Masters of Space and Time set as test for 2009 All England Masters Philip Biggs and Richard Franklin are delighted to announce that plans are now well advanced for the 2009 All England Masters International Championship, which will take place at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on Sunday 24th May 2009 The 2009 Championship marks the 21st anniversary of the All England Masters and to mark this special occasion Philip and Richard have selected as the test-piece Masters of Space and Time by Emmy Award-winning TV and film composer Bruce Broughton. Commenting from Los Angeles, Bruce Broughton said: “I am genuinely thrilled to find that my Masters of Space and Time has been chosen as the 2009 All England Masters International Championship test piece. Having spent a career primarily in film music, it’s a special pleasure to be able to have a piece with no visual image to distract performed by such excellent musicians in such circumstances. British banding has always been the apex of brass performance for me since I was a boy; it’s quite exciting to think of hearing a piece of mine played at that level. Besides which, I like Masters and look forward to hearing it played really well next year.” Masters of Space and Time was a joint commission by the North American Brass Band Association and The British Open Championship and was the NABBA test-piece in 2001. News of the competing bands will be announced shortly and to book tickets for the Championship please call +44 (0) 1223 234090.