Founded when the need for an orchestra with actual people in was felt, and to compliment the existing h2g2 orchestra, the h2g2 Symphony
Orchestra was founded by Njan, with help from Eomando. A player list follows, as well as a Repertoire
Members should be able to play to a reasonable standard in the instrument in question... the standard is less if you wish to become a second in a given instrument than if you wish to become a first. (The only exception is untuned percussion, to which we feel that anyone who has a reasonable sense of rhythm, and who can read music, can apply). Suggestions for the orchestra's repertoire are also welcome.
We currently have a functional orchestra (we need a Contrabassoon and a harpist, but not for everything)... but with few players on parts. We've got enough to back a choir or play theatremusic, but if we started playing symphonies, strings in particular would sound rather thin on the ground. Come on people, apply! :-D
Since there's very little chance of the orchestra actually meeting up in public, and we don't have any music, the chances of us performing our repertoire are slim. However, orchestra members can play in small ensembles at h2g2 meets, and the orchestra will serve as another meeting point for those who are musically-minded. Orchestra members should feel free to form small ensembles and groups and play amongst themselves: if there is a demand, I will put up a list of ensembles (eg. quartets + small bands) on the symphony page.
Theoretical Maximum number of players available in each section is given in brackets: although we'll probably end up taking more players than we're meant to. :-)players are listed on right.
Egmont Overture [Beethoven]Borodin's Symphony No. 2Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 (Eb)Liszt, TotentanzShostakovich's Symphony No. 6Elgar's Cello ConcertoMussorgsky's Pictures at an ExhibitionGrieg's Peer Gynt SuiteJohn Williams's Star Wars Film music: Imperial March + Throne Room musicStravinsky's Rite of Spring (arr. as Piano duet)Bach's violin concertoBeethoven's Piano Concerto No. 6Copland's Appalachian springMozart's clarinet concerto in a majorBond ThemeNielsen's Symphonie no 3 op. 27 "Sinfonia Espansiva"
This provides an order of play, in addition to the pieces: Although these would never be played all at the same time, if selected pieces are played, the order in which those pieces come is the order in which (ideally) they should be played.
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