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    I love the first section piece. So clever when the two groups are fighting it out near the end! Wow, what a choice. I was contemplating going to London this year, but now I'd rather go to Harrogate!!!

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    As has now been announced, Iím delighted to confirm that my new piece

    MUSIC FOR BATTLE CREEK

    commissioned by the Brass Band of Battle Creek from the USA, has been selected for this yearís National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall.

    Until the day of the contest, it will only be available to competing bands, who can order it from my distributors, De Haske UK (details below).

    Study scores will be on sale before the contest, so watch this space!

    UK agents for Anglo Music are:-

    De Haske (UK) Ltd.
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    Tel: 01536 260981
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    E-Mail: music@dehaske.co.uk
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    well 1st section piece ive never heard of but i played The Beacons by Ray Steadman Allen when it was the Area Test Piece.
    That was good to play and to listen to,ive never yet to hear a poor piece by Ray Steadman Allen so im really looking forward to this one for the National
    Looking forward to 2013 with so much in stall

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    What a great choice for the 1st section Fantastic piece of music, I'm sure all the bands will enjoy playing it.
    Craig Savage
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    2nd Section

    Come on - any opinions on the 2nd Section piece? Someone must have played it / heard t. Maybe Mr Barry himself would like to let us know all about it?!?

    Take it it's in three movements?
    Any good 'tunes' in it?
    Solo work?

    Cheers

    JT

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    Is the elegy part of second section the barry piece the same as the one on his cd sunburst?
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    Apart from "On Radcliffe Highway" in the 1st section (a tremendous piece, as has already been stated) all the other pieces are brand new.
    Brian Kelly
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    Congratulations to Mr Perks - it turns out he was right about the Championship section test piece after all!
    Brian Kelly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Kelly View Post
    Apart from "On Radcliffe Highway" in the 1st section (a tremendous piece, as has already been stated) all the other pieces are brand new.
    Just had a listen to my Essays CD. Woof! Looking forward to getting my teeth into that!
    Nick Stokes
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    Any info on 4th section piece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Kelly View Post
    Congratulations to Mr Perks - it turns out he was right about the Championship section test piece after all!
    Perky knows things. He scares me with his knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenmrry View Post
    Is the elegy part of second section the barry piece the same as the one on his cd sunburst?
    If it is it is really beautiful - real musical test for principal cornet.
    Moira Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunny_jimbob View Post
    Just had a listen to my Essays CD. Woof! Looking forward to getting my teeth into that!
    Worth going to Harrogate just to listen for the Bass Trom part methinks
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMosh View Post
    Perky knows things. He scares me with his knowledge.
    That's cos he is a very well connected man! After all, 2 of his friends are probably as powerful in the BB world as Ronnie and Reggie Kray were in the underworld!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperMosh View Post
    Righto. So the next question as a First Section Eb Bass Maestro is......

    Any decent Eb solos in the test piece?
    Solos right across the band - including BBb - and needing players who can hold their nerve! It will be interesting to see how the conductors approach it, as I've heard various interpretations since the premiere in 1978: Stephen Cobb's most recent rendition was very convincing, balancing the various sections and producing something very Ivesian.
    Peter Bale
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