What do you fancy for 2008 Lower Section Finals to play as your test piece

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by ian perks, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    So as the Area's are almost done &dusted of the bands who are playing at the finals what would you like to have picked as your test piece.
    Ive got a few suggestions for you;
    1st section;Le Roi d'Ys
    2ns section:Rhapsody in Brass
    3rd Section;Academic Festival Overture
    4th Section:Rhapsody On Negro Spirtuals number 2

    What do you think?
    What would your choice be
  2. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member

    All good pieces, but too old hat and have been done to death.
  3. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Please God no, no no and no again!!!! :mad: It's a rubbish arrangement and would no doubt throw out 4 or more months of error correcting.

    I don't have any suggestions at the moment - I'm still getting over my hangover from celebrating qualifying.
  4. 1st section - Apocolypse
    2nd - Music of the spheres
    3rd - Hedwigs theme
    4th- Blitz
  5. no2taz

    no2taz Member

    Triumphant Rhapsody.
    Variations on a ninth.
    The wayfarer.
    Un Vie de Matelot.
    Dare i say it Essence of time

    I must tstress that these are what i wouyld like to see as the 1st section nationals piece... ( only my own opinion )
  6. emziesonic

    emziesonic Member

    music of the spheres?
    surely a little hard for 2nd section??:eek:
  7. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    Music of the Spheres for 2nd Section?
    Blitz for 4the Section?

    A little bit too hard methinks
  8. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    I think snazzy_cornet_sound had tongue firmly placed in cheek ;)
  9. Sop_Or_Bass?

    Sop_Or_Bass? Member

    1st - Eye Level
    2nd - Eye Level
    3rd - Eye Level
    4th - Eye Level

    That'll sort the men from the boys
  10. ophicliede

    ophicliede Member

    When are the testpieces announced? Officially.
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    erm ... :rolleyes:

    1st Section - Winds Of Change (Brenton Broadstock) ... a nice wee challenge ;) (keeps with the tradition of past selections)
    2nd Section - Music For A Festive Occasion (Jan Haderman)
    3rd Section - Kefas (Rob Goorhuis)
    4th Section - Glasshouse Sketches (Barrie Gott)
  12. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Oh, I forgot to add that the Goorhuis work has been specially selected for Mike Lyons ;) (only joking Mike!)
  13. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Nice to see that you're making full use of today's composing talents.
    These choices are half the problem of modern banding - there are hundreds of new pieces by less known but extremely talented composers that would be amazing to use, not this yellow music that's only hard for solo cornet and euph, and allows the percussionists time to read War and Peace!
  14. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Some funky choices there Tom! :D
  15. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - and a bit of cheese for Mike :rolleyes: (Kefas is actually a nice number with all the usual Goorhuis traits, only watered down! Used in division 3 of the Dutch Championships in 2002). All chosen are under 10 mins except the Broadstock piece. The Hadermann work is typical of what he writes for wind band and is very European in style but may sound a little dated because of the rhythms deployed (very '80s)!

  16. Wayfarer? You know, that doesn't get selected often enough(!) But handy if anyone is also going to Pontins in October I suppose.
  17. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    The question there is whether the anvil and chains will be provided, or whether bands have to supply their own ;)
  18. Zeek

    Zeek Member

    Lets have something challenging for them to do;
    4th section - devil and the deep blue sea - bourgoius
    3rd section - montage - graham
    2nd section - year of the dragon - sparke
    1st section - night to sing - tovey
    and for the Championship section................

    ........labour and love - fletcher
  19. smaca

    smaca Active Member

    4th Section------Promenade--Frank Bryce
    3rd Section------- Three Musketeers---George Hespe
    2nd Section-------Tournament for Brass----Eric Ball
    1st Section--------Tallis Variations------Philip Sparke
    Championship-----Variations on Cadenzas that only Blue Whales can hear----Various.
  20. JR

    JR Member

    3 Musketeers! - first movt "Aramis - the naff aftershave"
    ..and the lumberjack song in the 3rd movement - great stuff, rubbish, but great. And the last movt (D'Artagnan?) - the one everyone takes too fast.

    I'd almost forgotten Promenade - I played it (or tried to) at the area in 1976. (God - is it that long ago?) I like the bit where the troms blare out the quote from "Lassie from Lancashire"! and the main tune sounds exactly like Vaughan Williams' Wasps overture.

    John R