Variations on Laudate Dominum

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  1. brass_master99

    brass_master99 New Member

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    What do you think of Edward Gregson's masterpiece "Variations on Laudate Dominum"? Personally, I love it. If you were in control of a test piece contest, which section would you have this piece at?

    Love to hear from you.

    Matt
     
  2. It is a great piece to play,some lovely music,im sure i played this as a second section test piece
     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    I should have thought 2nd section would be about right, but the other question is whether to choose the revised version or stick with the original.
     
  4. Blagger

    Blagger Member

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    Won on it in the 3rd section.
    Nice piece - probably sits around top 3rd lower 2nd IMO.
     
  5. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

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    It is a very good piece i went to Buxton Contest this year and i think a 4th section band played it but it was far to much for them.
    This piece would make a very good 3rd section finals test piece with bands looking to play in 2nd section the following year but is suitable for a 2nd section band more so ideal 2nd section area test piece or own choice.
    But can also make a good concert item as well for a 1st section band
     
  6. Kjata

    Kjata Member

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    There are 2 versions of this, gregson added a section in for I think the national youth brass band which is a tricky section. The old version was used a 3rd section test piece but nowadays it would be a 2nd section.
     
  7. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

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    :confused:

    Do you mean the augmented version would be 2nd section?
     
  8. Kjata

    Kjata Member

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    Yes, the new version would be a second section test piece and the old version WAS a 3rd section piece.
     
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