Updated November 21, 2014
(let me know if soundfiles don't work)
Click the link for RECORDINGS THAT WE HAVE MADE
DRESS REHEARSAL NOV. 2014 (practice notes to follow via email)
FOR THE FALL SEMESTER (these will open in a new tab in your browser)
All of our tunes now have an MP3 of our version of the piece as well as the original or a YouTube link.
- BelgParat - our version - This demo version is WAY too fast. Listen to the original for the correct tempo! March of the Belgian Paratroopers (this is the original, not our version) - Here is a Marine Band performance of this wonderful march. Exaggerate the dynamics as the wind blows the parachutes!
- Irish Tune - mp3, not YouTube. Irish Tune from County Derry (otherwise known as Londonderry Air) - this is a nice YouTube version - not sure who is playing. Percy Grainger arranged this and the Shepherd's Hey and put them together as one work. (don't worry, we won't do Shepherd's Hey that fast!) Performed here by the Cleaveland Winds. This melody is on that is often danced to by Morris Dances. To watch said dance, follow the link to a YouTube video by the Buckland Shag Morris Men
- LostLady Demo of our version. For all three of these Grainger pieces, I recommend you purchase a CD or the tracks from iTunes or other mp3 seller. LostLady is from a longer work, Lincolnshire Posy
- Frozen-our version (not on YouTube). Frozen - On YouTube, an interesting new teacher's tool from Hal Leonard Pub., where you see the whole score go by and listen to the demo recording! Cool.
- Fanfare, etc - here is the demo of our version. Kevin recommends the following YouTube vid, too. It isn't the same piece, but gives you the sense of 16th century music and the back and forth of the conversation. http://youtu.be/Scxtvj3HF6o
- KindGentle - what a piece... wow. Here is the demo version.
KEEP THESE IN THE PERMANENT BAND FOLDER
- Bogey - Here is a summer rehearsal from 2012 so you can play along. USN Band performance of the original - notice there is a part that we don't have in our arrangement.
- Beatles - follow the link for the demo. It is only a partial recording, though. Or you can play along with a YouTube performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGN9DCfTngU. Not the best performance (it is a middle school, after all!) but it is decent and will give you a feel for the piece.
- Gershwin - this is a recording of our rehearsal July 2012
- AshFarewl This OUR recording from Spring 2014. Nice. There were a few notes that got out of control and the last note had too much cresc on it. Also, the snare & bass got off and came in 2 meas late into 52 and then tried to play at 60, but they were watching and I could get them back on track by 68! I have done this piece MANY times, but this is definitely one of the best performances of it - passionate, peaceful... Bravo!
- Beguine - this is a pretty good YouTube High School performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x25oY7IBp_c
And a second Beguine from YouTube, this time a college performance from the 80s. It is cleaner and interesting to watch the players (if you don't get sea sick from the back and forth of the camera person!), but I like the spirit of the HS version better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9hT8smMHz4
- Guys & Dolls - No demo recording available, but here is a band playing our arrangement. This is a British band and they have a nice sound and get the nuances. Enjoy! (Be sure to get the original musical numbers, too, so that you know the words to the songs and can understand the emotions. We will have a movie night in the fall and watch it, or watch it on your own.) One of the great Broadway musicals of all times... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS9Oi81-dZk
- America the Beautiful - a gorgeous version.... (sorry that it cuts of abruptly at the end!)
- GodBlessAm - This is the recording of the new version, from our May 2014 concert
- Johnny - This is the recording from the Cape Concert. Also find the original by Chuck Berry to get a flavor of the piece in case you don't know it.
- Lassus - this is our May 2012 concert recording
- Yankee / Chester - also our July 4 rehearsal recording
- Greasy - this is a recording of my kids a few years ago - Some messiness and they don't get the subtleties (it was a, "we have 2 weeks before the concert - let's put this together...") But, you can play along and get a sense of the piece! It is an old piece and no longer in print and there are no YouTube renditions (there are some of the same title, but a different piece).
SWING BAND (these will open in a new tab in your browser)
CONCERT MAY 3, 2014
CONCERT, MAY 4, 2013