Grand Shield Test Piece Announced

Discussion in 'The Auditorium - Concert Details' started by Roger Thorne, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Grand Shield - Tallis Variations by Philip Sparke

    Tallis Variations was commissioned by the British Federation of Brass Bands for the European Championship in Birmingham, 2000, and proved to be an immensely popular work for bands and audience.
    The contest that day was won by Yorkshire Building Society under conductor Dr David King.
    The first two placings in the Grand Shield event will be invited to play at the British Open next September.


    Senior Cup - Paganini Variations by Philip Wilby

    Paganini Variations was used as a test for the first time at the British Open in 1991, Grimethorpe Colliery won by under the baton of Frank Renton. Paganini Variations will test the worthiness of all sections of the band with a mixture of extravagantly virtuosic display, and serene and passionate melody.
    The first two placings in this section will be eligible to compete in the Grand Shield event in 2004.


    Senior Trophy - Tournament for Brass by Eric Ball

    Tournament for Brass was the British Open test in 1954 and features small ensemble playing within the band. The winning band in 1954 was Munn and Felton Band under musical director Stanley Boddington.
    The first two placings in this section will be eligible to compete in the Senior Cup event in 2004.


    Information courtesy of Brass Band World
    http://www.brassbandworld.com/
     
  2. Tubby the Tuba

    Tubby the Tuba New Member

    6 up 6 down in the Senior Cup and Senior Trophy

    6 up 6 down in the Senior Cup and Senior Trophy, I know cos we were 7th last year.


    The first two placings in the Grand Shield event will be invited to play at the British Open next September.

    The bottom six of the Grand Shield will be invited to compete in the Senior Cup, the top six of the Senior Cup will be invited to compete in the following year's Grand Shield. The top six in the Senior Trophy will be invited to move up to the Senior Cup, and the bottom six will will be excluded for 12 months. This gives the opportunity for six new bands to enter the series of competitions.
     

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