Scottish Open Test Piece?

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by sudcornet, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    Anyone got the inside goss on what the test piece will be yet?
    My money's on Paganini V's and we didn't even suggest that.

  2. leebarrie

    leebarrie New Member

    Maybe BLITZ????????? :wink:
  3. Tuba Girl

    Tuba Girl Member

    What about variations on an enigma?
    Well we should find out in a month or so

    I have to admit i do not know which one will be choosen :( :(
  4. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    I'm hoping and praying for Paganini
    I wouldn't mind blitz, but I get sick of Sparkes stuff very easily. Enigma and Harmony Music just don't do it for me, whereas Paganini and Blitz are two of the best written testpieces I can think of.
    Saying that, whatever the test piece, I'm looking forward to this contest immensely, should be a great day, and a full bar.

    See you all there
  5. jo

    jo Member

    I heard on good authority that a composer has been commissioned to take all of the errata from the scores and parts of the last 10 champioship section pieces used and amalgamate them all into a new test piece specifically for the Scottish open.... :shock: :wink:
  6. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    nah, it'd last two weeks! :wink:
  7. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    It'd be better than some of the tosh we have to play! :lol:
  8. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    iv never played blitz.. so id like that
  9. SoloBaritone

    SoloBaritone Member

    I sooooo want it to be Blitz! NOT Harmony Music!

  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Weren't bands asked to present suggestions?

    No-one going to spill the beans and let us know what their band put forward, or are you just going to blame everyone else when they come up with something you don't like :?: :?: :!: :!: :!:
  11. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    yep.. all bands were asked to put forward 3 pieces, and the one with most votes would be chosen...
    however.. this musnt have been simple enough.. as, once all votes were in... they decided we had to vote again!!! :S so still have to wait to find out the piece
  12. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    30th August is the big day I believe, the excitement is almost unbearable :wink:

    The first vote didn't produce a clear winner, so it goes to the shortlist of Paganini, Blitz, Enigma, and Harmony Music.

    And I was looking forward to a good romp through Concerto Grosso or Riffs and Interludes, DAMMIT.
  13. Phil Green

    Phil Green Supporting Member

    We voted for Harmony Music, Variations on an Enigma and Paganini Variations in that order.
    What's the betting it's Blitz!!!??? :lol:

  14. Tuba Girl

    Tuba Girl Member

    Rumour has it that Harmony Music may have got it. But who knows :?:
  15. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    It would save us a lot of work for the Areas if it's Harmony Music. (If the rumours turn out to be true)

  16. mutsuj

    mutsuj Member

    Scottish Open.

    Does the movement really need yet another contest, to be listened to by a half empty hall.

    Bands standard of playing should be consistent throughout the year, being challenged by a variety of a busy diary of concerts programmes ( to full halls,) and recordings... Not having to rely on improving the general standard of playing by chucking in another meaningless contest.
  17. KennyC

    KennyC Member


    Obviously you think the band movement doesn't need another contest. Without any knowledge of who you are or what band you play for, all I can suggest is that you don't know much about banding in Scotland. This is a contest that the Scottish band movement has been crying out for for years and the fact that it has been able to attract the standard of bands that it has tells it's own story. When was the last time bands from the very top drawer competed against the top bands in Scotland? Meaningless, maybe to you but I don't imagine Fodens, Tredegar, Whitburn, CWS, Kirkintilloch, Yorkshire Imps, Sellers......... will be treating as such. Who knows, maybe the hall will be half full!

  18. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    With my nose to the grindstone and an ear to the ground, a little sparrow just whispered to think of music commissioned in 1991 by the BBC for the, then, Band of the Year. Based on the 24th Caprice by a man dead since 1840 in the city of Nice. One of the educated who judges the good may be a trumpet player born in the year 1949, but, is he a descendant of the great Scottish hero?.........(wakes up from dreamlike trance to find he has typed these words.....)

  19. leebarrie

    leebarrie New Member

    Would the test piece consist of two words begining with P and then V?????? :wink:
  20. SoloBaritone

    SoloBaritone Member

    And did mighty Hepworth come third at a certain contest this year playing it?


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