Grandfathers Clock advice??

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by _si, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. _si

    _si Member

    Will be playing this as a solo this year, hoping to get some tips/advice?
    Tempos for the different variations?
    Are all 3 variations supposed to be played at the same tempo?
    Is it best to put a ral at the end of each phrase (2nd vari) to give more time to breath?
    Any alternate cadenzas?
    Is the 3rd vari best being more sedate and crystal clear or faster (easier) to hide any blemishes?
    loads of vib in the melody or play it straighter? etc
    all tips advice gratefully received!
  2. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    In my opinion, and that's all it is, play it as you feel it should be played, otherwise it becomes somebody elses solo and interpretation.
  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    No harm in you listening to John Clough's recording of the solo. It's on Spotify if you can't access a copy.
  4. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    If you wish to compare presentations of this solo, you could listen to the following examples:

    Glyn Williams

    John Clough

    David Thornton

    Each of these magnificent euphoniun players put their own stamp on the solo. Personally, I prefer the John Clough interpretation, but, as a previous poster said, you must make the solo your own.

    Good luck with it!

  5. fatbloke2000

    fatbloke2000 New Member

    You might even listen to the BT Band version on the CD Celebration. That's my favourite!!!

    Then take the bits you like and discard the rest and make it the definitive "Joe Mangle" version.

    Glad to see your enjoying your banding again Si.
  6. _si

    _si Member

    HAHA this made me LOL, whos this then? (i played with BT on the celebration album),
    is it si willis? hehehe
  7. fatbloke2000

    fatbloke2000 New Member

  8. dave aston

    dave aston New Member

    G Glock

    Make sure you check the band parts....if it is the original parts there are a lot of printed mistakes...2 or 3 at least in the horn parts.Dave
  9. fatbloke2000

    fatbloke2000 New Member

    Am I right in recalling that you played on a couple of the tracks that were recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport 2 years before the CD was officially recorded after the 1992 Nationals victory.

    Such a shame that you went into retirement before we had that fantastic year.

    Good luck with "The Clock" chap.
  10. _si

    _si Member

    6 tracks mate, their were 6 tracks on celebration from strawberry studios 1991.
    john maines sent me the recording a few weeks back, never heard it before then!
  11. fatbloke2000

    fatbloke2000 New Member

    Was it as many as 6? fair enough.
    Long time ago now.
    That must have been one of the last things you did, wasn't it?

    I can't believe you didn't hear that stuff for 20 years.

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