A little help?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by meandmycornet, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Hello Hello.....

    We have somewhat of a dilemma down here at South Molton....

    We've just finished rehearsing Entertainments for the Area, and we're now looking for a fantastic testpiece for Weston-Super-Mare own choice contest... only problem is its not long off and we don't seem to have many 3rd section test pieces for some reason!

    Ideally we'd like a piece that is suitable for a good third section band, that will challenge us, but is manaeable in roughly 5 weeks of rehearsals (2 or 3 a week) and has good meaty Euph and Sop parts!!!

    Sooooo what do reckon then folks?

    Thanking you muchly in advance

  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Toccata Festiva (Jan Van der Roost) ??
  3. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Hmmm let me think...Kaleidoscope! Even though I don't know what section it is....but play it anyway :biggrin: Or maybe St Austell suite? I hear you have a solo in that?? :tongue:
    Middlesome sis xxx
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  4. drummerboy

    drummerboy Member

    The Wilby Partita is good, was 3rd section nationals piece a few years ago now.
  5. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    :confused: we played that in second section at SWBBA contest last year!! and we played st austell suite in the third section at the same contest!!
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Or something fairly new to catch adjudicators out ...

    - Amsterdam (Rob Goorhuis)
  7. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Have a look at the SCABA website. It contains a link to a document suggesting testpieces suitable for each section. There are probably some 2nd section test pieces that you could easily manage (e.g. Dimensions), but it gives a rough idea.
  8. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    I presume you've considered Sparke's Triptych and Gregson's Variations on Laudate Dominum? For a bit of a change you could also try Vaughan WIlliams' Henry V or (if you can get hold of it) Tuba Mirum by Gareth Wood.
  9. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    Yeeehh! Kaleidoscope, that was 2nd section areas in 2004 :) Do that one fi!!! :tongue:
  10. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    how about viscaya good oldie but has been used in the last few years so still in the minds of the adjudicators also you could try kingdom triumphant
  11. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Are you sure thats 2nd section?!?! we had that out last night! and it was soooo easier than all the 3rd section ones we tried and sounded kinda 4th sectiony (our MD said so! :tongue: )

    rather keen on kaliedascope at the moment.... its beautiful!!!
  12. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Yes I know! I've done it with a 4th section band before now too. But, it's listed as a 2nd section testpiece by none other by Mr Dennis Wilby, and who am I to suggest otherwise?! :tongue:
  13. Rebel Tuba

    Rebel Tuba Member

    Isn't Viscaya 4th section nowadays, GingerM, why not summat to get yer teeth into, Rhapsody In Brass or really go to test yerself with summat like Resurgam, go on MeAndMy ya can do it :clap: ya know ya can
  14. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Great minds eh....that's just what I was going to suggest! :rolleyes:
  15. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Firestorm... cracking piece, especially for 3rd section. But if you managed Entertainments you'll manage Firetorm.
  16. Rebel Tuba

    Rebel Tuba Member

    Ahhhh 1993 and Wembley - those were the memories to savour :D