Your first ever contest piece?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ukdrummerboy, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. cornetshell

    cornetshell Member

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    Sinfonietta Pastorale, Henry Gheel - 2001, Rep with Wellington (Telford) Brass Band...I had not long been introduced to brass bands from an orchestral start in life!!

    :)
     
  2. Matt Lawson

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    Likewise - although I didn't play at the area contest on this one. The band won though - and the National Finals in Preston (2001) was my first ever contest! The piece was Attleborough Suite by Malcolm Arnold.
     
  3. wittig

    wittig Member

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    Sword, Jewel and Mirror - Harper (I think) 2nd section Scottish 2000.
     
  4. Toxophile

    Toxophile Member

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  5. repiano83

    repiano83 New Member

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    Vizcaya, Gilbert Vinter, Swiss Nationals 1999 2.Section
     
  6. scotchgirl

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    Little Suite for Band by Malcolm Arnold....I still love it now, and had the 2nd movement at my wedding! lol! Makes the hair stick up on the back of my neck (attractive!). :)
     
  7. Paddy Flower

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    Prisms (Peter Graham)

    not gonna say where and when I played it and there is already an entire thread out there dedicated to trying to establish my identity...

    (I've said too much)
     
  8. wildthing

    wildthing New Member

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    Little Suite No 2. Malcolm Arnold Albert Hall in Nottingham 1968.
    Oh what an old fart I am!!!
     
  9. catto09

    catto09 Member

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    First one I played out was New World Sketches - Dan Price, 2009, Scottish Champs.
     
  10. JCampbell

    JCampbell New Member

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    Remember it well

    Mine was Salute to Youth - Gilbert Vinter, 1962 scottish championships remember it well we won.
     
  11. Rimesey

    Rimesey New Member

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    Excelsior, Howard Snell. 3rd section, North Wales area, 2006
     
  12. sopsarah

    sopsarah New Member

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    Salford Sinfonietta- Soprano Cornet 2008- Fife Charities Contest- Bon Accord B
     
  13. marksmith

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    'Prometheus unbound' - WD&HO Wills Area qualifier, I think 1973, with Pressed Steel Fisher Band (Castle Bromwich).
    The Finals piece was 'Force of Destiny' - championship Section!

    Those were the days!:wink:
     
  14. micah

    micah New Member

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    isiah 40
     
  15. Coverhead

    Coverhead Member

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    Main Street (Eric Ball)
    1999 3rd Section Midlands Area (15th!) - Assistant to the Assistant 3rd Cornet!

    I practiced so hard, I can still play most of it from memory!!
     
  16. Dave in Florida

    Dave in Florida New Member

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    Hinemoa by Gareth Wood was our band's first test piece and we butchered it. But that was long ago.
     
  17. bbbluey

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    Malcolm Arnold's Little Suite For Brass... 1968 i think??!! section 4 National Finals in London. I remember my dad going back to the hotel to "rescue" Fred Eastwood the BBb player's playing dentures from the chamber maid..who was about to flush them down the loo... as he kept them wrapped in toilet tissue!!
     
  18. towse1972

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    showing your age Graham!
     
  19. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

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    Have been playing for 42 years and have never contested, So my First ever contest piece will be the next one I play (If ever I get around to it)!
     
  20. TrumpetTom

    TrumpetTom Member

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    My first test piece I played in a contest would have been at holmfirth contest in 2006 when I was 11 with the honking hedgers. I can't remember the name of the piece, but it had somthing to do with mountain xymoids!!! The second test piece I did at a contest would have been Paganini variations with hade edge at buxton contest in 2007 when I was 12.
     
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