What is your favourite Christmas piece to perform?
Pualanasn last edited by Pualanasn
It's a toss up!
I have played "A Festive Fanfare for Christmas" by John Wasson previously with RHLI. Wicked to play (the runs!!!) but satisfying when you successfully perform it!
I performed "Minor Alterations: Christmas Through the Looking Glass" bt David Lovrien last year with THMO. I like this piece, and the flute duet part was performed by Sarah and myself. I hope that we can perform it with BCB in the near future!
My last choice is the BCB standard by Leroy Anderson's "Christmas Festival ", which others have mentioned.
Dannomyte last edited by
Another for Christmas Festival. Trombone section stands up and blasts O Come All Ye Faithful for the majority of the last page, yes please.
lisa.yl last edited by lisa.yl
I know I'm gonna get heck for this from some of you but I still love and will always love the original Sleigh Ride! Cowboy Christmas also became a new favourite when introduced to it 2 years back. I also really liked the God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen we did in the Take Five style last year.
shewis last edited by
@lisa-yl Sleigh ride - the Anderson one? (traditional standard)
Kamara last edited by
@Pualanasn Thank you for sharing "Minor Alterations:..." I really enjoyed listening to it, and I do hope that is a piece that the Program Committee will select to go in the BCB's 2021 Christmas Concert.
wjerome last edited by
Another vote for Christmas Festival. I has almost everything in it and you hardly need to play anything else!
lisa.yl last edited by
@shewis yep Leroy Anderson
cliftonjv last edited by
@lisa-yl I like Sleigh Ride a lot too.
@Kamara The suggestion has been noted. I might even have a line on borrowing it!!
cliftonjv last edited by cliftonjv
@Kamara @Pualanasn @joanner I think I heard Hamilton Concert Band play "Minor Alterations" last year, and I found it interesting.
Thanks to @wjerome for his comments, otherwise one might think that nobody but the people on the executive have opinions on this question!
P.S. I know there are people in this band who really don't like CHristmas Festival...