Ok so I think I forgot the piece of the day yesterday but I honestly can’t remember if I posted it or not.
Anywho, this is probably my all-time favorite piece for woodwinds (sorry to any other sections, I’ve like only posted woodwind-heavy compositions), and it’s definitely my favorite of Percy Grainger.
It sounds incredibly fun to play and features pretty intense clarinet and saxophone melodies among others. I think I remember it being classified as Grade 5 but I’m not entirely sure. Either way, it’s difficult. And fun. Don’t forget fun.
Ok this piece is one of my new faves yall should listen to it.
But im not making this post for no reason, this piece has a very specific style, which even the title conveys really well. That is one that is very soft, blended well, elegant, slow, and just pretty. Like a song that contains a lot of imagery.
I’m currently working on a Concert Band piece with this style in mind titled “Kaleidoscope”. But there’s one issue: I just got done rehearsing Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore” with my Clarinet Choir. WHICH IS THE TOTAL OPPOSITE OF THIS STYLE. So now It’s extraordinarily hard for me to work on Kaleidoscope because of this.
So do any of you know a song that has a similar style to this? Instrumentation is up in the air but i’d prefer an Orchestra or Concert Band as opposed to a String Quintet, Piano Solo, Flute Solo etc. When I try to think of a song with this style I CAN’T PICTURE A SINGLE ONE OTHER THAN THIS. I just really would like some inspiration. Thanks!
Right so we’re playing Molly on the Shore by Percy Grainger which is a kickass clarinet-starring arrangement of the traditional reels Molly on the Shore and Temple Hill… and I couldn’t find a dance-able version of Molly on the Shore but I found this and I’m so excited.
destroy the stereotype that Hermes kids are only good at stealing things.
they’re a bunch of jack-of-all-trades adhd kids. gods know of all the things they get up to. between everyone in the cabin, they’ve probably dabbled in every single trade imaginable (and made up a couple when they got bored).
someone has a thing for linguistics and everyone else spent a summer helping them, and now the cabin has a secret language. basic conjugation is written on a poster board in medieval-esque calligraphy and tacked to the wall.
there’s about 12 hammocks in the rafters of the cabin because of that one kid seven years ago that learned how to weave them from Athena cabin.
the Hermes and Apollo kids got together ages ago to form their own concert band. they play everything from Bohemian Rhapsody to Molly on the Shore, as well as pieces composed by Apollo cabin.
some fluency in Spanish, French, German, and Elvish is fairly common.
the walls of the cabin are lightly blanketed in pictures and post cards from travel destinations. some have been brought back from quests, others are cut from magazines, all of them are on someone’s bucket list.
they know pretty much every card and dice game ever invented, and cheating is only frowned upon if someone abuses it. you’re as likely to see an honest game of bridge as you are a lesson in cheating at euchre.
parkour is a plague. Chiron gave up yelling at Hermes kids in high places centuries ago.
storytelling is a traditional nighttime activity, and campers are encouraged to tell one of their own or make something up on the spot. the one-sentence-at-a-time story improv game is every sunday, and every cabin member participates; other demigods sneak in just to listen.
they visit the monster-infested forest often, and a common dare is to camp for a night under the trees. those who dabble in cartography have mapped most of the forest.
Hermes kids are extremely welcoming to young, scared, and unclaimed demigods, distracting them from their fears by teaching them random skills, and being respectful of their guests’ belongings.
don’t forget, Hermes is the god of hospitality, among a ton of other things. stealing may be his cabin’s most widely known talent, but don’t you dare think it’s the only thing in their skill set.
these are based off of some of my favourite pieces and my interpretations of how they sound
Namjoon: Hymn to a Blue Hour, Lux Aurumque
Seokjin: Symphony No.3 (1958): 1. Allegro energico, Symphony No. 1 in G Minor: IV. Finale: Allegro moderto
Yoongi: Symphony No.3 (1958): 2. Adagio, Give Us This Day: I. Moderately slow, Equus
Jimin: Symphony No.3 (1958): 3. Allegretto, Act II: Sugarplum Fairy
Hoseok: The Gum-Suckers March, Molly on the Shore
Taehyung: Children’s March, Second Suite in F: Fantasia on the Dargason (1911/1922)
Namjoon’s clumsiness: An American in Paris
Yoongi’s sleepiness: Unaccompanied cello suite no. 1 in G major
Member vs Member banter: Overture to Candide, Colas Breugnon Op. 24: Overture
Rap line: Give Us This Day: II. Very fast
Maknae line: Festive Overature in A Major Op. 96
Hyung line: Canterbury Choral
Members talking about each other: Enigma Variations: Nimrod
So I'm going to quit violin and my parents are allowing me to start playing a new instrument aND I HAVE NO IDEA what to choose bc I really want to play a brass instrument but I kinda want to stick with a woodwind since I play clarinet. PLS HELP
…(I think you should go with horn because you said you wanted to stick with woodwind and play brass and horn is the brass woodwind sooooo)
BUT THATS ALSO ME JUST BEING BIASD SO I WILL TRY TO BE LESS BIASD AND GIVE YOU A LOVELY LITTLE LIST OF PROS AND CONS FOR EACH INSTRUMENT~still biasd af tho sry i tried ;;
Pros: just the most beautiful most majestic instrument to ever exist, almost always has the melody, movie composers LOVE iT….Star Wars? Star Trek? Super Man? Lord of the Rings? Pirates of the Caribbean? Just main theme in every movie to ever exist? can be a woodwind ANNND brass instrument (because woodwind quintet), can play low AND high, …did I mention how pretty it sounds? Like. Sounds like angel. can sound like angry tiger. or or swan! HONK HONK! It can play all sorts of styles of music…has lots of fantastic rep!!!! Low brass steal from us because our rep too gud!!!! im sorry low brass you deserve more rep :’(. yay no reeds
Cons: it really hard and off beats
Pros: get to play low and loud and vibrate the whole floor with fog horn loudness. yay no reeds
Cons: it big, and barely any solo rep written for it :(
Pros: play high and loud and sometimes gets really cool solos and movie composers also like it butnot as much as horns… yay no reeds
Cons: forever be stereotyped as egoistical and loud (even though you may not be!!!) and you don’t play the horn :(
Pros: sexy af, get to play loud low, get to play really really loud low notes, Flight of the Valkyries. Can be jazzy to lOUDDD RAWRRRRR to serenading da gurlz to bAAHHHHHHHH babAB BA BAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! oh and people horny for thy tromboner. yay no reeds
Cons: have to move slide fast and that is difficult at times
(I ALMOST FORGOT) Euphonium-
Pros: 2nd Suite in F by Holst, and you can confuse people (like me) and sound both like a trombone anD french horn
Cons: my friend’s dad said you sound like a congested tuba :////
pros: (you already play it!!!), easy to learn and can play Molly on the Shore. Also, The sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson *sobs on the floor* @babydontcry1845. OOOOO because you play regular clarinet you can also play Eb, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, Bass, wee baby, screaming, crying, fuzzy, wooden, electric, chair, bed post and squatting monkey clarinets !!!!!! So if continue to be professional you make the $$$$$$$$!!!!!!!
Cons: fast notes and squeaks. reeds.
Pros- YOU ARE FAIRY AND FLOWERS AND SPRING TIME AND MOONLIGHT AND STARS TWINKLING !!! NO REEDS!!!! TINY SMOL INSTRUMENT!!!!!!
Cons- … tuning? needs lots of air?
Pros: idk its the oboe. can play fast notes like clarinet and can play high like flutes and sound good in that register. SCHOLARSHIP INSTRUMENT!!!!!
Cons: haarrrddd. reeds. but not single reeds…dOUBLE REEDS :OOOOO
Pros: can transition pretty easily from clarinet, can play everything ??? like styles of music??? some symphonies/ orchestral pieces call for it??, BARI sax, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax….smooooottthh jazzzz bb
Cons: it doubles horns a lot so makes me mad >>:((((. reeds