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The strange tasks one is sometimes set...

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Neil McGowan
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« on: December 20, 2011, 08:54:32 pm »

The onset of the Festive Season seems to prompt all kinds of japes and half-considered ideas "that sounded good at the time".  Why just today I went to a casting where an "Englshman was essential", only to find out the role was for an African American speedskater (ehem).

But my other Impossible Thing To Do Before Breakfast was  "to knock out an instrumentation of JINGLE BELLS... in the style of the massed wind bands of the Armed Forces Of The USSR".  Two hours later, I was already mailing the thing back to them...  and I was quietly satisfied with the result Smiley   The all-reeds chorus on the main tune (doubled at the octave on an Eb clarinet) was especially fortuitous, but the secret ingredient was a simplified overlay of the melody on a marching glockenspiel... which captured the absurd sound of the band magnificently Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 03:43:57 pm »

Any chance of posting a sound file of that?
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 04:09:19 pm »

Any chance of posting a sound file of that?
Yeh Neil! Go on - we'd love to hear it.  Smiley
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