Does anyone know what the test for the English National is? I have been told on the grapevine that Paul Lovatt Cooper has written the piece but don’t have any official confirmation. If this is the case, what do other people think if a competing bands, composer in residence and player, composes a major test piece in which he will be playing. It opens all sorts of questions like:- 1 Has he written the piece around the players in his own band? 2 Will he have an input on interpretation with adjudicators 3 Will this input with adjudicators mirror that with his own conductor? Just a few of my own concerns should it be the case. Like I say I have no confirmation. Just that grapevine again!!!!!