Officially Announced Area 2010 Test pieces.

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by AndyCat, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Thanks to Darrol Barry/ Bandsman:

    Championship Section: English Heritage
    (George Lloyd) – published by R. Smith & Co.

    1st Section: Moorside Suite (Gustav Holst) -
    published by R. Smith & Co.

    2nd Section: Kingdom of Dragons (Philip
    Harper) – published by Harper Music

    3rd Section: Labour and Love (Percy Fletcher) –
    published by R. Smith & Co.

    4th Section: Saint-Saëns Variations (Philip
    Sparke) – published by Anglo Music Press.
  2. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    So, any new Percussion for Moorside Suite? Or is it a hassle free Area, with no one needing to sign extra percussionists as we had to for Pentacle?
  3. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Anybody know where I can "Harper Music"?
  4. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    This is a fantastic piece of music and an inspired choice for the second section! My daughter was lucky enough to play it with Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band under Phil Harper and record it for their new CD which comes out this autumn. May need to find aband in the second section for 2010!

    Sorry - don't know where you can buy the music though
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  5. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    What joy.
  6. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Sorry that should have said: Anybody know where I can find "Harper Music"?
  7. euph1991

    euph1991 Member

    Some very good choices (at last!), especially labour and love for the 3rd. Will be a good test for them
  8. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    Well happy with that :D
  9. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    yep cant wait!
  10. Robin Norman

    Robin Norman Member

    Oh what joy, three months on Moorside Suite !!!;)

    I love the piece but honestly can't see the stern test for First Section bands but hey ho, at least it's got a 'toon' and the middle movement will take some doing to do well.

    Might have to get the Tuba out again though for English Heritage - one of the great testpieces with a cracking solo I've always wanted to play.
  11. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I have a feeling I'm not going to enjoy this.

    AEHOWGATE Member

    I am sure the judges will find winners quite easily on Moorside Suite.!
  13. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Clear winners won't be an issue, placings from 4 down I reckon will be a bit of a lottery though :(

    On the plus side it's a lovely piece, my band wont have to buy it ( unless they've mucked about with it ) and no extra percussion :)
  14. Cornet_Matt

    Cornet_Matt Member

    what an introduction to the Championship Section :D
    so i take it the school's server is still working then if you've had time to find this out Andy :p
  15. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    To paraphrase Chris Tarrant on "Millionaire", "It's only difficult if you can't play it ... "

    Anyway, is it really "official"? As of five minutes ago there was nothing on the Kapitol website, nothing on the BB site, nothing on the BBW site, and 4BR had just put their updated news items up, and nothing there either.
  16. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Depends! Still need three players to play the original parts properly, even though they won't be very busy ...
  17. At last a decent choice for the 1st section in Moorside Suite
  18. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    It's in the Bandsman.
  19. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean, might have to get the cobwebs off the Arban - anyone in the top section need a back row cornet player for March? :biggrin:

    Moorside's a beautiful piece of music, but some sections - perc, back row, horns, basses - are in for a dull old time in rehearsals. It'll test a band's "old fashioned values" - tone, intonation, musicality, etc. - but I can't imagine any 1st section bands really struggling with it.

    Labour and Love for the 3rd section I'm not so sure about, although I might just be prejudiced against it because I think it's such an awful piece! I can imagine it getting overblown just a bit...

    Definitely looking forward to hearing the new Sparke and Harper pieces - anyone got any clue as to which Saint-Saens the variations are on?

    AEHOWGATE Member

    Please God No! I hope they don't decide to draw a beard on a brass band Mona Lisa!

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