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    Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    One of the favorite concert works of G. Rossini is the "The Thieving Magpie Overture" (La gazza ladra). The overture, composed the day before the opening performance was to take place (Rossini was locking in a room), is no less complete in form and function than any of his other works.

    Here it is first scored in Finale 2008 and then voiced with JABB (sopranino) and CMB saxophones. This work should prove to be challanging and fun for any ensemble brave enough to take it on.

    www.garybricault.com/mp3/RossiniThievingMagpieSax.mp3

    Gary

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    Re: Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    Hi Gary,
    A LOT OF WORK!
    I continue to search for ways to make the saxes sound better. The problems seem to be:
    separation of continuous notes; equal projection in soft & loud sections without covering up other parts; more definition in each tone color of the various saxes.

    A lot of good work.

    Gary

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    Re: Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    Quote Originally Posted by garymosse View Post
    Hi Gary,
    A LOT OF WORK!
    I continue to search for ways to make the saxes sound better. The problems seem to be:
    separation of continuous notes; equal projection in soft & loud sections without covering up other parts; more definition in each tone color of the various saxes.

    A lot of good work.

    Gary
    Hi Gary,

    Thanks for your comments. Yes it was a lot of work to enter the music. I do agree with you that the saxophones are very difficult to manage as fas a getting good sounds out of them. They are particularly touchy when it comes to dynamics changes.

    Gary

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    Re: Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    I'm not sure what Gioachino Rossini would have thought
    about this transcription... it probably would have elicited
    one of his legendary peals of whimsical laughter at the sheer
    appropriateness of the ensemble.

    Very well done adaptation, Gary!

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    I'm not sure what Gioachino Rossini would have thought
    about this transcription... it probably would have elicited
    one of his legendary peals of whimsical laughter at the sheer
    appropriateness of the ensemble.

    Very well done adaptation, Gary!

    My best,

    David
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    I have no doubt that Gioachino (last second) Rossini would have enjoyed the adaptation immensely. It was challanging to do and fun to hear.

    Gary

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    Re: Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    Gary

    You are so good at these kinds of arrangements.

    They almost make me not miss the entire orchestra.

    Nicely done.

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

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    Re: Rossini - The Thieving Magpie Overture - CMB Sax Choir

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    Gary

    You are so good at these kinds of arrangements.

    They almost make me not miss the entire orchestra.

    Nicely done.

    Ron
    Ron,

    Thanks for your kind comments. It is all made possible with some work on my part but also the CMB library!

    Gary

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