Instrumet : Player ratio...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by davidquinlan, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Pianissimo User

    Did a concert on Saturday.. mixed repertoire, exerpts form Bach Christmas Oratorio, Handel Samson, various Wilcox arrangements of Carols etc...

    3 trumpet players.... 8 trumpets required for the 1st half of the concert...

    3 Piccs, 1 Yamaha, 1 Selmer Paris, 1 Benge
    2 D Trumpets, 1 Besson, 1 Yamaha
    3 Bb Trumpets... 3 Bachs

    What is your highest ratio of trumpets : Players !! :)
  2. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

    Sep 26, 2004
    Halifax, NS CANADA
    The most I can think of for me is my Brass choir

    -I play on:
    Yamaha Picc and Eb, Conn Flugel, Bach Bb and C
    -2nd player plays on a French Besson Bb and Yamaha C
    -3rd player plays a Bach Bb and C
    -4th player plays on a....uh...I can't remember right now
    -But there is another player that plays with us now and then and she plays
    on a Getzen Bb
    -whoops, one more person, they play a Yamaha Bb
  3. Par-None

    Par-None New Friend

    Oct 23, 2004

    On any given day in my quintet we each use a Bb, C, Picc, Flugel, Eb and D (depending on the tune) and Cornet. What is that...11 horns...for 2 people? Crazy.

    My horns include:

    Bb Yamaha 6345HG
    C Yamalone 6445
    Picc Schilke P5-4
    Eb/D Schilke E3L
    Flugel Yamaha
    Cornet Getzen Eterna II

    His horns include:

    Bb Bach 37
    C Schilke S22C
    Picc Schilke P5-4
    Eb/D Yamaha short model
    Flugel Yamaha

    We share the cornet, ain't I a nice guy?
  4. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

    Oct 11, 2004
    Farnham (a place too smal
    Surrey Brass definitely own a huge ratio of trumpets to players (helped by one member of the section who has about 40 Bb trumpets, plus the others!).
    The most I have yet used on a concert is 7, in the first half alone!

    Bb piccolo

    Was very tempted to bring the rotary out for one piece, but we only have two rotary trumpets between us and we thought that was getting a little silly :wink:
    Huw used at least two Bb trumpets in that concert!

    There is a picture of the section before we went on stage - no players, just the instruments and mutes. I think it is about 23 instruments between 6 of us, but three of those players only used 1 or 2 toys.

    I have done a solo recital where I used all of the above, plus the rotary - 8 trumpets for 1 person :D do I win??
  5. Rick Chartrand

    Rick Chartrand Piano User

    Nov 22, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Re Horns

    Hi Guys

    Yup you win LOL. I like to keep my concerts simple. I play 1 horn that I love to play, and thats that. How do you bring 8 horns to one concert? Bring 8 friends to carry them? :lol:


    Rick Chartrand
  6. pots13

    pots13 New Friend

    Dec 5, 2004
    A lot of gig bags. :lol:
  7. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    This is a fun little discussion.

    When I played in Seattle, Nutcracker was part of the season at Christmastime, of course. We played about 20 or so performances.

    For that piece I brought into the pit:

    1)The Bb for the bulk of it,

    2)the piccolo for the "Attack of the toy trumpet" section (where the little brother leads the other boys in harrassing Clara and the other girls), and

    3)the Eb for the Chocolate solo.

    It was a nice time in my life. I never tired of the piece, I enjoyed it so much. I guess because everything was so new. I'd never even seen the Nutcracker so, it was fun.

  8. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Pianissimo User

    I did the Nutcracker many years ago when I was with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (Early 1990's I think)... all on Bb!
    I didn't have a collection of horns then...
    I do remember having a solo to play, don't remember anything about chocolate!!
    I remember that someone did bring an old brass toy trumpet along (with 8 button type valves... on for each note in the scale) but it was a bit sharp and in the wrong octave for the MD's taste.

    Happy days!!

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