Swing When You're Winning

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by davidsait, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    I seem to remember there is an arrangement of some of the music from 'Swing When You're Winning' by Robbie Williams available for Brass Band.

    a) Does anyone know who the arrangement is by, and who publishes it?
    b) Has anyone ever played it - is it any good?

  2. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    It's by Frank Bernaerts. Score sample and MP3 sample here.
  3. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Thanks dyl.
  4. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    I'm sure it must all be just a bad dream - I've been to a web page which said "Bernaerts Medley Series" :shock: :shock: :shock:
  5. blondie

    blondie Member

    I think some people would agree that some of his stuff can be good as light pieces for concert filling, but other pieces just don't work, nor do it for me i'm afraid.
  6. davidsait

    davidsait Member

    Yeah, thats been my experience as well. I was wondering if anyone knew *specifically* about this one though?

  7. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Please, Please send it to me, so I can go to the page of a God!!
  8. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    It's easy to play, and sounds quite good, I played it at a Round Table meal do last month and it went down well.
    It's not too difficult so most bands will be able to play it
  9. bladder

    bladder Member

    Frank Burnarse + swing = NO!!!
  10. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    Ditto - exept the round table bit lol

    play it with my junior band - i like it anyway
  11. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    If i remember rightly it's not too bad but the links between each song don't very well.
  12. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Can anyone confirm or deny the rumour that Frank Bernaerts has no clutch in his car?

  13. bladder

    bladder Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    He probably drives 'round in a dirty great bus! Downhill only
  14. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    I can't wait till his first test piece comes out!!
  15. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    He drives and automatic - automatically from gear to another!
  16. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    alright guys.. enough of the Bernaerts-bashing. It's not fair, and it's NOT what tMP.com is all about. Opinions are all very well and good, but putting the boot in on a public forum when an individual is not present to defend, or put a counter-opinion forward is a no-go I'm afraid.

  17. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    aw, that's a shame, we'll have to finish it in the pub on Tuesday! :lol: :lol:

    (Sorry, Mr Bernaerts! If it's any consolation our MD loves Mama Mia).
  18. jonford

    jonford Member

    We can't really take the mick, he's probably loaded!!
  19. MattB

    MattB Member

    I want to speak for all us MD's who have one rehearsal per week and as many jobs as everyone else- I like Frank Bernaerts! Well, some of it. Sometimes his arranging can be, well, basic to say the least but some of it is great! How many bands have entertained people with YMCA? Or played The Mission? Or One Moment in Time? I guarrantee every band at some point or other has pulled out some Bernaerts as a concert filler, and why the hell not!! He serves a very important purpose- easy music that everyone knows and likes. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that you don't use a Bernaerts arrangement to show off the technical side of your band. Use his stuff for what it's intention is- ENTERTAINMENT.

    Plus I've just listened to the clip of Swing When You're Winning and think it will be a really entertaining non taxing piece for my band- I think I'll buy it!
  20. Despot

    Despot Member

    Hear, hear!

    Give them "Prague" at your next garden fete by all means, but if you want to get paid and asked back next year, give them Frank!! :lol:

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