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    Torchbearer London Overture Variations on...

    Torchbearer
    London Overture
    Variations on Maccabaeus
    Evolution
    ?
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    So it seems to be pretty much agreed ch....

    So it seems to be pretty much agreed
    ch. Torchbearer
    1st. London Overture

    but has anyone got info on the rest?
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    Poll: The original question was aimed at practice...

    The original question was aimed at practice outside of the band rehearsals.

    does the instrument come out of the case BETWEEN band rehearsals?

    in my case the answers is , very rarely and...
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    Yes, true in sport I think it's quite simple -...

    Yes, true

    in sport I think it's quite simple - desire to win
    Sports teams want to win first and foremost, and if people with a particular racial background are better equipped for the sport they...
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    Simple solution. change the name to the...

    Simple solution.

    change the name to the National Cahampionship, my nationality is UK (check your passport).

    if Scotland wants to become independant it should not be allowed to pick and chose...
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    Poll: How often do you practise?

    Practice defined as:
    - not a band/orchestra/group rehearsal - just you
    - not a lesson - again, just you
    - minimum 15 minutes

    I missed out a 'Never' choice, could an admin person add it - or...
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    Didnt think that through did I :-)

    Didnt think that through did I :-)
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    Thats younger than me, not old in my books. :-) ...

    Thats younger than me, not old in my books. :-)

    and im not yellow either
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    No, I don't think ask old music is bad. My...

    No, I don't think ask old music is bad.

    My problem is with much of the old music written for players, audiences and instruments in a different era.

    I much prefer to play, and listen to more...
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    So want something old, "with tunes", well that's...

    So want something old, "with tunes", well that's nice for you but maybe some other payers wide like something a bit mordant modern with rhythms and discords?

    your post implies that anyone younger...
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    I'll give my answers to these questions when we...

    I'll give my answers to these questions when we get to see/hear the pieces

    Would love to say yes to all 3, but hopes aren't high :-(
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    but that performance, great as it may well have...

    but that performance, great as it may well have been, was over 60 years ago, most of todays players were not born (and for many neither were their parents) then.

    todays players need to be hearing...
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    A different point of view. When I hear the...

    A different point of view.

    When I hear the top bands I want to be dazzalled/amazed.
    I want them to play stuff that me (and my band) could dream of playing.
    This can be technical or musical...
  14. Thread: tMp on iPad

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    The problem appears to be with the browser in...

    The problem appears to be with the browser in using, Dolphin.

    I've contracted them to see I'd they cab get a fix sorted
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    over rehearsed piece = boredom :x

    over rehearsed piece = boredom :x
  16. Have you tried any SA corps? I'm sure most of...

    Have you tried any SA corps?

    I'm sure most of them use the new books and would probably haver a set of the old ones as well.
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    I recently sat in on a rehearsal with a band who...

    I recently sat in on a rehearsal with a band who are preparing for the finals.
    the test piece is unplayable without photocopying the parts.
    Impossible page turns mean extra copes are required.
    ...
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    Ruled by the dead? Are they the last people...

    Ruled by the dead?

    Are they the last people Scotland could agree on being the right choice?
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    to be ruled by Europe?

    to be ruled by Europe?
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    what utter rubbish !!! gggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    what utter rubbish !!!

    gggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    If it really isn't woking on trumpet/cornet maybe...

    If it really isn't woking on trumpet/cornet maybe it would be worth trying something a little larger?

    After all you have probably grown a little since you last played, and sometimes it's a little...
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    The principal Euphonium is one chair of 25 in a...

    The principal Euphonium is one chair of 25 in a band, no more a good indicator than the solo baritone, 2nd horn, BBb bass or even (dare I say it) percussion.

    A good test piece would challenge, and...
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    I heard a rumour that it's new compositions for...

    I heard a rumour that it's new compositions for 3rd and 4th sections - still might be crock of *&^@ :-)
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    congrats, you got to hear every performance at...

    congrats, you got to hear every performance at every area contest.

    Are you Dr Who? I don't know any other time travelers :-)
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    a bit unfair to compare the Areas, where every...

    a bit unfair to compare the Areas, where every band has to take part if it wants to move up the grading table, and Butlins where bands only enter if they choose to, it's also not long before the...
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