Area Test Piece Rumours for 2009

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Sandy Smith, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Sandy Smith

    Sandy Smith Member

    Any thoughts ? :)
  2. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Hahaha, nice one!

    Rumour has it that someone will let the cat out of the bag way before they're announced, and a couple of second section cornet players will suggest Essence of Time for their section because they've had a bash at it at a local contest.
  3. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    I reckon some 4th section band will play the national anthem :-?
  4. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    I believe Ian Perks heard it was James Cook again! or hopes
  5. smaca

    smaca Active Member

  6. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    How about if the section your band play in have to play
    If so get it out now you will need all this time to get it played for the contest:biggrin:
  7. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    I recon top section bands will be challenged by a new composition called "Variations on Super F and pedal Eb", a monster 25 min work, testing the stamina of all players in the band, which requires the 3rd cornets to enter the piece on the super f at pppp in bar 3 which is then sustained until the end of the piece with a gradual crescendo - start practicing your circular breathing now guys!

    1st section bands will enjoy a slightly easier year at the areas with Music of the Spheres.

    2nd section bands will have the pleasure of performing a new arrangement for band by Gregson of Mahler's 2nd Symphony. This section will be held over a 2 week period starting at the end of February - using 5 adjudicators in a rotation system to alow them to sleep.

    The 3rd section will feature Revelation by Wilby.

    4th section bands will tackle "Beyond the Horizon", premiered by BB Treize Etoiles at the Europeans this year. Nice!!

    Good luck to all, who said banding was dull?!!
  8. simonbassbone

    simonbassbone Member

    1st Section, 2007, The Wayfarer recorded by Black Dyke on Epic Brass
    1st Section, 2008, James Cook Circumnavigator, recorded by Black Dyke on Epic Brass.

    Is there a pattern developing here? So that leaves An Epic Symphony, Severn Suite or The Shining River for 2009. Buy it now before the price increase!:biggrin:
  9. sunny_jimbob

    sunny_jimbob Member

    How about Blitz for the fourth section?
  10. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    too easy.
    Apocalyps would be much more suited
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Nah ... pieces chosen will drag banding back into the 21st Century and ensure that the audiences will be found in the bars and town centres during the day! ;)
  12. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    Cool, I hope it is Epic Syphony! Mind you we have to stay in the 1st section for a whole contesting year so we'll see!
  13. Forest Gump

    Forest Gump Member

    Vienna Nights for the 4th section, well it has got what sounds like a Waltz section in it.
  14. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    I have it on good authority that following the arrangement of the epic Pink Floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon" for the 3rd section next year, Dave Gilmour has been approached directly to write a new composition for the 2nd section in 2009. The piece will be called "Into the Wall" and will last 23 minutes, including a 6 minute percussion solo in the middle section. It will also require the cornet section to be looped through wah-wah pedals.

    This inovative idea has started a new thought process, and there are now rumours abounding that Marilyn Manson will be approached to write a piece for the 4th section on 2010.
  15. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    The current betting is on hot favourites:

    Championship section - "Faerie's aire and Death Waltz - A tribute to Zdenko G. Fibich" by John Stump (Arr Broadbent)

    1st Section - "Prelude and the Last Hope in C and C# Minor From Marche de L'oie (March of the ducks)" By John Stump (Arr Snell)

    2nd Section - "Ring Of Neibelungen" Wagner (Complete transcription by Frank Bernaerts)

    3rd section - "Quartet for stings number 556b (Motoring Accident)" By John Stump (Arr. Broadbent.)

    4th Section - "Variations on I've got a lovely Bunch of Coconuts." (Commission - TBC)

    For a sneak preview of the original score of the forthcoming championship piece, see here:
  16. MaxPressure

    MaxPressure Member

    after some of the selections of recent years wouldn't "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" be more apt ?
  17. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    If you don't get promoted it will be the same section as you chief!
  18. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    I have it on good authority that next year will see a new commission by up-and-coming composers chosen for each section.

    That's believable isn't it? No, oh ok then. ;)
  19. Forest Gump

    Forest Gump Member

    This inovative idea has started a new thought process, and there are now rumours abounding that Marilyn Manson will be approached to write a piece for the 4th section on 2010.[/quote]

    Very good as long as he can write a good waltz.
  20. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member