Good Emotional Pieces for band?

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

  1. 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

    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

    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

    '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

    xRinat Member

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

    scotchgirl Active Member

    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

    euphojim Member

    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

    David Mann Member

    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

    P_S_Price Member

    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.
  10. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

  11. al74

    al74 New Member

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

    Bayerd Active Member

    Sunshine of your smile
  13. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Absolutely - sets powerful emotions surging.

    - Mr Wilx
  14. xRinat

    xRinat Member

    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

    katieeuph Member

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

    Will the Sec Active Member

    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

    Blagger Member

    Prelude 49th Parallel - Vaughan Williams
  18. weenie

    weenie Member

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

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Reunion and Finale (from Gettysburg)
  20. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Love it...good choice!

    (especially when prefaced by the the correct light of course)

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