March 22, 2007 at 4:14 AMI took my latest set orchestra music to lessons tonight (Joel got excited). He started leafing through everything and then.... "ARGGGHHHHH! OMG! They are having you guys play Die Moldau?!?! This is where you wish you were a first violinist!!! They get the easy part!" So with that great encouragement, we proceded with most of the lesson tonight on that one piece, and only a few portions of it.
ARGHHH is right! Constant 16th note runs for about 5-6 pages - 1st pos to 2nd to 1st to 2nd and so on and so forth. After your left hand gives out, then onto a page or two of right hand excercise. We are going to be exhaused after this one.
Some interesting stuff this season. Besides Die Moldau, we are playing Jurassic Park, Sonata Da Chiesa (Corelli), Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (Wagner), Ballet Egyptien No1 (Luigini), and Andalucia.
PS. Yes I know it's a very bad joke, but I feel like being bad.
Niel - what Moldau did was to give the violists a first violin part on a instrument 3-4" larger!!! :)
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