What is the Most Boring song you have had to play?

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Post by bassoonuba » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:22 pm

^ Funny you mentioned that. When I played New World Symphony I had to bring a book. It got so bad that I stopped playing tuba for that piece and switched to my bassoon. :)
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Post by LoyalTubist » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:33 am

I don't know why Dvorak did that with the New World Symphony. If you played other works of his, they really are exciting. Symphony No. 8 and the Carnival Overture are two good examples. Don't quit playing the instrument you love just because one world-class composer didn't know what to do with it for a short spell.

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Post by bassoonuba » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:27 am

No, no, no. I play both tuba and bassoon fluently, and have been for the better part of a decade. I love being able to play on the bottom of the band with both a brass and a woodwind instrument.

That time I was playing in a community orchestra. There was another tubist there so I simply walked over to the bassoon section and sat down.
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Re: What is the Most Boring song you have had to play?

Post by Music_freak211 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:22 pm

I remember The Red Balloon being REALLY boring. That and American Patrol; we had to play with the middle and elementary schools...it was TORTURE.
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Re: What is the Most Boring song you have had to play?

Post by bassclarinet/bassoonist » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:48 pm

"Old Churches"

I played it in an honor band a couple times and wanted to sleep every time! unless you were a percussionist you got to hit pots and pans.

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Re: What is the Most Boring song you have had to play?

Post by its__woodflavored » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:31 pm

Flourish for Wind Band

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