Soft and Subtle

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ploughboy, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

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    I know this won't be for everyone, but i'm seeking a certain type of piece. I dont' know what it is, but i know, it will be quiet, not too exposed in terms of solos, relaxing, calming, soft and subtle, not raising it's dynamic head much over MF,

    Any idea's?

    It's to break up a program for a contest that's gonna be packed full of fire and verve and i just want a nice soft mushy moment in there . . .

    thanks in advance fellow tMP'ers!!

    Garry
     
  2. MissRepiano

    MissRepiano New Member

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    Irish blessing? Gaelic blessing? A nice arrangment of a hymn tune of some kind? Maybe? I'm not good with advice, not the best person to give a first reply!
     
  3. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

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    everyone's the best person to give advice, I hadn't thought of Irish blessing, it's another to get out and play around with. thanks! :)
     
  4. Anno Draconis

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    Donegal Bay (bari solo)
    Domen (flugel solo)
     
  5. brassneck

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    How about 'The American Dream' (Elgar Howarth) ??
     
  6. dyl

    dyl Active Member

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    Mid All The Traffic (Shenandoah) ??
     
  7. jingleram

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    Moon river
    I'll Walk with God
    Both good pieces!
     
  8. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

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    Shepherd's song
     
  9. AmandaD

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    A Little Prayer, Evelyn Glenny arranged by Bob Childs

    Amanda.x.
     
  10. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

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    What about Roger's Lazy Days of Summer?
     
  11. JesTperfect!

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    How about 'Hymn for Diana' - that's beautiful.
    Or anything posted above!
    Especially Mid all the Traffic. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful pieces ever written.
     
  12. englishgill

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    How about Prelude to the 49th Parallel OR For the love of a Princess (from Braveheart) both really nice mellow pieces and not too taxing for anyone
     
  13. Chunky

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    How about In Perfect Peace?
     
  14. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

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    have a look at "A Quiet Moment" by Philip Sparke. Lovely piece.
     
  15. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

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    If you have a delicate bass trom what about the Alan Fernie's I Only Have Eyes For You?
     
  16. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    I know leigh baker did an arrangement of something that i think was from romeo and juliet for his wedding but i dont know whether its for sale and i cant remember what its called, so really im no use! Ill ask John tonight he might remember but it was a ver pretty piece
     
  17. leisa

    leisa Active Member

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    also irish blessing???
     
  18. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

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    I've done an arrangement of John Rutter's The Lord Bless You and Keep You - that's very reflective. Let me know if interested - you can hear it on my website.
     
  19. Scongie

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    Is it Elergy? we got it on the stand at the moment but it's quite exposed for cornet, euph, trom and the back row. Nice Piece though.

    Vvitae Lux? can get a bit loud though

    Mid All the trafic has already been mentioned but is one of my personal favourites.
     
  20. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmm the highlighted bit of Garry's post makes it difficult - as far as I can remember (of the pieces I know which isn't all of them) most of the pieces mentioned here have a "big blowy" section where the whole band is playing at a decent f if not ff but its really tricky to think of any piece that stays at or below mf.

    So to add to the good suggestions here, and ignoring the dynamics how about:

    Prelude on an Irish Folk Tune (Sparke)
    Gaelic Blessing

    The only two pieces I can think of that meet all of Garry's criteria are

    Serenade for Toni (Sparke again)
    Whispering Brass :eek::eek::hammer
     
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