The test piece for the 2009 National Championships of Great Britain have been announced on 4brarsrest.com. This is going to be a joint venture between kapitol UK and Federation of Australasian Brass Bands. This has been, sources from 4barsrest, an artistic collaboration between Professor David King and these two bbs organisations. ...and the composer is Peter Graham, in a tribute to Eric Ball, who died in 1989. PG says that Eric Ball is still considered to be one of the best composers. The test piece is called: The Torchbearer, 'Symphonic Variations and Metarmorphosis on a theme of Eric Ball'