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Joshua Iyer

List of May Music

May 6, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I was just going to practice violin and realized I hadn't posted anything this month thus far! So this entry will be about all the music I've gotten that I will be working on and playing in two concerts at the end of the month.

First is Fine Arts Festival, where we're playing with 7th graders (and I'm playing with one of my friends' sisters!), so the music is incredibly easy. We're playing Wood Splitter Fanfare, a piece inspired by someone's viola breaking at a rehearsal :(. The next piece, A Westward Journey and Jubnee, has a solo harmonica/violin duet thing at the beginning that sounds sort of Irish, and some cool fiddle techniques in there. Finally (we just got this today), we have Two Welsh Airs. That's all about that.

Our Pops concert is generally more exciting, and I remember talking a lot about it last year since that was my first one and was very excited to practice. In the order we got them, here are the pieces (and I'll throw in composers/arrangers this time just for fun):

-Selections from Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride (Danny Elfman, arr. Douglas E. Wagner)
-*Theme from "THE LOST WORLD" (John Williams, arr. John Wasson)
-Sightings (Jeremy Woolstenhulme)
-Erebus (Jeffery S. Bishop)
-*Theme from E.T. (John Williams, arr. James D. Ployhar)
-*Bounty Hunter Theme (Tommy Tallarico and Michael Richard Plowman, arr. Victor Lopez)
-*King Kong Soundtrack Highlights (James Newton Howard, arr. Ted Ricketts)

*Full orchestra
(I'm not sure about some of them, but I can just update this entry if need be.
The last one (King Kong) is only for my group and Chamber Strings, the top group. (Nobody else is playing).

So anyway, it'll be a fun and exciting night! Just YouTube some of these if you'd like to hear how they sound, and have a nice (morning/day/evening/night and go to bed if you're up at 2am reading this)!

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