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    The year Stanshawe won I am sure they finished...

    The year Stanshawe won I am sure they finished with `La Forza Del Destino` but I can`t remember anything else. Just remember WB strutting his stuff! Wonderful!
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    Excellent and very interesting thread! I have a...

    Excellent and very interesting thread!
    I have a foot in both camps here. I examine for ABRSM and chose the lists for Trinity having examined for them before ABRSM.
    I believe scales are essential...
  3. A very interesting discussion here and as someone...

    A very interesting discussion here and as someone involved in the initial idea of the current ` summit` I feel a need to join in.
    It is very easy to write off these efforts because the people...
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    If you ring my father, Arthur Morrison on 01642...

    If you ring my father, Arthur Morrison on 01642 326161, he may be able to help you. He has made quite a few of them over the years and definitely has a full set, but I think still uses them for a...
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    [QUOTE=Roger Thorne;536238]An interesting move,...

    [QUOTE=Roger Thorne;536238]An interesting move, which according to a letter published on 4BR also has interesting repercussions.


    Shameful distrust
    Bandsmen have always argued that bands should...
  6. Thread: Graded exams

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    Yes, but at Grade 7 he/she could ask about form,...

    Yes, but at Grade 7 he/she could ask about form, character, style, texture or dynamics as well as period. Answers are acceptable in english but it is good to use italian terms where possible, just...
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    [QUOTE=Goldie Horn]I think the examiner tells you...

    [QUOTE=Goldie Horn]I think the examiner tells you what he wants you to listen out for before he starts playing the piece so you can hone in on those things.
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    In grades 6 & 7 the examiner...
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    Well done to Keith and all at Kippax for a great...

    Well done to Keith and all at Kippax for a great result, but it is a bit much to send Mrs.M home in that state twice in one year!!!!!

    Alan
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    The deliberate wrong notes are not in the band...

    The deliberate wrong notes are not in the band arrangement, although we used to play them in concert. The sighs in the PJBE version were perculiar to them, we never did them except for a few...
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    Yes it is good listening isn`t it? I remember in...

    Yes it is good listening isn`t it? I remember in about 1982 when we recorded the Firebird album for Polyphonic, Ray Farr wanted to include the whole winning Granada programme which was Midnight...
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    You may be right, was never very good at...

    You may be right, was never very good at spelling!

    A
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    Hi all This CD still remains perhaps the best...

    Hi all

    This CD still remains perhaps the best band recording I have been involved in. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport in less than a day and included several tracks that went...
  13. Thread: Etude No 13

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    Hi Tim I have PM`d you the reply to this, but...

    Hi Tim

    I have PM`d you the reply to this, but for the record this was not my arrangement.

    I recorded a 10 piece version by Alan Catherall that I had played regularly with with King Size Brass...
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    Quote Section B band that finished 2nd were...

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    Section B band that finished 2nd were Greggs Bakery. Solo prize went to their sop - Richard Martin (no surprise there then!) Is anyone suspicious about the home town result? I believe Alan...
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    Since the concert in Durham on Saturday I have been away from home so it has been interesting to read all aspects and sides of opinion on what has turned out to be quite a controversial subject.
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    Thanks to all and to those who have sent a PM. ...

    Thanks to all and to those who have sent a PM.

    Congratulations also to Frode, but well done to everyone that entered.

    Cheers

    Alan
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    My congratulations to Mr.Straightmute for his...

    My congratulations to Mr.Straightmute for his foresight and ingenuity in obtaining Carling Cup Final tickets obviously knowing that the 2 form teams in the Premier League would be there, and...
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    Thanks to most for a good debate particularly...

    Thanks to most for a good debate particularly Straightmute and midwalesman. Perhaps it is the Open that needs looking at for change and not the National but it would be good to get some of the...
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    I don`t think the system is fair at the moment,...

    I don`t think the system is fair at the moment, because it penalises bands simply because of their geographical situation.

    I also take your point on the chances of your band, but from an audience...
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    As usual David you make valid points which I...

    As usual David you make valid points which I can`t really argue with other than to say I believe our National Championship at the RAH should have all of our very best bands regardless of any...
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    Re: National Championships Re-organisation??

    Allow me to paraphrase your statement:

    "In my opinion the FA Cup Final at the Milennium Stadium each May should feature both of the best football teams Britain has to offer. Because of the system...
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    In our area L & S C, I dont believe we have any...

    In our area L & S C, I dont believe we have any bands in the top 12. Do you suggest therefore that we double our 1st section numbers or relegate down through the sections the amount of bands dropping...
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    The bands who make up the elite section do not evenly represent the whole country so is it really a national championship.


    Yes, because all bands, from all parts of the country have the sam...
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    Wow! and you you call my system complicated!!!!!...

    Wow! and you you call my system complicated!!!!!

    It is essential to have the same qualifying system every year that allows all bands the same opportunity. My system allows that throughout all...
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    National Championships Re-organisation??

    In my opinion the National Championships Finals at the Royal Albert Hall each October should feature all of the best bands Britain has to offer. Because of the system of qualification from the eight...
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