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Tenor Viol

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Tonight is the woodwind final and it includes a saxophonist. BBC4 now
 

Tenor Viol

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All of the players were stunningly good players.

I think the recorder player was a worthy winner. I thought the flautist was very good too. The clarinettist was technically stunning but a bit overtly "showy". The sax player was very good - but split a couple of very high notes unfortunately. The bassoonist was amazing, but looked nervous.
 

navarro

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Hi all ,

It`s a little sad about the alto player the couple of high notes she glitched put paid to her.

I also find that if you have a whole host of instruments which really sound melodic and then an alto you are going to have an uphill struggle as, and I may be wrong, before you start to appreciate the beauty of the instrument when played well, the ear has to attune to it`s subtleties.

A lot of classicists have stated that it sounds a little discordant. Regds N.
 
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Tenor Viol

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Hi all ,

It`s a little sad about the alto player the couple of high notes she glitched put paid to her.

I also find that if you have a whole host of instruments which really sound melodic and then an alto you are going to have an uphill struggle as, and I may be wrong, before you start to appreciate the beauty of the instrument when played well, the ear has to attune to it`s subtleties.

A lot of classicists have stated that it sounds a little discordant. Regds N.
I think it's a timbre thing - the sax's timbre is quite distinctive. But it is the timbre which makes each instrument distinct. I think part of it is that mainstream musicians don't hear saxes very often so they're not used to the sound.
 

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I really enjoyed the woodwind final, I think the result was fair, the recorder player was excellent and had chosen a very good programme. A shame about those couple of high notes breaking up for the sax player but just shows that it happens. I like the range of different instruments you see in the woodwind final, the only one featured this year that I don't or haven't played to some level in the past was the bassoon (though I used to play oboe) which made it a very enjoyable programme for me. My 15 year old son who doesn't play an instrument but is very interested in music (doing BTEC at school) enjoyed it too.
 

navarro

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Hi tenorviol, In fact that is absolutely right, timbre was the word I was looking for. Regds N.
 
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