Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

Thread: Eric The Viking

  1. #1

    Eric The Viking

    Wanting a tuba album to enjoy? I recommend this one without hesitation ...

    http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/24685.html

  2. #2
    Super Moderator PeterBale's Avatar
    Join Date
    18.12.2002
    Location
    Hadleigh, Essex
    Posts
    20,496
    I'd definitely endorse that recommendation: contrasting repertoire, including some unaccompanied, some with band and some with tuba quartet, with some very interesting jazzy numbers. I am particularly enjoying Frode Thingnaes' "Concertino for tuba" but it is all brilliantly played and well worth splashing out on.
    Peter Bale
    BBb bass, Hadleigh Temple Band
    Alto sax, Salvation Army Symphonic Wind Ensemble
    tMP band, Whit Friday 2004; tMP band, Hadleigh, April 2005

  3. #3
    This album just gets better each time I listen to it. This guy makes things sound so easy. The variation of timbre and technique throughout the entire range (both extremes) is outstanding! Jens Bjørn-Larsen and Øystein Baadsvik have a worthy peer in their neigbourhood. A modern day Michael Lind? (... and is this CD only available via WorldofBrass?).

  4. #4
    tMP Prime Friend James Yelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    26.11.2003
    Location
    Hinckley, Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,544
    I'd also strongly recommend Tuba Tribute to Fletch featuring a small galaxy (if such a thing is possible) of tuba stars. The entire album is full of quirky pieces of the type which John Fletcher himself, I'm sure, would have loved and played, including his own tuba quartet arrangements of Sugar Plum Fairy and The Can-Can, variations on Nellie the Elephant, an eccentric (what else?) arrangement for electric tubas by Oren Marshall of Caravan, the brilliantly titled Mine's a Large One, and best of all, David Powell reciting his own poem I've Fallen in Love with My Tuba and playing all the accompanying parts. And the profits go to the John Fletcher Trust. Buy both albums!
    Jim Yelland
    Hinckley

  5. #5
    dyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    21.11.2002
    Location
    North Wales
    Posts
    14,791
    Some more posts on the 'Tuba Tribute to Fletch' CD here: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14823

  6. #6
    tMP Prime Friend WorldofBrass.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.04.2003
    Location
    1 Tiverton Street, London, SE1 6NT
    Posts
    1,716
    Quote Originally Posted by brassneck
    (... and is this CD only available via WorldofBrass?).
    I haven't noticed it available anywhere else yet.
    One of the things I love about my job is coming across artists like Eirik (the Viking) Gjerdevik and bringing them to a wider public by making their CDs available through World of Brass.

    Look out soon for an incredible album from Jon Sass, tuba like you've never heard before!

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by WorldofBrass.com
    ... Look out soon for an incredible album from Jon Sass, tuba like you've never heard before!
    ... if it's 'Sassified', I have it!

  8. #8
    tMP Prime Friend WorldofBrass.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.04.2003
    Location
    1 Tiverton Street, London, SE1 6NT
    Posts
    1,716
    Quote Originally Posted by brassneck
    ... if it's 'Sassified', I have it!
    Sounds like you need to be our 'buyer'!

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by WorldofBrass.com
    Sounds like you need to be our 'buyer'!
    - you should try his 'Heavy Tuba' albums as well (... including a very interesting interpretation of 'Pictures At An Exhibition')

  10. #10
    tMP Prime Friend James Yelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    26.11.2003
    Location
    Hinckley, Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,544
    Quote Originally Posted by WorldofBrass.com
    I haven't noticed it available anywhere else yet.
    Well, you wouldn't have, would you??!!

    But in the interests of good healthy competition, try the Midland CD Club

    http://www.midland-cd-club.co.uk/

    or The John Fletcher Trust

    http://www.johnfletcher-tuba.co.uk/
    Jim Yelland
    Hinckley

  11. #11
    tMP Prime Friend WorldofBrass.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.04.2003
    Location
    1 Tiverton Street, London, SE1 6NT
    Posts
    1,716
    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland
    Well, you wouldn't have, would you??!!
    Yes, actually.

  12. #12
    tMP Prime Friend James Yelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    26.11.2003
    Location
    Hinckley, Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,544
    Quote Originally Posted by WorldofBrass.com
    Yes, actually.
    Ah, my apologies. Always read the entire thread. It's the Erik the Viking CD which is only available from WoB. It's my own fault for introducing the subject of the Fletcher CD. Sorry about that. Sackcloth and ashes and all that.........
    Jim Yelland
    Hinckley

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland
    Ah, my apologies. Always read the entire thread. It's the Erik the Viking CD which is only available from WoB. It's my own fault for introducing the subject of the Fletcher CD. Sorry about that. Sackcloth and ashes and all that.........
    - but I hope you have bought Fletcher's 'Le Tuba Enchantee' CD ... a must have!

  14. #14
    tMP Prime Friend James Yelland's Avatar
    Join Date
    26.11.2003
    Location
    Hinckley, Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,544
    Quote Originally Posted by brassneck
    - but I hope you have bought Fletcher's 'Le Tuba Enchantee' CD ... a must have!
    If only. I had never heard of this recording before ( I missed the original Tuba Tribute thread because I was on holiday). I looked at the King Record website, but of course, the CD has long been deleted from their catalogue.
    Jim Yelland
    Hinckley

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland
    If only. I had never heard of this recording before ( I missed the original Tuba Tribute thread because I was on holiday). I looked at the King Record website, but of course, the CD has long been deleted from their catalogue.
    http://www.jpophelp.com/scripts/prod...=Cher&dnum=200

    (you'll find it after "Cheryl Bentyne - Talk Of The Town (Japan Import)")

    tracklist:-
    1. Ouverture Miniature from 'Nutcracker Suite' (Tchaikovsky) - tuba quartet
    2. Chanson de Matin (Elgar)
    3. O Du Mein Abendstern from 'Tannhauser' (Wagner)
    4. Song Of The Flea (Mussorgsky)
    5. Non Piu Andrai from 'Le Nozze Di Figaro' (Mozart)
    6.>9. Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba (Hartley)
    10.>12. Sonata fur Basstuba und Klavier (Hindemith)
    13.>16. Sonatine fur Basstuba und Klavier (Jennifer Glass)


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •