Marches.....faves and recyclables.

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Okiedokie of Oz, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I had a search before bringing this up and could not find a match.

    In my day, I've played with a couple of bands, and played a few marches. I also know that sometimes the good ones get over played, and we can't have them being worn out, now can we?

    So I want to ask a couple of questions.

    1) What is your favourite march (street or concert) to play??
    2) What is the greatest march of all time to play or listen to?
    3) Which marches would you be happy to see destroyed from all band libraries?
  2. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    1) Ravenswood is probably my favourite street march and the "March from Symphonic Metamorphisis on themes by Webber, Hindemithe" is probably my favourite stage (and orchestral) march.
    2) Either of the 2 above!
    3) Whichever march I was playing at the time on parade!
  3. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Favourite Contest March - Ravenswood
    Favourite Road March - Kenilworth, Death/Glory or Allendale
    Favourite March to listen to - Knight Templar
    Worst March lets burn it! - The Middy
  4. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Favourite march to play: Slaidburn or Death or Glory for marching. Waltonian as a concert march.
    Listening: March of the Cobblers or Florentiner
    Worst Marches: The Middy (The bass part is awful)
  5. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Favorite March - ORB , Raby
    Favorite Street March - La Russe
    Favorite other march - March from 6th Symphony Tchickovsky (sp)
    Worst march - Piper in the medow
  6. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    Fave march to play - Knight Templar
    Favourite MArch - either knigth templar or ravenswood
    Lets burn it march - Imperial Echoes
  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    contest march.. around the world or royal duchy
    road march.. thomas the tank
    to burn... slaidburn!!!

    agree with the hindemith metamorphosis.. quality horn parts
  8. fitzy

    fitzy Active Member

    The Hindemithe is great with an orchestra too!
  9. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    1 the Cossack or star lake
    2 Standard of St george
    3 to burn........king cotton or new colonial, (St john march is a bit naff too)
  10. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    thats what i meant.. didnt know there was a band arrangement..
  11. jobriant

    jobriant Member

    A couple of favorites

    Favorite Brass Band March: Montreal Citadel (Audoire)

    Favorite Wind Band March: Florentiner (Fucik)
    Another good one: Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Sousa)

    Favorite Orchestral March: Rakoszy March (Berlioz)
    Another march-like orchestral work: "Revelge" (Mahler)
  12. missflugel

    missflugel Member

    1) Mephistopheles is my fave march of all time.
    With my old band we played Home Again, Loyal and True, Imperial Echoes and The Middy every march for 10 years so they hold a special place in my heart (even though they are not the best of marches).

    2) To play I think Ravenswood and the President are good.

    3) Ones to be destroyed are Slaidburn and Punchinello (sorry).

    Jo x
  13. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

    1) What is your favourite march (street or concert) to play??

    Errrrr...don't know. We do a cracking Colonel Bogey here at Staffs.

    2) What is the greatest march of all time to play or listen to?

    Praise by Heaton

    3) Which marches would you be happy to see destroyed from all band libraries?

    Slaidburn. And burning would be most appropriate. Does Great British Marches count too? Hate that too!
  14. Bob Stevenson

    Bob Stevenson Member

    OK I'll bite!.....

    1) Fave to play; Serious/ceremonial street, 'Glorious Victory'

    Light/carnival street, 'Hyde park'(Navy Day) 'Royal Standard' close 2nd.

    2) Yes, the greatest of all time has got to be 'Mephi'

    3) When we used to run out of loo paper at my old band I always regreted that our parts of 'Sempre Fidelis' were glued on card!! least it could have met a useful end (pun intended!) Come to think of it, ALL that Sousa rubbish should go.
  15. Vizcaya

    Vizcaya New Member

    1) Close call between Around The World and High Command
    2) Again, a close call between Mephi and Celebration (Condon)
    3) No question: Death or Glory
    (come to think of it, Slaidburn can go with it)
  16. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    We're currently investigiating (my term - looking at and considering for long term rehearsal) sempre fidelis. I don't mind a bit of Sousa, but I don't think it's the same from a brass band POV.

    star lake has just been suggested to me. Gympie Salvo coprs have loaned us their setting, but they are short of sop, 1 bari, and flugel parts. It looks nice. Montreal Citadel is a tad beyond us atm, but italso looks impressive.

    Fave to play - Washington Greys
    Fave to Listen to - French Military (brass or orch) and Cross of Honour
    Let's Burn - any aussie tunes turned into marches. Waltzing Matilda and Gundagai for a start.
  17. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    1) Slaidburn!
    2)Best march ever to play ( or had the most fun playing anyway) Praise! :shock: :p :D :lol: and Cossacks got a decent horn part :)
    3) The contestor! :x Didn't like Mephistopheles at first, but its growing on me.
  18. boneman0970

    boneman0970 Member

    MMMM..Good qustion because I have a few but here are mine anyway!

    1.Mehistopheles..It's a cracker and lives up to it's title(Servant of the devil I think?)

    2.Shield of Liberty J.J.Richards/Derek Broadbent..It's a typical American circus march! Need Quick fingers and bionic arm

    3.Slaidburn..Sorry but I just can't get away with it!! :(
  19. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Fave March: Raby

    Greatest March: Dunno quite a lot of good ones but something like Knight Templar, Viva Rimmer is quite good too.

    Should be burnt: Any roadmarch that is always played, Slaidburn, The Middy, Standard of St get the picture!
  20. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Play: Any of them
    Listen: Any of them
    Burn: None of them... as a composer I can appreciate how much time and effort to compose one is spent... I would only burn my own because I know I can't compose better than the marches already out there being played.


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