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Post by phiboy13E3 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:55 am

HartBassDrummer wrote:We at Hart Played Red Line Tango by John Mackey. Last April at the 2005 National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall. It Was flippin Awsome
that piece is flippin awesome. theres just no other way to describe it. oh man... those soprano sax and e-flat clarinet solos. awesome. im not sure id say that it was the hardest piece ive played cause it was so much fun.
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Post by Apache_1979 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:07 pm

Commemoration Overture (Elliot del Borgo)
Feste Romane (trancription: ???)
The Leaves Are Falling (Warren Benson)
Fetes (transcription of movement from Debussy's "Nocturnes")
Tocatta & Fugue in dm (Hindsley transcription)
Music for Prague, 1968 (Karel Husa)
Hammersmith, prelude & scherzo (Gustav Holst)
Danses Sacred And Profane (William H. Hill)


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Incantation & Dance was a blast once you got it down.
"Elsa's" was simply stunning. If you could keep it in tune, it had a quality of "drenched radiance."

Oh... and avoid the clarinet parts to a march by the name of "E Pluribus Unum." It was a knuckle-buster if memory serves.

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Post by PGOK » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:43 am

Apache_1979 wrote: Oh... and avoid the clarinet parts to a march by the name of "E Pluribus Unum." It was a knuckle-buster if memory serves.
More of a tounge twister.
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Post by JazzGeek » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:47 am

Spring-Heeled Jack wrote:
JazzGeek wrote:Castle Park High School - Director Michael Luzak [late 70's]
and I have the albums to prove it.
You have to imagine the stares I got when I went to college [USC] and said: "yeah I played this in high school" when the wind ensemble sight read "Apotheosis". Sadly, both directors retired and the bands' abilities have diminished
Only recently. Mt. Miguel remained a power into the 90s under Roy Anthony.
Mt. Miguel was something under Dean Immel; Castle Park would do exchange concerts with Mt. Miguel back in the day.

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Post by tenorsaxplyr34 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:38 pm

to tame the perilous skies by holsinger. the parts weren't neccessarily that hard, but difficult still,m and they went on for a good 12 minutes with no breaks, so it made for some interesting fun. sounds great though. scootin' on hardrock by holsinger is the most fun and most difficult piece i can remeber doing in wind ensemble..

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Post by Eunuch Provocateur » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:51 pm

Hard Stuff I've done...

Wind Ensemble...

Satiric Dances and Sea Songs---That was the hardest set EVER. I was impressed when, in San Fran in 2003, we got the award for highest score overall because I couldn't play most of the third movement of Satiric Prances thanks to a stupid cankersore...

Concert Band...

Africa: Ceremony, Song, and Ritual-- Geezalou, this was one of the hardest pieces I've EVER played--and I wasn't even IN Wind Ensemble! There was this part at measure 24 where the piccolo and bass clarinet (that's me) have a duet and I could NOT get the timing down for some reason!

The wind Ensemble the year of Africa (Last year) played Rhapsody in Blue (full, memorized Piano solo by one amazing kid at our school. I was impressed) and Pas Redouble (hated it. lol).

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Post by swuster » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:11 pm

Eunuch Provocateur wrote:Satiric Dances and Sea Songs---That was the hardest set EVER. I was impressed when, in San Fran in 2003, we got the award for highest score overall because I couldn't play most of the third movement of Satiric Prances thanks to a stupid cankersore...
Ouch...yeah, those sores are a pain in the neck. I hate it when that happens.
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Post by LoyalTubist » Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:05 pm

I'll say one thing for the 1812 Overture... IT'S LOUD.

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Post by JazzGeek » Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:44 am

The Phantom Tuba Player wrote:I'll say one thing for the 1812 Overture... IT'S LOUD.
Wellington's Victory is louder --- more cannon shots! :twisted:

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Post by LoyalTubist » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:18 am

But there is no tuba part. The tuba was not yet invented in Beethoven's time. So I couldn't have played it, unless it were a band arrangement.

And...

When I was in the Army Band, we used an entire artillery battery for the 1812 Overture. This is an excellent way to build up a good strong fortissimo, since we didn't use an electronic public address system, just natural outdoor acoustics. I stand by what I said.

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Post by lowbrass89 » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:53 pm

th hardest song i have ever played i would have to say woule be fantasies on a theme by hydn. We sight read trough it who knows we might actually perform it later as the year goes by

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Post by trumpetgeek13 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:45 am

simfonia voci (Hollsinger)
tempered steel
the planets
rocky point holiday
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Post by mightyhorn » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:59 am

The two hardest pieces I remember playing in high school were:

Hammersmith (Holst)
Symphony in Bb (Hindemith)

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Post by lowbrass89 » Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:10 am

wow were reading Incantation and Dance for honor band its a difficult piece but fun to play. Once i get the rhythems on the trombone right itll get a bit easier. I really enjoy bass trombone part is fun in this piece. Kinda reminds me of Nelhybels Symphonic Movement

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Post by Flying bird » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:11 pm

Has anybody heard or played a song called Persis before?

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