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    Banding & The Weather!

    Because more extreme weather is being forecast for years to come, how much of an impact will this have on many players who travel a fair distance to attend rehearsals?
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    Free Scores & Parts ...

    I thought I'd start a new thread if anybody wants to give free compositions & arrangements to bands, ensembles & soloists. I want to share an arrangement of Resphigi's first suite of Ancient Airs & Dances to anyone interested. There is a problem with Score Exchange at the moment uploading...
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    Online Contest Results Database

    I'm not too sure whether this resource has been posted before on tMP, but I feel that it could become a very powerful tool for analysing the contesting scene (e.g., test-piece choice). It looks like much more data has to be contributed to be more comprehensive from a historical context, but you...
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    Music Education Cutbacks

    In the wake of the cutbacks imposed on local regional councils, music tuition is one of the areas that will be impacted significantly. Rough figures for Scotland include a 25% reduction in Fife (saving £400,000), Midlothian is to cut its music service by £48,000 this year, then £125,000 the...
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    Caption Competition - December 2009

    Let's sneak one in ... how about this one?
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    Sold/Expired FREE Mendelssohn arrangement - Organ Prelude in D minor

    Here's an early Xmas present for any band willing to try this arrangement. It's the Organ Prelude in D minor, Opus 37,3 ... and is a more compact alternative to the arrangement of the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony recently played at Brass In Concert by Grimethorpe. I think it is a showpiece for...
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    2009 RAH Final 17/10/09

    There's a rumour that a major contest is being held in Kensington on Saturday. Anyone heard anything about this? :rolleyes: Seriously, it looks like it's going to be a good competition that I'll miss. Peter Graham's test-piece, Torchbearer, looks like it will test the musicality of bands with...
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    Bug's Corner

    Since I had to re-install Windows on Monday. things have went fairly okay and I thought I was still protected using AVG Pro Internet Security. Infections I have dealt with before and I expected a few as the updates came pouring in. However, something has hi-jacked Google and also disabled my...
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    2009 British Open

    Well, this year's Open is almost upon us and I am looking forward to listening to the bands tackling Titan's Progress by Hermann Pallhuber. The piece, originally written for Brass Band Oberösterreich, seems tailor-made for Symphony Hall's acoustics in my opinion. I expect that most competitors...
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    Sold/Expired G.F. Händel - 250th Anniversary Celebration!

    George Friderich Händel's anniversary of his death in 1759 has been a little mute on the airwaves this year. Not heard much about bands playing his music either! To celebrate my official 10,000th post (this one!), I have decided to release the score & parts of my arrangement of his final...
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    Sold/Expired March Joyeuse - Emmanuel Chabrier

    I was recently asked to send the score/parts of my band version of Chabrier's March Joyeuse to the Mill Creek Colliery Band in Canada for their upcoming "Proms" concert. When looking at the score I decided to revise it, lowering it in pitch as the top C#s in the solo cornet part might be a...
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    Parcelforce 48

    Over the years, I've probably been lucky when couriers have had to deliver items to me ... until maybe now! After a hiccup to two with collection & delivery to the central sorting complex at Coventry, the status of the package has been stuck at "sorted at Central hub" since early Saturday...
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    Sold/Expired Rameau - Pygmalion Overture - A Challenge?

    During the run-in to last year's Open, I was listening to some French Rococo music and Rameau's Overture to Pygmalion caught my attention and I decided to arrange it for band. In the Greek myth, Pygmalion was a gifted sculptor from Cyprus who had no interest in the local women as he found them...
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    Sold/Expired Libera Me from Requiem Op.48 (Gabriel Faure)

    To mark the recent 1000th view of one of my arrangements on sibeliusmusic.com (I joined about 13 months ago ... and also to thank the Old Crown Brass Band for premiering it, the first movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.3, in January), I have decided to release the score & parts of Libera...
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    Remember how good music used to sound? ...

    I've just seen the SA CD advert on telly and wondering if it does the trick for positive advertising? Does it really speak out for modern bands? :confused: View the advert here
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    My Sibelius Question ...

    I'm doing my preparation work for a cornet solo I have been asked to arrange for 'a certain person' and I like to transcribe the solo and piano parts to the programme. I cannot work out how to link crossover parts from bass to treble clefs or vice-versa. Sample of what's required is below. Can...
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    New John Pickard/Christian Lindberg Album

    Has anyone bought this album of music by John Pickard yet? I've only heard The Spindle Of Necessity (1997/8 ), which is for trombone & orchestra, played by Christian Lindberg. It's also got recordings of The Flight Of Icarus (1990) and Channel Firing (1992/3) for orchestra...
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    RSAMD - Repertoire Session with Composite Band, Sunday 26th October 2008

    Repertoire Session with Composite Band, Sunday 26th October 2008, Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow Following the great success of our repertoire session in October 2006, we will once again have use of the RSAMD facilities for a similar event, on Sunday 26th October...
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    Bands On The Telly

    Looks like Cory with Karl Jenkins on Songs Of Praise at the moment!
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    Toyz 'R Us

    Ever remember toys or games you had as a kid that you wouldn't leave alone? I was chatting with some mates at work about this and one game I had to track down was Casdon's Bobby Charlton Soccer, which I remember playing all the time. I wasn't allowed Subbuteo at the time and my parents got me...
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