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    Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    Hi, Gang...

    Just a quick note to say that Donnie (Brasspig) Sorah sent me a copy of one of his compositions--a Dance Scene for Brass Quintet--after we met at Summer NAMM last month.

    We read it on a "paid rehearsal" job last weekend--we loved playing it and a few people came up after it wanting to know what it was.

    Unfortunately, the recorder was not running, so I can't post a performance, but we will rehearse it and get it recorded after we do it a few times live & really have it down.

    Donnie is an excellent composer with (of course) a great knowledge of and feel for brass instruments...

    So c'mon man, get them other movements written!!

    Just remember...french horns don't swing...euphoniums do.

    Thanx again...Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    Hi Jim, how's that new euphonium play?

    I bet you're lovin' it!
    Thanks again for your great hospitality.
    Dan

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    Jim-

    Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments. I'm very happy to hear that you and your audience enjoyed the piece. I'm working on two other movements, but I may decide to add a fourth. Not sure at this point. It just depends on the length of these two I'm working on and if it just feels like it needs more. We'll see.

    And thank you for having my work performed. If the rest of the guys in your group are anywhere near as talented as you, you must have played the heck out of it! I really would like to hear a recording, even if it's a quick low-fi recording. It has not been performed live for my ears yet, although our brass ensemble at the college plans to work up the suite for the end of the semester recital. So. . . there's more motivation to get working!

    I'm so thankful to have guys like you and the rest of the GPO gang to share with. I learn so much everyday reading and listening to your work!

    What was this "paid rehearsal" job?

    Thanks so much!

    Brasspig
    Donald W. Sorah
    Doctoral Teaching Assistant
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL

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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    Quote Originally Posted by brasspig
    Jim-

    Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments.
    Wellll, it's just that you deserve 'em!

    Quote Originally Posted by brasspig
    What was this "paid rehearsal" job?
    Background music for an annual outdoor party of "patrons of the arts."

    We can do 'bout anything we want...and we do (within reason)!
    We've been doing it ever since I joined the band in 1989. They're actually quite nice & most of 'em can carry a tune!

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN
    Hi Jim, how's that new euphonium play?
    Smoooooooooth! Valves fly like the wind; I play as if I'm breaking wind...


    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    That's great news! I'd love to hear a recording of it myself. Congrats, Brasspig! Nothin' more rewarding than having others enjoy your music.

    On an off-key note . . . "All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us." Great sig!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    On an off-key note . . . "All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us." Great sig!
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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    I'm glad someone's in that boat with me Jerry. Can we please explain?



    Brasspig
    Donald W. Sorah
    Doctoral Teaching Assistant
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL

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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    This site may do it best:

    http://frogstar.com/aybabtu/index.asp

    Best,
    Ric
    The little voices in my head are singing four-part harmony.

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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    Quote Originally Posted by ricz
    This site may do it best:

    http://frogstar.com/aybabtu/index.asp

    Best,
    Ric


    Thanx, Ric; you beat me to it.
    BTW--did you see/hear what I did with your old orch. contest theme (#2??3/4 time)? Maybe one day I'll finish it...
    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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    Re: Snorlax Plays Brasspig!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    That's great news! I'd love to hear a recording of it myself. Congrats, Brasspig! Nothin' more rewarding than having others enjoy your music.

    On an off-key note . . . "All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us." Great sig!
    Glad you caught it, Sean!! I wasn't sure how it would go over--it does have a bit of age on it, but so do I. I guess the set of AYBABTU people does intersect with the set of GPO users! And now we've clued in a couple more people.

    Jim
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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