Posted by Dave Seip on May 17, 1999 at 14:57:38:
Today in orchestra, we played the finale from Sibelius's Second Symphony. I enjoyed every minute of it. For those of you who have not played it before, there is a part near the end where the tuba comes in, going from high to low D, and then from G to D. When we got to that part, the director shouted "Go, Big Dog!" and I went, giving as much as I had to give. That feeling I had was incredible. How many other people out there have stories like this? I'd like to hear them, partially out of human interest, partially out of my looking for pieces to suggest next year to play.