Apologies if this information already accompanies the test-piece announcement in the Bandsman. I haven't read it! Being a geeky English teacher, I was intrigued by the title of Michael Ball's national finals commission - the strange punctuation and lack of capitals suggest it's a quote. So I type it into Google and lo and behold: I will build my love a tower, By yon clear crystal fountain, And on it I will pile, All the flowers of the mountain. Will you go, lassie, go? Now I may be completely wrong here, but it's the old Scottish tune 'The Wild Mountain Thyme' no less. Am I right? Does the Bandsman article elucidate at all? If so, do you think the piece will be thematically based around this lovely old tune? And surely this gives the Scottish bands an unfair advatage! :wink: Mind you, I suppose its only fair after the most English of all the English compsers was used last year!