Music Alive 2009 Results
Newmarket Citizens Band goes Platinum. “They Came Sailing” and “Shenandoah” were both received enthusiastically by the adjudicator:
”BRAVO - very energetic and well prepared. Excellent variety. I enjoyed listening & imagining the different moments suggested by your playing.” Recorded live: Shenandoah They Came Sailing
Here is the text of the adjudicator's comments :
They Came Sailing
- beautiful opening
- great timpani et al in percussion
- clarinet in the upper register - strive to blend
- great dialogue between trumpets and woodwinds @ 12
- nice solo playing in oboe and flugel wonderful phrasing
- clarinets in lower register - even more air!
- trumpets very nice blend @ 49
- percussion transition is excellent!
- great energy in this transition from 1st ending back to 63
- key change is handled effortlessly
- a little shading (?) in your transition to 91
- Tubas great job in your moment in 6/8 109
- key changes are handled very well!
- very energetic and well prepared. Excellent variety