Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

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Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by Bart » Fri May 10, 2019 4:39 pm

Again a great number of low and even lower brass heroes were gathered to play one of the themes from Game of Thrones. That must have been amazing to experience live!

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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by Tremozl » Sat May 11, 2019 12:19 am

Great stuff. These guys can really make their pedal D's bark. Also is that Tommy Johnson's custom CC Cimbasso or just something that looks very similar?
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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by Finetales » Tue May 14, 2019 2:38 am

That visual of 7 people switching to contra at once was something to behold.
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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by bbocaner » Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 am

Fantastic playing, but am I the only one who is extremely underwhelmed by the composition?
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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by Burgerbob » Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 am

bbocaner wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 am
Fantastic playing, but am I the only one who is extremely underwhelmed by the composition?
Same problem with the original (they did this 4 years ago I think). They played the main theme, which is transcribed incorrectly and is a horrible arrangement to boot.
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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by Fafner » Tue May 21, 2019 12:49 am

Burgerbob wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 am
bbocaner wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 am
Fantastic playing, but am I the only one who is extremely underwhelmed by the composition?
Same problem with the original (they did this 4 years ago I think). They played the main theme, which is transcribed incorrectly and is a horrible arrangement to boot.
I agree that the arranging is a little inelegant...

But what exactly do you mean about the transcription being wrong?

On a side note—I guess everyone is ok with “barking” in a low brass choir setting now. I’m sad to see the dynamics “mp” to “f” get ignored more and more on trombone.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to crush it as much as the next guy, but I feel that arranging for low brass is becoming more and more a grotesque caricature.

P.S. I’m a bit grumpy that I started looking at orchestra music for a new music concert and recording session and the low brass writing is absolutely vapid and unrewarding.
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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by Burgerbob » Tue May 21, 2019 8:05 am

There's a straight up wrong note in the main theme, a very obvious one.
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Post by Finetales » Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 am

I'd be interested to hear the results of an established composer/arranger getting commissioned to write/arrange something for them. Hearing what different writers do with an ensemble of 9 tenor trombones, 21 bass trombones (7 doubling contra), 3 cimbassi, and 8 tubas is definitely something I'd be interested in.

On their latest 3rd video, they mentioned in the comments that it was the last Game of Thrones cover they would do and they asked for suggestions. Should be interesting to see where they go next, if they do keep cranking stuff out.
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Re: Epic Low Brass - The Rains of Castamere

Post by cozzagiorgi » Tue May 21, 2019 10:36 am

I hope Jim Nova is reading this!
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