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    Entry Of The Gladiators

    The "Entry Of The Gladiators" by Fu cik is arranged here by Nigel Horne (www.bandsman.co.uk) for a small wind ensemble:

    Flute, 3/4 Clarinets, Alto and Tenor Saxophones, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Horn and Bassoon & Euphonium.

    This small ensemble provides the feel of a small wind organ or calliope and has all the excitement of its more well know large circus band version. This rendering was doing using the GPO winds and JABB saxophones.

    http://www.bandsman.co.uk/sounds/Ent...Gladiators.mp3


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    Re: Entry Of The Gladiators

    It was fun and enjoyable listening to it.

    I probably first heard this while watching the circus on a small b&w TV in the fifties.

    Phil

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    Re: Entry Of The Gladiators

    A favorite march. I'm always torn about the tempo of this march.
    I always picture the Elephants in the heavy melody. The fast tempo
    makes the running lines more spectacular, but.....
    I've found that marches seem to sound better with a lot of staccato
    markings in the 8 2 16ths.
    My opinion.
    Great job.
    Gary Mosse

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    Re: Entry Of The Gladiators

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane
    It was fun and enjoyable listening to it.

    I probably first heard this while watching the circus on a small b&w TV in the fifties.

    Phil
    Phil,

    This is certainly one of those pieces that sticks with ones self!!

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    Re: Entry Of The Gladiators

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse
    A favorite march. I'm always torn about the tempo of this march.
    I always picture the Elephants in the heavy melody. The fast tempo
    makes the running lines more spectacular, but.....
    I've found that marches seem to sound better with a lot of staccato
    markings in the 8 2 16ths.
    My opinion.
    Great job.
    Gary Mosse
    It is one of my favorites too.

    Regarding staccato notes, I have found that they do not necessarily playback will with the sound libraries. So I use them sparingly or not at all. I prefer using accents when necessary.

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    Nice job on this, Gary.

    I enjoyed listening.

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    Gary,

    i wonder why you have problems with the staccato notes. I would prefer some. Do you use a notation program or a sequencer?

    And - staccato not only means accent but also shorter notes with a break after it. If I go for a realistic staccato then I often notate or record it even much shorter than 50 %.


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    Re: Entry Of The Gladiators

    Quote Originally Posted by Hannes_F
    Gary,

    i wonder why you have problems with the staccato notes. I would prefer some. Do you use a notation program or a sequencer?

    And - staccato not only means accent but also shorter notes with a break after it. If I go for a realistic staccato then I often notate or record it even much shorter than 50 %.
    Hannes
    Hannes,

    I use a notation program, Finale. Staccato does not mean accent is included, but only the note is played shorter. I have found that the wind instrument sounds tend to loose some brilliance when it is stacco only without accent. So I tend to stay away from stacco only.

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    This is a fun piece. It never really made me think of gladiators, nor a circus, but a carousel... and I love carousel organ music. The ensemble definitely achieves the organ sound. This was a pleasure to hear, it's been a long while since I've heard this famous tune.
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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