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Thread: National Finals - 2nd Section Test Piece : Toccata, Elegy & Scherzo

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    You were right Wilky - certainly more interesting than Carnival.

    First movement certainly needs a good strong tongue technique at the lower end. I also like the p passage in the first movement. The whole movement needs dynamics to be controlled and contrasted or could turn into one blast from beginning to end.

    2nd Movement - time for the tongue to get a rest and a quick kip before Mr Barry has written some nice pedal sustained for us. Then at D I love it! We actually get a tune on Bb. Too often we have to sit and listen to the Ebs with the euph get the glory we too get a share!

    3rd movement again nicely written and a sensible range for Bb basses.

    Overall I am loving the piece. We are going to run a movement or 2 in a concert tomorrow night. Be interesting to hear what Joe Public thinks.
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    Any band staying in "Cedar Court Hotel Bradford"?????
    We are booked in Saturday and Sunday.

    Helping out Granite City Band then defo into banding retirement.
    Daz's music to finish with.


    Plenty work for 2nd section Daz/Rach!!!!!!
    Would have been good for the 1st section - quite a challenge especially for Tubas, Baris and poor Euph.
    Moira Ross

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    A week to go!!!!!


    Looking forwards to next weekend. The piece is not one of my favourites however it is quite a test at our level with something for everyone (even 2nd bone!!! thanks Daz).

    Good luck to all the bands in all the sections and I have taken a photo of my family to remind me what they look like as I'm not going to see much of them this week.

    Play well everyone!!!!
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    Exclamation Important

    I have had several emails from bands about Tocatta, Elegy and Scherzo asking me wether the Elegy goes straight into the Scherzo with no break.

    Can all bands please note that there is a break in between each movement of the piece.

    I would like to wish the bands competing at the finals the very best of luck for the weekend and also thank them for their kind comments regarding the piece.

    Best wishes,

    Darrol
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    Presumably the adjudicators have also been advised ... ?
    Gareth J. Green
    MD The Egham Band

    "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." [Attr. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)]
    ... which, logically, must make conducting a form of insanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJG View Post
    Presumably the adjudicators have also been advised ... ?
    Certainly hope so Gareth!!

    The score and parts suggest its straight through between 2 & 3. ie no double bar line and rehearsal letters continue from those in Movt 2.
    Ian Clarke,
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    I can confirm that both the adjudicators and Kapitol Promotions have been send the same email that the bands have received.

    Cheers!
    Darrol Barry
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    Thanks Darrol!
    Ian Clarke,
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    Is any other brass teacher taking part in the finals?
    Do you need a day off to take part?
    Are you having to give up a days pay?

    Aye well what is it they say about Aberdonians???

    Very expensive helping out for me - mind you band is playing well when all there and I have plenty to play.

    Like the piece Daz
    Moira Ross

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    And presumably we've now all seen this ... :

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=6396
    Gareth J. Green
    MD The Egham Band

    "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." [Attr. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)]
    ... which, logically, must make conducting a form of insanity.

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    Thanks Gareth. Can't see how much difference it will make putting in a break between movements 2 & 3 to a bands performance if they have been playing straight through!

    I trust we will be enjoying better beer facilities than Stevenage!
    Ian Clarke,
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    Please continue all contest discussion here: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=27145

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