Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Sandy Smith, Jun 29, 2007.
Any good ideas for NON cheesy concert pieces for general audience consumption ?
Wilfred Heaton's Royal Parks
I thought George Lloyd wrote that?!
Yes, you are absolutely correct and beat me to a correction
I'll use an easy one as my starter ... God Save The Queen
Cwm Rhondda, Myfanwy and 'I vow to thee my country' (Much more patriotic than 'God save the Queen).
The Force Of Destiny
In Memorium RK
Fountains of Rome
In that order!!! Or is that a bit heavy?
Not my preference for any concert item......!
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!
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Mmm. 'Jazz' in verging on the cheesy.
Apart from at the end! A good way of cheating to get a standing ovation!
cant remember who wrote it... its pretty epic tho! haha
It's the 2nd movement of Shostakovich's Symphony No 11: The Year 1905
thats the one...
its a definite toe tapper! haha
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
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!
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
Fourth movement is called The Tocsin (Allegro non troppo) and the second is The Ninth Of January (Allegro).
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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