Butlins 2010 test pieces announced here!

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by British Bandsman on TMP, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Butlins announces 2010 test-pieces!

    Championship Section: Sleepless Cities (Paul Lovatt-Cooper) – published by Prima Vista
    1st Section: A Hebridean Suite (Andrew Duncan) – published by The Music Co.
    2nd Section: Folk Music (Keith Wardle) – published by Optimi Music
    3rd Section: Diamonds (Tom Moss) – published by Studio Music
    4th Section: Roman Triptych (Leigh Baker) – published by Kirklees Music

    Read the story here first on British Bandsman's website:


    Look out for the new BB website coming soon!
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  2. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Tough challenge for the 4th section!
  3. Bones

    Bones Member

    A really nice tribute to the late Keith Wardle. Hats off to Stan for this one.
  4. postie

    postie Member

    Good piece for 4th section heard it played in 2007 at the national finals in Harrogate.
  5. steve butler

    steve butler Active Member

    Hear hear :clap:
  6. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Yes, thanks Stan for this great tribute to a very talented and greatly missed guy.
    He had it in spades.
    He gave us some wonderful years at Kippax.
    Some of my happiest banding memories.

    - Wilkie
  7. fretty

    fretty Member

    Does anyone know if they will be releasing a CD this time round?
  8. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    They had them on the day of the contest last time round and they seemed to be selling fairly well, so I'd hope so.
  9. fretty

    fretty Member

    well we shall see soon, its a very good idea and i hope butlins start to do this every year.
  10. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Forgive me if I seem a little bit thick, but is the Championship Section piece a brand new composition?
  11. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    seconded on the comment on the 4th section piece. i didn't play it at the nationals but joined a band who played it at a concert a few weeks later and for the 4th section it is very challenging.........nice to listen to though and i guess that's what the people who listen to will like if thy aren't too fussed over the result
  12. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

  13. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

  14. El Cid

    El Cid New Member

    When are the dates for 2010?
  15. timps

    timps Member

    Anyone know the dates?
  16. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    don't think they've been announced yet
  17. 23 & 24 Jan 2010

    here and here
  18. timps

    timps Member

    Thanks very much!
  19. boagy

    boagy Member

    Can anyone tell me how to get hold of a complete set of parts and score of 'Folk Music' by Keith Wardle. I have googled it and can't find it at all. Just Music don't have it and even searching for 'Optimi' or 'Optomi' is no use.


  20. MrsBucket

    MrsBucket Member


    Due to the death of Keith a year ago we have closed his publishing activities.(OPTIMI AND LIDGETT)

    His piece chosen for 2010 Butlins Contest 'Folkmusic' is in the hands of a publisher currently being processed. and it will be announced shortly.

    Thelma Wardle

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