Trittico - Curnow

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by pantarheipaul, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. pantarheipaul

    pantarheipaul Member

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    What are your experiences playing and rehearsing Trittico by Curnow?
     
  2. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

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    The trombone mute changes are the beginning are pretty much impossible.
     
  3. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

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    It's a bit of a blow. Often underestimated and subsequently murdered by lower section bands, because it isn't full of hemidemisemis.
     
  4. Aussie Tuba

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    I played this in 2002 and it was the first contest peice I ever played. I must say I enjoyed the experience. Played with Geelong West Brass Band in Victoria, Australia.
     
  5. JesTperfect!

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    Strangely, played it for the first time today!

    Quite liked it. But we only ran it through, with everyone totally sight-reading (youth band rehearsal too, so perfection was clearly NOT achieved!).

    I'd say that it's damn difficult to read, and it's probably worth Sibelius-ing the solo cornet parts at least.....don't know what the other parts are like obviously, but the front row is often splt into four seperate parts...a nightmare to read.
     
  6. Crazysop

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    Hated it at first, but it really grew on me.
     
  7. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

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    The bass part is great!!
     
  8. cockaigne

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    It is musically very satisfying, a big piece, but not too 'notey' so within reach of 2nd section bands who have the necessary technique and ambition.

    The trombone mute changes at the beginning are possible - just! - if you're ready for them, and the tempo taken isn't too fast.

    Overall it's a great piece, one I wish we heard more of...
     
  9. Baritonedeaf

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    I love the improv section, and just after that. Fantastic music. :-D
     
  10. brassbandmaestro

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    That's my favourite part, to!( I wonder why!!)
     
  11. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

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    I rather like the short EEb Bass solo. tricky but nice to play
     
  12. umchacha56k

    umchacha56k Member

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    This!
     
  13. simonbassbone

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    We've just played it at the Folkestone Own Choice contest and came 4th :)clap:). Very enjoyable piece to play and rehearse. Plenty of good solos and enough to do to keep evryone busy.
    And a good piece of music.
     
  14. cockaigne

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    Lovely baritone tune at the beginning too as I recall... :)
     
  15. MightyForester

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    Re-write the penultimate bar for percussion into 4 lots of 3/4 from 12/8 (I think!) to get it to match up.
     
  16. simonbassbone

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    So thats what he was doing?
     
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