Here's a question for all you music spods on tMP..... Why don't contesting bands like Ray Steadman Allen's music? He's written some cracking stuff over the years, and almost without exception it gets one contest outing and disappears into the back of the library. The most obvious example is Seascapes, which was used at the 1988(?) Nationals and never again, despite being a great piece. However the one that really vexes me is Chorale, which is variations on "Es Ist ein Ros Entsprungen" (better known to some as the Christmas carol "A Great and Mighty Wonder") - used as the 1st section piece in 1991, to my knowledge it has never reappeared, and yet it's a a really good piece. He knows his way round a band score, as evidenced by his excellent treatise on brass band scoring, to my knowledge he is almost universally respected by musicians, and yet we don't seem to like him! Any ideas? Or any other sadly neglected composers that are due for a revival?