Butlins and Final Test pieces announced

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by imthemaddude, May 27, 2004.

  1. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    hmm what a mixed bad of test pieces :lol:
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  3. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Come on! Spread the love!! Spill the beans!!!................
  4. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    ha ha u'll have to buy the bandsman! Dunno if im allowed to annouce them on here ;)
  5. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    Is it just the 1st to 4th section finals pieces that have been announced or have they announced the top section too?
  6. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    nope top section too - its a new commision. :lol:
  7. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Can't see why you can't post them on here... the test piece rule only exists for own-choice test piece contests? does it not?? If its in The Bandsman.....

    (In fact having been one of only 92 people to have viewed the Tmp rules :shock: i can confirm that there isn't actually a rule regarding test piece posting........ :wink: Yes, mods I do know why you mod them, and yes, I do agree!!)
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I see no reason why you shouldn't post them, but please post a credit as to where the information came from. I'd do it myself but my copy's at home and I can't get hold of my wife on the phone for her to tell me what they are :shock: :( :twisted:
  9. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    according to the bandsman:

    Champ: All the flowers of the mountain - Michael Ball
    1st: Symphonic poem - Rodney Newton
    2nd: Chaucer's tunes - Michael Ball
    3rd: Diamond Heritage - Darrol Barry
    4th: Four Noble truths - Philip Sparke


    Champ: Harmony Music
    1st: Ballet for Band
    2nd: Verona Lights
    3rd: The Shipbuilders
    4th: A Stantonbury festival
  10. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Never heard of Chaucer's tunes.... Ballet for Band at Butlins though :?
  11. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Im librarian of our band and u know the other day I missed off l at the end of pearl harbour so we had pear harbour in our library and now look what Ive done! missed the l out of Butlins - :oops: grrrrr!

    Edit: Corrected "Butlins" for you, but I can't do anything about your library :wink: , PB, Mod
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  13. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    are these the national finals ( RAH and Harrogate ) tests?
  14. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    I believe so :D
  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Re: Butlins, personally, I'd have said Shipbuilders was 4th section but that's just me! ;-) Do like the piece, though!
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "Chaucer's Tunes" was originally written for wind band, receiving its premiere in 1993 by Stockport School Wind Band. The brass version has been recorded by Black Dyke on their Michael Ball cd.

    Having heard "The Four Noble Truths" on the cd of that name, it sounds as if it will be quite a challenge for the 4th section bands, but it seems the sort of piece that is full of variety, and should be good to rehearse.

    "Diamond Heritage" is on the Brighouse cd of that name.
  17. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    AW you have to be fucking joking with those pieces :evil:

    Have played Diamond Heritage before... in the 4TH SECTION!!!!

    As for Chauchers Tunes thats been used at the Youth Finals before and 3rd Section if memory serves me right..

    If these are the actual pieces there is only one word i've can say... disappointed :cry: :cry:

    P.S. I thought they weren't announcing the pieces until next tuesday???????
  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    I must admit, I don't know any of the pieces chosen, but already I'm beginning to feel sorry for the test piece selectors! Rumours were rife about arrangements being selected with the accompanying gripes, so they choose original brass band works across the board and...... poor sods can't win! Personally, though I'd have loved it if the 4th section had got Suite Gothique (an arrangement) I'm glad all original brass band works have been chosen. Still, as it's the First time Fulham have qualified for the National Finals, we'll take whatever's been offered regardless! We're just glad to be taking part! ;-)
  19. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    adjudicators have also been annouced.
  20. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    I will reserve judgement until we have played it. Nice to have a go at something new though :)
  21. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    ... and they are?
  22. WorldofBrass.com

    WorldofBrass.com Active Member

    We haven't got our copy of the BB yet but the news also now appears on 4 Bars Rest.
    I've attached links to recordings that are available in our catalogue.

    Champ: All the Flowers of the Mountain (Michael Ball)
    1st: Symphonic Poem - The King of Elfland's Daughter (Rodney Newton)
    Wildfire (Cory);
    2nd: Chaucer's Tunes (Michael Ball)
    Michael Ball (Black Dyke Band);
    3rd: Diamond Heritage (Darrol Barry)
    Diamond Heritage (Brighouse);
    4th: Four Noble Truths (Philip Sparke)
    The Four Noble Truths (Fodens);


    Champ: Harmony Music
    Sparke (Manger Muikklag);
    Live performances from European 1996, 2001 & 2003 also available.
    1st: Ballet for Band
    Joseph Horovitz Music for Brass Band (CWS Glasgow);
    2nd: Verona Lights
    No listing in our catalogue
    3rd: The Shipbuilders
    Legacy (Sun Life);
    4th: A Stantonbury Festival
    No listing in our catalogue

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