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Thread: Metalwerx Concert Recordings - 2/11/2018

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    Metalwerx Concert Recordings - 2/11/2018

    We finally got around to recording another concert. Unfortunately, due to a miscue with the video camera we didn't get the first two pieces on the program.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...t0y144OUS2Wkxt

    Here's what we did get, though:

    - Two Rags by Scott Joplin (Pleasant Moments & Heliotrope Bouquet)
    - English Folk Song Suite (Vaughan Williams)
    - Deep (world premier) (Lydia Lower Busler)
    - Manhattan Suite - II: Slow Swing (John Stevens)
    - Americans We (Henry Fillmore)
    - Raiders March (John Williams)
    - Amparito Roca (Jaime Texidor)
    - Puccini's Opera Arias (arr. Sawako Yamazato)
    -- E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)
    -- Un bel di vedramo (Madama Butterfly)
    -- Oh! mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
    -- Nessun dorma! (Turandot)
    - Russian Rag (George Cobb, arr. Gary Buttery)
    - A Vermont Gathering (David Uber)
    - Tubas of the Apocalypse (Benjamin McMillan)
    - Rolling Thunder (Henry Fillmore)

    The two pieces at the beginning that we didn't get recordings of were "Fanfare No. 1" by Jeffrey Taylor and "When Tubas Waltz" by Alfred Bartles. Hopefully we can get them on another program some day.

    Not perfect by any means, but I hope you enjoy our semi-amateur attempts to keep our musical skills somewhat intact in our old age.

    Dale
    Last edited by Gallenod; 02-26-2018 at 11:15 AM.
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    Dale Long
    South Burlington VT
    Willson 2900S/Denis Wick SM3M
    B.MusEd, SUNY Potsdam, 1979
    M.M., Northwestern University, 1980
    USAF Band of the West, 1981-1985
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    Nice job! Thanks for sharing. And I was happy to hear my Rolling Thunder arrangement as your closer. The change of tempo you put in worked very well for you audience!

    So just how do you define a "semi-amateur" group?
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
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    Well, I used to play for the Air Force, Tim for the Navy, and Yutaka has his DMA from the University of Texas and teaches at UVM. Mike Paul did his bachelors and masters at Illinois State and taught school for a while and does a lot of German band playing. So we've all gotten paid at some point and sometimes we get paid for gigs, but we've done most of our big quartet concerts (like this one) as free performances.

    So we'll play for free just because we love playing, but we're not averse to getting paid if someone wants to give us money.
    Last edited by Gallenod; 02-26-2018 at 01:09 PM.
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    Dale Long
    South Burlington VT
    Willson 2900S/Denis Wick SM3M
    B.MusEd, SUNY Potsdam, 1979
    M.M., Northwestern University, 1980
    USAF Band of the West, 1981-1985
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    Very nice playing. I have almost all of those tunes in my Tuba/Euph book. Great pieces!
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
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  5. Great work!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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