3rd/4th section testpiece for concert required

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by swisscornet, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. swisscornet

    swisscornet Member

    Hi guys,

    I am looking for an easy 3rd or 4th section testpiece to perform at a concert. It should be 'interesting' to rehearse and also be 'audience friendly'.

    Any suggestions are most appreciated.


  2. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Hi, I'd be inclined to go for a piece you can perform sections of so you have more opportunities to play it out. There's some fab pieces out there, with some gorgeous slow movements. My suggestions would be:
    A Celtic Suite or Malvern Suite - Sparke
    Partita - Gregson
    Prelude, Song & Dance - Golland
    A Bournemouth Suite - Ben Tubb
    The Haslemere Suite - Graham (go local!!)

    have fun :)
  3. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Indian Summer by Eric Ball
    Little Suite For Brass Number 1 by Malcom Arnold
  4. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

    We are hoping to use some of or all of A Bournemouth Suite on the bandstand in erm Bournemouth this summer

  5. _si

    _si Member

    Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite.
    Really lovely middle movement
  6. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Divertimento - Bryan Kelly
    Used as 3rd and 4th section area test piece in the last 20 yearsish.

    Don't do the Gregson Partita again :wink:
  7. swisscornet

    swisscornet Member

    no worries Tom...once is enough.....:D
  8. tgfoxley

    tgfoxley Member

    Little Suite for Brass

    Or go more recent;
    Saint-Saens Variations was a great piece
  9. Simon_Horn

    Simon_Horn Member

    How about Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovett-Copper. Good for band to play ...not too hard for good 4th/3rd section band and good for audience to listen to.
  10. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

    Not a test piece but might fit the bill - my own "Celebration" see here.
    Score and Mp3 available at the link.
  11. rikster

    rikster New Member

    How about Oceans,
  12. ashwortdn

    ashwortdn Member

    hi there,

    a favouite of mine is FACETS OF GLASS its alround enjoyable and pretty good to work up.
  13. Columbo

    Columbo Member

    Saddleworth Festival Overture.
    English Folk Song Suite.

    Easy and definitely enjoyable!
  14. Columbo

    Columbo Member

    Henry V??? LOL!
  15. Anglian Dances (Alan Fernie). 5 varied movements that you could pick and choose from for playing in a concert. the bonus is its easy to play and sounds quite nice :) theres a recording on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7PXYJCtto
  16. Simon_Horn

    Simon_Horn Member

    Actually - the Seasons by Philip Wilby is a really great 4th section piece for a concert...

  17. dave johnston

    dave johnston New Member

    Philip Sparke's Saint-Seans Variations is approachable by 3/4th Section Bands, sounds well and is interesting to rehearse
  18. Anglo Music Press

    Anglo Music Press Well-Known Member

    ^ wot he said !
  19. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Here are a few of mine that may be of interest:

    Hungerford Town
    Fanfare and Variations
    Schatdorff Impressions

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