Wotz your favourite test piece.

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Pete Watson, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Pete Watson

    Pete Watson Member

    Hi all,
    With the regional's just around the corner it got me thinking I wish I woz going 2 b getin mi teeth in to "the Land of the Long White Cloud" (and not Pentacle), wotz your Favourite test piece?
  2. TubaGeek

    TubaGeek Member

    Journey into freedom is nice. That's probably my favourite, but then I haven't heard that many!
  3. Pete Watson

    Pete Watson Member

    I have played that one myself on the horn, awesome I must agree. Tiz up there wi the best.
  4. flugelman

    flugelman Member

    Completely agree with you Pete. Land of the Long White Cloud it is!!
  5. HornMaster

    HornMaster Member

    Has to be 'Essence of Time' for me

  6. hicks

    hicks Member

    That's one of my favs too.
    I always thought my Black Dyke recording of 'Life Divine' sounded impressive. Not sure if I have the lungs to do the trom part justice though.
  7. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    I can never choose between Pagannini Variations (Best piece of bass section writing I've ever seen) and Tallis Variations (Best BBb Bass part I've ever played) but it would certainly be one of those two.
  8. TubaBee

    TubaBee New Member

    The devil and the deep blue sea!
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I agree, "Life Divine" is absolutely awsome.
    My all time favourite.

    - Wilkie
  10. Martin

    Martin Member

    For me it's between Pagannini and Journey Into Freedom ( although I do really enjoy Epic Symphony and the middle movement of Royak Parks):clap:
  11. Of all the recent test pieces my favourite has to be Music of the Spheres by Philip Sparke.

    And just a bit further back you can't beat Mr Holst's Moorside Suite!
  12. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    A really wonderful atmospheric piece.
    The Grimey recording sends shivers down my spine, it's an emotional experience.
    A well played "Resurgam" triggers a similar reaction.
    - Wilkie
  13. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Well it as to be James Cook Circumnavigator by Gilbert Vinter every time
    but another fav will be
    The Wayfarer by Eric Ball which i won on with my old band in 2007 what a great perfromance it was as well.
    Would never get tired of playing those 2 pieces at all.
  14. Pete Watson

    Pete Watson Member

    4got 2 mention Ballet for Band, Champ Section Regionals 1988!
  15. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Contest Music, then Blitz or Vienna Nights.
  16. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    for me it has to be Cambridge Variations.
    unfortunately never had the chance to play it :(
  17. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Similarly I really enjoy listening to "Contest Music" (Heaton) but never had the opportunity to play it.

    - Wilkie
  18. Pete Watson

    Pete Watson Member

    I think i have met u, did u play at Kippax on EEb about 4yrs ago (ish). I helped out on 2nd Bari at the area, once under Ian Collie and the othet under Jim Davies.
    If it tiz thee "hello there"
  19. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Yeeeeeeees !! - I gotcha Peter.
    Didn't you play on "Passacaglia" ?
    You brought Rob Brown to the band for which we were very grateful.
    t'other time was (I think) at Preston under Jim when I think we played "Prisms"
    I don't think we were showered with glory on either occasion !!
    Nice to hear from you Peter - keep blowing.

    - Wilkie
  20. Pete Watson

    Pete Watson Member

    Yeah thats me, can't remember the pieces though.
    I hav lost touch wi Rob in recent yrs, he did a spell at Carlton Main, he isn't there any more. U heard owt of him?

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