tMP Piece of the Week #1: Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball


As far as I am concerned it is one of the finest pieces that I have played and more recently conducted. It can be very descriptive and exciting or it can be very plain, it all depends on the ability of players which you have in the band, no one can hide.

steve butler

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Oh dear, some kind souls have resurected this thread and I have just realised that in my post I confused the piece with Festival Music! :oops: Most embarrasing.


Brings back great memories of my time at Staybridge.
One of the best endings in any test piece IMO - and much copied by the pieces that have followed.
Its one of those pieces that people still rattle off before rehearsal to warm up - well i do anyway :oops:

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