Tonight at band i had a moment of feeling a certain amount of sympathy towards professional musicians. One of the pieces i was playing needed maximum effort producing minimum personal satisfaction. The music consisted of a 2/12 pages of semiquavers at 168+ in the middle -high registers; seriously bloody difficult. This got me thinking, imagine being payed to play something that requires this amount of effort week in week out without enjoying the music. Has anyone ever found themselves in this situation? What was the piece that you disliked? The piece i played tonight was a cheesy new one for brass band called Vitae Aeternum. It's a classic example of British Brass Band music which bullies the listener into submission with realms of notes. Sadly for all the effort, it has no worthwhile musical outcome or expression. Give me Spiegel im Spiegel (Arvo Part) any day; few sounds with more consideration and value. Cheers B.U.M.