Good Emotional Pieces for band?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Robby-EuphoniumPlayer, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Robby-EuphoniumPlayer

    Robby-EuphoniumPlayer New Member

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    Looking for a list of sad or emotional pieces for brass- real tear-jerkers
    I'll start with a couple

    For the love of a princess
    Hymn to the fallen
     
  2. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

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    On a couple of occasions, I've seen audience members moved to tears by 'Irish Blessing'

    (Mind you, that could just be my playing.... :( )
     
  3. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    If it was your playing, I'm sure you were just drawing the emotion out of them!

    I think patriotic tunes (when played extremely well) can draw a tear (e.g. Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory). However, they really need that good intonation, great dynamics and sparkle (from a well-honed vibrato).
     
  4. jockinafrock

    jockinafrock Active Member

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    'Nocturne', by Harold Noble, is one of the most emotive pieces I have ever had the pleasure of playing - unfortunately I'm not sure if it's ever actually been recorded. :(
     
  5. xRinat

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    2nd movement from Royal parks by Goerge Lloyd, a very emotional story behind it.
     
  6. scotchgirl

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    2nd mvt of the Derek Beourgois Trombone Concerto....

    2nd mvt of Moorside Suite

    2nd mvt of the Joseph Horovitz Euphonium Concerto (the end of that movement is actually to die for)
     
  7. euphojim

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    I was going to suggest Irish Blessing too - always makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

    Also the "Intermezzo" from Cavaleria Rusticana
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    You Raise me up
     
  8. David Mann

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    Golden Spurs (slow march), Nimrod, Just As I Am (Wilf Heaton) and The Light of the World (Goffin) do it for me.
     
  9. P_S_Price

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    I think it depends on what the tune means to you. For my Wife - she cant bear to hear On the old Rugged cross.

    I find So many SA pieces filled with Emotion - Resurgam - Call of the Rigtheous, Light of the World, Shadow of teh CRoss - Kingdom Triumphant - Triumph of Peace - my list goes on.
     
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    Resurgam.
     
  11. al74

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    Hymn for Diana, masterpiece in harmony & scoring
     
  12. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Sunshine of your smile
     
  13. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely - sets powerful emotions surging.

    - Mr Wilx
     
  14. xRinat

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    Was wondering earlier today if I should post Resurgam :p Just realised the piece is beautiful.

    Les Muirg from Hymn of the Highlands

    Flowerdale from Hymn of the Highlands

    Amazing Grace

    Vitae Lux
     
  15. katieeuph

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    Agree totally with Resurgam and 2nd Mvt of Royal Parks. Also 'The Lost Chord'.
     
  16. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    Much as I am sick to death of hearing it sung, Roger Thorne's arrangement of You Raise Me Up does it for me every time.
     
  17. Blagger

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    Prelude 49th Parallel - Vaughan Williams
     
  18. weenie

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    Hymn for Diana & I'll Walk with God.
     
  19. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

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    Reunion and Finale (from Gettysburg)
     
  20. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    Love it...good choice!

    (especially when prefaced by the story...in the correct light of course)
     
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