The bells...the bells...

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by fartycat, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. fartycat

    fartycat Member

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    We've just started looking at Harrison's Dream for the Masters. I would be interested to find out what other bands are doing for the bell effects in the middle. I think we're going to use a set of crotales plus a few tubular bells thrown in for good measure...

    Also, is it just me or does the piece sound remarkably like Short Ride in a Fast Machine by Adams. The woodblocks...the cornet rhythms...the loud shock notes on bass drum... :eek:
     
  2. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

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    have seen it done on triangles. Never seen the score, or anyone else play it, so don't know if that is normal or not.
     
  3. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

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    I have never heard a brass band version but was recently loaned a wind band recording. I did think the same thing, you are not alone!
     
  4. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

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    We haven't really looked at it yet, with Les Preludes the number one priority at the moment, so I have no idea what we're going to be using. I don't think I want to be hitting whatever it is with my mouthpiece as suggested on the part though :shock: When is someone going to write a piece where they need the sound of an Eb Bass player opening a can of Stella 10 bars from the end? :roll:
     
  5. Kerwintootle

    Kerwintootle Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  6. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

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    you cant drink any though.. it would spoil the ambience
     
  7. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

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    Hmmmm... perhaps it could be an off stage solo followed by a swift exit to the bar?
     
  8. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

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    musical belch as the last solo note of the piece?

    Disclaimer: Kepps in no way supports the potential abuse of beverage stemming from possible composition ideas based on this post. Blah de blah
     
  9. Despot

    Despot Member

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    ...how about slurping solo?
     
  10. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

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    Heh, reminds me of a solo I had to play once and the style was marked aomething along the lines of ... "drunkenly"

    Of course, a good excuse to start drinking before I start playing ... although would I be right in thinking we do that anyway? :D
     
  11. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

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    Harrisons Ping!

    Wind chimes...
    give each player a single bit of chime to *ping!*

    ;-)
     
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