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Here is a quartet from the National Youth Wind Orchestra course last week in Radley, Oxfordshire coached by Gerry McChrystal. My daughter (aged 14) is on alto, playing the 'drunken' solo in the middle of the piece. It is called 'Charlie Chaplin on the Beach' and is supposed to evoke memories of his films. These are a bunch of high school kids who just had 4 or 5 days rehearsing together and they got this and a whole lot of other stuff into shape. OK, I'm a doting Dad, but this particular piece just makes me smile every time I hear it. Enjoy. Oh, and sorry about the echo-ey acoustic, that's what comes of playing in an ancient dining hall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wb6BFRnK0U
 

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Singlereed,

Those kids play very well, and the group is entertaining, too. I have been very encouraged by the recent saxophone groups consisting of young players from the United Kingdom, including the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain.
I think the performances of these young players, especially the intonation, is often on a level with professional ensembles that are highly touted as the very best.

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You must be very proud. That was fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Frank
 
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