Write A Concerto For The World Whistling Champion!

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MaestroX
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Write A Concerto For The World Whistling Champion!

Post by MaestroX » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:46 pm

Music-Web has unveiled its newest competition challenge! Write a concerto for the world champion whistler David Morris!

Could this be something for your talents? Details: World Whistling Champion Concerto Challenge
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Post by BWV 1080 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:07 pm

I already wrote one, but it requires a 5-octave range, ability to do double-stops and whistle loud enough to cut through fff brass passages

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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:08 pm

It is an interesting project. The West Point Band used to do the classic "The Whistler and His Dog" every year at one of their summer concerts with audience participation (it is remarkably difficult to get right--I can do it in tune but not with much in the way of timbre). Occasionally they would substitute the trio of a well-known march (not The Stars and Stripes Forever).

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

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