Suggestions for a concert based around film music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by fartycat, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    I'm looking for some help with programming Gillingham Band's next concert.

    We're doing a "stage and screen" theme and are rehearsing all the usual suspects.

    However I'm looking for a couple of slower numbers that are preferably cornet light (or scored just for lower band) to give the cornets a break in what will be quite a heavy programme for them.

    Can anyone help and suggest a few ideas? Thanks in advance.
  2. John_D

    John_D Member

    used to enjoy 'Can you read my mind' from the first 'Christopher Reeve' Superman film.
  3. repiano83

    repiano83 New Member

    Darrol Barry's arrangement of "Somewhere out there" (An American Tale) would be good.
  4. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End ... I assume there is a brass band arrangement, the concert band arrangement is amazing.
  5. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    As Time Goes By (from Casablanca) slow number with feature on trom and euph
    Gabriels Oboe (from The Mission) - the Studio music version arranged Bertie features flugel
  6. There isn't a brass band arrangement of this available yet. However, it is currently in production & had it's first airing at a band's rehearsal last week.
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    If your euphonium player fancies it, if I remember correctly Elgar Howarth's arrangement of "I dream of Jeannie" uses the cornets very sparingly, if at all. Featured in the 1952 biopic of the same name on the life of the composer, Stephen Foster.
  8. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    Hymn to the Fallen maybe?
  9. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    There is a Pirates arrangement out there though from the first couple of films? If I remember correctly, the one I played went on for three pages so it might not fit into the category of a 'light blow' ;)
  10. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member


    ... absolute kick in the teeth for cornets as I recall; certainly the Sparke version at any rate. The Van Der Woude arrangement is slightly less demanding, but not by much ...
  11. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Lots of stuff springs to mind. How about the following

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow (horn solo) from the Wizard of Oz
    Feather Theme from Forrest Gump
    Prelude 49th Parallel from the movie of the same name
  12. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    The ten piece arrangement uses no cornets as i remember. A nice arrangement too.
  13. sionrhysjones

    sionrhysjones Member

    I love film music in brass, heres a few of my fav's

    Hymn to the fallen (from Saving private Ryan)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Harry potter and the philosophers stone
    Batman ark-ham asylum
    To save a Princess (Braveheart)
    Forrest Gump
    Great escape
  14. nigeb12

    nigeb12 Member

    Indiana Jones
    Prelude to La Traviata (Pretty Woman)
    Riley Ace of Spies
  15. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Don't forget, Zulu. Not Cornet friendly, but a stonking piece of music.
  16. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    Really?! Having played Van Der Woude on 2nd man down I wouldn't exactly describe it as a 'kick in the teeth'....
  17. Basstiger

    Basstiger Member

    Band of Brothers? Lovely arrangement for brass band by Michael Kamen arranged by Darrol Barry
  18. sunshine

    sunshine Member

    My heart will go on - from Titanic, lovely tenor horn solo.
  19. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    Crimson tide has gone down well with my players
  20. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    I'm glad you reminded me. I need to put that on ''The Least Favourite'' thread! :tongue:

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