TEST PIECES & HOUSE NAMES

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  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    How many of you have got your house named after a Test Piece or anything connected with music/brass bands.
    The Name of my house is
    Le Roi d'YS
     
  2. NeilW

    NeilW Member

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    Nope.

    Our house is called "Hacienda", and no, it wasn't named after the nightclub in Manchester, or indeed the chain of shops either :)

    It was actually called "Spanish House" when we bought it, and it IS Spanish style - down to the white stucco plaster and tiled floors downstairs, so "Hotel California" also was in the frame.
     
  3. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    Nope... but I know someone whos house is called "Allegro"....

    :)
     
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

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    Did you really call your house that? Fair enough if you did - 'Main Street' would have been too easy wouldn't it? Also, while the house was being built, did you call it 'March To The Scaffold'?
     
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    Could always name part of it after Pink Floyd's "The Wall", or "Windows" by Petr Eben ;)
     
  6. WorldofBrass.com

    WorldofBrass.com Active Member

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    Roy Roe lives at 'Rienzi'!
     
  7. Syrup

    Syrup Member

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    I can't remember whose it is, but I'm pretty sure someone has theirs named Waverley
     
  8. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

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    My house number is 43.

    Sometimes, when rehearsing a testpiece, we go from bar 43.
     
  9. jonford

    jonford Member

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    This is a funny thread! My car is called the green machine and that was before Peter Graham's composition! Might name our new student house something though, not found it yet, with student digs suppose it will more likely be Blitz than Harmony music!
     
  10. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Somebody who used to sit not too far from me at band has called her new house "Ravenswood". :biggrin:
     
  11. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    I think if I called my house anything, when I get my own place, it would be PRAGUE cos everyone hates it.... :lol:



    Oooooorrrrrrrrrrr............ something else...... dunnoooooooooo
     
  12. cornetkate

    cornetkate Member

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    I haven't personally but isn't Derek Broadbent's house called "Andante"?
     
  13. andyp

    andyp Active Member

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    Our house is called "Belmont" (number 6 in the hymn book!), although we didn't name it, my wife's aunt owned it previously and it was her mother's favorite hymn.

    IIRC Richard Evans's house was called "Sinfonietta", but I think he's moved.
     
  14. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

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    I heard from an unrealiable source that Kenneth Downie's house was/is called "Kantara" - hence "music from Kantara" apparently the house was named by the previous occupants and Kenneth Downie never knew what it actually meant - the piece was written there so hence the title.
     
  15. davidquinlan

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    I stayed in a place called Kantara Village, near Limassol in Cyprus. Maybe that's where it's from?
     
  16. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

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    As everyone in the North East probably knows, the Wayfarer pub in Haswell County Durham was so-named by John and Linda Cook of Ever ready when they owned the pub in the 80's. (and it's named after the Eric Ball piece)
     
  17. brassneck

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    ...only definition I could find was "mountain water cascades over boulders in the stream" and that was from a place called Sukantara, in Thailand.

    http://www.sawadee.com/chiangmai/sukantara/details/
     
  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

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    Well imagine if your house was called:
    'Variations on an Enigma by Edward Elgar arranged by Eric Ball but only the excerpts as used for the National Brass Band Championships of 2003'

    Personally, I'd have just settled for 'Nimrod'

    :)

    My house on Arran is called 'Harefield'. Any brass band pieces called Harefield out there? Perhaps someone could write one. Come on bunny boy, this one's tailor-made for you..... :)
     
  19. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    You could always turn it into an anagram in homage to the Man Utd thread:

    "Ha - ref lied"

    ;) ;) ;)
     
  20. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

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    I know someone who has called his house Resurgam!
     
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