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what are your favorite Suites you ever played or listened to

Post by lowbrass89 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:29 pm

Hi I was wondering what your guys favorite suites were in hs or college my favorite was English Folk Song Suite wich we recently played last year at pearson park with our 2nd band. I like the 3rd suite wich we played for honor band also and First Suite in Eb wich i heard our top band play it last year for festival. The only one I liked all the 3 movements was in Folk Song Suite because the 2nd movement was the best out of the other 2 suites 2nd movement. and also it was the one I enjoyed playing the most

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Post by Hostrauser » Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:07 am

Folk Song Suite is fantastic. The two marches that bookend the piece are outstanding.

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Post by armysax » Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:46 pm

I have always liked the William Byrd Suite, and I also enjoy Suite Francais.
But I really dig the suite from West Side Story. Nothing like complicated rhythms and mind boggling chromaticism to make for good concert music.
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Post by Hostrauser » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:22 am

Suite Provencale by Darius Milhaud is also outstanding.

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Post by brianbelski » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:01 am

"Suite Francaise" is by Darius Milhaud. "Suite Provencale" is by Jan Van der Roost.
Phantom Phan wrote:Suite Provencale by Darius Milhaud is also outstanding.

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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:41 am

Milhaud also wrote a "Suite Provencale" (op. 152a), and I think it's better than his "Suite Francaise" (op. 248).

The band arrangement is only three of the suite's eight (or so) movements, I think movements I, IV and VI are the ones in the band arrangement.

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If one is good, two is better

Post by PGOK » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:45 am

Milhaud and Van der Roost both wrote compositions called "Suite Provencal" There is also another Suite Francaise by Francis Poulenc.

brianbelski wrote:"Suite Francaise" is by Darius Milhaud. "Suite Provencale" is by Jan Van der Roost.
Phantom Phan wrote:Suite Provencale by Darius Milhaud is also outstanding.
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Post by PGOK » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:05 pm

I could list about 40 suites that I love. That number would be larger had I not eliminated suites from Ballets, etc. and stayed with music that was wriiten as a suite.

Here are a few.

Le Tombeau de Couperin-Ravel (orch)
Nocturnes-Debussy (orch)
The Planets-Holst (band/orch)
Terpsichore-Margolis (band)
Original Suite-Jacob (band)
Of Sailor and Whales-McBeth (band)
Thirds Suite-Jager (band)
Suite of Old American Dances-Bennett (band)
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Post by someguywhodoesthings » Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:12 pm

Third Suite by Jager- I love the Rondo.

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Post by armysax » Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:03 pm

gotta love Robert Russell Bennet's Suite of Old American Dances. Although not technically that difficult a very mature piece of done correctly.

And, although not officially titled a "suite" gotta' love my perennial favorite, Lincolnshire Posey.
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Post by lilpitprincess » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:13 pm

Phantom Phan wrote:Folk Song Suite is fantastic. The two marches that bookend the piece are outstanding.
Folk Song Suite is just about my all time favorite concert piece, we're considering playing it for one of our festivals this year
armysax wrote:I also enjoy Suite Francais
we played this for a little while last year, we just called it "the very very french song." It's nice, but very VERY French, :lol:
PGOK wrote:Suite of Old American Dances-Bennett (band)
we played this at both of our festivals last year, and i love it
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