Favorite piece?

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  1. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    Orchestra - You can never go wrong with Tchik. 1812 Overture.
    Wind Ensemble - Awayday, Adam Gorb
    Solo - Fasch Concerto
    Performence - Redline Tango, John Macky

    Another great piece in my opinion that dosn't really fit into a catagory (i guess you could call it a post modern chamber piece) is The Vinyl Six by Jonathan Newman. It's written for Piano, Electric Guitar, Saxaphone, Oboe, Violin, and Viola. Kinda a strange mix....
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Our national anthem in the official wind band version played by the military bands. I get goosebumps every time and want to play air cymbals!
     
  3. Alex Yates

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    As do I Mike. Although, I like the piece so much, I would enjoy any instrumentation. I will check out the others you mentioned. Thanks!

    In keeping with the thread....hmmmm....I can't possibly pick a favorite orchestral piece. There is just too much great stuff out there.

    One of my favorite ditties to perform on trumpet is Piece en forme de Habanera - Ravel. Also, the Ewazen Trio is up there for me along with Quiet City and the Jolivet Concertino.

    Favorite Maynard albums - MF Horn II and Conquistador (La Fiesta). :D
     
  4. NickD

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    I'm partial to the Sonata for trumpet and piano by Halsey Stevens.

    I also like the Credo by Chance and I love the tomasi Concertao and the Joilvet.

    It's hard to have a favorite.

    Nick
     
  5. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Wow I can't pick just one!

    I like Gustav Holst's Millitary Suite in Eb.

    I like just about anything Sousa!

    Trio-I absolutly adore Bugler's Holiday by Leroy Anderson

    Solo - I don't solo; Not yet anyway! If I did I'd have to think at the moment that I'd fancy Nino Rota's Godfather Waltz or Leroy Anderson's Trumpeters Lullaby
     
  6. patdublc

    patdublc Pianissimo User

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    What? Nobody said Haydn? I thought this was a trumpet forum.

    Well, I won't say it either -

    Orchestra - Bruckner's 4th
    Band - von Suppe's Poet and the Peasant
    Solo - I'm currently prepping Philip Sparke's Manhattan for a performance, so I'm kind of into it right now.
    Big Band - Count Bubba
    Jazz - Arie's Eyes (Vizzutti)
     
  7. Alex Yates

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    If you are not familiar with orchestral rep at all, a few good introductory pieces might be:

    A Young Peron's Guide to the Orchestra - Benjamin Britten
    Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
    Lt. Kije - Sergei Prokofiev
    Hary Janos Suite - Zoltan Kodaly
    Carnival of Animals - Prokofiev

    They are all fun and not too hefty emotionally (except the Adagio for Strings. It also has no trumpet, but it is a must listen nonetheless).
     
  8. Alex Yates

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    Since orchestral playing is my first love, I have to give a few pieces honorable mention. I warn you Rythemgrl, I have "heavy" listening tastes. In otherwords, not much "light, happy" music. LOL.

    Shostakovich - Symphonies 5 and 8
    Mahler - Symphonies 2,3, and 6
    R. Strauss - Four Last Songs, Ein Heldenleben, Alpine Symphony, Don Quixote
    Copland - Symphony No. 3, Fanfare for the Common Man
    Stravinsky - Rite of Spring, Petrouska, Firebird
    Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
    Mozart - Requiem


    OK. I will stop now. LOL :shhh:
     
  9. Vulgano Brother

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    I like the part near the end where the brass play "We will, we will, rock you!"
     
  10. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    whatever piece I am working on, listening or studying at the time. For wind band I really like all the Grainger and wish that I would see them more in the schools.

    John Paynter did a symphonic band transcription of 4 Scottish Dances, an absolute gas to play..

    Franklin
     

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