The Ultimate 25 minutes

IYOUNG

Member
Apologies if this has been done before but as we are in the midst of compiling favourites,

what would you all include in your ultimate 25 minutes entertainment contest programme.

Not going to volunteer to put all the answers on a spreadsheet mind :(
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Five consecutive performances of John Cage's 4'33''! (Think about it - no split notes, no adjudicator moaning that anything was too loud - ensemble well and truly balanced - what more could one ask? :) )

But seriously folks ( :? ) That'll take some thinking, but I'll pm you when I've come up with one!
 

Bones

Member
March - Ravenswood

Overture - Carnival Romain

Solo - Napoli (heard Roger Webster do this and was stunning) or if we do a slow one, either Meditation from Thais or Your Tiny Hand is Frozen. Kirsty Abbots has played both of these for us and they are both pure gold. Biased I know but she is a cracking player.

It's a lovely day tomorrow - We've been doing this a lot and it is one of Howard Snell's best

Finisher - Procession to the Minster - Old and well used, but I cannot help but get goosebumps on the closing chords.


There's my pick, wouldn't win any prizes though cos it doesn't involve dropping your trousers, slapping your thighs or dressing up in a Construction workers outfit and singing a Village People Medley.

But hey who cares. I wouldn't listen to that type of codswallop anyway, give me a tune anyday of the week. :wink:
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Bones said:
There's my pick, wouldn't win any prizes though cos it doesn't involve dropping your trousers, slapping your thighs or dressing up in a Construction workers outfit and singing a Village People Medley.

But hey who cares. I wouldn't listen to that type of codswallop anyway, give me a tune anyday of the week. :wink:
Well, think about it: it could be worse; dropping your thighs and slapping your trousers, dressing up as a village person and singing a construction worker's song.... :roll: :lol:
 

lynchie

Active Member
Jan Magne Forde's world music suite (Mardis Gras in New Orleans, Lokkeslatten, Domen, Ejala, and Kongolela) was the best I've done...
 
drummergurl said:
Bones said:
Finisher - Procession to the Minster - Old and well used, but I cannot help but get goosebumps on the closing chords.


if i remember right, thats an arm breaker for percussion
and it's also the best piece i've very played at our youth band. Ever.

I've been in the band for 6 years!
 

johnflugel

Active Member
Variatons or Partita by Wilfred Heaton, they are both about 25 minutes long :wink: - that would be my preferred choice to trombone trios droppong their trousers.

John
 

Darth_Tuba

Active Member
This is a hard one, and I'm not sure on timings for a lot of pieces, so I'll just pick five pieces and have done!

Opener: Valero (Grimey did it in their winning programme a couple of years ago and we're doing it at the moment, probably why it sprang to mind)

Tuba Solo: Czardas (what can I say, I'm bias towards tuba solos and this has always been the biggest crowd pleaser of the lot)

March: The Wizard

Nimrod (Eric Ball arrangement. One of the best bits of music ever written, and although the brass arrangement aint quite the original, I'll stick it in anyway!)

Finisher: Procession to the Minister (had to go with this too, played by every man and his dog, but still great when done properly!)
 

Darth_Tuba

Active Member
lynchie said:
is there really any need for a march?
No, but A) I like them B) Audiences like to hear them C) The one I picked isn't really heard much and D) It's my programme so I can put whatever the hell I like in there! Concentrate on your own boccings please!
 
Darth_Tuba said:
March: The Wizard
Excellent choice. Much under performed march in my opinion - can anyone advise of a good recording? I had one one audio cassette but misplaced it some time ago - not sure who was playing it - it was live - possibly at whit friday.
 

Dave Payn

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sober_phil said:
Darth_Tuba said:
March: The Wizard
Excellent choice. Much under performed march in my opinion - can anyone advise of a good recording? I had one one audio cassette but misplaced it some time ago - not sure who was playing it - it was live - possibly at whit friday.
Don't know it, but is this by William Rimmer? If so, it's on one of the BBC compilations of Listen to the Band subtitled Quick March. Should still be available, I reckon.

Hope this helps.
 
sober_phil said:
Darth_Tuba said:
March: The Wizard
Excellent choice. Much under performed march in my opinion - can anyone advise of a good recording? I had one one audio cassette but misplaced it some time ago - not sure who was playing it - it was live - possibly at whit friday.
You can get it on cd:

Whit Friday Marches - Delph Highlights 2003

Hepworth are playing it. The composer is George Allen. You can get the cd from 4barsrest not sure about anywhere else.
There you go Phil, don't say I never do anything for you!!
 

Aidan

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think its besses not hepworth :p;)
remember it cos our 2nd euph player lost my music and i had to busk the whole thing, and we ended up 5th beating fodens and fairys :)
 
Nadia said:
think its besses not hepworth :p;)
remember it cos our 2nd euph player lost my music and i had to busk the whole thing, and we ended up 5th beating fodens and fairys :)
Was going to say that the cd list must be wrong, but it turns out that there are two recordings on the cd of The Wizard, one by Hepworth and the other by Besses. Both right then! :wink:

4. The Wizard, George Allen, 5.19
Hepworth Band, Mark Bentham


10. The Wizard, George Allen, 5.20
Besses O. Th. Barn Band, Michael Dowrick


Bit strange putting the same piece on a cd, bet they both sound very different, probably because your busking! :p
 

Vickitorious

Active Member
Trumpet blues and Cantabile

Solo - Higgy Jig / Variations on a Welsh theme (horn solo) :p

Light Walk

An Irish Blessing

Slaughter on 10th Avenue
 

EIBB_Ray

Member
Dave Payn said:
Five consecutive performances of John Cage's 4'33''!
You could probably win IF you could actually keep a brass band silent that long. It virtually defies the laws of physics.
 
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