2018 Area test pieces

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by lawrence martin, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. MDManx

    MDManx New Member

    3rd section testpiece begins with 'N' apparently. Any ideas?
  2. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

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  3. Giles H

    Giles H New Member

    Northern Landscapes by Peter Graham ?
  4. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

    Worth a shot in the Dark New World Symphony. New arrangement or Dykes Old one
  5. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    It could be, but it's not that long since it was last used - would be kinda surprised if it is that, but it's a nice piece.
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  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Second section begins with 'E'...

    And go...

    My first thought is PLC's Equilibrium?
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  7. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    so from trawling facebook posts like a proper geek - these look to be the most popular "rumours" so far......

    World tour 4th
    Northern landscapes 3rd
    Ex terra lucem (Jonny bates) 2nd
    Blitz 1st
    Odessey Champ
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  8. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    If 1st section is Blitz I will eat any hats out there. It's waaaaay too hard.
  9. tubamaest

    tubamaest Member

    Some Metamorphasis thing by Curnow for 1st!
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  10. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    I agree - was surprised it was being mentioned for 1st - still a stren test for Championship bands i'd have though!

    The other 1st section suggested was Brass Metamorphosis or something like that ^ like Tubamaest says above :D ? (TBH i just went with the loudest voices :D)
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  11. T Bone Funky

    T Bone Funky New Member

    Blitz would be a very harsh choice for 1st section! A piece that still provides a stern challenge for most Championship bands!
    I'd love an Eric Ball piece though with a Ball piece being the finals piece for 1st section I doubt they'd pick one for he areas too. I'd be content playing Variations on a 9th by Vinter. Seen lots mention that as the potential piece for 1st section.
  12. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    Blitz for 1st would be insane - you might get one or two per area that survive it (ish) but you're not gonna have a performance... And everything below is a lottery.

    Would be a crazy choice.

    I haven't seen the letter for 1st yet, but even if it's B then Blitz ought to be well down the list (if I had to set a "B" for 1st I'd pick Blackfriars personally - great piece and appropriate challenge - but that's not a rumour, so don't go expecting to see it)
  13. Euphonium Lite

    Euphonium Lite Active Member

    Kapitol have just confirmed - as leaked by Jonny Bates - that it begins with B....

    Still AW Champ, although that (according to Mr Bates) starts with O
  14. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Oregon by Jan de Haan it is then...
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  15. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    ooooh i do hope so ;)
  16. Euphonium Lite

    Euphonium Lite Active Member

    I think its as valid a guess as any, and probably more so than Blitz (which I think is more wishful thinking on some players' part)
  17. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, won't be long til we find out.

    Personally I'd put Blitz up there with Benvenuto Cellini for "how inappropriate for 1st section can we get starting with B".
  18. CJBaggins

    CJBaggins Member

    Where would Burlesque for Brass Band (Goorhuis) fall on the inappropriateness scale?
  19. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

    Energy? :eek::p:p
  20. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

    Played Variations on a 9th at 2 Contest 2 years ago, the first adjudicator loved the piece, the second slagged us off for playing old outdated music, both were graded 1st section nationally so you could get some weird results?. But that's Banding

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