HELP – Old Test Piece!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by oleredeye, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. oleredeye

    oleredeye New Member

    It is exactly 150 years since Bilsdale Band took part in the Lofthouse Grand Village Band Contest; this “Musical Prize Fight” was described in “All The Year Round” – a weekly journal edited by no less than Charles Dickens!

    The original article, together with a full transcription, can be seen here on Bilsdale Silver Band’s website.

    To celebrate the sesquicentenary, the Band will play the original Own Choice piece – “A Selection from Mozart’s Twelfth Mass, arr. W. Rimmer” - at its 2010 Concerts.

    We would also like to play the Test Piece which was played by each of the contesting bands: “Grand Parade March, by Jones” – but can’t locate it.

    Can any tMP-ers please help us to find it?

  2. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Sorry - we're in the middle of recatalogueing the library but I've checked through the database of the first 2000 or so pieces and we don't seem to have it in the Aveley \ Newham \ Grangewood \ East Ham band collections - I'll have another (physical) look for you this afternoon but it's probably a bit before our time.

    Ron (Librarian, Aveley + Newham Band)