Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by bassendworld, May 20, 2009.

  1. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

    Hi Folks

    Some ideas please

    4th section band seeking new ideas on Overtures available to use for up and coming concerts

    Nothing to old please

  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    How about Bryan Kelly's Provence?
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  4. Columbo

    Columbo Member

    Poet and Peasant always a good one for 4th section.
  5. Tam O Shanter

    Tam O Shanter Member

    Gilbert and Sullivan March of the Peers is very good - although it's not really an overture it's very similar in style.
  6. JR

    JR Member

    If your front row can play the runs at the end you shouldnt be in the 4th section!

    And it's really old hat...

    I like A Tameside Overture - would be difficult with the time changes but great tunes

    John R
  7. trombone-john

    trombone-john Member

    Saddleworth Festival Overture
  8. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    The Barber Of Seville;
    Yes it might be old hat but still a good overture to play and would be good for a 4th section band to have a look at.
  9. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    I don't remember Rimmer's arrangement of the overture to "Die Zauberflote" having anything too taxing in it.... but then, I am a bass player so nothing very taxing tends to come my way in overtures as compared with the end chairs.

    From an audience point of view it's very recogniseable as well, and rehearsing it really helps build precision because there are so many 'verticals' in unison down the score.

    Good fun too.
  10. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    Die Felsenmuhle, Reissiger arr. Drake Rimmer...super piece...currently working it up with a 4th section band...bit of work for cornets, but all the runs are laid well.

  11. Jack

    Jack Member

  12. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Although I've nothing against the traditional "March ... Overture ... etc." concert opening format, I've recently started occasionally substituting some film theme music for the overture, on the grounds that todays movies are in a sense the "mass entertainment" equivalent of the Opera, which, unlike the elitist pursuit it is seen as today, did in fact constitute entertainment for the masses in the 18th/19th century. Therefore, the "Movie Theme Music" is, in my mind the direct equivalent of the Overture. Seems to go down well enough with the audience, especially if I take the trouble to explain it, and would also seem to fit your original stipulation of "Nothing too old please".
  13. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

    You could try Dennis Wright's "Glastonbury" a lovely sound and not too tricky.
    A shorter bright opener is "Celebration" which you can hear at www.pdfbrass.com
  14. Goff Richards Jubilee Overture would be a decent challenge for fourth section.
  15. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

    Thanks Andy will PM you in a while quite like the look at some the stuff here

  16. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

    Thanks Gareth, I tend io agree with yopu trouble is we use a lot of film music as it is - usually end of both halves so need a bit of variety