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Thread: Best Test Pieces of the last 10 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by centralbankofdad View Post
    Almost anything by Peter Graham.
    harrisons dream is one of the greatest test pieces ever. but for balance and sheer music i think Eric Blls FESTIVAL MUSIC TAKES SOME BEATING

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    In no particular order:

    Audivi Media Nocte (Waespi)
    Spiriti (Doss)
    Lyonesse (Dobson)
    Eden (Pickard)
    Aubade (Aagaard-Nilsen)

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    Quote Originally Posted by critic View Post
    harrisons dream is one of the greatest test pieces ever. but for balance and sheer music i think Eric Blls FESTIVAL MUSIC TAKES SOME BEATING
    Where IS that "Like" button ?

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    So many to choose from, but it has to be Titan's Progress for me, without a doubt. I also like Spirit of Puccini (Pallhuber again) and Malcolm Arnold Variations (Ellerby). I'm getting into Electra too, which is another Ellerby piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass Man View Post
    I'm getting into Electra too, which is another Ellerby piece
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveflug View Post
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    my list is exactly what this thread is about. The best ten pieces written in the last 10 years (although St Magnus mag be a little older now)
    In no particular order:
    Rococo Variations
    Vienna Nights
    Titans Progress (simply awesome)
    Dreams (again simply awesome)
    Power of the soul
    St Magnus
    The Drop
    And the river told
    Macbeth
    Torch bearers
    Lyonesse
    Tortion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass Man View Post
    So many to choose from, but it has to be Titan's Progress for me, without a doubt. I also like Spirit of Puccini (Pallhuber again) and Malcolm Arnold Variations (Ellerby). I'm getting into Electra too, which is another Ellerby piece
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    Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Elvis View Post

    At the risk of summoning He-who-must-not-be-named I also enjoyed "James Cook"
    "Torchbearer" are faves as well.
    Jame Cook as most enjoyable played but you could have guessed that anyway ,followed by "Wayfarer"
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    some folks have very interesting definitions of "10 years"........


    Curious that most of the test pieces listed (that have been written since 2002!) are top section.
    Someone said Saint-Saens Variations, I only heard it a couple of times but really liked it. There must be some other 'lower section' gems out there too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accidental View Post
    some folks have very interesting definitions of "10 years"........


    Curious that most of the test pieces listed (that have been written since 2002!) are top section...............................
    There must be some other 'lower section' gems out there too?


    High Peak (2012) !
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    Lower section gems look no further than Dark Side of the Moon by PLC and Penlee by Simon Dobson two superb pieces and great for both listener and player
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenmrry View Post
    Lower section gems look no further than Dark Side of the Moon by PLC and Penlee by Simon Dobson two superb pieces and great for both listener and player
    Just pressed "Like" button !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sherunkle View Post
    High Peak (2012) !
    Though I love most of Eric Balls wonderful musical portfolio, I must say "High Peak" (and I've played it) never reached the heights for me.

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