Pontins 2007 Test Pieces

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by CJBaggins, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. CJBaggins

    CJBaggins Member

    Just pasted this in from 4barsrest.com

    "The full list of Test Pieces and prize presentations are as follows:-

    THE HARRY AND MARGARET MORTIMER CHAMPIONSHIP

    Sunday 4th November 2007
    Partita - Philip Sparke
    Available from Studio Music

    FIRST PRIZE: £2,500 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    SECOND PRIZE: £1,300 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    THIRD PRIZE: £700 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    FOURTH PRIZE: £450.
    SPECIAL AWARD: TO THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE SECTION,
    BEST SOLOIST: THE ARTHUR BEDWELL MEMORIAL TROPHY

    Adjudicators: Geoffrey Whitham & Rob Wiffin


    FIRST SECTION

    Saturday 3rd November 2007
    Sinfonietta For Brass Band - James Curnow
    Available from Windwood Music

    FIRST PRIZE: £1,750 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    SECOND PRIZE: £900 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    THIRD PRIZE: £650 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    FOURTH PRIZE: £450.
    SPECIAL AWARD: TO THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE SECTION.

    Adjudicators: - Stan Lippeatt & Kevin Wadsworth.


    SECOND SECTION

    Sunday 4th November 2007
    Chorale - Ray Steadman-Allen
    Available from Windwood Music.

    FIRST PRIZE: £1,750 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    SECOND PRIZE: £900 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    THIRD PRIZE: £650 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    FOURTH PRIZE: £450.
    SPECIAL AWARD: TO THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE SECTION.

    Adjudicators - Stan Lippeatt & Kevin Wadsworth.


    THIRD SECTION
    Saturday 3rd November 2007
    Northern Landscapes - Peter Graham
    Available from Gramercy Music

    FIRST PRIZE: £1,750 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    SECOND PRIZE: £900 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    THIRD PRIZE: £650 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    FOURTH PRIZE: £450.
    SPECIAL AWARD: TO THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE SECTION.

    Adjudicators: - Jim Davies & Lloyd Landry


    FOURTH SECTION

    Saturday 3rd November 2007
    A Cambrian Suite - Michael Ball
    Available from Studio Music

    FIRST PRIZE: £1,750 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    SECOND PRIZE: £900 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    THIRD PRIZE: £650 + COMMEMORATIVE TROPHY
    FOURTH PRIZE: £450.
    SPECIAL AWARD: TO THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE SECTION.

    Adjudicators: Geoffrey Whitham & Rob Wiffin"




    What does everyone think of this years test piece selections then?

    also anyone know of any cd's with the first section test piece on?
     
  2. postie

    postie Member

    Some very good choices especially like Northern Landscapes really good piece.
     
  3. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    I'm a fan of Partita. Played it before too.
    Not sure if we're going to Pontins, but if we are, tidy!
    Good choice.
     
  4. Texus

    Texus Member

    Fantastic choice for top section. Partita is great fun for all, with a wonderful 2nd mvt. Good luck all, enjoy!
     
  5. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    wasnt northern landscapes a test piece for a youth contest a few of years ago? i remember playing it when i was on flugle at oldham music center so thats going back 3years. Possibly the RNCM youth contest???
     
  6. lilcornetgirl

    lilcornetgirl Member

    Hmmm yh im sure ive played partita and yes vicky i also heard nothern lights dunno were tho lmao.... im sure ive played partita in 4th section??? and is it a coincidence that all the music pickers like the name sinfonietta lmao??? xXx
     
  7. jonford

    jonford Member

    I don't think you will of played Philip Sparke's Partita in the 4th section! There are several other pieces called Partita such as the one by Edward Gregson which is likely to be the one you played in the 4th section!!

    Can't really comment on the pieces as I only know Northern Landscapes which is nice!
     
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  8. CJBaggins

    CJBaggins Member

    anyone played this Sinfonietta? really interested to hear what its like, as i love Trittico by James Curnow!
     
  9. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    You are right Vicky, it was, and every band messed up the middle movement lol. it was more like 4 years too lol
     
  10. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Oh Well cool ------- 3rd section ----- can I dep for you pleaaaaaassseeeeeeee I love that piece?
     
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  12. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Northern landscapes was the 3rd section area piece a couple of years ago and Partita is the other version you are thinking of. Gregson wrote that one I think for the 4th section.
     
  13. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    Middle movement? Of a four movement work? I assume you mean the short third movement which is very tricky indeed! It's 90 seconds of hell if its not nailed! Philip Sparke's Partita is due for an airing, its been a long time since I last played it, but its an excellent work - I'm not too sure that I know the others. But Sinfonietta certainly seems to be the word of the moment eh? I'm sure there are enough Sinfonietta's to have each section playing a different one! lol
     
  14. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    yes, the one with the continous quavers that gets passed around the sections, as I said, not a single band played it right, and every band messed up in the same place (where the horns come in I think)
     
  15. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    ooo iv bin routin threw ma music n iv found ma northern landscapes!!!!! for people that were in the music center or have seen ma music 4 northern landscapes will prob understand that i went a bit ott wit ma highlighters on this piece of music! yes it is the piece that i completely coloured in so there was no white bit of paper showin hehe
     
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  16. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    Well u cant blame the horn section!!! we got all the notes right,:mad: jus not nessesairily in the right order hehe:tongue:
     
  17. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Yes, it's a very good piece. My band won the 1997 1st section finals on it. Quite enjoyable to play and rehearse if I remember correctly. Not like Trittico though!
     
  18. bumperman

    bumperman Member

    Whats Chorale like??
     
  19. HUDDSBASSBONE

    HUDDSBASSBONE Member

    I really like Partita. Have played it with 2 out of the last 3 bands I've played with and think its a great piece of music, especially the middle movement. Almost wish I was going this year....
     
  20. Texus

    Texus Member

    A great trio in the first movement + an outrragous laugh in the Finale - depending upon results at the area i might try convincing the committee on this one....
     
  21. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    A very good set of choices, well done Pontins!
     
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