National Finals 2011 - test piece rumours

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  1. hvb_shizzle

    hvb_shizzle Member

    Anyone heard anything on the grapevine about the test pieces for the finals this year? or the age old question, what would you like to be on the stands?
  2. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Little Suite for Brass - all sections
  3. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Variations on the theme from "The Muppet Show"
  4. BlowRob

    BlowRob New Member

    It's Benvenuto Cellini for the top section isn't it? Oh no that's the Senior Cup ;)
  5. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Championship = Faerie's Air and Death-Waltz - John Stump (Arr F. Beranerts.)
    1st section = String quartet no 556b (Motoring Accident) - John Stump (Arr. J. Ocean)
    2nd section = Prelude and the last hope in C and C# minor (March of the Ducks) - John Stump (Arr J. van Kraeydonck)
  6. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Nope, thats Prisms....!
  7. Owen S

    Owen S Member

    Andi, they'll have to change them now you've told everyone.
  8. NervyBsMD

    NervyBsMD Member

    I really don't care what piece we get, we're just pleased we are going!

    At the moment we're so pumped up, we'll have a go at anything!!

  9. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Maybe its time for matched sets?!!

    Partitas: Gregson - Wilby - Kelly - Norbury - Heaton or Sparke

    Div's: Ball's Divertimento - Barry's Divertimento - Sparke's Diversion - Diversions on a Bass Theme - Diversions for Brass Band

    and how about Places, or all 5 from the same composer?
  10. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Knew I should have kept my mouth shut.

    Oh well, at least I didn't mention Derek Broadbent's Variations on a theme of Cannibal Corpse for the fourth section or the new commission, Paul Lovatt-cooper's Here's one I prepared earlier(a tribute to Blue Peter) for the third....

    Edit: D'oh!!

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011
  11. Owen S

    Owen S Member

    Nice. :D
  12. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    C Own Choice
    1 Own Choice
    2 Own Choice
    3 Own Choice
    4 Own Choice
  13. NervyBsMD

    NervyBsMD Member


    That would result in multiple versions of Tallis and Purcell Variations, just like all other Own Choice Contests!

  14. Metoo

    Metoo Member

    I was thinking more in the line of Derek Broadbent's, '7 Variations on a Floral Dance' and Paul Lovatt Coopers, 3 Variations on the Dark Side of a Spoon.'
    Then of course Mr Barry's Variation of a Cheltenham Gold Cup, Philip Sparke could pen a new commission, Diversion from Scotland. and the old favourite, Journey into nearly Bristol.
  15. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    C The Accursed Huntsman
    1 Variations on Blaydon Races (New commision)
    2 Diadem of Gold Cup (Updated, with brand new errata included free of charge)
    3 Tam O'Shanter's ride
    4 Cheltenham Variations (New from the pen of Peter Graham)
  16. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    These are not as they sound. They are new works from a little known Norwegian composer by the name of Svend Karlson. The bands get sent a copy of the piece and it is pot luck as to which section is it aimed at. At least this way, the complaints made about places would have some grounding.
  17. NervyBsMD

    NervyBsMD Member

    Forgive me - I am falling into the trap that ensnares many a TMP poster, that of not reading the post correctly before responding!

  18. Mr_Chairman

    Mr_Chairman Member

    1. One Voice
    2. Two Blind Men of Toledo
    3. Three Figures (I wish!)
    4. Four Little Maids
  19. NervyBsMD

    NervyBsMD Member

    I'm game for Three Figures if you are, Ken!

    I wouldn't mind betting that we'd give it fair crack too!!
  20. NervyBsMD

    NervyBsMD Member

    You missed one out:-

    How about...

    C. Brian Buckley

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