Bach's Fugue for Organ in G Minor is a killer piece. Also have a place for Pachelbel's Concierto for Four Harpsichords and Strings. Albinoni is also a fav of mine, though is a bit early to be considered classical.
We don't actually play a lot of classical stuff in band... Most recently, we played Pachelbell's Cannon, but that was it.
Since we're going on a trip pretty soon, we're playing a fun piece called "Cartoon Symphony." It's a bunch of Cartoon theme songs for concert band... Simpsons, Jetsons, Flintstones, Animaniacs, Pink Panther, and a couple others.
We're also currently playing "El Mirador: Scenes From A Lost Myan Village," "Colnel Bogey," and "Simple Gifts."
Come to think of it my band never did that either. I mean we played alot of music that would fit under the classical genre but never played any renowned pieces. We played alot of marches and chorals and such and alot of celtic stuff. I enjoyed playing the celtic stuff the most.
I had a school of over 2000 students. The freshman were in their own band and then the sophmores, juniors, and seniors were split up into Blue or Gold band (depending on their playing ability) after marching band season was over
I never heard of the unfinished symphony until my friend told me about it. He said "Andrew, you got to download this song its so sweet" My friend has been playing violin for probally 10 years now and he is in some youth orchestras and they played that piece one year. Needless to say, i've been hooked. Did you know that song is in several films?
lol, re-resurrecting this now. i love classical music. i play violen, sing bass play a bit of panio, and know a little cello. my fav thing to play is prolly Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. it funny in the first post you mentioned Symphony Fantasique, cuz we just did sight reading practice in orchestra on that like 2 days ago. and wtf, i'm listening to classical music right now on the radio, and brandenburg # 6 comes up, which were also playing. well i should practice a bit before grays anatomy
No, I think he would of told them they were failures at life.
Funny thing about Beethoven, one of the reasons he's a big figure in the romantic era was because he was so fiercely NOT romantic, he was about the power and awesome nature of music, not so much about making pretty sounds that people could chill to, like say Chopin.
I guess you could say he's like emo players today in that he likes a lot of his stuff LOUD... but I personally think that it's coming from different places.