Pontins 2009

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by HBB, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Pontins Announce Test Pieces for 2009

    The Harry and Margaret Mortimer Championship:
    Sunday 25th October
    Test piece: Montage - Peter Graham
    Publisher: Winwood Music

    First Section:
    Saturday 24th October

    Test piece: Symphony of Marches - Gilbert Vinter
    Publisher: Studio Music

    Second Section:
    Sunday 25th October
    Test Piece: Danceries - Kenneth Hesketh
    Publisher: Faber Music

    Third Section:
    Saturday 24th October

    Test Piece: Gallimaufry Suite - Philip Harper
    Publisher: Wright & Round

    Fourth Section:
    Saturday 24th October

    Test Piece: A Bournemouth Suite - Benjamin Tubb
    Publisher: Jagrins Music

    courtesy of 4BarsRest: http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=9424
  2. Di

    Di Active Member

    Wahay! Way to go Mr Tubb! Congratulations. :):clap:
  3. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Congratulations Ben.
  4. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    Well done Ben :D
  5. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Congrats Ben.. now if only you could write like you did when you were 17 ;) .. all this education has spoiled you :D

    Good compnay to be in too! Peter Graham, Vinter, Hesketh, Harper....
  6. Euphgit

    Euphgit Member

    Hah! get in their yessir, about time 4th section got some decent music
  7. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Absolutely - congratulations Ben :biggrin:

    I see it's another of the up and coming composers / Jagrins combinations. Hopefully it'll follow along the same lines as Andy Baker's area piece in terms of presentation and (lack of) errata and people might realise that it actually can be done ;)

    Might have to turn up to this one.....I like Montage.....so long as I don't have to play the solo euph part in the 2nd Movement.....
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Yes, as far as myself and Jagrins are concerned it is completely error free!
  9. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Quite a bit of good news this week Ben with a Pontins test piece and OBAF finalist!!

    Well deserved...about time some folks started paying attention to you :-D
  10. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Fun times at Pontins this year it seems, although Symphony of Marches is a bit out of place with the other pieces....lets hope its not raining at the contest or there could be a number of 1st section related suicides ;)

    Danceries is a fantastic piece, will be nice to hear it live....and I think Montage is a fantastic piece too...roll on October!
  11. QAD

    QAD Member

    Great to have a 3rd section piece by one of last years third section adjudicators - well done Mr Harper
  12. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    a real classic for 1st section but when youve got a real class composer what more can you say than
    Gilbert Vinter
  13. DeeTee

    DeeTee New Member

    Thats great Ben, you have had a good week.

    So when can we give up work then?
  14. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    Congratulations to Ben on the fourth section test piece, it's nice to see new blood on the banding scene. However, us old composers need love (and performances)too!

  15. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Congrats indeed, Ben! I'd love to hear it, will it be recorded any time soon that you know of?

    You're not old, I remember David James introducing some of your music by saying "it was written by a very talented young man" (or words to that effect - and not all that long ago). ;)
  16. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    Yeh well done Ben - remember that duet Kirsty????
  17. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I remember that duet Moy!
  18. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    Good to see another young composer getting a look in at the contest scene. Fresh blood is always welcome. Well done to Ben and Pontins.
  19. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    Just been sent the entry form. So what is "Danceries" by Kenneth Hesketh like?
    The other pieces are Montage, Symphony of Marches, Gallimaufry and A Bournemouth Suite.
  20. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Danceries is excellent - played it at the finals in Torquay.

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