Dutch National Brass Band Championships test pieces announced

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Jan H, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    The Dutch National Brass Band Championships take place at the end of November in Groningen. Today the set test pieces were announced:

    Champions division: Northern Lights - Phlip Wilby
    1st Division: Dances and Arias - Edward Gregson
    2nd Division: At the edge of time - Ray Steadman-Allen
    3rd Division: Celebration - Joop van Dijk
    4th Division: Lydian Pictures - Simon Dobson
     
  2. matti_raz

    matti_raz Member

    Wilby Again?
     
  3. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    It seems so, 2 times within 24 hours...
     
  4. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    I don't know what the standard of the Dutch 2nd division bands are, but,
    assuming that they are on a par with the British 2nd section, I would have thought that "At the Edge of Time" would be a very difficult piece for them to master.
     
  5. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I don't know the piece very well (I think it's on Alpha and Omega by YBS?)

    What about Dances and Arias for 1st section?
     
  6. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Yes, that's the one.
     
  7. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    A big ask but not completely unrealistic, assuming bands have enough quality shed-builders. Great piece for the percussionists to get their teeth into. Bit of pressure on the solo euph and whoever plays the 2nd flugel part (usually 4th man down I think).
     

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