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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.
I reckon some 4th section band will play the national anthem :-?
I believe Ian Perks heard it was James Cook again! or hopes
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:
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?!!
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:
How about Blitz for the fourth section?
Apocalyps would be much more suited
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!
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!
Vienna Nights for the 4th section, well it has got what sounds like a Waltz section in it.
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.
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:
after some of the selections of recent years wouldn't "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" be more apt ?
If you don't get promoted it will be the same section as you chief!
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.
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.
How about The Hummel Trumpet Concerto 3rd Mvt For Championship
Get your ear plugs ready
Hallelujah Chorus for 1st Section
Soprano playing at it's best
Olympic Fanfare for the 2nd Section
May have been played at 78rpm
Adam blew his Hat for 3rd Section Adam blew up more like
On with the Motley for the 4th
Had to get some maynard in somewhere
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