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Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Heavy_Metal » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:13 am

Since Easter is only a few short weeks away and many of us are getting ready to perform, I thought this worth reposting where more of us will see it.

From Easter Sunday 2010, this is the Second Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Orchestra (Memphis, Tennessee) directed by Dr. Gabriel Statom, and our very own Bloke on his Thor. It's the best version of this hymn I've ever heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... gsHV8X7YSs

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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby ppalan » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:34 am

WOW :D ...and that's the way its done!! Bravo, Bloke and everyone else.
Thanks for sharing
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Heavy_Metal » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:40 pm

Bumping this for Easter 2016.

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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Heavy_Metal » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:06 am

Annual bump, for those who haven't seen it.
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby bloke » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:11 am

Haven't played that version since, and I lost a very good friend (the 1st trumpet player on that gig) a few years later to suicide. :( ...but I really do appreciate seeing it again, as it reminds me of happier times. :)

I play at another church twice each year (PALM Sunday - THIS Sunday, and the 1st Sunday in December) with a very fine low brass section (always the same four of us), nearly always a great trumpet section, and usually a good horn section. (Occasionally, a church member or two will ask to play with the orchestra.)

Here are some drop-the-needles from some of those gigs... (same tuba).

This morning (Saturday) is the 9 - 12 rehearsal for that gig, fwiw.
The choir always puts out an AMAZING spread (like a FIFTY FOOT LONG BUFFET PLUS DESSERTS !!!) at the break, and INSISTS on the orchestra going through the line first. :shock:

The choir director is really pretty cool... Rumor is that William Walton's Crown Imperial March will be on the stand tomorrow morning. (He's also cool, in that he doesn't mail or email the music to the musicians. He simply hires people who don't need to see it ahead of time.) :wink: (I HATE having to keep track of "gig music", and having to REMEMBER to bring it to the gig.) :x

1:36 ... 11:50 ... 43:44 ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3YERWkqesk

2:17 ... 42:50 (Verdi) ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgygxBtNv9w

11:40 ... 20:00 - 23:33 ... 35:30 ... 46:35 ... 1:10:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZOmXzn14VU

27:50 ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVYsXXT5J0

So as to not screw up Heavy_Metal's intended BUMP, here's what he was wanting you to hear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PgsHV8X7YSs
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Heavy_Metal » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:18 pm

bloke wrote:Haven't played that version since, and I lost a very good friend (the 1st trumpet player on that gig) a few years later to suicide. :( ...but I really do appreciate seeing it again, as it reminds me of happier times. :)


Glad to help. That was an excellent performance. Sorry to hear about your friend.

bloke wrote:I play at another church twice each year (PALM Sunday - THIS Sunday, and the 1st Sunday in December) with a very fine low brass section (always the same four of us), nearly always a great trumpet section, and usually a good horn section. (Occasionally, a church member or two will ask to play with the orchestra.)

(snip)

This morning (Saturday) is the 9 - 12 rehearsal for that gig, fwiw.
The choir always puts out an AMAZING spread (like a FIFTY FOOT LONG BUFFET PLUS DESSERTS !!!) at the break, and INSISTS on the orchestra going through the line first. :shock:

The choir director is really pretty cool... Rumor is that William Walton's Crown Imperial March will be on the stand tomorrow morning. (He's also cool, in that he doesn't mail or email the music to the musicians. He simply hires people who don't need to see it ahead of time.) :wink: (I HATE having to keep track of "gig music", and having to REMEMBER to bring it to the gig.) :x


Looking forward to seeing that one when they post it.

I've only gotten through the first one you linked to, but it was excellent, and I expect the remaining ones will be too.
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby arpthark » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:22 am

That is some excellent playing!
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Heavy_Metal » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:16 am

Annual bump.

I had not been able to find this arrangement until now- it's by John Rutter and SheetMusicPlus has it. Note that there is no French Horn part in the brass version, the Trumpet parts are written in concert pitch, and the Trombone parts are in Tenor Clef. The arrangement comes from the U.K. (Oxford University Press)- maybe this is usual practice (practise?) there- so it'll need more preparation than usual. Well worth it IMHO, and this clip is the best of the bunch.
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:14 pm

It was well done, and every time I I'm reminded of it, I think of my lost friend, Charlie Gates, who played the first trumpet part for that service/performance. What you're viewing/hearing is the TV feed (as that church broadcasts weekly).

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The funny this is that when you're involved in something really extraordinary (as that performance - really, that entire service - was a really good combination of brass players) you're usually not really aware of it, and are just doing your job. :|

Most Easter Sundays, I work at a church down the street, because the choirmaster at the church at which I (more often) work always uses a bunch of those (very busy) Richard Webster arrangements (bass trombone parts on all of them), and I'm needed there - since I can cover those with the euphonium, and also cover all of the actual "tuba" music.
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Three Valves » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:28 pm

It’s like “fah who foraze” only at Easter!!
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby Heavy_Metal » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:54 am

bloke wrote: The funny this is that when you're involved in something really extraordinary (as that performance - really, that entire service - was a really good combination of brass players) you're usually not really aware of it, and are just doing your job. :|


This.
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Re: Easter Hymn done extremely well

Postby bloke » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:35 am

I linked this already above, but (yet at a third church) this choirmaster enjoys incorporating mainstream orchestral literature into the liturgy...

...and (except for bloke) this is a totally different combination of Memphis-based brass musicians.

Here is a (most every tuba player's favorite) passage from Verdi's Requiem incorporated into a Palm Sunday service:

You'll have to scroll to 42:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgygxBtNv9w
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