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    tMP Friend in Training vulcan's Avatar
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    Please help

    In the 60s I played with the Hayes and Harlington Silver band.......much late to become Hillingdon Borough.
    We played a test piece called "The Yorkshire Ridings".
    I have searched high and low for any record of this piece but I have drawn a blank.
    As far as I can remember,it had 4 movement,one for each riding (North,south east west).It is a glorious test piece and I cannot even remember the composer.
    Please can anyone help.
    Thanks all.

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    There was no "South Ridings" - so maybe it only had 3 movements?

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    I'm sorry I cant help with the composer, or the piece, I'm not familiar with it at all, but it was used in the second section as the set test piece in 1959 - perhaps there is someone from a band who played in the contest can dig it out from the back corner of their library? The piece is listed as "Yorkshire Riding's Suite", I assume that this will be the same piece?
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    Hi, I'm the librarian at Corby Silver and according to my records we do have the particular test piece you are referring to. Give me a couple of days and I should be able to provide you with a composer, if nothing else - though hopefully may also get the date and publisher.
    Sunshine x

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    The composer was Sam B. Wood.
    It was quite a good piece.
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