Ones that got away....

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by toby hobson, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. toby hobson

    toby hobson Member

    Composers who you would have loved to of written for brass band or written more for Brass Band.

    John Williams
    Robert Farnon

    move if worth a thread, or if not been done before.....
  2. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Some of those died before the brass band format was really settled - Tchaikovsky (1893) and Musorgsky (1881).

    I've always thought that Shostakovich would have made a great band composer - cheeky 20th century tunes with real artistic merit that you can really hum coupled with an approach to harmony strongly rooted in traditional ideals - exactly what moderately forward-looking banders are after (and generally failing to find) nowadays. But you've got to wonder how much of that was due to the repressive nature of the regime he worked under - maybe a commission for British brass band would have been less accessible...
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
  3. toby hobson

    toby hobson Member

    yeah sorry, there was a certain amount of accessing the space time continuum in the suggestions!!!
  4. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely worth a separate thread this, so I've split it out from the 'Nimrod' thread :tup
  5. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    I'll have to have a proper think, but can I add George Gershwin to the list?
  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member


    In that case, I can't leave JSB off the list...
  7. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I can :biggrin:
  8. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

  9. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Interesting how many Eastern European names are coming up so far...

  10. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Michel Legrand

    Still a chance of it happening..
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
  11. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Beethoven - Love his music.
  12. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

  13. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Jon Lord
  14. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    All those slab-like textures - that could have worked very nicely. Good one.

    Or maybe Bruckner for big band, anyone? :eek:
  15. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Arranged by Frank Bernaerts maybe???
  16. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    John Foulds
  17. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Slight tangent I know , but I work with his grandson !
  18. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I would have liked Frank Zappa to have written for band. Nearest living equivalent will now be Django Bates.
  19. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Did Holst only write Moorside suite for band?

    If so, I wish we'd had more from him....
  20. bbbluey

    bbbluey Member

    Arthur Butterworth

Share This Page