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help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« on: October 17, 2009, 07:44:44 PM »

hola!

SO EXCITIING....

so, the boston pops orchestra, which is, oh, just one of the most celebrated orchestras in the country, has asked me to select their opening selections for new years. they'll be playing (without me) for about a half an hour before my set.

anything goes!!!!!!

we can ask them to play MOZART, or THE SIMPSONS THEME.
for real, they'll do it.

anything classical, anything soundtrack/film, anything standard, jazz, you name it.
if an orchestra can play it (and there are existing charts out there), they can do it.

i was thinking about asking them to play "overture" from dancer in the dark/selmasongs....
and maybe do some orchestral radiohead (i think there are some scores out there).
i also might put a bid in for some mahler.

blue danube? swing music? william tell overture???

hit me! hit me!

i'll check back in periodically and scan.


xxx
a


p.s. tickets HERE http://www.bso.org/bso/index.jsp?id=bcat5220105
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 08:11:01 PM »

seeing as i will not be attending this AMAZING event because i live across the country, i cannot muster enough enthusiasm to really think of any good ones... but i'll try

how bout some MO'FUGGIN BARRY WHITE???!


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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 08:28:41 PM »

one of bach's fugues ...

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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 08:35:13 PM »

The score from Rocky Horror? ( I am not a huge fan of the old composers...)
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 10:01:17 PM »

The Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone. that would be sweet to see.
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 01:03:30 AM »

Oh oh oh!

Theme From a Summer Place!
I don't know what it is, but I have such a fetish for that song. I want it played on a loop on Halloween night so I can kill people to it. In slow motion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykpbKOnN93w
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 02:11:10 AM »

Think you can arrange "War Pigs" for full orchestra?
No?

Okay, how 'bout some Beatles?  A lot of their stuff lends itself to "big" arrangements.
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009, 02:50:36 AM »

Dido's Lament by Henry Purcell.

A movement of Gustav Holst's The Planets.

Perhaps some Benjamin Britten.

Love the idea of Overture from Selmasongs, that would be totally overwhelmingly beautiful.
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2009, 02:52:46 AM »

For a long time I've thought you should make a connection with a friend of mine for occassions such as this.

He's a celebrated swedish composer, transplanted to nyc on an extraordinary talent visa, a teacher at the Aaron Copland School of Music, having had his work played at carnegie hall, contributed to soundtracks of sundance official selection films, scored high-profile videogames, and you're both OUT100 alumni.

I'm sure if you needed a song or two arranged for orchestra (blowing your options wide open) he'd be able to help you out. Contact details in your PM.
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2009, 03:07:19 AM »

oooh also the wonderful music written for the Call of Cthulhu silent movie created by the H.P.Lovecraft historical society
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2009, 05:06:45 AM »

anything from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds'
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2009, 05:37:04 AM »

Led Zeppelin.
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2009, 05:50:25 AM »

anything from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds'

I totally read that as anything from Wayne's World.

So maybe Bohemian Rhapsody?  ;)
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Re: help!! symphony orchestral/opening setlist for new years eve!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2009, 09:58:27 AM »

Think you can arrange "War Pigs" for full orchestra?
No?

Okay, how 'bout some Beatles?  A lot of their stuff lends itself to "big" arrangements.
i think you should do war pigs to  O0
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