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    But if you want a double entendre, Bob will give...

    But if you want a double entendre, Bob will give you one
  2. I'm sure there must be an ex service person on...

    I'm sure there must be an ex service person on here who played with the b and - I never saw them but knew of them back when I was out there last in the late 70's
  3. Thanks Dave - the way things are looking I might...

    Thanks Dave - the way things are looking I might just have to start a band! You don't have any contacts for the former band at JHQ Rheindahlen do you? It was a band made up of mainly expats and...
  4. Cheers - I hadn't thought to go there! Sadly, one...

    Cheers - I hadn't thought to go there! Sadly, one of the bands is a University/College outfit and the Trinity Brass website is defunct. If anyone has contracts for that band it would be useful as...
  5. Seeking opportunities in the Dusseldorf area as player or conductor

    I am shortly relocating to Krefeld in Germany and am looking to either join a band as a player (Cornet/Soprano Cornet/Flugel), or as a conductor (I have most recently been the MD of a 3rd section...
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    You would be doing a public service though - if...

    You would be doing a public service though - if you own another 10 trombones at least those 10 won't be being played by others......[/removetongueincheekmode]
  7. Bands in Dusseldorf/Krefeld/Moenchengladbach area

    I would like to get in touch with anyone in the Dusseldorf/Krefled/Moenchengladbach area - in particular, are there any members of the former JHQ Rheindahlen band still living in the area? If so, is...
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    "From The New World" was one of the first major...

    "From The New World" was one of the first major contest pieces I played back in the late 60's early 70's and I enjoyed playing it so do understand where Ian is coming from - except that of course,...
  9. Interestingly, these people are not as yet on the...

    Interestingly, these people are not as yet on the MU "Ask First" list
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    That's also a good point Mike about the other way...

    That's also a good point Mike about the other way around - I did one of Phil Sparke's works with a wind band and whilst I know he did the arrangement himself, it doesn't have the same feel played by...
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    Totally agree with you there especially Mahler....

    Totally agree with you there especially Mahler.
    Another thing, when a good arrangement does exist, and I have in mind here the Firebird, why do we have to tun it into brass band sound? The opening...
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    Good to see this revived and well done on getting...

    Good to see this revived and well done on getting a rehearsal with Nick Childs. (The youngsters last time really enjoyed working with Richard Evans).
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    Go for an electronic solution - Jonathan Chappell...

    Go for an electronic solution - Jonathan Chappell (who plays in a few bands in our area) does this to great effect. I'm surer the pro percussion guys can point you in the right direction
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    On that note, my favourite Bb is my Selmer Paris...

    On that note, my favourite Bb is my Selmer Paris - awesome instrument recently restored for me by Dean Pelling in Bexhill.
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    That's where the D trumpet comes in useful - just...

    That's where the D trumpet comes in useful - just up a tone again. Easy.
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    Ok, I tested out the idea of any relativity to...

    Ok, I tested out the idea of any relativity to the key of the music using 3 Tchaik Symphonies (1, 5 & 6) and can see that the key has no bearing at aall on the pitch the trumpet part is written in!...
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    The trumpet in G is Benvenuto Cellini spot on...

    The trumpet in G is Benvenuto Cellini spot on with Berlioz @GJG
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    And as Tchaik 1 is D &C, Tchaik 2 is C, 3 & 4 are...

    And as Tchaik 1 is D &C, Tchaik 2 is C, 3 & 4 are in F and 6 is in Bb and A, then even he wasn't consistent!

    What might be interesting is to look at the key of the work itself and see if there is...
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    nope, Elgar for starters is cornets in A for Pomp...

    nope, Elgar for starters is cornets in A for Pomp & Circumstance as is Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien
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    Interesting Dave - but why then are most...

    Interesting Dave - but why then are most Orchestral cornet parts written for cornet in A and not Ab? (remembering also that the cornet is not an exclusively brass band instrument). It's rare for...
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    Thanks to all at Scaba - and I thought also some...

    Thanks to all at Scaba - and I thought also some wise words from Paul Cosh too - particularly his comment on the area test piece cd's - spot on!
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    Good information but surely the people engaging...

    Good information but surely the people engaging the band should find the music - I have never had to procure my own music for a theatre gig.
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    Last time I checked, there is no issue with...

    Last time I checked, there is no issue with lending music.
    Edit: You beat me to it Phillip.
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    Just looking at the large numbers of transfers...

    Just looking at the large numbers of transfers just before major contests suggests people are moving about anyway. I went to see Grimethorpe in Concert a while back - they had 4 or 5 deps but do you...
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    Another thread spoilt by pointless comments. ...

    Another thread spoilt by pointless comments.
    There was a time when there were a lot of very helpful people on here, many of whom have been driven away by this sort of inane, juvenile comment on...
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