Soprano Cornet Bude Metric Brass
It's not how you play ... it's the way how you play it!
tMP Banding Boffin Award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, tMP Saddo Award 2007, tMP Best Picture Award 2008
My Public Domain Arrangements
There is an interview with Philip Sheppard in today's Times. Interesting points include the fact that he was given just 3 months to research, arrange and score all 205 anthems and 6 days to record them all with the LPO. Editing included cutting Uruguay's 6 minute marathon down to 1 minute, and having to loop Uganda's anthem, which is only 9 bars long, to make it long enough for the flag to get to the top of the flagpole (he needn't have bothered - they haven't won any gold medals).
Bass Trom, City of Coventry Band
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.
Uganda have just won a gold medal in the Men's Marathon. Looking forward to hearing the 8 or 9 bars looped, so that the anthem is long enough to see the flag to the top.
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I can't actually believe I'm about to say this but after hearing it for the last two weeks I've actually grown to quite like it.
(Incidentally, one of my housemates from uni, who actually happens to be a euphonium player, was the man responsible for recording every one of the anthems- I think he did rather a good job!)
My Score Exchange Site
A man once accused of being able to write a melody...
A wise man once said, "Pointing out a fallacy in someone's argument is not the same as pedantically and persistently pushing it down someone's throat whilst completely ignoring other points that are made."