Martin Ellerby has given an insight in to the set test piece for the Europeans later this year. HERE is the article (courtesy of 4barsrest) and I think it is a great step in the composer giving his views and instructions (including to the adjudicators) on the piece. It sounds a very interesting and, dare I say it, audience friendly piece. We shall see. I'll be there to witness it. It's also interesting to note that he has instructed that the timpani should not occupy a 'central' position? I wonder why that is?!