Areas piece 1989

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Will the Sec, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    OK, folks, what was the 4th section area test piece in 1989?
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

  3. Di

    Di Active Member

    Wahoo, go you, we've been searching for that one for hours!

    I thought it was sinfoniettta for brass or something. Close. :D (Closer that Partita ;) )
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Naomi's correct - it was the Mike Davis one. I believe we came 2nd at the North West Area 4th Section that year!
  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I just typed in "regional test piece for 1989" or something like that into google :p
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I found that link as well, but I think that was the Regional piece, and not the final. If you go to the bottom of the page it lists "Contrasten" under "Finals results".

    Edit: just re-read the first question again :oops:

    Was confused by a pm from Dinie looking for the final piece :mad:
  7. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Now, dont go blaming mumsie for your faults :p
    Weren't you taught in school aaaaaall those years ago to "Read the question carefully"... ;-)
  8. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

  9. Di

    Di Active Member

    Excellent Steve, I've bookmarked that and will give the gaps some thought. I know for sure that 1983 4th section was First Suite In Eb, Gustav Holst, as we won it that year :biggrin:

    Either 1984 or 1985 was Barchester Suite. (3rd section). ?
  10. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Learn something new every day....

    Excellent, Steve. Chorale and Toccata (1993 Third Section) is by Stephen Bulla. One of my favourite pieces of all time!
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I'll give you at least the pieces ...

    2nd Section

    1992 - Dimensions (Peter Graham)
    1991 - Masque (Frederic Devreese)
    1990 - Forth Suite (Bruce Fraser)
    1989 - Orion (Granville Bantock)
    1988 - Royal Parks (George Lloyd)
    1987 - The Margam Stones (Gareth Wood)
    1986 - California Legend (Bruce Broughton)
    1985 - Music For A Brass Band (Martin Dalby?)
    1984 - Dimensions (Peter Graham)
    1983 - Caprice Brass Fair (Geoffrey Whitham?)

    3rd Section

    1992 - Suite For Brass (Malcolm Arnold)
    1991 - Tryptych (Philip Sparke)
    1990 - Divertimento (Bryan Kelly?)
    1989 - Three Memories For Brass (William Relton)
    1988 - Folk Song Heritage (Michael Kenyon)
    1987 - Scottish Festival Overture (Eric Ball)
    1986 - Suite In Bb (Gordon Jacob)
    1985 - A Barchester Suite (Derek Bourgeois)
    1984 - A Spa Suite (Philip Lane)
    1983 - Wheatlands (Bram Wiggins)
    1982 - The Land Of The Ever Young (Granville Bantock)
    1981 - Hinemoa (Gareth Wood)
    1980 - Main Street (Eric Ball)
    1979 - Introduction & Allegro (Gordon Jacob)
    1978 - Call Of The Sea (Eric Ball)
    1977 - Rococco Variations (Allan Street)
    1976 - Promenade (Frank Bryce?)
    1975 - Partita (Edward Gregson?)
    1974 - Devon Fantasy (Eric Ball) ?????? listed as Devon Suite but no records online!

    4th Section

    1992 - The Seafarers (Bruce Fraser)
    1991 - Four Fors For Brass (William Relton)
    1990 - Summer Fantasy (Kees Schoonenbeek?)
    1989 - Suite For Brass (Mike Davis)
    1988 - Stantonbury Festival (Goff Richards)
    1987 - Overture To Youth (Eric Hughes)
    1986 - Four Impressions For Brass (William Relton)
    1985 - A Malvern Suite (Philip Sparke)
    1984 - Divertimento (Bryan Kelly?)
    1983 - 1st Suite In Eb (Gustav Holst)
  12. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Thanks folks! and the list keeps on growing! :D

    Are you sure about Masque? I had it down for 1st Section in 1991 (and by K Anderson), TBH I cant remember when 1st section came into existance (was it 91 or 92?).
  13. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    ... I have the SABBA contest records book in front of me that lists ALL the works, prizewinners and adjudicators from 1895 to 1994. The first section came into existence in 1992 and although no composers are quoted for the tests, I can't see Masque being written by anyone else. A cracking work, ahead of it's time, and I remember comments from that time quoting how difficult it was for the section. Odd that in the Scottish second section, 2 bands no longer exist ... Newmains and South Side (the winners). Oh, and Johnstone (3rd) was conducted by Gavin Lindsay that year as well.

    Here's other evidence regarding Masque ...
  14. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Thanks Brassneck that does sound about right. I'll modify my sheet, and when I get my backside into gear I'll upload the latest update!
  15. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I will update my list when I get time to locate all the composers! ;)
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Done !!! :eek: (but maybe with some errors?)
  17. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    You're missing 1992-1999....Narnia was 2000. (I'm now getting an irritating error message and can't open Steve's doc for reference:mad:)
  18. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I was only filling the gaps! Oh, regarding 1992, all that is listed in the book is 'Suite For Brass'. Only guesswork there until I find the correct name and composer. (still lookin')

    ... and no luck! Can anyone help out here? The test could have been Gordon Jacob's Suite in Bb or even Malcolm Arnold's Little Suite.

    Post-Edit:- Found out that it was Malcolm Arnold's 'Suite For Brass'. I found it in 4BR in a band's roll of honour for a contest preview.
  19. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Apologies folks, I made a complete hash of trying to re-publish the list. It seems the newer version of Excel insists on exporting the web file as some sort of plug in <grrrrr..>. I'm afraid it's going to be Thursday before I get a chance to sort it out :( (band tonight so no chance of doing it tonight).

    Once again the management wish to apologies, normal service will be resumed as soon as is possible...

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