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    Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5

    I'd like to add this piece to our library. I've found three reasonably priced Brass Band arrangements online: One is arranged by Trevor Grimes. The other two are from two different retailers, neither lists an arranger; one is published by Wright & Round. These two may be the same arrangement...
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    death or glory

    If you haven't yet obtained a copy, email me at [ jobriant@garlic.com ].
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    Democrats to flee the country?

    Methinks your universe is hollow in the middle. You've described two extremes; most people are somewhere in the middle.
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    Beethoven -- Good Transcriptions?

    Sounds like a nice arrangement. I'll consider it. Can you make it available one step lower (concert keys of Bb and G rather than A and C)? And will parts then be available? (I think you have my email address.... drop me a line.) Jim O'Briant, Gilroy, California, USA Music Director / Staff...
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    Beethoven -- Good Transcriptions?

    Thanks for this information and suggestion. I should have some time during the next 10 days to do that. im O'Briant, Gilroy, California, USA Music Director / Staff Arranger The Pacific Brass Band www.PacificBrassBand.org
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    Beethoven -- Good Transcriptions?

    Can you give any insight into the difficulty level of these arrangements? We're not afraid of a challenge, but we're not as strong in some sections, so I try to allow for this when selecting music. I pretty much know what's currently available, from searching on the websites of several Brass...
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    Beethoven -- Good Transcriptions?

    Thank you! If Symphony No. 5 doesn't work out, Egmont is also a great composition. Jim O'Briant, Gilroy, California, USA Music Director / Staff Arranger The Pacific Brass Band www.PacificBrassBand.org
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    Beethoven -- Good Transcriptions?

    The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven. We would like to play one or two of his pieces during our 2020-2021 season. In particular, I'm looking at Symphony No. 5, either the opening movement or the entire symphony. This is available, in an arrangement by...
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    Democrats to flee the country?

    > I shan't post anything with even a hint of my political views on here again. Good.
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    Democrats to flee the country?

    The USA HAS NO FAR LEFT. Everything that the more liberal Democratic Candidates propose is, in every other developed country, considered middle-of-the-road, everyday common-sense, standard operating procedure. There is ONLY ONE developed country without some sort of national health care for...
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    Review - Hercules Inst. Stand, DS552B (Tuba, Euph, Bari)

    Those rubber crutch tips come in different sizes, to fit crutches, canes, etc. of different diameters. I'm trying to remember what diameter I purchased. I suggest starting with tips for a 1/2-inch crutch or cane, and be sure you can return them for a different size if my guess is wrong...
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    Review - Hercules Inst. Stand, DS552B (Tuba, Euph, Bari)

    I have two of these stands. which I use for BBb, Eb and F tubas. In a Brass Band or Orchestra setting, the tuba (or sometimes tubas, as I sometimes use two different tubas in one Orchestra concert) sits on the stand, when I'm not playing. I also use one of them for a King BBb Symphony Bass with...
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    Euphonium

    I have multiple friends here in California who are greatly impressed with the Wessex Compensating Euphonium. Made in China, but after a couple of years of owning them, they say they're as durable as any American or European brand, that they play well and have good intonation. In the USA they're...
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    "The King's Squad" march by Richard Waterer

    I've found an arranger with the rights to arrange this march, and I'm trying to put together an "arrangement commissioning consortium" -- a cooperative venture of 3 - 5 or more Brass Bands -- to pay for the arrangement at a reasonable price, with each band receiving a set of parts and score to...
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    An arrangement commisioning consortium for "The King's Squad" by Waterer

    A week or so ago I posted a message here, looking for a Brass Band arrangement of Richard Waterer's march, "The King's Squad." Since then I've located an arranger on the European Continent who has the rights to arrange this march, and is willing to write the arrangement for my band, The Pacific...
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