Coventry Variations

jafe

Member
hi everyone anybody played or looked at their parts for this yet if so, what are your opinions of the piece
 
Hi. I played it last night with City of Cambridge. First time I've played/heard it. Not a bad piece, but I don't think I would be up to playing it for the next couple of months would do my head-in. Reminds me of Christmas...don't know why that is.
 
yup..played it a couple of times now.
from third cornet point of view, interesting piece but not difficult.
big blow for the lower band and some wicked mute changes.

liked it when i first heard it
 

Rambo Chick

Member
As a piece i can't decide if i like it or not (coventry variations). played through and started working on it at our band and i don't think im really lookin forward to workin on it for two months. but we shall see. and whats to be done has to be done i suppose....

Carolyn
flugel, united co-op yorkshire
 

Rambo Chick

Member
BottyBurp said:
I like it. Loads of interesting bits in it. The Chorale should improve stamina!


You got that right! The chorale's a real lip killer!!! :evil:

Carolyn
flugel,
united co-op yorkshire
 

horn1

Member
We've not spent much time on Coventry Variations yet, what we have done I like!! There are a few bits that raised a few eyebrows but I think as everyone gets to know the piece it should be more enjoyable for everyone!
 
My band is not playing Coventry Variations but I do love listening to it and will definitely be going into listen to some of the 1st section bands play it.
 

JessopSmythe

Active Member
BottyBurp said:
The Chorale should improve stamina!

Or turn your lip into a quivering jelly if you blow through it first rehearsal back after christmas, just after "warming up" with fanfare prelude and just before a "quick blow through" Gregsons Variations on Laudate Dominum :?

Should be a good piece once I get my lip back in :)
 

BottyBurp

Member
In all honesty, I made the band do a fair bit on the Chorale as a sort of test or punishment, to determine who had been playing over Christmas :lol: and those that hadn't got their instruments out at all... :evil:
 

timbloke

Member
I've said it before and i'll say it again...

how am i supposed to get my cup mute out in the 6th variation...

Didn't like it at first, but as we get better at playing it, it sounds a better piece. i think it'll grow on me... i hope it will.
 

yorkyboy

Member
timbloke said:
I've said it before and i'll say it again...

how am i supposed to get my cup mute out in the 6th variation...

Didn't like it at first, but as we get better at playing it, it sounds a better piece. i think it'll grow on me... i hope it will.

Our Trom has asked the same question!! We have found a few mistake s already without really rehersing it which is a bit annoying considering the cost of the music. I like the piece though and should split the bands up, especially the end and I think Variation 6 could be a deciding factor
 

Phil Green

Supporting Member
If anyone's interested Fodens will be performing this as part of our RNCM Festival of Brass Programme next Saturday night (17th). On this occasion we'll be conducted by Bram himself. :D

Maybe you can grab him in the interval to ask your mute questions. ;-)
 

Drew

New Member
"not spent much time"

That's a bit of an understatment ! We've been through it once (with half a band!), and we're not likely to touch it again until after Preston !

By the way Phil, I'd get the RNCM to be very proactive with their security I anticipate their's going to be a few mini disc players smuggled in !
 

Aidan

Active Member
:shock: i hope thats not the one i've just agreed to dep for!
better get back in practise
 

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