Which Solo Line gives you the Worst Willies?

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  1. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    Willies? How about taps. Couldn't be simpler, right? It is the exposure. Still remember the guy who cracked the note during John Kennedys funeral. The weather was horrible and he was an excellent player.
     
  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    I posted this a couple of years ago:

     
  3. Culbe

    Culbe Forte User

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    Not a solo, but here's a fun flub story.

    Myself and two other trumpeters were doing a trio for solo and emsable contest. We had practiced a couple time together, and sounded ok. But come the day of the performance, the third trumpet was sick! The second trumpet shot up a partial, and a cracked my fs. That probably was very painful to listen to.
     
  4. Solar Bell

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    Procession Of The Nobles.

    I don't know how many times I heard this solo either, muffed, played very sloppily or had the conductor slow down.

    At 1: 02 here. The whole thing seems to be tough for most brass.

     
  5. richtom

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    It is. I've played this band version a couple of times as principal trumpet. The little solo at 2:40 is the one that requires a really good F to G trill which does not lie well on a Bb trumpet.
    This is at a ridiculously fast tempo, too. The nobles aren't running in!
    Here is the real tempo, conducted by a master and a great orchestra.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNB3Cw208kY
    Rich T.
     
  6. barliman2001

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    We played this in high school. The director was constantly on us not to rush. It was a procession, not a dash as Richtom noted. Nice performance!
     
  8. fels

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    We played Nobles
    in High School Honor band - I would love to get our community band to give it a try - and yes - my first thought with the initial version offered here was -- "Whoa way too fast!"
     
  9. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    When playing this piece with a band that shall be unnamed here, for obvious reasons, the conductor rushed it even more than in that video. As the senior player, I asked him to slow down, as this was a procession of noblemen to a church, where they would not be likely to be rushing. His answer was "They are noblemen, so they are on horseback!".
     
  10. fels

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    even so - more likely a canter - not a gallop
     

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