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Monday, April 14

The Denver Brass


One of my birthday presents was tickets to the Denver Brass's "History of the Brass World: Part 1."
I guess it was a spoof on a Mel Brooks movie called "History of the World: Part 1" (to which there never was a "Part 2"). Although I've never seen the movie, the concert was quite funny.

Some of the things they played were:
- Also Sprach Zarathustra (the music on the video clip of my room filled with balloons (and 2001: A Space Odyssey))
- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
- Toccata from L'Orfeo by Monteverdi
- The Ride of the Valkyries (The "Kill the wabbit" song)
- The Liberty Bell by Sousa (Like "Stars and Stripes Forever" but better because it's not played as often... :-)
- Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man
- Star Trek's Theme :-P
- Lots more (It was a fairly long concert.)

They actually wore costumes like in the picture (and more...), and for a few parts, they even got up and played around the audience.

The point of this post --- Brass players are weird. Almost as weird as cello players.

But...if you have the chance to go to a Denver Brass concert -- go! (Unless you don't like fun, LOUD concerts with food during the intermission. :-D)

10 people bored enough to comment:

Steven said...

That was great fun!!
You forgot to add that they asked us to sing along with Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.
Now, that’s what I call entertainment.

Abbey said...

LOL-sounds like a blast. I don't know that I could possibly be weirder than you, however... :P

Benjanerd said...

Man, Beth... I tried to get you to come to the last Denver Brass concert and you wouldn't go... Something about bagpipes being annoying. :D

Ok, ok. I'll stop being mean.

Abbey said...

Now she's sorry... :P

And not only that, brass instruments leave puddles everywhere. Why can't they learn to clean up after themselves?

Attack Papoose said...

Clean up after ourselves? Why!? Everyone loves splashing in puddles! (Except for cello players I guess...)

LOL...yeah, actually, I was sorry I didn't go to that concert as soon as Steve got back from it and told me how fun it was. :-(BTW, it wasn't the bagpipes that stopped me from going -- it was the $20 ticket. :-)

Benjanerd said...

LOL -- I know, I'm just giving you a hard time :D

Jack Bauer said...

I love splashing in puddles...and I'm a tiny cello player :D


If i get the chance to go to a concert by the Denver Brass I'll be sure to go!!!

Rachel W said...

Sounds like fun!!! :)

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