Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Hells Bones, Nov 11, 2008.
What do you guys think it is?
It's possible I've pushed the Acrobat to the top of that list on my own.
Not a solo admittedly - more of a feature - but 76 Trombones seems to have a little place of hatred in my trombone sections' hearts!!:sup
C Bb/ AF/CA/F--, anyone who knows me will recognise this early notation from my favourite solo and signature tune. The bitching I have put up with, about 30+ years of this solo, you would not believe!
The problem is, I love it and so do the entertainment contest adjudicators! I will not name it, so as to allow a little dignity to remain when I have it played at my funeral!
Never, ever, ever agree to play trombone for The Music Man, 76 trombones in every key you can imagine, grrrrrrrrrrrr
We used to sing "Ma-ark Smith, Mark Smith, Mark Smith" to it (quietly, of course):wink:.
My pet hate is "Solitaire".
Oh, Lynchie, you are so not on your own. I LOATHE this piece.
Think Tuba smarties there always someone that ******* about it! lol
nessun dorma - nice piece, played to death
"Orange Juice" - ditto !
O Holy Night. Bah Humbug!
On which instrument Dave? Each time I see you play, it's on a different instrument! Is there a section of the band that you haven't played in?
I have dabbled with other solos, but from hearing my mentor Dave Gough play it, back in 1972, with Pressed Steel Fisher Band, I was determined that it would become 'my piece'.
Steve Cooper took the p' terribly about it, along with his attempt at a Brummy accent, " Alright?" -ing me all the time!
Sadly, it looks like I have hung up my mouthpiece for the last time. Travelling distances are becoming more of a concern to me, and some bands in this area think of you as an 'has-been', as a soloist, at my age! The problem is, the longer I leave it, the more likely that supposition will become.:cry:
I have still to experience the joy of regular tuba playing, but my wife won't have one in the house!
If it could be arranged, perhaps you could do a guest soloist spot for Gretton - although we're not quite in the West Midlands.
Bendedictus from 'The Armed Man' gets heaps of stick from within, but it's amazing that the people who moan most about it go away humming the main theme...
The happy hippo.....
I just despise it. Not showy enough to get away with not being funny, not funny enough to get away with being easy. Just plain tedious.
I've flatly refused to play it on more than one occasion.
And people act so surprised when I refuse to play it
Aren't you given a choice, Duncan?
Tuba Smarties might be bitched about but it still entertains the audience, even better when the soloist dresses up.
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