New Horizons Band

New Horizons Band – available 2018 reference recordings

The British Invasion 8:00

      nhbritishinvasion

To: Bonita Springs New Horizons Band Members

Rehearsal plan for Wednesday:

Around the World in 80 Days

In Nomine Patris

We will choose one of the following Irish Suite (based on which tune is in the best shape right now):

*The Irish Washerwoman

*The Rakes of Mallow

*The Girl I Left Behind Me

The British Invasion

America the Beautiful

His Honor

Program for the 3/16 concert:

His Honor

In Nomine Patris

Gershwin by George (cut from 122 to 148)

With Quiet Courage

Around the World in 80 Days

The Irish Washerwoman or The Rakes of Mallow or The Girl I Left Behind Me

(Dixieland Band performs)

Crown Imperial

Rhosymedre

Holst 2nd Suite

Irish Tune from County Derry

The British Invasion

America the Beautiful

We have a run-out performance tentatively set for Wednesday, March 21, 3:00 PM at Coachlight Manor. Please check your calendar for whether or not you can play then. We’ll discuss it on Wednesday.

The Terraces run-out performance will be Thursday, March 15, 3:00 PM.

Thanks,

Dan

Here is the list of to do pieces for Wednesday, Jan 31.

  • Rhosymedre
  • Anderson’s Irish Suite (Irish Washerwoman, Rakes of Mallow, Girl I Left Behind Me)
  • Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Holst’s 2nd Suite in F
  • The British Invasion
  • Crown Imperial

Read and rehearse the following music for January 24:

  • With Quiet Courage
  • America the Beautiful
  • Crown Imperial
  • Appalachian Spring (esp. measures 17-87, we did not play this section last week)
  • Bernstein’s In Nomine Patris/Almighty Father
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • His Honor
  • Around the World in 80 Days

At our third rehearsal this past week, we read

  • Anderson’s Irish Washerwoman
  • Anderson’s Rakes of Mallow
  • Granger’s Irish Tune
  • Vaughan Williams’ Rhosymedre
  • the Gershwin medley
  • and the second half of Appalachian Spring.

Here’s some advice on how to prepare the technically challenging sections of music.

Start slow and practice with a metronome.
I generally start about at half tempo so I can concentrate on playing with my best tone quality without having to worry about playing ‘fast’ notes (if the tempo is 120 bpm, start at 60 bpm). I choose a short passage of a challenging phrase and practice at the same tempo until I’m satisfied with my progress (I play the passage 4 times in a row without errors – if I make a mistake, I start over again until I’ve played it 4 times without errors). Increase tempo by 4 bpm (60, 64, 68, 72, 76, etc, until you reach 120). You may not make the goal tempo the first day you practice, if not, the next day, start at the beginning of this technique and work to your goal.

Practice slowly even after you can play a passage at tempo. Think about this; You’re riding in a car at 60 mph and you pass a child playing in her yard at home. At that fast tempo, you probably only pick up a few details, such as the girl had long hair and wore a yellow dress. If you passed her at 50 mph, you would have more time to notice that she not only had long hair, but wore a yellow ribbon in her hair and the yellow dress had white vertical stripes. You also noticed that she had a doll that she was carrying. If you passed her at 40 mph, you notice that she was picking flowers from the yard and weaving them in the doll’s hair. You also have time to see that her shoes were black and shiny and that she wore a white belt around her waist. If you passed her at 30 mph, you have time to notice other dolls on the ground around her, which you now can count because you have more time to observe various aspects of the scene. The moral to this story is that you can focus more on tone quality, breath support, phrasing, and other musical aspects if you’re playing the notes and rhythms slowly. A few practice sessions with slow practice can get you to performance tempo with the musical aspects executed very well.

 

Read and rehearse the following music for January 17:

The Irish Washerwoman

The Rakes of Mallow

Appalachian Spring

Gershwin by George. Y

New music will be provide January 17.

Rhosymedre

Irish Tune from County Derry,

If time permits: Bernstein’s In nomine patris/Almighty Father.

These pieces are pretty sure to be performed.

Crown Imperial – William Walton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeTGUVUqTUA

Irish Suite: The Irish Washerwoman, The Rakes of Mallow, The Girl I Left Behind Me – Leroy Anderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3bRtTl7eys (1st is Irish Washerwoman 3rd 8:28 into clip is Rakes)

 (the Girl I Left Behind Me)

Holst 2nd Suite in F

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRSFUC1xGo

The British Invasion (thanks to Ben for listing this recording on his website!)

      http://benbachrach.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nhbritishinvasion.mp3

The next two pieces will be issued next week:

Rhosymedre – Ralph Vaughn Williams

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=4127148

Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Granger

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2466605

The other pieces are to balance out the program with a variety of styles.

Marches:

Action Front

https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10460604

His Honor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp8obtI5P0Y

Slow, contemplative:

With Quiet Courage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWMLvBN0i4U

Shenandoah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QcB51jkAok

 

Variety, audience pleasers:

Around the World in 80 Days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XphvC6EQG9U

Gershwin by George

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkCiC1M7PeE

Autumn Leaves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Ix3g47xn0

Blue Mambo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPbrxwGISgI

 

Concert Selections:

Appalachian Spring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N4zeAfyJOw

In Nomine Patris /Almighty Father

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY-hQvBFHYg (In nominee patris)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UggFeyYE2s8 (Almighty Father)

 

Patriotic:

America the Beautiful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXlzBR23HG0

to be issued later, these were played last year:

Armed Forces Salute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZw3He0R9EQ

God Bless America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGppj_ol_3A

 

 

Crown Imperial – William Walton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeTGUVUqTUA

Irish Suite: The Irish Washerwoman, The Rakes of Mallow, The Girl I Left Behind Me – Leroy Anderson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3bRtTl7eys (1st is Irish Washerwoman 3rd 8:28 into clip is Rakes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ZFCZTkBP8 (the Girl I Left Behind Me)

Holst 2nd Suite in F

 

Crown Imperial 4:00

Irish Suite: The Irish Washerwoman 3:00, The Rakes of Mallow 3:30, The Girl I Left Behind Me 3:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3bRtTl7eys (1st and 3rd selections, no ‘Girl I Left Behind’)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ZFCZTkBP8 (the Girl I Left Behind Me)
With Quiet Courage 4:15

Shenandoah 6:30

Around the World in 80 Days 2:15

Appalachian Spring 8:00

Gershwin by George 6:15

Action Front 3:00
https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10460604
Autumn Leaves 4:30

Blue Mambo 4:05

His Honor 2:55

In Nomine Patris 3:15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY-hQvBFHYg (In nominee patris)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UggFeyYE2s8 (Almighty Father)
Holst 2nd Suite: 12:00

March 4:30
I’ll Love My Love 2:30
Song of the Blacksmith 1:30
Fantasia on the “Dargason” 3:00
America the Beautiful 3:20

Armed Forces Salute 4:25

God Bless America 2:00
No recording
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2017 list

youTubePlayList

God Bless America by Irving Berlin (Cofield)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9u0HWpcO0c

American Salute by Morton Gould
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkJTYA78Q64
Armed Forces Salute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZw3He0R9EQ

British Eighth by Zo Elliott
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN4AUUrvEg4

The Saints’ Hallelujah (Custer)
http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2230225
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_osBGWWy0w

October by Eric Whitacre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EoUAbODO34

Mercury by Jan Van der Roost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbkiZ6_Wxw4

Cajun Folk Songs by Frank Ticheli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2nR0v78K_E

The Sinfonians by Clilfton Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qru57fkW4i8

Amazing Grace by Frank Ticheli

      http://www.manhattanbeachmusic.com/audio/amazing-grace-ms.mp3

West Side Story Selection (Duthoit)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZpymTnoid4

Glenn Miller in Concert (Paul Murtha)
https://youtu.be/8PdLYb_bU78
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/look_inside?R=17466797

The New Horizons Band has a new conductor. Dr. Dan Davis is now our band director/conductor.

Please thank Dr. Ben Truax for all he did for us.

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