Crimond myself. has been a while since I played it. I can't say it's the best hymn tune arramgement I have ever played though. Dean Goffins "Light of The world" an arrangement of Aurelia takes some Beating. As does "In Quiet Pastures" by Ray Steadman Allen and "The Pilgrim Way" by Eric Ball is Brilliant.
    I think Goff Richards was Great in the contempory Arrangements he did. But Hymn tune arrangements he was ok. But certainly not the Best.
  19. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Maybe one of the Top bands would consider a Tribute recording? Its very likely that if Goff was an SA composer such a CD would have been produced Ball, Bowes, Condon , Marshall , Heaton, more recently Goffin all spring to mind.
  20. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    There is a CD on World of Brass called " And The Band Played on " The music of Goff Richards Vol 2. Played by Fodens.
    one assumes there would have been a volume 1 as well.