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

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Post by calileo87 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:07 pm

I can say that I do get tired of playing Pomp and Circumstance. (ex. 6 graduation ceremonies in 1 weekend, 30 loops of the melody for each ceremony)

And I loved Nimrod, Irish Tune, etc.

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Post by JazzGeek » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:04 am

I truly feel for anyone who has to sit through Elgar's Pomp & Circumstance---I've played it through junior high [middle school for you young'uns], high school, and college [undergrad & grad years]. 12+ years of it! :twisted:
BTW, it's worse for college, since you might have to play it for more than one ceremony in a 2-3 day period.[!]

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Post by duane v » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:43 pm

by far Bellavia :crazy: .....Finally we all rebelled against the band director during practice, and we put our instruments down when the director went "hup 2-3-4" :lol: ....he was a bit pissed :shock:

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Post by Zarathrustra » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:18 pm

For me. it would be 2 songs.

Irish Tune and Shenandoah (Ticheli).

I don't know why, but I just found those incredibly boring

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Post by pusongsaging » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:39 am

Spring-Heeled Jack wrote:Pomp and Circumstance March #1 (Elgar)

Nothing else comes close.
true dat.

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Post by roan520 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:52 pm

Elsa's procession to the Catherdral X_X

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Post by uncheckedtrumpet » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:22 am

roan520 wrote:Elsa's procession to the Catherdral X_X
BLASPHEMY!!! :shock: :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYdyRRXV-0Y
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Post by Ex Nihilo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:36 am

the trumpet part on Intermezzo in Holst's First Suite in Eb. the cornet part takes up 2 pages, but the trumpet part is about a 16th of a page.

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Post by FluteOfTheNewWorld » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:08 pm

Being "tacet" on a piece/movement
Soldiering On!

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Post by Ex Nihilo » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:35 am

FluteOfTheNewWorld wrote:Being "tacet" on a piece/movement
yes, quite. it borders on being lethargic.

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Post by bassoonuba » Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:36 am

Don't know if its been mentioned yet but "I'll Love my love" from 2nd Suite in F is my choice for boring song of the year.
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Post by tubatitan88 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:01 pm

west side story.......100s of measures of rest.
And on the Eigth day, God decided that people weren't a good enough image of himself. He then made a tuba.

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Post by eternalbando » Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:35 pm

This thread makes me sad. haha. It's a bummer to focus on the most boring instead of the most beautiful... 8-)
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Post by JazzGeek » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:55 pm

tubatitan88 wrote:west side story.......100s of measures of rest.
I've seen many guys take a nap during long tacits...... :twisted:

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Post by LoyalTubist » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:00 am

Take it from the tuba player... (who knows all about tacit movements)

You should never go to a rehearsal for pieces such as the Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius or the New World Symphony (the orchestra tuba part is the pits!) without a magazine, computer game (with headphones), or a novel. You never miss anything!

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