who pays the ferryman

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by south bank, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. south bank

    south bank New Member

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    back to rehearsals tonight after xmas break and not looking forward to one piece our md has chosen for coming season "who pays the ferryman" its the worst piece ive ever played. Is it just me or are others of the same opinion
    brian
    baritone south bank band
     
  2. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

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    ooo I think I have a recording of that one!

    is that the one with the gravelly electric guitar part in it? > : )
     
  3. Roger Thorne

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    The Royal Doulton Band recorded this piece years ago!
    I couldn't remember the tune so I've had a look on t'internet.

    Have a listen!

    http://www.libralion.com/ferryman.htm

    :wink:
     
  4. IckleSop

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    Nothing against the band of course,
    the piece is terrible! i really dont like it!
     
  5. manx_yessir

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    Couldn't agree more!! :roll:
     
  6. MattB

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    Does that mean you won't be best chuufed when I get it back out then Andy!!!!!

    Only kidding, been there, played that!
     
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    Never heard of it, don't think i want to now! :)
     
  8. Dave Payn

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    Must admit, not a favourite piece of mine! Still, we at Croydon are getting over the disappointment at not having enough players to enter the regionals, but I've set them an ambitious programme for a proposed concert in May (including Vizcaya, if we get enough bums on seats - to make up for missing out at the areas!) in the hope that (when advertising for players again!) we can attract a few so that we don't have to rely too heavily on deps. Pieces like Barbarian Horde, Harmonious Variations on a Theme of Handel and some antiphonal brass numbers - with the cornet section spread out around the church! Fingers crossed......... I definitely won't be including Who Pays the Ferryman!
     
  9. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

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    Can't be as bad as "The Cuckoo", trust me...
     
  10. Despot

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    I have that on an old tape somewhere gathering dust.

    Not much of a piece! Probaly well known at the time......

    Burn it! :D
     
  11. PeterBale

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    It's also on the compilation release "Brass to the Fore" - probably the Royal Doulton recording referred to previously. Not a tune I can bring to mind instantly, but that is often the case with chart songs and TV themes that can have a very short shelf life. I wonder how many other similar items are tucked away in band libraries across the country :?: :!: :lol:
     
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    A work of true compositional genius......
     
  13. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

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    Anyone remember playing the theme from Clochemerle. That was another 70's TV theme.

    :wink:
     
  14. PeterBale

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    I can't remember whether we did it with Festival Band but we definitely did with the school orchestra - lovely excuse for some raucous, out-of-tune playing :shock: :wink: :lol:
     
  15. Keppler

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    Yup - it is! I've got this one - the first band cd I ever purchased, in fact - in my youth! There are a few nice pieces on it now that I think about it!
     
  16. Accidental

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    Oh my!! :shock:
    This reminds me of playing in school fetes when I was about 10 (yup, that long ago!) along with other classics like Lara's Theme, Wichita Lineman, Zambezi etc etc!
     
  17. south bank

    south bank New Member

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    school fetes

    wish i could remember that far back.......mind you takes me all my time to remember last week!
     
  18. Despot

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    Tidying up the library with a young band member (14) last week, we came across a score of "The A-Team". "The who?" I was asked!

    If they don't know the "A-team", forget "Ferryman"! :D
     
  19. Keppler

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    even I've never heard of Ferryman, Despot. Little hope for the youngster methinks..
    course, I'm only a young chap myself 8)
     
  20. PeterBale

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    Follow the link and you can find out all about it :!: :wink: :lol:
    http://birdland.netfirms.com/Ferryman.html
     
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