Year and Test Pieces When Born

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by ian perks, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    What were the test pieces for the year you were born at the British Open and National Finals:
    British Open:Lorenzo
    National Finals:Variations On a Ninth

    Get your year from :Results archives on
  2. Tinkabell

    Tinkabell Member


    British Open: Energy
    National Finals: Carnival Overture

    What a good year eh?;)
  3. matti_raz

    matti_raz Member


    Nationals; English Heritage
    Open; Le Roi D'Ys
  4. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    British Open:- Spectrum by Gilbert Vinter. Grimethorpe won.
    Besson National Championships:- High Peak by Eric Ball. Brighouse & Rastrick won.
  5. Tracey

    Tracey Member


    British Open - Comedy
    Natioanl Finals - Journey into Freedom
  6. SteveT

    SteveT Member

    Interesting game............ my year was 1955! ...... but what I found most interesting was that Harry Mortimer Conducted 5 Bands at the National Final. 3 ended up in the top 6.

    Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts (Blackfriars)

    1 Munn & Feltons H. Mortimer 19 190 (GUS)
    2 Ransome & Marles E. Ball 12 187
    3 CWS (Manchester) A. Mortimer 3 183
    4 Creswell Colliery G. Thompson 11 182
    5 Black Dyke Mills H. Mortimer 8 181
    6 Morris Motors H. Mortimer 18 180
    - Clayton Aniline E. Buttress 15 -
    - Crossley's Carpets W. Wood 17 -
    - Easington C. Peacock 7 -
    - Fairey Aviation H. Mortimer 6 -
    - Falmouth A. G. Richards 4 -
    - Fodens Motor Works H. Mortimer 5 -
    - Forfar Instrumental E. Clayton 1 -
    - Hazells Printing Works G. Crossland 9 -
    - Horden Colliery W. Lowes 2 -
    - Larkhall C. Telfer 10 -
    - Melingriffith T. J. Powell 13 -
    - Parc & Dare H. Heyes 14 -
    - St. Dennis J. Harrison 16 -

    British Open :- (Where was Harry that day!?)

    Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts (sinfonietta for Brass Band - Liedzen)

    1 Ferodo Works G.Hespe 9 190
    2 John White Footwear G. Thompson 10 186
    3 CWS (Manchester) A. Mortimer 6 184
    4 Ransome & Marles E. Ball 3 182
    5 YEWCO A. Lunn 15 178
    6 Rushden Temperature W. Scholes 7 170
    - Barrow Shipyard H. Sutcliffe 5 -
    - Besses o' th' Barn W. Wood 4 -
    - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery J. Atherton 1 -
    - Clayton Aniline E. Buttress 12 -
    - Cory E. S. Brown 16 -
    - Edge Hill W. Yates 13 -
    - Leyland Motors H. Moss 8 -
    - Markham Main E. Griffiths 2 -
    - Wingates Temperance H. Parry 11 -
    - Yorkshire Copperworks W. Wood 14 -
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2006
  7. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Didn't know that was possible?!:confused:
  8. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member


    Nationals: Dances and Arias, Edward Gregson
    Open: Comedy Overture, John Ireland
    I feel let down now really........ :(

  9. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly Active Member

    1962 (I feel very old!!!)

    Open: Island Heritage by Helen Perkins

    (A test piece written by a woman! I bet that caused a few mutterings in the old Kings Hall)

    Nationals: The Force of Destiny Verdi arr. Frank Wright
  10. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Nice one Ian. Makes a change from favorite sausage, bacon or pork chop! ;)

    However, I'm a bit disappointed in the test-pieces chosen for my year of birth (1973):

    Open: "The Accursed Huntsman" César Franck, arr. E. Siebert
    Nationals: "Freedom" Hubert Bath
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    :eek: .... eh?

    - better than mine ... 1960

    Open - Fantasia (Mozart, arr. Malcolm Sargent)
    Nationals - Three Figures (Herbert Howells)
  12. jenzi

    jenzi Member

    My year is 1985...

    British Open test piece was Salute to Youth by Vinter and National Finals was Cloudcatcher Fells by John McCabe.
  13. madsaz

    madsaz Member

    1976 - I'm quite excited actually...

    Nationals - Sinfonietta - Eric Ball
    Open - Epic Symphony - Percy Fletcher - which is my current fvourite piece - absolutely gorgeous middle movement and some marvellous stuff.

    I always said '76 was a quality year!
  14. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member



    Open: Carnival, Helen Perkin - so she'd done it before!

    Championship: Variations for Brass Band, Vaughan Williams. Since I wasn't born until a month after the contest, there must be another reason why I dislike that piece so much - oh yes, I beggared it up last year... :rolleyes:
  15. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Nationals: Volcano, Robert Simpson
    Open: Le Carnival Romain, H. Berlioz, arr. F. Wright

    1979 was also the 2nd year that the Belgian Nationals were organised, and the set piece was "Vrolijk in Brass" (which translates to "Cheerful in Brass" :s ) by Marcel Poot
  16. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Feeling equally old here...1970

    Anyway: Nationals Pride of Youth by Gordan Jacob. Never heard of it. Has anyone got any thoughts? BTW the contest was won by Grimthorpe.

    Open: Pagentry by Herbert Howells. Won by Yorkshire Imps.
  17. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Year: 1963


    Tom Powell, Gilbert Vinter, Frank Wright

    Test piece:
    Belmont Variations, Sir Arthur Bliss arr. F. Wright

    Won by CWS (Manchester) A. Mortimer

    British Open
    Denis Wright, Walter Hargreaves & William Wood

    Test piece:
    Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins
    Won by Fairey L. Lamb
  18. Di

    Di Active Member

    1964 for me too:

    British Open:Lorenzo
    National Finals:Variations On a Ninth
  19. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Same here, however the testpiece for the 1973 Nationals should have been Contest Music, but it was deemed too hard.
  20. the fish

    the fish Member

    1971 - A quality year.

    Nationals - Le Roi d'Ys, Lalo, arr. F. Wright
    Open - Festival Music, Eric Ball