Most NON cheesy piece...

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Sandy Smith, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Sandy Smith

    Sandy Smith Member

    Any good ideas for NON cheesy concert pieces for general audience consumption ?
  2. BoBo

    BoBo Member

    Wilfred Heaton's Royal Parks
  3. T Winch

    T Winch Member

    I thought George Lloyd wrote that?!
  4. BoBo

    BoBo Member

    Yes, you are absolutely correct and beat me to a correction:oops:
  5. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I'll use an easy one as my starter ... God Save The Queen

    CAVBASSMAN New Member

    Cwm Rhondda, Myfanwy and 'I vow to thee my country' (Much more patriotic than 'God save the Queen).
  7. brittm

    brittm Member

    The Force Of Destiny
    Contest Music


    In Memorium RK
    Fountains of Rome

    In that order!!! Or is that a bit heavy?
  8. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Not my preference for any concert item......!
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

  10. Morghoven

    Morghoven Member

    Just about anything by Philip Wilby. His pieces all have a story, an idea or a well-known tune that the audience can 'get a grip' on. Explain to them what the music is trying to portray before you play it and then they can follow the ideas. And of course it sounds very good in its own right!
  11. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Mmm. 'Jazz' in verging on the cheesy.
  12. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Apart from at the end! A good way of cheating to get a standing ovation!
  13. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    January 9th

    cant remember who wrote it... its pretty epic tho! haha
  14. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    It's the 2nd movement of Shostakovich's Symphony No 11: The Year 1905 ;)
  15. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member

    thats the one...
    its a definite toe tapper! haha
  16. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Only if you're wearing steel toe caps ;)

    I quite like the full orchestral jobbie....I like the last movement as well but it'd be evil to play without 23 valves :D
  17. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Denzil Stephens arranged it for band, and it's one of my favourites as well! I only have the 1989 Cory recording from the Euros!
  18. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    That's the 9th of January though - not the 4th Movement, isn't it? (although IIRC it bolts on the end of the last movement).

    The finale's the bit in 12/8 not the one in simple time...

    There was a manuscript arrangement of part of the last movement floating around by Tim Pritchard (I think) at Besses in the mid 90s.....not sure what happened to it. It's got lots of accidentals and back valves in it :D
  19. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Fourth movement is called The Tocsin (Allegro non troppo) and the second is The Ninth Of January (Allegro).
  20. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    I know - I've got the orchestral score in the boot ;)

    Many moons ago I was going to apply for permission to do bits of it.

    I didn't think that DS had done the Tocsin, though - if he has, it's passed me by...

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