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New concert work: "A Toast!"


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  • 4 years later...

Wow! Someone, please record it. It's one of the very, very few concert pieces by Williams I've never heard.

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9 minutes ago, Bespin said:

What an inspiration!

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Still more inspirational than VIII and IX.  

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  • 3 months later...
On 22/4/2022 at 1:56 PM, Smeltington said:

The most mysterious and enigmatic piece (of toast) in John Williams' ouvre returns this September!

 

https://www.bso.org/events/williams-bach-montgomery-holst

 

I wonder if this show will be broadcast? I might have to go bootleg it myself!


Tickets for the 2022-2023 BSO season went on sale this morning!

 

www.bso.org

 

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Well, it turns out A Toast! is

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just a series of Ludlows!! lol. I enjoyed it though. A Toast to Ludlow!

 

Some parts are also very similar to the brassy Quidditch intro fanfare. Which, now that I think about it, does seem to be a bit of a Ludlow variation as well.

 

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I wasn't able to listen to the broadcast, but hopefully the on-demand version is posted soon.

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3 hours ago, Smeltington said:

As I mentioned, it was mostly comprised of a bunch of Ludlow material, including both the typical Ludlow we know and love.

 

 

What's "Ludlow material"?

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Why call it "Ludlow"?

 

Sounds to me like this kind of material is always performed on the strings. I'm curious to hear how that same kind of motif can work in a piece for brass ensemble...

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Because the first time the motif appeared in a John Williams score was the album track "Ludlow's Demise" from the 1997 The Lost World score album

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On 24/09/2022 at 12:05 PM, Smeltington said:

I recorded it at the show, but I'm going to hold off sharing it since someone will likely be able to get a better recording from the broadcast.

I think you are up.  

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On 24/09/2022 at 1:05 PM, Smeltington said:

I recorded it at the show, but I'm going to hold off sharing it since someone will likely be able to get a better recording from the broadcast.

 

Looks like nobody got a better recording from the broadcast... :(

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On 19/10/2022 at 4:31 PM, Tom said:

Okay, I will now say something I rarely say of a Williams's piece.  I don't like it, and I find it kind of irritating.  So, no more listens.  

 

I wouldn't go that far. I think it sounds like some of his fanfares but less inspired maybe. I'll still take it over his concerto style writing.

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