Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by stopher, May 31, 2007.
Is the elegy part of second section the barry piece the same as the one on his cd sunburst?
Apart from "On Radcliffe Highway" in the 1st section (a tremendous piece, as has already been stated) all the other pieces are brand new.
Congratulations to Mr Perks - it turns out he was right about the Championship section test piece after all!:clap:
Just had a listen to my Essays CD. Woof! Looking forward to getting my teeth into that!
Any info on 4th section piece?
Perky knows things. He scares me with his knowledge.
If it is it is really beautiful - real musical test for principal cornet.
Worth going to Harrogate just to listen for the Bass Trom part methinks :biggrin:
That's cos he is a very well connected man! After all, 2 of his friends are probably as powerful in the BB world as Ronnie and Reggie Kray were in the underworld!!
Solos right across the band - including BBb - and needing players who can hold their nerve! It will be interesting to see how the conductors approach it, as I've heard various interpretations since the premiere in 1978: Stephen Cobb's most recent rendition was very convincing, balancing the various sections and producing something very Ivesian.
And to buy me beer!!!!! :biggrin:
Looking forward to seeing my part for the 2nd section piece. Must admit not having seen it before have no prejudices about the piece. Just hope its enjoyable.
im just waiting for my CD to come through the letter box now of the 1st section piece
That would be the primary reason of course old partner
Any idea if or when there will a recording available of Roman Tryptych?
Thundersley had a quick bash at the 3rd Section piece last night. Pleased to say it got a big thumbs up from everyone, there is something for everyone to do.
Top F going to a top A are the 1st two notes for the Eb Basses!! :clap: :biggrin:
Looking forward to first run through "Imperium" on Sunday evening - a question before then from our percussionists - a lot to do, and how many of them will the piece require?
3rd section perc requirements
Timpani:- Three timpani.
Percussion 1:- Suspended Cymbal, Large Tom, Snare Drum.
Percussion 2:- Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Tam, Tam, Glockenspiel, Tambourine.
Ours don't know yet.
Did a bit of digging on "Imperium" - apparently it's based on the Thomas Harris book of the same name, about Cicero's rise to power in Rome from obscurity.
Like the 1st section piece, looking forward to listening to a few of those.
I've actually heard it's based on the 4 part book series Emperor by Con Iggulden. Someone I know spoke to the composer and he told him that. Ran through it Monday night, great piece but is going to be a challenge to a lot of bands. Same pressure on the tenor horn player like the area piece as the 2nd movement starts four bars in 6/4 on their own!!!!
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