Please help

Discussion in 'Events and Music of the Past' started by vulcan, May 12, 2008.

  1. vulcan

    vulcan New Member

    In the 60s I played with the Hayes and Harlington Silver band.......much late to become Hillingdon Borough.
    We played a test piece called "The Yorkshire Ridings".
    I have searched high and low for any record of this piece but I have drawn a blank.
    As far as I can remember,it had 4 movement,one for each riding (North,south east west).It is a glorious test piece and I cannot even remember the composer.
    Please can anyone help.
    Thanks all.
  2. jackocorn

    jackocorn Member

    There was no "South Ridings" - so maybe it only had 3 movements?
  3. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    I'm sorry I cant help with the composer, or the piece, I'm not familiar with it at all, but it was used in the second section as the set test piece in 1959 - perhaps there is someone from a band who played in the contest can dig it out from the back corner of their library? The piece is listed as "Yorkshire Riding's Suite", I assume that this will be the same piece?
  4. sunshine

    sunshine Member

    Hi, I'm the librarian at Corby Silver and according to my records we do have the particular test piece you are referring to. Give me a couple of days and I should be able to provide you with a composer, if nothing else - though hopefully may also get the date and publisher.
    Sunshine x
  5. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    The composer was Sam B. Wood.
    It was quite a good piece.
    - Wilkie