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 Post subject: Favorite Concert Pieces
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:12 am 
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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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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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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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My favorite concert pieces are Third Suite by Jager, Suite Francasie by ?, and Sailors and Whales by Francis MacBeth


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Firebird Suite by Strauss


You mean Stravinsky? :wink:


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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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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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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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