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What is this crazy brass ensemble?

Discussion in 'Acoustic & Orchestral instruments' started by Rodney Money, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:26 AM.

  1. Rodney Money

    Rodney Money Yes, that's my real name.

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    Concerning wind ensemble instrumentation this is almost perfect since it ditches most of the woodwinds (brass humor,) but is this a typical instrumentation concerning the Netherlands? It's like they ditched the flutes and clarinets (which they should) replacing them with the greatest instrument ever, the flugelhorn! And a bunch of flugelhorns at that. And then it's also like someone wanted to make a brass band but forgot that saxophones are actually woodwinds! Lol.
     
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    TGV Senior Member

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    There's quite a tradition in amateur brass orchestras. The three types distinguished are "harmonieorkest" with woodwinds, brass and percussion, and "fanfare" and "brassband", both with brass instruments, but the former one can also have saxophones: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanfare_orchestra. And, according to an experienced conductor, in a fanfare the flugelhorn is the lead instrument, whereas it's the cornet for brassband.

    So yes, and saxophones are shiny, anyway.
     
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    Saxer Senior Member

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    Rodney Money

    Rodney Money Yes, that's my real name.

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    It's like my dream ensemble except I would change the saxophones to all alto horns, and add 3 cornets, 1 Eb cornet, 3 trumpets, and a piccolo trumpet, or something like that, lol. Thank you for the link and info!
     
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