Lydian Pictures

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Wonky_Baton, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    Our secretary has just received an Errata sheet for Lydian Pictures. It is supposedly mainly dynamic markings. I said to the band that the markings were the weirdest I had come acoss. Hopefully this will be put right or there again it might solve a couple and the rest will be still weird. :roll:

    If anyone has a errata sheet they can e-mail or if it is posted on the web please let me know. :?
  2. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    And heres me thinking you were the MASTER Of Wierd Alan

    :p :p
  3. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    lydian pictures is harder than prague... nuff said
  4. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    NAH , explain some more Aiden --------- ya can't just say that!
  5. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Hey alan, is john myers still playing sop for you? if he is, could you hi to him from colin for me please? i went to school with him (we used to share trumpet lessons) and have lost touch recently. the last i heard he was playing in some cabaret band and singing westlife songs.



    ps, i too think the dynamic markings in lydian pictures are nonsense. we rang the publishers who asked the composer who replied "it is fairly obvious". to him maybe, but to everyone else??
  6. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member is?! :eek: How?!! :) <don't know Lydian Pictures, although I love the name...!>
  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    we recorded it for the areas cd.. and it is blatently harder than prague! technically, maybe not musically though!!
    It was well good recording it.. cos everything was so secretive, we didnt know the name of the piece, or composer, or the names of movementsor anything!! just had a a sheet of sibelius music each!
  8. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    I know absolutely nothing about the piece. Never Heard it.
    But I have to aggree with Matthew the name is great.
  9. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    Wow, very undercover, it sounds like fun! :p I hope you got paid sessional rates too for that recording :) :) I look forward to hearing it.
  10. hornblower

    hornblower Member

    I really like the recording, it was a great help over christmas as I practiced my part with it! It's slower than the way our conductor is taking it though... guess it is a personal conductors opinion?

    I think i'm fed up of hearing it at the moment though! :wink:
  11. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    It nothing to do with my opinion, I am just following the tempo markings on the score. The CD although quite well played, is pants as far as tempos go. They may have been missing the tempo markings as well as the title of the music etc and the conducor made their own up. It starts off like a funeral march when it should be a fanfare full of vigour. I only hope the adjudicator looks at the score and hasn't listened to the CD. :?

    Going to see the Burton contest on Sunday with metronome in one hand and a pint in the other. Will be able to tell which bands know the score and which have listened to the CD!!! :roll:
  12. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    The band i am guesting with also take the first mvt faster than on the CD. I don't think you will be in the minority wonky!
  13. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    when we did the recording, we were told purposely to not do our own interpretation, to make sure we didnt influence other bands, to the tempos on the cd were exactley what was on the score at the time. I dont know if these have been changed or ammended since that time though...
    I enjoyed playing the piece though
  14. dave jake

    dave jake Member

  15. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member


    Every time a band plays a piece it is their interpretation, like it or not and no two bands will play exactly the same way. The CD's do influence some conductors, but only the ones that do not have strength in their own conviction. I prefer to make my own mind up and then listen to the CD, which means that my judgement isn't clouded before I start. The beginning is marked 108 - 112. I am taking it 112 which seems to be a fair lick compared to the CD but I do take the point the markings could have been changed before printing. A new band playing a new piece and having it recorded at the same time is a daunting prospect, even if it is 4th section standard. If the conductor hasn't had time to prepare properly it is a recipe for disaster. I listened to the first 2 movts but not the 3rd but the 1st definately seemed slow but I haven't put my metronome on it to see how slow. Never mind its the judge on the day and I am playing it my way, Manure or bust!!
  16. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    Yeah he is. He also thinks he is the Dunston Elvis if you look at his pose on our members page. That showbiz for you!! :p

    I'll pass your wishes on if I can get past the groupies 8)
  17. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    Re: Tempos

    I meant that we were told to stick to the score as much as possible, and not deviate at all. Obviously it will be different to the next band...
  18. I really like Lydian Pictures! I played it at a rehersal with Pemberon B Band, and alot of the bits are technically harder than passacaglia, and its got cool flugel solo in the middle movement! Why is it that the lower sections nearly always get cool little test pieces for the areas??!! They seem to have had quite a few good ones - Haselmere Suite, Suite in Bb, Indian Summer - I think its about time the 1st and top section had some good test pieces. We should have had Resurgam for the 1st section this year - like at pontins!
  19. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    yes the lower sections have been fortunate for a few years, with good choices of test pieces :)
  20. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    St. Austell Suite wasn't bad either (Im sooooo glad you didn't say Sinfonietta!!! :twisted: )