I do not believe that the freedom so hard-won for them will be misused. From the piu mosso the same feeling and sense of phrasing should come from the solo cornet, the decoration from Eb bass should not be ignored and is complimentary to the cornet. The middle section builds to a powerful climax, at which point the opening theme of the first movement is heard again. Public Private login e. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Tenutos in this section should have a sense of urgency and weight rather than being overtly long which would not be in keeping with the musical picture. This idea continues through figure 4 despite the use of slurred articulation, focus on long musical lines not notes in groups of three. The frequent criticism from adjudicators of over blowing does not necessarily relate to the actual volume of playing but the lack of balance and poor intonation that can occur at higher dynamics. Figure 16 and 17 presents a diligent challenge in rhythm. Comments and reviews What are comments?
Lists What are lists? Medium [music] Physical Description 26 parts ; 26 cm. The final bars, 29 to the end, provide a brief opportunity for bands to show their bold balanced sounds, technical brilliance and their loudest dynamic of the piece to close non rit! However the best person to describe the background to this exciting new publication is of course Edward himself in his preface to the new edition:.
Essay – Edward Gregson
The final movement, Epigram, creates strong rhythmic contrasts and exploits the more virtuoso character of the brass band. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Watch this space for updates on forthcoming performances! Ensemble accuracy is paramount in the quavers but so too is the warmth and expression in the legato lines. I have deliberately steered away from providing advice surrounding the much broader issue of musical interpretation of the work; this is the job fir the musical director.
Figure 6 to 7 allows bands to show that they have understood the dynamic detail, mf vs f vs ff as well as numerous articulation issues. The immediate danger is the cohesion of the trombone glissando. Subjects Brass band music — Parts.
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Login to add to list. From the piu mosso the same feeling and sense of phrasing should come from the solo cornet, the decoration from Eb bass should not be ignored and is complimentary to the cornet. However, in my now mature years, such concerns have ceased to exist, and as I have had many requests over the years to make this work available, I have finally decided to publish it in the month and year of its 50th anniversary.
The middle section builds to a powerful climax, at which point the opening theme of the first movement is heard again. A rhythmically charged coda concludes the work in exciting fashion.
This work was specially commissioned as the test piece for a new brass band competition inheld at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Please enable cookies in your browser to get the full Trove experience. Work Details Date of Composition: The Concertante for Piano and Brass Band was the work that first brought my music to public attention, particularly within the brass band community.
brzss The movement is poignant in mood, which is depicted by a cornet solo announced after a brief introduction. This idea brxss through figure 4 despite the use of slurred articulation, focus on long musical lines not notes in groups of three. In this Soliloquy we are instructed that the music is predominantly cantabile and affetuoso as well as mesto — all terms which should convey mood and feeling. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Tenutos in this esxay should have a sense of urgency and weight rather than being overtly long which would not be in keeping with the musical picture. This single location in Western Australia: Figure 8 to 11 is a further matter of carefully judged gergson and balance, from the muted octaves in the soprano and rep to the colour and volume of the glock and tambourine — it all needs full consideration.
The majority of this expression must come from the players, especially soloists, but conductors need to insist upon conveying the musical terminology coming to life.
Concertante for Piano and Brass Band by Edward Gregson
The final five bars of the movement require nerves of steel and an underlying sense of security despite the thin scoring. The staccato quavers should not be brittle but bright and have appropriate character as accompaniment to the obvious musical line that surrounds it.
I hope that they will enjoy rehearsing and performing it — and that I shall still enjoy listening to it! Both parts need to move at the same time and at the same speed resting immediately on fo written C without a momentary lapse in intonation. The brass band repertoire is bereft of original works for piano and brass band indeed one of the very few precursors for this genre was one greegson the above mentioned Ray Steadman-Allen.
At 25 the emphasis shifts purely to rhythmic stability and impressive ensemble playing.