National Finals Test Pieces Announced!

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by stopher, May 31, 2007.

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  1. stephenmrry

    stephenmrry Member

    Is the elegy part of second section the barry piece the same as the one on his cd sunburst?
  2. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Apart from "On Radcliffe Highway" in the 1st section (a tremendous piece, as has already been stated) all the other pieces are brand new.
  3. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    Congratulations to Mr Perks - it turns out he was right about the Championship section test piece after all!:clap:
  4. sunny_jimbob

    sunny_jimbob Member

    Just had a listen to my Essays CD. Woof! Looking forward to getting my teeth into that!
  5. CubbRep

    CubbRep Member

    Any info on 4th section piece?
  6. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    Perky knows things. He scares me with his knowledge.
  7. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    If it is it is really beautiful - real musical test for principal cornet.
  8. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Worth going to Harrogate just to listen for the Bass Trom part methinks :biggrin:
  9. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    That's cos he is a very well connected man! After all, 2 of his friends are probably as powerful in the BB world as Ronnie and Reggie Kray were in the underworld!!
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Solos right across the band - including BBb ;) - and needing players who can hold their nerve! It will be interesting to see how the conductors approach it, as I've heard various interpretations since the premiere in 1978: Stephen Cobb's most recent rendition was very convincing, balancing the various sections and producing something very Ivesian.
  11. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    And to buy me beer!!!!! :biggrin:

    Looking forward to seeing my part for the 2nd section piece. Must admit not having seen it before have no prejudices about the piece. Just hope its enjoyable.
  12. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Cheers Brian;)
  13. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    im just waiting for my CD to come through the letter box now of the 1st section piece
  14. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    That would be the primary reason of course old partner :eek:
  15. beccawheeze2

    beccawheeze2 Member

    Any idea if or when there will a recording available of Roman Tryptych?
  16. Keith

    Keith Member

    Thundersley had a quick bash at the 3rd Section piece last night. Pleased to say it got a big thumbs up from everyone, there is something for everyone to do.

    Top F going to a top A are the 1st two notes for the Eb Basses!! :clap: :biggrin:
  17. bbg

    bbg Member

    Looking forward to first run through "Imperium" on Sunday evening - a question before then from our percussionists - a lot to do, and how many of them will the piece require?
  18. General-lee

    General-lee New Member

    3rd section perc requirements

    Percussion requirements:-
    Timpani:- Three timpani.
    Percussion 1:- Suspended Cymbal, Large Tom, Snare Drum.
    Percussion 2:- Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Tam, Tam, Glockenspiel, Tambourine.

    Ours don't know yet. :eek:
  19. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Did a bit of digging on "Imperium" - apparently it's based on the Thomas Harris book of the same name, about Cicero's rise to power in Rome from obscurity.

    Like the 1st section piece, looking forward to listening to a few of those.
  20. cookie101880

    cookie101880 Member

    I've actually heard it's based on the 4 part book series Emperor by Con Iggulden. Someone I know spoke to the composer and he told him that. Ran through it Monday night, great piece but is going to be a challenge to a lot of bands. Same pressure on the tenor horn player like the area piece as the 2nd movement starts four bars in 6/4 on their own!!!!
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