Poll: Best SA Festival Piece

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by timjones, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. timjones

    timjones Member

    I thought it would be interesting to see what you guys thought with respect to the above topic. I want know the ones that make you tingle when you play/hear them!
    What would you consider to be the greats? I have come up with these (in no particluar order)

    Resurgam
    The Present Age
    Procession to Covanent
    Kingdom Triumphant

    Suggestions are most welcome

    Tim Jones
    The Best (?) Cornet Playing Bass Player in the World
     
  2. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    Apart from Present Age no particular order.

    Present age
    Call of the Righteous
    The Lord is King
    Aspects of Praise
    Pastoral symphony
    At the Edge of Time
    Princethorpe Variations
     
  3. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    Resurgam is not an SA work, was published by a non-army house first!

    At the Edge of Time
    Song of Courage
    The Holy War
    Variations on Maccabeus
    Shine as the Light
    Renaissance
    Quintessence
    Pastoral Symphony
    Canadian Folk Song Suite

    Just a few

    John
     
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Some additonal ones not yet listed:

    Symphony of Thanksgiving, Dean Goffin
    Romans 8, Ray Steadman-Allen
    My Comfort and Strength, Brian Bowen
    Pilgrim Song, Thomas Rive
    Song of the Eternal, Les Condon
    My treasure, Wilfred Heaton
    None other name, Erik Leidzen
    Arise, my soul, arise, Dean Goffin
     
  5. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    No particular order:

    Arise My Soul Arise
    Kingdom Triumphant
    Ratcliffe Highway
    The Holy War
    Divine Pursuit
     
  6. Shommusic

    Shommusic New Member

    March: Rejoice! :lol:
     
  7. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    Song of Courage
    My Strength, My Tower
    Blazon
    Corpus Christie
    Songs of the Morning
    Call of the Righteous
    Truth Aflame
    I know a fount
     
  8. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Is that the one from the 'green' book all them years ago?
     
  9. BreadOfHeaven

    BreadOfHeaven Member

    Festivity is a cracking piece of music!
     
  10. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Toccata - Oh the Blessed Lord
    Just as I Am
    Victory for Me
    Praise

    My Strength, My Tower

    Exodus
    Kingdom Triumphant
     
  11. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    I'm sure it must be. We also had the Orange and Blue Unity series books with gems such as Melodies from Great Composers and Kasangulu. I had to be able to play Merrily Onward and Llanfair from the Orange book before I could join the YP band.
     
  12. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    The best piece from the unity series was definatly the march Stand up for Jesus :wink:
     
  13. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    What about these?

    Hope Variations
    The Call of the Righteous
    Sanctuary
    Holy War
    Southern Cross
    Song of Courage
    Symphony of Thanksgiving
    Shine as the Light
    Isaiah 40 (published by SP&S)
    Renaissance
    The New Covenant - not really an SA piece but religious!

    Paul Drury
    Edinburgh Gorgie Band
    Fuoco Brass
     
  14. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    Factually correct but Eric Ball has often been quoted as saying to the ISB when he first rehearsed it with them, 'Gentlemen, Resurgam has come home'.

    Add Daystar to the list please.
     
  15. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    There is a terrific piece called 'Thy King Cometh' by Les Condon.

    I have an LP from the 1978 congress on which NYSB presented the work (Derick Kane premiered Better World on the same programme), but I have not heard a band play it since. Noone to my knowledge has recorded it either.

    Does anyone on here know anything about it? Carl, maybe you could nudge the right people for the ISB to programme it again? Has anybody here actually played the piece. It is not published incidentally, as far as I know.

    John
     
  16. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

    I wish I had that much influence! If I did then we wouldn't have to worry about Russlan & Ludmilla returning to the stand at periodic intervals!
     
  17. gazrose

    gazrose Member

    Carl, you have the right to remain silent...anything you do say may be given as evidence...blah blah. Being in a concert hall full of policemen was a little overwhelming for me last wednesday!!

    My favourites are (no order)

    The Lord is King
    Present Age
    Song of the Eternal
    Just as I am
    To the Chief Musician

    for fun - Just Like John
     
  18. BobRalston

    BobRalston Member

    I am surprised that Golden Slippers has not been mentioned and we are already on page 2!

    Praise
    Just as I am
    Constant Trust
    Pastoral Symphony
    My Treasure

    and Gorgie Boys Jubilee!
     
  19. Razor

    Razor Member

    Most have been mentioned already but my "Top 20" (in no particular order) are -

    The Lord is King
    Song of the Eternal
    Resurgam( it is published the SA Festival Series)
    At the Edge of Time
    Daystar
    Corpus Christi
    My Treasure
    On Ratcliffe Highway
    The Dawning
    Song of Courage
    The Holy War
    Exodus
    The Present Age
    Aspects of Praise
    My Strength My Tower
    The Kingdom Triumphant
    A Psalm of Praise(Psalm 100)
    The King of Kings
    The Triumph of Peace
    Symphony of Thanksgiving

    Interesting to note that with the exception of Corpus Christi, My Treasure, The Dawning, Aspects of Praise and A Psalm of Praise all the others come from the pens of Eric Ball, Les Condon, Dean Goffin and RSA. What a contribution these 4 composers made to the SA reportoire!
     
  20. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    My apologies :wink:
     

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