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    Great Brass Band performance! NM Brass

    I stumbled on this video after reading some posts in the "Performance Mutes" thread. Didn't want to go off topic there so thought I'd start a new thread.

    My translation skills are not great, but think this is a brass band from Norway or Netherlands. Please correct me if I'm wrong. All in 'white tie' formal dress too. It's obviously a contest piece and this band won in 2017. Some great euphonium, tenor horn and cornet solos. Very tight group with excellent intonation. Around 2:34 the overtones of the chord line up perfectly... almost sounds like a pipe organ.

    Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag - Fraternity [Thierre Deleruyelle] - NM 2017
    Last edited by RickF; 03-17-2019 at 12:14 PM.
    Rick Floyd
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    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    El Cumbanchero (excerpts)
    ; Raphael Hernandez, arr. Iwai from our Swing/Salsa concert 2018
    Video of above: El Cumbanchero:

  2. Eikanger-Bjiorsvik is the top Scandinavian band year after year and is ranked #4 among in the world. Their solo euphonium is Lars Otto Torsvik. I have had the pleasure of performing with him at the International Brass Band Summer School over the last 4 years or so (since he was 19). He is just an amazing player and a really nice guy. Check him out on Youtube and Facebook...

    Doug
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    Formidable performance.... Which brand/model euphonium is Lars Otto Torsvik playing?

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    Thanks Doug. I was hoping you'd know who they were and who the eupher was. Great playing all around.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    El Cumbanchero (excerpts)
    ; Raphael Hernandez, arr. Iwai from our Swing/Salsa concert 2018
    Video of above: El Cumbanchero:

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    What an extraordinary band!! Very, very impressive. I loved the cymbal player at the end, my wife being a percussionist, I can appreciate his effort. Thanks for posting, Rick. What a group!!
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  6. Lars plays a Sterling Virtuoso, ca. 2012-ish
    Sterling Virtuoso 1052HS & Adams E3 Prototype 0.70 Top Sprung valves
    Sterling Virtuoso 1050HS baritone & Conn 24I/25I euphonium
    New England Brass Band/Metropolitan Wind Symphony
    Winchendon Winds/Townsend Military Band

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    Hey Rick, you may enjoy this reality show / documentary that Norwegian TV did several years back about Eikanger. It's more than a little bit cheesy, but still enjoyable to watch. What struck me when I watched it is while they do have some superstar players in the solo seats, the majority of the players are pretty average -- however they are able to achieve world-class results by working really hard. It's inspirational.

    https://tv.nrk.no/serie/korpsfiksert-english-subtitles
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    I was finally able to watch a few of these. Very enjoyable. Thanks Barry.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    El Cumbanchero (excerpts)
    ; Raphael Hernandez, arr. Iwai from our Swing/Salsa concert 2018
    Video of above: El Cumbanchero:

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    That Fraternity performance is one of the greats of all time - just fantastic.
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