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Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by GingerMaestro, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    At rehearsal last night I was asked if a Piece of music we played was too short to use as a test piece. The piece is called "Music From Kantara"

    If you have used it as a testpiece or know that it does qualify as a testpiece please let me know

    Cheers
     
  2. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Yup, it is definitely a test piece. I've played it with two bands and I think it was a set test piece for...some contest. Once. :confused: Sorry to be vague, but I've forgotten which one!
     
  3. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    Cheers for that I will let the MD know
     
  4. I played it in 2002 at the mineworkers contest at Blackpool 2nd section.
     
  5. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    Played it around '97 (ish) with the Wxm Youth band at Salford for the National Youth Band Championships, not a bad piece really.
    Think it could possibly have been a 3rd section piece for either Ponins or the Nationals around the same time.........
     
  6. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Yep defo a lovely testpiece. Is it not the name of his house too?
     
  7. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    Yep, I heard that. Thought it was quite sweet :tongue:
     
  8. colin.moody

    colin.moody New Member

    This was the 3rd section test piece for Pontins in 2003
     
  9. midnight_euph

    midnight_euph Member

    What does the piece 'illustrate' though? Kantara is a place in North Cyprus and near the kyrenian mountains (with a castle, etc.) it played a large part in the Crusades.. but I can't hear any of those things in the music. (all I can 'hear' is a mix of circus and a train!) Anyone got any real information on it? It's not even mentioned on the composer's own site!
    Midnight_euph
     
  10. I don't think that a test piece should always be long - it's meant to test the band and I'm pretty sure that most pieces that you play aren't that long.

    It shouldn't matter, although I know it does.
     
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