Areas 2009.

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Frontman, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Frontman

    Frontman Member

    I have just read the announcement by Paul Hindmarsh regarding the Festival of Brass 2009 and immediately thought of the Area Contests.

    I am aware that Mr Hindmarsh is, or was on the Music Panel and gave thought to his announcement. Next year is quite a significant year regarding three brass band composers and I was wondering as to whether or not we are in fact looking at the music of Gilbert Vinter, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, as well as Philip Wilby (60 this year), John McCabe (70) for the Areas or Finals or BOTH..

    I suppose this could get one or two brains working overtime.

    What’s you view?
  2. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Paul's not on the panel any more....but you might be right otherwise....or not :D
  3. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Vinter has been selected the past couple of years an different sections
  4. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Anyone heard of Graham Cole?
  5. critic

    critic Member

    He used to play or still does with Drighlington band west yorkshire and his doing some composing and arranging
  6. Robin Norman

    Robin Norman Member

    After 2 months of James Cook this year - please no more Vinter :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Not sure how I could calm some of the band down if we had something by him again.

    (Having said that though we didn't do too badly on the last one!:clap:)
  7. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Is that the same Graham Cole that's wrote a piece called Pentacle that's been selected for next year's 1st Section Areas?

    I just wondered..........
  8. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    oh come on, if you know that much info already please give us some idea about what we will be faced with !
  9. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Bass Trom part's nowt special.......
  10. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    well that will make a change - not !!!

    when was the last 1st section area pice with a decent bass trom part?
  11. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    I thought they'd already been announced? I heard someone saying that Salute to Youth had been chosen for the areas. Maybe they were just speculating then!
  12. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    I didn't think Voyage was too bad

    You may well be right, afaik they've been chosen but not announced. Maybe it is Salute for the top section..........
  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Was there not a commission based around Vinter's works being done? (Maybe not for the Areas though!)
  14. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    And once again, rumour, misinformation and chinese whispers is the currency of test piece selection.

    Why can't they just get on with it and tell us? After last year's debacle we'd better be thinking about finding all the errors now...

    So long as it's not Vinter for the first section I don't mind. JCC was enough to put me off him for a while.

    In fact, let's not have a seafaring themed one at all, after Voyage of discovery, Wayfarer and JCC in rapid succession.

    (Just watch it be 'Oceans' now...)
  15. euphalogy

    euphalogy Member

    Wouldnt it be novel to have new compositions, no copact discs, no recordings, just old fashioned parts and score, and lets have a real test?
  16. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    And potentially very expensive (if you're tlaking abou t commissions off 'known' composers).

    Nice idea, though, but more likely for the's been a while since it happened.
  17. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Devil and the Deep Blue Sea... :D
  18. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Yes bring back Gilbert Vinters Music
    Variations On A Ninth i will go for already
  19. JR

    JR Member

    In a word - yes

    And whilst we're at it can we have some visibility on

    (1) how the pieces are chosen

    (2) why there is a trend to choose harder pieces at the area than the finals (weird or what?)

    (3) why the massive secrecy

    John R
  20. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Ooh, I feel quite ill... Variations on a Ninth for the top section... After they had the nerve to set 'Rienzi', it's not impossible!

    It's basically incidental music for a Carry-on film... I like a lot of Vinter's stuff, but VoaN has aged very badly.

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