Lower Section Test Pieces

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Anonymous_user, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Anonymous_user

    Anonymous_user New Member

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    Any thoughts for an own choice test piece for 2nd section.

    Please don't turn the thread into a "some championship bands would find A Moorside Suite difficult etc. etc."

    Just need some good solid suggestions from you all.

    Thanks
     
  2. catchynamegoeshere

    catchynamegoeshere Member

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    Do you mean 2nd section nationally.
     
  3. Anonymous_user

    Anonymous_user New Member

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    No. Nationals are usually set pieces. I mean pioeces that would be suitable for local/regional own choice contests.
     
  4. catchynamegoeshere

    catchynamegoeshere Member

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    oh right
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2004
  5. I bang AND Blow!

    I bang AND Blow! Member

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    Some/most of these might be a bit hard for some second section bands:

    Oceans.
    Triumphant Rhapsody
    Resurgam
    Spectrum
    Purcell variations.
    Trittico.
    The Land of the Long White Cloud.
    Variations on a Ninth

    I know the last 5/6 might be a bit too difficult, but the last 5 have been played in the past 12 - 18 months in this section ( in the North west region) and produced good results.
     
  6. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

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    I'm one of those that thinks that where an own choice contest is concerned, playing 'safe' (or 'reasonably safe) as opposed to 'punching above your weight' is definitely a good idea! So.... a few from the dilapidated Brain of Payn...

    Rhapsody in Brass (Goffin)
    Symphonic Suite (Lucas)
    Henry V (Vaughan Williams)
    Academic Festival Overture (Brahms/Wright)
    Rococo Variations (Street)
    Entertainments (Vinter)
     
  7. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

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    what about Variations on Laudate Dominum
     
  8. bandcampgal

    bandcampgal Member

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    Triptych, Salford Sinfonietta, Laudete Dominum, Oceans. Some of my favourite pieces! sorry if these aren't the right standard, I jumped from a 4th section band to a 1st section band so didn't get a chance to learn this level o music much! I just know theyre all fantastic test-pieces that are so special when played to a good standard. maybe its better to choose what people would cosider an easy test-piece for that section that the band can play to a really high standard rather than struggling with notes and risking the music being lost.
     
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