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Re: Bolero

Postby Marye » Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:12 am

Originally posted by OperaTenor:
I wonder if Borello's ever been performed on bagpipes? :eek:
Bolero performed on a kazoo is preferable to Stairway to Heaven, a song I had my fill of by the summer of 1972.
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Re: Bolero

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:17 pm

Originally posted by barfle:
Originally posted by OperaTenor:
[b] I wonder if Borello's ever been performed on bagpipes?

:eek:
Bordello? [/b]
Nope, Borello , because the constant theme repetition is soooooooo boring....

I think I'd prefer the kazoo over bagpipes. there'd need to be quite a lot of them, a few more coming in with every iteration of the theme to add depth and dynamics to it....

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Re: Bolero

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:34 pm

Kazoos would work. I have a history with kazoos.

Picture a decent sized church choir. Very dignified, robes and everything. Christmas day services, visiting bishop, all kinds of formal bigtime hoo-haw. At the end of rehearsal, as we are asked to get out the piece we're singing for the introit, we do so but an alto has handed out kazoos. We came in perfectly, four parts, on kazoo.

The choir director was still having trouble breathing at the New Year's party. Fortunately, a couple of cups of Lutheran Party Punch fixed her up.
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Re: Bolero

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:03 pm

Hmmmm....

First church choir rehearsal of the year is this Thursday. Where can I find 40 kazoos before then?!!!

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Re: Bolero

Postby piqaboo » Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:23 pm

Try googling the Oriental Trading Company.....

They have "Jesus Loves ME" kazoos.
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Re: Bolero

Postby 1st_oboe » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:36 am

... and we all know how much Jesus loves kazoos!
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Re: Bolero

Postby 1st_oboe » Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:22 am

Tickety ta ta ta-ta ta tickety ta ta ta-ta ta...
wait a minute.. that's not Bolero... that's Mars :D

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Re: Bolero

Postby treebeau » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:45 pm

LOL,

Who's the NTAK (No Talent A$$ Klown) that requested Bolero AND asked that his/her name not be used?

C'mon, fess up. Dan Maselli said that this person was from Western Europe, in a country that borders Spain. Makes me think of...Portugal !!! Was it NM playing a joke??? If it was, I take back the NTAK comment.

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Re: Bolero

Postby stever » Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:19 am

I kinda like Bolero. But then again I also like Brick House by The Commodores. Says a bit about my taste (or lack thereof).
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Re: Bolero

Postby RC » Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:17 am

That particular performance to which treebau posted was really not good at all.

Bolero is simple and repetitive. I like a well performed Bolero but, being a musician (of sorts), I can see how it would become something you'd just dread performing. Takes some concentration to put the umph in it.
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Re: Bolero

Postby welcid » Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:40 am

Hi,

What's with everybody (Nicole included) and their gripes about repetition in serious music? Ravel and Pachelbel are certainly not the only composers (and won't be the last) who have sort to effectively use that technigue in their compositions. Anyone ever notice how Shostakovich uses repetition in the first movement of his "Leningrad" Symphony? Those several minutes powerfully and musically describe the German advance in the Soviet Union during WWII with definite increasing crescendo. He doesn't even both to change the instrumentation as Ravel certainly did.

Can anyone else think of other examples of this musical technique? Let's help relieve poor BOLERO of the appearance of being so unique.

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Re: Bolero

Postby Nicole Marie » Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:06 pm

Sorry Tree, wasn't me. Dan likes to make up stuff when he doesn't have requests. He'll come up with a fake listener... ;)
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Re: Bolero

Postby Serenity » Fri Sep 24, 2004 4:36 pm

He hears dead people......! :eek:

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Re: Bolero

Postby OperaTenor » Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:25 pm

That's okay, the other morningI heard Eric announce something new from Dvorak. Pretty amazing since the guy's been dead for decades.

:p

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Re: Bolero

Postby shostakovich » Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:26 pm

Can anyone else think of other examples of this musical technique? Let's help relieve poor BOLERO of the appearance of being so unique.

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Re: Bolero

Postby barfle » Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:45 pm

Originally posted by welcid:
Can anyone else think of other examples of this musical technique? Let's help relieve poor BOLERO of the appearance of being so unique.
Philip Glass? Disco? Soul?

TTTT, I don't find Bolero repetitive. Yes, the same tune goes around over and over, but it's done by different instruments or different combinations of instruments just about every other pass. Lots of music repeats. Isn't that what the |: and :| symbols mean in sheet music?
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Re: Bolero

Postby redlover1 » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:24 am

If anyone likes Bolero, raise your hands!!!
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Re: Bolero

Postby mmichaelson » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:25 am

I agree with barfle. I LIKE Bolero. I even liked playing it. . .
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Re: Bolero

Postby stever » Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:10 am

I like Bolero.

I also like Pachabel. I didn't much care for it, until I heard it played live by the Reno Philharmonic (not all entertainment in Reno is Bill Murray 'Lounge Lizard' style, although there is plenty of that.) I have a level 2 score of Canon that I can get part way through on a piano, but I wouldn't play it for anyone but my wife's bird, and then only in retribution for shrieking.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:01 pm

Bolero just played. The visual today was that annoying MS Word paperclip, an entire batallion of him, marching around in block formation.

I like that a lot better than him giving me "helpful hints" and changing my spelling and grammar to what he thinks I meant. He's cute marching around with a whole lot of clones. Play Bolero again! :mrgreen:
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