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    (Updated) BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY BRASS...

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    BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY BRASS
    (2013 SCABA BAND OF THE YEAR)



    WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR
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    I so agree with this (unlike the s***e we've been...

    I so agree with this (unlike the s***e we've been dished up with for the National Finals).
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    Are there sound samples for any of these?

    Are there sound samples for any of these?
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    Spot on. There have been many classical pieces...

    Spot on. There have been many classical pieces I've heard which I've thought would be nice to play in a brass band but because of the density and complexity of the scoring, especially in the strings,...
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    I haven't read that?

    I haven't read that?
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    You are joking of course!!!

    You are joking of course!!!
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    And percussion players!!! ;) OK. But if the...

    And percussion players!!! ;)

    OK. But if the player is not aware of the original piece of music that has been arranged and put in front of them they might think it's a fantastic piece...
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    Provocative? Moi! ;) I don't have a...

    Provocative? Moi! ;)


    I don't have a particular problem with composers 'lifting' quotes from existing pieces for their own 'original' composition - it's been going on for years. In fact I find it...
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    Hahaha :tup Good find. And no, they are way off...

    Hahaha :tup Good find. And no, they are way off my Christmas list - grated on the ear after two minutes, I'm afraid.
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    The point here is that Mahler uses 'horns' -...

    The point here is that Mahler uses 'horns' - although the rather weak thin toned sound of the tenor horn can never get anywhere close to the glorious sound of eight French horns in full flight in a...
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    It doesn't matter how well an arrangement is...

    It doesn't matter how well an arrangement is played if there is no chance of capturing the heart and soul of the music, let alone the timbre of tonal sounds, the arrangement just shouldn't be...
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    Classical Composers to leave alone?

    Am I alone in thinking there are some classical music composers that should just be left alone in respect of arranging for band - any band?

    At this particular time I'm thinking of Mahler. One of...
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    Ha-ha - I haven't known you be anything else but...

    Ha-ha - I haven't known you be anything else but blonde!!!! :-D
    Oh, and how on earth can bands go 2 and 2 minutes over time time in a contest restricted to 24 minutes!! :dunno
    I bet Fulham and...
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    No they're not!!!! ;) (yet!!!) PS...

    No they're not!!!! ;) (yet!!!)
    PS Congratulations (again!!) Alex
  15. Thread: L&SC Areas 2014

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    Ha-Ha - I don't think so - although seeing me...

    Ha-Ha - I don't think so - although seeing me prance around in one of those would be more entertaining than listening to 21 performances of this piece!!!!
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    You would have thought that would be the case,...

    You would have thought that would be the case, wouldn't you!!!!!!!
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    I'm sorry - but I'm finding it very, very, very...

    I'm sorry - but I'm finding it very, very, very difficult to get excited about the fourth section test piece............................:(:(:(
  18. Thread: Errata

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    If you use a decent notation program they will!!!...

    If you use a decent notation program they will!!! Won't they?

    What are "compressed rests"?

    Really!!! I have never seen nor have written dynamics in bars rests! I don't understand why you would...
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    In Sibelius with 'Dynamic Parts' if you amend the...

    In Sibelius with 'Dynamic Parts' if you amend the score the part amends simultaneously and visa versa - so what's in the score is in the part. ;)

    Current topic of conversation is Alan Fernie's...
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    This is true but there are still a number of...

    This is true but there are still a number of composers who still use pencil and paper to compose then send the score to the publishers who then notate it to software and publish it (quite clearly, if...
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    Three Saints - Errata

    Having found several errors in Three Saints (Goff Richards) I was wondering whether there was an official errata.

    If there isn't - who does one contact regarding clarification of errors?

    Thanks
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    Because I would be on the phone for a very long...

    Because I would be on the phone for a very long time...........E-mail is probably best me thinks. There's plenty of time for this yet. Got to get Butlins out the way............speaking of which -...
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    Does anybody know if there is an errata for Three...

    Does anybody know if there is an errata for Three Spanish Impressions (4th Section) and if not when would one expect it to be issued? :mad::mad:
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    Oh god! I sincerely hope not..............

    Oh god! I sincerely hope not..............
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    Beat me to it!!! ;-)

    Beat me to it!!! ;-)
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