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 Post subject: Re: William Bolcom
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:03 am 
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Gotta' be one of the most entertaining yet challenging pieces I've ever played, William Bolcom's Machine. One of the most aptly named pieces of music out there, very distinct as a programmatic work, but a whole lot of fun just to listen to, also.

Bolcom's "Machine" is actually the finale to his Fifth Symphony. It was just published seperately. Same thing with Vincent Persichetti's "'Round Me Falls the Night," which is the second movement to his... Sixth?


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PARIS SKETCHES! I fell in love with that piece over the weekend. It's really awesome, especially for percussion.

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i love armenia dances....................... we're playing it this year. yea clovis high......... the piece is so cool and so well put together. i love it.


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today we listened to Equus by Eric Whitacre which it turns out we might be playing in band this year. It's an awesome sounding piece, so I hope it's not too hard... :D

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chsbando07 wrote:
i love armenian dances

Which one? The "Armenian Dances" by Alfred Reed (overrated) or the "Armenian Dances" by Aram Khachaturian (outstanding)?


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Out of what we played this year, I have to say that I liked The Eighth Candle by Steve Reisteter the best. It starts out so beautiful, and the 5/8 rhythms later sound so cool. Overall though, my favorite concert piece has to be Persis by Hosay. I don't know if it's the group I heard it from or the piece itself, but it just has soooo much energy in it.

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the one by alfred reed. woohoo!!!!!!!! cool piece.........


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I really like "One Day In A Small Town" movement 1, On The Breeze That Drifts About Courthouse Square and movement 4, Chasing the Band Bus by Holsinger.
Another of my favorites is "Peterloo Overture" by Malcolm Arnold arr. Charles Sayre.


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Jakob der ludner wrote:
Out of what we played this year, I have to say that I liked The Eighth Candle by Steve Reisteter the best. It starts out so beautiful, and the 5/8 rhythms later sound so cool. Overall though, my favorite concert piece has to be Persis by Hosay. I don't know if it's the group I heard it from or the piece itself, but it just has soooo much energy in it.

Yeah, eighth candle is a really cool piece. We played it too! :D

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i've played a bunch of this stuff when i got to university level, but in high school my director chose pieces by Stephen Melillo. sophomore year was Fountainhead, and senior year was Timestorm (junior year we played Sailors and Whales by Macbeth...listen to us sing, it was lovely, sounded like a choir).
anyway, I know Melillo has to be known, cause I know SCVC did some Melillo stuff, including Plato's Cave.
Anyway, I love Melillo's stuff. just thought I'd throw it out there with all the mentions of Tichelli, Stamp (got to play Gavorkna with him conducting for county honor band), and Whitacre.


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my favorites are Symphinic movement wich were plasying for festival this year. Elsas Procession to the Cathedra and the 1st suite in Eb wich wich we played both for festival last year. English Folk Song Suite wich we played for an audience last year. Hounds of Spring. 3rd suite, and thats about it. Were going to play Symphonic Metamorphesis this year for an audience. We havent gotten the music yet but We heard a recording of it and I liked the trombone parts. It sounds like a challenging but what can I say were the Loara band so we can pull it off if we work on it right after festival


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My favorite piece would have to be Elliot del Borgo's "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night". I especially like the part when the horns and euphoniums have the melody together (counter melody? I can't remember.)

My second favorite piece probably is "Crystals" by Thomas Duffy. I just love how original it is, and especially the "Shiny, twinkling" part at the beginning, right before the trumpets start with the melody to the first movement.


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A lot of my favorites have been named several times already.

I'm quite partial to Appalachain Spring, just cuz it was the field show my freshman year, that being said, I also really like Simple Gifts.

I also like-
Planets
Folk Song Suite
October
Suite of Old American Dances
Geneva Variations-Stephen Bulla

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"Rhapsody in Blue"

yes, its overrated, but i am a also a jazz player and i love it.

"Armenian Dances" - Alfred Reed.

also overrated, but it was in the show my freshman year and i fell in love with it

"Masquerade for Band" - Persichetti (sp? sorry)

an extremely cool piece, especially for a percussionist.

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Mine is Miss Sigon, because it is actually a challenge for the low brass, and it sounds awsome when you have the whole instrumentation

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