Least Favourite piece?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Pythagoras, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    We've had favourite piece, what about least favourite?

    Off the top of my head mine would be
    Little Leisa
    Elvira Madigan
    Mood Indigo
    Pines of Rome
  2. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Comedy Overture
  3. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Caledonian Suite - Buxton Orr(ful) - mineworkers in 1992 , a real insult to scotlands musical heritage....
    Eidelweiss - possibly the worst arrangement ever
    Hootananny - almost as fun as the Ebola virus
  4. David Pegram

    David Pegram Member

    chitty chitty bang bang
  5. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Journey To The Centre of The Earth (Hopefully it will grow on me but doubt it)
    Purcell Variations is another from a while ago.
  6. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Breezing down Broadway, and all the other cheesy arrangements that just don't know when to stop!
  7. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I must admit I totally hated "Journey into Freedom" until a couple of weeks ago! The piece I hate playing most is "Orange Juice"- no bars rest and repeated rhythms- I get so lost and bored!
  8. Lotta

    Lotta Member

    Images of the Bleeping Millenium!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Stars & Stripes!!! ARGH!
  9. the fish

    the fish Member

    Several here for differing reasons.

    Jingle Bells and Rudolph from the red carol books, due to over exposure at Christmas time!

    Hey Jude due to the tedious bass part.

    Edelweiss as mentioned above

    English Country Garden - Dire

    Sunset Rhapsody Eric Ball worse test I have played

    Czech Polka

    That's all I can think of for now...........
  10. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    mission impossible is a cool piece - but the timeing is awful 123,123,12,12 (10/8 time) and that cornet solo truely is impossible
  11. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Mr Lears Carnival & Tuba Smarties
  12. IYOUNG

    IYOUNG Member

    Maunsell Forts - awful day at Birmingham that was

    Anything yellow
  13. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Has to be... "Those magnificent Men...." beurgh....
  14. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Jazz - Philip Wilby. I know it has a cult following but I find it unlistenable, unplayable, unrewarding, and a waste of effort on the part of both audience and band. Dreadful.

    The Happy Hippo - Dire, repetetive, tedious, and that's just the solo part.

    Light walk - mainly from over-exposure.

    Anything containing a double-flat/sharp (There really is no need.)

    My old Kentucky home - goes on for EVER and never really starts

    Oh Mein Papa - The worst arrangement ever. Dull, repetetive solo, whole piece written on two chords, repeat oom-pah accompaniment until doze off...

    Bandstand boogie - Bar after bar of tedious scales with nothing special on top of it.... and NOWHERE to breathe in 130 bars!

    Ravel's Bolero - just when you think it must end......
  15. PHA161

    PHA161 New Member

    Cloudcatcher Fells closely followed by Images at the Millennium especially the second movement (with or without the cut)
  16. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    ANY Air-varied solo
  17. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    MacArthur Park - its so bad, it goes past being so bad it's good, right out of the other side into being just bad again...:-?
    Concierto de Aranjeuz - come on people, there are loads of really good flugel solos out there. Why keep on resorting to this one? Unoriginal, and illegal..
    Almost every selection I've ever played.
    Glasnost - *sigh*
    Symphony of Marches. Sorry, I love Vinter's stuff normally, but this just leaves me cold. Not helped by me playing it about a million times without every actually playing it out anywhere.

    All of the above pale into insignificance compared to:

    New Buckingham Suite. Utter rubbish for brass band - you think this years area selections are bad? Get this little gem out of your library. It scares me to think our section rankings depended on how we played this piece. My days of making stupid animal noises ended when I started Junior school, and I'd rather not be judged on the quality of the baritone players' geese impressions. (insert bartone player gag here....)
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2006
  18. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    New Buckingham Suite is definitely top of the list. Utter dog doo. I remember it being one of my first area contests and practicing cow noises on a BBb bass for weeks thinking it actually made a diference.
  19. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Last year's 4th section area piece, Divertimento, especially that stupid trite march.
    Entertainments is quickly making it's way onto the list too.
    Anything with the words "Frank Bernaerts" or "Edrich Siebert" on.
  20. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    Ammarillo (13ball will shoot me for saying that name tho :p)

    Virtually anything Christmassy (and i mean that :p)

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