Customer Reviews for Vesuvius
Location: from Erath High School Erath LA.
March 20, 2008
Erath High School Junior Tuba Player
Hey this is Justin Toups and im from Erath high school we played Vesuvius at state Festival and got a 1 on it and it is the best song that i ever played u feel like ur at the valcano as it erupts and u are helpless and itsjust so awesome i would play this piece ever year if we would play the same song ever year
17 of 35 people found this review helpful.
A second-chair freshman clarinetist
February 10, 2008
My high school band is playing Vesuvius currently. As I would say for any Ticheli piece, it is an incredible work of art. This piece is a good one to familiarize oneself with 'different' meters than your common time and the like. It requires each individual person to count and to count accurately, for there are many entrances. Also, I think this piece is played its best when you over-dramatize the dynamic markings, the articulation especially! I personally think that this piece of music improves an individual's music skills ranging from counting rhythms and rests to dynamics and contrast. The whole band is involved in the piece--no one is left bored in this on-the-edge-of-your-seat work of Ticheli's!
19 of 35 people found this review helpful.