Instant Concert

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Maestro, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Sorry to have to ask this, but can anyone tell me just how many tunes are actually used in 'Instant Concert'?


    Embarassed Kev :oops: :oops:
  2. 1st Position

    1st Position Member

    Not exactly, but from my days playing in an army band, I think the popular view was 32/33 ish.

    Equally embarrassed for remembering such a fact!
  3. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    You are not far out with that number
    i did a recording of this back in 1979 on the first recoring ever by Walsall Metropolitan Band (Now Staffordshire Band)
    Playing 2nd Euph at the time ;conducted by Peter Bright
  4. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    No need to be embarassed! I played Hootenany today!! I believe my mum has Instant Corncert in her pack at the moment - but I don't think I could manage to count the tunes from the percussion parts...!

    If I go to a St Agnes rehearsal anytime soon and we play it, I'll try counting for you!
  5. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    If anyone will admit to having the score, it's written in that IIRC.

    Don't think I ever played the euph part - always played the tunes (same in Hootenanny). It always messed up any choreography when my euph / bari section just stood up in random places :D
  6. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Waltham Forest Band used to give away a prize if a guess of 38 was made.
  7. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    Too many?
  8. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    As I recall, the score says that there are 30. However, I think that is just the number that is actually listed on the score - I think there are extra fragments that are not credited.
  9. Matt Lawson

    Matt Lawson Member

    Swinton and District Excelsior Band used to offer an "Italian Meal for Two by Candelight" as the prize and then proceed to give the winner a tin of spaghetti and a tealight candle.


  10. Hahaahahahhahahaha
  11. Ten out of ten for bottle playing Instant concert. Do your players require trauma treatment after a performance? I have heard Torbay Concert Brass perform this on the sea front in Torquay and I am told there are 31 tunes but 32 if you count the grunt! If you enjoy playing it get on with it!
  12. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Personally I can't stand the piece, and if I were taking a band, I would not force them or even ask them to play it.

    The reason I am asking this question is, as a quiz type thing for school, that's all....honest!

    Many thanks for all the replies so far.

  13. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Of course it is mate. I guess there are more tunes in it than Ipswich will get points this season! :biggrin:
  14. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    I do so hope that is the case mate
  15. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    I thought there were 33...

    Sometimes you can "phase" a euph player by putting the bass clef side to play when they're not expecting it - I've done it to a couple of people over the years :p :biggrin:

  16. chiephonium

    chiephonium Member

    :clap: just took a look at the score (which conveniently happaned to be lying around)!!!

    officially a grunt
  17. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    The funniest thing about "Instant Concert" is playing it with a band who dont realise its supposed to be a joke.....but then again, why does that suprise me?
  18. 1st Position

    1st Position Member

    Got to say, you're one or two out, but you can't count anyway so that probably means 32 or 33. :) :)
  19. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Aye - but it phases the conductor and the trickster more when the euph player plays it as if it was written in treble clef ;)

    (not that I've done that of course :p )
  20. chiephonium

    chiephonium Member

    hi tony, how are things - good i hope.

    i was just counting the names in the score... got to 30 then figured "the grunt too"!

    see you soon mate.


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