Geeesh... Like we would?! course not... just saying that is what the other percist did- SO in the early stages a month back she wasnt worried about note changes just yet!... we do our job proply!shedophone said:Please dont play the piece with the wrong notes. If Mr Ellerby wanted it to sound like that he would have written it differently.
Even if the adjudicators dont notice, its still not the way to approach a piece.
I wouldnt write top G's for timps either, but if u get a decent 23' it shouldnt sound too bad.
I reckon you'll find that he probably didn't consider how many timps to use, just the notes to play. Could be wrong thoughMorghoven said:It would be interesting to find out how many drums Martin Ellerby originally conceived the timp part for. If four drums, then I guess we'd all better get practising....if five drums, then we should all pressure the people who run our area contests to provide the said drums. When a contest provides the timps you need for a set test piece, then it's up to those of us who have to play them to make sure that they get the right number and sizes of drums. If we ask for what we need and don't get it then that's one thing - but it's no use to complain after the event if we haven't given them a chance to get it right!!
If it was four timps at the original contest then I'm quite happy to stick with four and actually do some practice!! What a shame our band only has three timps.... :?timps said:I played TE at the Masters how ever many years ago at the Masters when it was commissioned for the Contest and we only had four timps.
I've not done TE, but I've done Jupiter (the orchestral version) with 5 timps, and some wind band pieces (like Dances Movements) with 5 timps. 5 is hard enough to manage (to put it mildly!), but 6 is impossible to truly play properly. I think anyone who write for 6 drums to one player should be shot!JamesC said:6 timps is ridiculous, there are some orchestral pieces far more taxing than TE which can be done on 4 or 5.