What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

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What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by rjovel » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:23 pm

What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played?
Mines are Flashing Winds by Jan Van der Roost and Fortress by Frank Ticheli.
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by Hostrauser » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:27 pm

Liturgical Dances by David Holsinger and Marche Slave by Piotr Tchaikovsky

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Post by bassoonuba » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:29 pm

Definitely Marche Slave and 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by ovhs_sousaman » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:52 pm

New World Symphony and Kirkpatrick Fanfare
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Post by Wildabeast » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:34 am

Dunno if it's THE most for me, but "Festive Overture" by Shostakovich comes to mind.
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by Chapagne » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:17 am

Always more interesting to hear why from people on questions like these...

Praise Jerusalem by Alfred Reed - a piece where just when you think it can't get any more massive, the voice of God in the form of a brass choir gets in the conversation.

Masada by Ralph Hultgren - I only sight-read this once, but it absolutely thrilled me to the core. I believe it's based on a story of a bunch of people killing themselves rather than be taken into slavery by the opposing army. The chaos of the mixed meter and disjointed panic in the melodies were a perfect illustration.
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by lucidecho » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:30 pm

Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story or Ticheli's Angels in the Architecture. Decisions decisions...
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by trumpetdiva » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:15 pm

That's a tough one. There's so many including some mentioned already. I like the oldies but goodies
Here's two from my Top 20 list

The Universal Judgment-Camille de Nardis
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by Bakensobek707 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:33 pm

For me, although it has been awhile (2006-2009):

Music of the Spheres - Philip Sparke
La Mezquita de Cordoba - Julie Giroux
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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by JLGORMAN » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:17 pm

1. Chester Overture by Schuman
2. William Tell Overture by Rossini
3. Overture to Candide by Bernstein
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Post by mightyhorn » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:31 pm

Hindemith Symphony in B flat
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Post by bigcity » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Mahler Symphony No. 2

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Post by vore » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:05 am

Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith

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Sinfonietta for Concert Band by Ingolf Dahl,

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Re: What is the most exciting concert piece you have ever played

Post by JCYS » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:21 am

Most exciting? Not sure what that means exactly...as in difficult but fun to play?

The most difficult would be the William Walton Viola Concerto (absolutely a crazy hard bass bone part...)...but it wasn't fun to play...

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