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Favorite Concert Pieces

Post by Personal » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:12 am

What is everyones favorite, or least favorite concert pieces and why?

I am a Personal fan of "First Suite in Eb", and "Second Suite in F". I am also a fan of a piece called "The Hounds Of Spring". I also feel that Robert W. Smith has some good piece out there.
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Post by LovableSheep » Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:55 pm

I like both Holst suites also. The Hounds of Spring is a cool piece. I never really thought about what pieces I liked, but I guess it would be the two Holst suites and maybe Blue Shades and Masque. There's probably others, but I can't think of them right now. My least favorite to play would be any Holsinger peice. I like listening to his stuff, but just not playing it for some reason.
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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:26 pm

I could go on for years about my favorite band pieces, but I'm posting for a different reason. I just got a CD with a bunch of overtures arranged for band, and it has The Hounds of Spring on it. Honestly, I can't say I was that thrilled by it. The CD does have a superb arrangement of Malcolm Arnold's Peterloo Overture and Verdi's overture to La Forza del Destino.

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Post by someguywhodoesthings » Thu Jan 09, 2003 5:21 pm

My favorite concert pieces are Third Suite by Jager, Suite Francasie by ?, and Sailors and Whales by Francis MacBeth

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Post by Hostrauser » Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:42 am

SCTOOBA wrote:Suite Francasie by ?
Suite Francaise? It's by Darius Milhaud. His Suite Provencale is even better, in my opinion.

Didn't Milhaud teach at UC-Berkeley towards the end of his life? (late-1960s, early-1970s?) And I can never remember how to pronounce his French name. MEE-oh? MEE-ohd?

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Post by LovableSheep » Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:59 pm

Phantom Phan wrote:And I can never remember how to pronounce his French name. MEE-oh? MEE-ohd?
French names always seem hard to pronounce. Of course I can't even pronounce some English names, so maybe it's just me.

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Post by Wildabeast » Tue Jan 21, 2003 5:54 pm

Didn't Milhaud teach at UC-Berkeley towards the end of his life?
I don't know about Berzerkeley, BUT I do remember reading somewhere that he had a stint at Mills College close by.
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Post by MtRidgeBrass » Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:44 pm

Wow, who knew so many were a fan of the same music that I like?

Anyways for me, my top three favorite songs would be in no particular order:

The Planets by Holst

New World Symphony by Dvorak

Firebird Suite by Strauss

Its a fine list I believe, but there are so many pieces out there, and just different categories in classical pieces. (SIGH) I could keep going forever, but I guess I'll stop.
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Post by musickaerf » Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:30 pm

Third Symphony- James Barnes

American Elegy- Frank Ticheli

Children's March-over the hills and far away- Percy Grainger

Russian Christmas Music- Some Russian guy

American Guernica- ?

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Post by LovableSheep » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:21 pm

musickaerf wrote:Russian Christmas Music- Some Russian guy
Actually, I think Russian Christmas Music is by Alfred Reed.
It is a nice piece.

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Post by Bandmaster » Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:23 pm

musickaerf wrote:Russian Christmas Music- Some Russian guy
Some Russian guy??? :?

Try some American guy, named Alfred Reed! Based on melodies from Russian folk songs. Alfred Reed - Born: January 25, 1921, Manhattan, New York, USA

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Feb 03, 2003 8:01 pm

MtRidgeBrass wrote:Firebird Suite by Strauss
You mean Stravinsky? :wink:

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Post by CaptnContra » Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:47 am

A few of my personal wind ensemble fav's:

Sir Malcom Arnold : English Dances and Scottish Dances

Jack Stamp : Gavorkna Fanfare

Clifton Williams : Symphonic Dances No. 3 "Fiesta"

John Barnes Chance : Incantation and Dance

Elliot Del Borgo : Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

...and of course I have to give some mad props to my favorite composer of all time:

Igor Stravinsky : The Rite of Spring and Petrushka ( I know its a ballet, but man... what a ballet )

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Post by Personal » Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:46 am

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, is piece that the wind ensemble I am in is playing, and it is personally my favorite piece.
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Re: Huh?

Post by LovableSheep » Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:01 pm

Bandmaster wrote:
musickaerf wrote:Russian Christmas Music- Some Russian guy
Some Russian guy??? :?

Try some American guy, named Alfred Reed! Based on melodies from Russian folk songs. Alfred Reed - Born: January 25, 1921, Manhattan, New York, USA

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I thought he wrote it, but I never knew what he looked like.

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