William Himes

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by leisa, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    has anyone tried the william Himes flugel-0horn concerto if so wht dya think i love it its great! :D
  2. Nope, but Jubilance is a very good one aswell. Solo for cornet. You just have to hear it some times, and then it's really good!
  3. jd

    jd Member

    Flug thing

    Hi Leisa. Have tanked through it and it is brill.
    Love William Himes in general and this under-played piece is one of his best.

    See ya soon,

    John. xxxx
  4. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I remember playing that with yb2k. It was a very interesting piece for a young bass trombone who'd only been banding for 6 months...
  5. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    His arr of Amazing Grace is stunning! I was going to arrange it, but compared to Mr Himes version, it would come second best, if even that.
  6. BobRalston

    BobRalston Member

    The Household troops band recorded a CD of William Himes music. I expect that World of Brass will post the details soon.

    Well worth a listen!
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    The cd - Himes (revisited) - is currently on offer at a special price from the Household Troops Band website:

    It doesn't include "Jubilance" or the "Concertino for Flugel Horn", but there are some other very fine compositions well played by the band.
  8. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Re: Flug thing

    its brill i love it!! im gonna do it at my college concert hopefully but we have to decide on 2 mvemnts cos its too long to put in fully...but its too hard to choose! :? :shock:
  9. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Sounds good - where can I get a copy?

    Rach x
  10. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    There are some gorgeous moments in his arrangment of Amazing Grace. Other arrangers try to emulate that, but never succeed. But I suppose imitation is the greatest form of flattery....
  11. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    mine came from just music i think...but it took ages to get here i was gonna do it for one of my auditions so i thought i was ordirin it in advance wen i ordered it about 7 weeks before :roll:
  12. beard_4b

    beard_4b Member

    another good William Himes cornet solo is Caprice for Cornet which is very similar to Jubilance with a jazzy middle section and a bit of harmon mute work.

    The solo is played by Carl Saunders on the Household troops band cd Hime (revisited)
  13. Di

    Di Active Member

    Does anyone know if Caprice for Cornet has been published yet?
  14. Fern

    Fern New Member

    Hi Does any one know when 'Concertino For Flugel Horn' was written?? just I am hoping to play it for a uni assessment and they like to know when it was written.
    Fern x
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    According to the preview for the 2010 RNCM Festival it was a 1992 commission from the River City Brass Band in Pittsburg.