Pieces for band and choir - your ideas please

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by greatcheese, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. greatcheese

    greatcheese Member

    Anyone got any tips for pieces for band and choir. I'm looking ahead to a Christmas concert and perhaps a couple of finale pieces for each half. The band parts can be as hard (fun to play more importantly!) as you like but the choir parts need to be fairly easy for them to even consider.

    Gordon Langford's Christmas Fantasy has worked well in the past but it doesn't have to be Christmassy, in fact there will probably be too much Christmas stuff already!

    Anything's got to be better than the dodgy medlies that have been picked by the choir in previous years :shock:

    Any top tips please.....
  2. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Handels Mwessiah?

    we did theres no buisiness like show buissiness at my old school!! went down well!
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    We used "Schneewaltzer" at our Civic Carol Service last year and it went down very well - a bit cheesy, but a great one for getting the audience swaying and joining in!
  4. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    oh at SSBB we do 12 days of xmas get the audience to sing and we just sing 5gold rings in different ways one year we had the horn section sing the copa cobana whilst dancin!! but thats not a choir so ignore me!! :oops:
  5. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    saucepan bach :lol: can be acompanied by a quier
  6. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    We do a great arrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody" with our local Am. Operatic Society - it always brings the house down.
    The arrangement is by our MD.
    For Christmas, "O Holy Night" can be done with Choir
  7. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    were doing pomp and circumstance with a chior - wee'll have to had repaeats etc
  8. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    I think that an anglo-cymraeg spell checker is needed for Sospan Fach and choir
  9. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Zadok the Priest works well.
  10. On the Horn

    On the Horn Member

    Sleigh Ride, thats always a lively one.
    And that other one, eh is it the chrismas song that starts "Chesnusts roasting on an open fire...." - I've always liked these - there are loads you can do really , just have to readjust where the verses can be sung or repeat some sections to make sure the choir get some substantial singing in a piece.
  11. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    see "best band pieces EVER!!!!!!!!"!

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