2016 Area Test Piece Rumours

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by ploughboy, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Surely I cant be the first to start this thread?! (If i've missed a previous one I apologise). .

    Not heard many whispers this year, but I saw a good source claiming Essay in the First Section.

    Anyone got any other good runners and riders?
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I've also heard Variations on a Bass theme suggested (also 1st) - bit of a tough one if it is.
  3. tubamaest

    tubamaest Member

    What about top sec guys any whispers?
  4. Hornator

    Hornator New Member

    I've heard it's Ballet for Band in the 2nd section.
  5. tubamaest

    tubamaest Member

    That'd be great!
  6. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Not a chance for the second section, 1st maybe
  7. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    It killed the 1st section in 1997.

    Did a pretty decent job of sorting out the bands, but there were some car crashes. Do we make art or sport? If sport, about the right level for 1st section. If art, too hard for most in it. For 2nd section? Having a giraffe...
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  8. tubamaest

    tubamaest Member

    Will it be rock hard for top sec?
  9. Ianroberts

    Ianroberts Well-Known Member

    and probably soft as s***e for the 4th

  10. tubamaest

    tubamaest Member

    Hearing plenty of Vinter and poss Sparke for top sec????
  11. hobgoblin

    hobgoblin Member

    Surely a bit of a nod to the recently (too recently to feature in 2014 choices) deceased Butterworth / Macabe is due? Mind you it wouldn't surprise me if somebody at Kapitol decided Cloudcatcher or Odin are now 2nd section test pieces because they dont have enough cadenzas with high notes or tuned milk bottle solos.
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  12. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    After years of calling for it, I'd be sad if Odin was chosen as the champ section piece in a year when I was not in the section. But excellent shouts there. Also the also recently-deceased RSA.
  13. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    What test pieces did RSA write?

    i know Ratcliffe Highway was used but any others?
  14. tubamaest

    tubamaest Member

    The Beacons!!
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    tubamaest Member

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  16. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    Someone on an earlier thread had said Championship Sections piece began with a C.......someone else said it was a Philipp Sparke piece......if these two people are accurate, Cambridge Variations a possibility.
  17. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    R S-A: Hymn at Sunrise
  18. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    A fair few listed here
  19. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Not on that list, but we also contested on R.S.-A.'s "The Warrior Psalm" one year at Folkestone; possibly a good 2nd section choice ...
  20. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    It's on that list now!

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