Pontins 2004 - Test Pieces announced

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Roger Thorne, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Pontins 2004 - Testpieces and Adjudicators announced:

    Championship Section:
    Dances and Arias - Edward Gregson
    Adjudicators: John Berryman and Malcolm Brownbill

    1st Section:
    A London Overture - Philip Sparke
    Adjudicators: Colin Hardy and Raymond Tennant

    2nd Section:
    The Deep - Bram Wiggins
    Adjudicators: Colin Hardy and Raymond Tennant

    3rd Section:

    Prelude and Jubilate - Darrol Barry
    Adjudicators: John Berryman and Malcolm Brownbill

    4th Section:
    Attleborough Suite - Malcolm Arnold
    Adjudicators: Roy Sparkes and Christopher Wormald

  2. Boneman

    Boneman Member

    What a cracking set of test pieces - Once again Pontins comes up trumps!

    Can't wait to listen to Dances and Arias - one of my Favourite pieces!
  3. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    Am a heathen and haven't heard any of them before, look forward to being educated at Pontins..
  4. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    So do lots of people ..........

  5. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    we'll have none our your sort of education occuring in our chalet elin!!! even if you do wet the bed ;) :p
  6. SoloBaritone

    SoloBaritone Member

    Aidan I hear you're staying at my house tonight, I would text you but that costs money. You'd better behave yourself!

  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    indeedy, was quite boshed.
  8. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    :evil: aidan .....you %~*!$#

    anyway back on topic!

    Does anyone know anything about these test pieces, what they're about etc...
  9. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    Only that The Deep was written for EYMS, but I've not played it, as it was before my time! But that is all explained in the 4BR article. :D
  10. JohnnyEuph

    JohnnyEuph Member

    ...Any predictions for the first section lol!!! :p
  11. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    YWDB have played, and come 2nd with A London Overture.

    Lots of Cadenzas in the middle and a very fast vivo at the end. Written (near enough) in Ternary Form (ABA). With B being really fast, loud and flying fingers time.

    It's a great piece.

    Never heard of The Deep Before. Sounds like a Horror Movie! :O
  12. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Does anyone know who's entered yet?
    How much does it cost to stay there?
  13. louise0502

    louise0502 Member

    I do believe it is a presto, but that's just being picky!

    You can say that again!

    We'll be there (don't think we've decided finally yet though)
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Thanks for that :oops: :evil:
  15. wewizrobbed

    wewizrobbed Member

    when is pontins?
  16. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Saturday 30th October, 2004
    Fourth, Third and First Sections

    Sunday 31st October, 2004
    Second and Championship Sections

  17. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    As I understand it, it was written for the opening of the UK's first and only submarium which is in my 'adopted' home of Hull (well, I'm there about half the week). It's premiere was given by EYMS.

    It sits on the confluence of the Rivers Hull and Humber, at a place called Sammy's Point.

    I've never played the piece, but if it's anything like the building itself................


  18. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    just my luck!! i have school on the monday and i think my band is gonna be playing at pontins in the champs section, so not gonna be allowed lots of alcohol on saturday, but friday seems good....
  19. Andy Moore

    Andy Moore Member

    :eek: you don't drink do u . . . ? :wink:
  20. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    I'm told the piece doesn't smell quite as bad as Hull does though...

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