Oh just come on now...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by gordonfurr1, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    The conductor is certainly getting in to it (see 2:05 for example). From the small sample of videos in this thread it seems that bands using this instrument are expected to incorporate a lot of dancing/swaying into their performances rather than perhaps focusing on refined musicality. Would that be fair to say? Many bands I've enjoyed have sounded a bit rough or raw but in a way that was part of the appeal.

    (and youtube suggested this song next, called "Let's Dance" just to back up my observation perhaps? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wr6SFP4-jE )

    (I think all the samples on this thread so far have been the same band - Vollmershainer Schalmeienverein - there are only a few others that I've found, so of course the samples would exhibit some similarity...)


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  2. Newell Post

    Newell Post Piano User

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    Completely fair to say. They look like they're having a great time. The crowd too. That's all that matters.
     
  3. JRgroove

    JRgroove Mezzo Piano User

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    "The conductor is certainly getting in to it (see 2:05 for example). From the small sample of videos in this thread it seems that bands using this instrument are expected to incorporate a lot of dancing/swaying into their performances rather than perhaps focusing on refined musicality. Would that be fair to say? Many bands I've enjoyed have sounded a bit rough or raw but in a way that was part of the appeal."

    The Rolling Stones would be an example
     
  4. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    In Germany, the "Schalmei" in its modern form was considered more or less a proletarian instrument and closely connected with Communist groups. Here's a picture of a march by the Berlin Communists in 1927, with Ernst Thälmann and Willy Leow in front of a "Schalmeienkapelle"

    Th-lmann-u-Leow-Aufmarsch-RFB-Foto-Th-lmann-Leow-Red-Front-march-1927.jpg

    And that of course meant that this instrument was virtually unknown in West Germany and most surviving orchestras of this type now are in the former GDR.
     

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