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    All the relevant information is here: ...

    All the relevant information is here:

    http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/o/o797.html

    The correct 1st line of the hymn is "One More Step Along The World I Go"; the tune is named as "Southcote"
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    Dave, you need to remove the semicolon from the...

    Dave, you need to remove the semicolon from the link to the band website.
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    Some, possibly; not all I don't think. The thing...

    Some, possibly; not all I don't think. The thing that sticks in my mind the most from reading David Read's autobiography "Beyond The Box" is on page 129/130, where he writes, "I believe that the...
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    Not relevant, I know, but a long time ago we once...

    Not relevant, I know, but a long time ago we once went to Watford, as it was then, think it was 3rd section areas, with 17 players, and came 5th.
    Just saying ...
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    National contest rules allow for 25 brass players...

    National contest rules allow for 25 brass players plus percussion as needed. A normal band line-up is:
    1 x sop
    4 x solo cornet
    1 x rep
    2 x 2nd cornet
    2 x 3rd cornet
    1 x Flug.
    3 x horn
    2 x...
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    How can you do that without going one short...

    How can you do that without going one short somewhere else?
  7. Thread: Errata

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    Not really fair; I wasn't "berating" you, merely...

    Not really fair; I wasn't "berating" you, merely stating that unless there are compelling reasons for using it as a special effect, I find the routine use of contrary dynamics to be unhelpful....
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    Agreed, but (and perhaps I should have been more...

    Agreed, but (and perhaps I should have been more specific in my original comment) I was not really complaining about the use of such techniques in more esoteric music, but more the seemingly routine...
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    Clearly if a composer has a requirement for a...

    Clearly if a composer has a requirement for a "special effect" involving dynamic contrasts that might not be immediately apparent from the score, then he has little choice but to use whatever...
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    I'm not sure; following your comments to their...

    I'm not sure; following your comments to their logical conclusion seems to indicate that there can only ever be one musically valid performance of a work, ie. one that follows the composers...
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    Agreed. And I'm not seriously advocating the...

    Agreed. And I'm not seriously advocating the adoption of H & N markings either, however I do think they are not as unhelpful as contrary dynamics.
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    Depending on the acoustic, quite possibly. As...

    Depending on the acoustic, quite possibly.

    As Vernon Handley was fond of saying, "if composers had any idea how their music was supposed to go, there'd be no need for conductors at all" ;)
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    In principle, yes. Particularly since as a...

    In principle, yes. Particularly since as a halfway-competent conductor I can easily indicate that without having to stop the rehearsal to explain it ...
    Besides, I would hope that a half-decent...
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    Brings us round to the same problem though;...

    Brings us round to the same problem though; unless you also mark "Players xyz are soli" on all the other parts, how are the rest of the band supposed to know?
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    Well, I take your point, even though I disagree...

    Well, I take your point, even though I disagree with it! I think if a composer isn't prepared to give a conductor some interpretative leeway, and insists on indicating his intentions to the n'th...
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    Suffice it also to say that in almost half a...

    Suffice it also to say that in almost half a century's professional activity, variously as a player, conductor, arranger and typesetter, I have never ever seen a dynamic attached to a bars rest, nor...
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    There is absolutely no logic at all in marking...

    There is absolutely no logic at all in marking dynamics in bars rest. Players do have ears, you know, even if sometimes they apparently fail to use them. What is the player going to do, count...
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    For example, I've happily used a Bach 1.5C in a...

    For example, I've happily used a Bach 1.5C in a Bach Strad Bb for years, but when I bought my Schilke B5 the 1.5C just didn't work. Same as I said before, creates a "kickback" effect. So I use a 16C4...
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    Maybe so; haven't tried the S backbore. I've...

    Maybe so; haven't tried the S backbore. I've always experienced a distinct "kickback" feel with the articulation - difficult to describe exactly - when I've used any Warburton with any Schilke. Then...
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    You don't say what instrument it's to go with. My...

    You don't say what instrument it's to go with. My own experience with Warburton was that in general they didn't work well in combination with Schilke leadpipes; I use a Schilke 12B4 for soprano. But...
  21. Thread: Breathalysers?

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    I always thought it would be a good idea to have...

    I always thought it would be a good idea to have breathalysers at contest registration; anyone with a blood/alcohol level of, say, less than twice the legal driving limit would be barred from...
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    I'm really not sure. If I have time over the...

    I'm really not sure. If I have time over the weekend I'll have a sift through some of my old cassette tapes.
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    In all fairness, someone should point out that...

    In all fairness, someone should point out that Tuba Miriam has in fact gone from being a fairly mediocre (I don't think he would argue with me!) cornet player in a 2nd section band to being a...
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    Reducing mouthpiece pressure?

    ... Suppose this would be one way: (you'll need to click "see original listing" to see the photo)
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  25. Thread: Batons !

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    Prefer not to use a baton at all ... Sorry!

    Prefer not to use a baton at all ...

    Sorry!
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