Dvorak New World Symphony

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by GordonH, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

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    Just got sent my program for the next few months.
    This is listed and i have never played it.
    It does not seem to be in the IMC orchestral excerpt books.

    Questions for people who have played it:

    1. Is there anything in there that should worry me or need a bit of extra practicing up?

    2. Is it scored for weird instrumentation (like alto F trumpet.... I guess not but I thought I would ask)?

    Gordon
     
  2. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    check your PM ;-)
     
  3. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

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    Thanks, just tried emailing you but my mail server appears to need a kick.
    It will arrive eventually....
     
  4. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

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    Just remember the mismarked part in the last movement in the Kalmus edition. It does not tell you to change keys when you are supposed to.
     
  5. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    You've got a wee bit'o work ahead, laddie...

    I'm happy to hear you're playing it for the first time... I'm jealous that you're going to have something that's so familiar to me be completely fresh to you! Very cool...

    It goes between C, E, and a few measures in Eb trumpet. Your dynamic range is going to be quite wide. The second movement is the softest pianissimo you can muster for if you do, it will be spectacular. The first movement needs for you to know when to stay out of the way and when to blow out. There's a rather spectacular bit of arpeggiated playing at the end of the movement.

    In the third, there's a chromatic, ascending passage in E that can be tricky the first time through. A bit of a pain in the neck, that, because it's very easy to rush and the dance rhythms throughout make it hard to sync in to what everyone else's doing.

    Fourth movement: don't be shy and give the patrons their money's worth.

    Have a great time, Gordon... it's a great tune but more challenging contextually than it looks.

    ML
     
  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    It's on page 37 of Book 2 of Orchestral Excerpts from the Symphonic Repertoire( Bartold)
    The lick in the third movement should be worked on. It is for Trumpet in E.

    Wilmer
     
  7. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    i just sent the pdf to you, let me know if you didnt get it.
     
  8. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

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    Thanks, will have a look at it this morning.
    Looks like i hav ean interesting time ahead of me.
    At least its going to be a challenge.
     
  9. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

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    Its all looking and sounding good.
    Of course i need to try it with the orchestra (which should be wednesday unless the conductor decides to rehearse the Greig piano concerto).

    I have also managed to arrnage some lessons with the principal trumpet of one of the local orchestras as I need help with some stylistic issues in my playing.
    I am hoping this will be a good season.
     
  10. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    I really like that piece; I hope you have fun playing it.

    The only times I have played it is when I sit first in the BSO( Bedroom Symphony Orchestra) which consist of myself and the stereo system.

    :lol:
     

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