Swing When You're Winning

davidsait

Member
I seem to remember there is an arrangement of some of the music from 'Swing When You're Winning' by Robbie Williams available for Brass Band.

a) Does anyone know who the arrangement is by, and who publishes it?
b) Has anyone ever played it - is it any good?

Cheers,
 
I'm sure it must all be just a bad dream - I've been to a web page which said "Bernaerts Medley Series" :shock: :shock: :shock:
 

blondie

Member
I think some people would agree that some of his stuff can be good as light pieces for concert filling, but other pieces just don't work, nor do it for me i'm afraid.
 

davidsait

Member
blondie said:
I think some people would agree that some of his stuff can be good as light pieces for concert filling, but other pieces just don't work, nor do it for me i'm afraid.
Yeah, thats been my experience as well. I was wondering if anyone knew *specifically* about this one though?

Cheers,
 

Cornishwomble

Active Member
Mike Saville said:
I'm sure it must all be just a bad dream - I've been to a web page which said "Bernaerts Medley Series" :shock: :shock: :shock:
Please, Please send it to me, so I can go to the page of a God!!
 

Cornishwomble

Active Member
davidsait said:
blondie said:
I think some people would agree that some of his stuff can be good as light pieces for concert filling, but other pieces just don't work, nor do it for me i'm afraid.
Yeah, thats been my experience as well. I was wondering if anyone knew *specifically* about this one though?

Cheers,
It's easy to play, and sounds quite good, I played it at a Round Table meal do last month and it went down well.
It's not too difficult so most bands will be able to play it
 

Euph-Bari

Active Member
Roy Taylor said:
It's easy to play, and sounds quite good, I played it at a Round Table meal do last month and it went down well.
It's not too difficult so most bands will be able to play it
Ditto - exept the round table bit lol

play it with my junior band - i like it anyway
 

Keppler

Moderator
Staff member
alright guys.. enough of the Bernaerts-bashing. It's not fair, and it's NOT what tMP.com is all about. Opinions are all very well and good, but putting the boot in on a public forum when an individual is not present to defend, or put a counter-opinion forward is a no-go I'm afraid.

Thanks
Keppler
Mod
 
aw, that's a shame, we'll have to finish it in the pub on Tuesday! :lol: :lol:

(Sorry, Mr Bernaerts! If it's any consolation our MD loves Mama Mia).
 

MattB

Member
I want to speak for all us MD's who have one rehearsal per week and as many jobs as everyone else- I like Frank Bernaerts! Well, some of it. Sometimes his arranging can be, well, basic to say the least but some of it is great! How many bands have entertained people with YMCA? Or played The Mission? Or One Moment in Time? I guarrantee every band at some point or other has pulled out some Bernaerts as a concert filler, and why the hell not!! He serves a very important purpose- easy music that everyone knows and likes. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that you don't use a Bernaerts arrangement to show off the technical side of your band. Use his stuff for what it's intention is- ENTERTAINMENT.

Plus I've just listened to the clip of Swing When You're Winning and think it will be a really entertaining non taxing piece for my band- I think I'll buy it!
 

Despot

Member
MattB said:
Use his stuff for what it's intention is- ENTERTAINMENT.
Hear, hear!

Give them "Prague" at your next garden fete by all means, but if you want to get paid and asked back next year, give them Frank!! :lol:
 
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