Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by xRinat, Aug 1, 2010.
What is the hardest test piece you have played? Any section!
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Spiriti, last two pages are nuts
Judges of the Secret Court was one of the hardest, although Blitz was probably the hardest piece I've played.
From an Eb Bass players perspective, I found Lowery Sketchbook, Montage and Seascapes
challenging to get "Reasonably" note perfect.
I enjoyed them all because of of the challenge they presented and the home practice was very beneficial.
- Mr Wilx
Kingdom of Dragons by Philip Harper, recently used for the Areas at 2nd Section level.
There was a bit to keep the basses busy!
Blitz for me - just could not get my head around 5's. Hardest part ive had a crack at for bass trombone.
Brass Fantasy, this piece is no joke...
Music for Battle Creek - evil cornet parts!!
Four Little Maids?
I totally agree...properly evil EVERYTHING! lol!
without a shadow of doubt, it has to be EDEN
Yep, got to agree. That cornet/euph duet was a nightmare to play exactly in unison.
Theme and Cooperation
On Bass Trombone: "Journey to the Centre of the Earth". I am *SO* glad we pulled out of the Area that year!! No way I could have played that solo in the middle!! :redface:
On BBb Bass: Probably "Journey into Freedom" or Steadman-Allen's "Beacons" back in the early 1990's when I was still learning to play Bass after 15 years on cornet!
On Eb Bass: "Granite Variations", which we're working on at the moment.
St Magnus. Nowhere to hide in it for anyone. Tests everything about every player.
Whoever said harmony music, that was my second choice. Some absolutely rock-hard writing in that.
Eden by a country mile for me.
Gotta agree with Eden...also had fun with Masquerade, opening to Harrison's Dream and the fff lip-slurs in Vienna Nights!
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