Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by debsjg, Dec 30, 2010.
Just wondering if anyone can tell me what the 1st Bari part to Pagannini is like?
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Just over A4 size, about 8 pages. All white with staves and lots of notes on it in black ink
Seriously, if the look on our 1st baritone players face was anything to go by then I don't envy you. Its at times like this that I'm glad I play tuba.
It's white and has lots of black lines and stripes on it!
Seriously, it's a pretty well balanced piece of meat.. A little something to get your teeth into but not too evil (if my memory serves me correctly)..
Bring on the Bass Quartet!!
It's not that bad...few bits of flying fingers but relative to some of Wilby's stuff it's eminently playable.
lots of bits buried in the band. there's a couple of fast bars for both baritones in the semi-quaver runs, but nothing exposed and high.
i've seen worse!
it's worth asking who really gets in tough? it can't just be the cornets for the sectional bit, and the bases straight after.
Bit of a graveyard for sop players; I have a headstone there, somewhere ... :redface:
true. tenor horns and all the troms get it quite easy. sop, cornets and basses will sleep a little less!
Its a lot easier than the cornet parts.....but then the 1st baritone part always is!
Bass parts are nothing too taxing other than the aforementioned bars. In my view its the cornets, solo horn and euphs who get it tough.
Percussion parts are fab and what you would expect from a great composer.
Ps baritone parts always seem easy when you have a good player it's only when you are not as proficient you realise how effective this voice really is!
It was a little itsy-bitsy joke..... Wasted i see. I'm actually a good enough musician to understand your astonishingly obvious point. Thanks though.......
Glad you can see the point, and I agree cornet parts are rock but looking forward to having ago!
THE BARITONE IS THE WORK HORSE OF THE BAND:clap:
Edit: some baritones could be the work horse of the band! :wink:
Finally, a true expert has spoken.
In some people's hands its the braying donkey....
Oh that's not even slightly contentious! ;-)
I agree, but isn't that because some of the time it's doing a Clydesdale cart-horse's job, on a Shetland pony of an instrument?
<Stands back, dons anti stab-vest>
I played the barking-iron part to this a couple of years ago when I was young and foolish.
Mostly mid-range, playable and very tutti. Lightning fingers and 3 lungs needed for the finale.
Enjoy! If you don't know the piece well, it's a real treat to rehearse and perform. I think I've now done it 6 times through the years with different bands, with no disrespect to the music, I hope to not see it again for a while!
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