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Thread: 2012 Finals test piece (Rumours/thoughts)

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    Ah, OK, ta ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteen Ball View Post
    Must... resist... Spinal... Tap.... reference......


    Is it in D minor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovespheres View Post
    I think I said last year, one piece that I would love to hear in a British Brass contest is 'The Legend of King Arthur' by Peter Meechan - it's a great piece of music with memorable tunes. Another one that I thought was good was the Norwegian National Championships set work 'Goldberg 2012' by Sven Henrik Giske, which was absolutely amazing! Other contemporary pieces such as 'Sketches From Nowhere' by Thomas Doss, 'Old Licks Blues Up' T. Aagraad-Nilsen, 'From Ancient Times' by J Van de Roost, 'Symphony of Colour' by Simon Dobson, 'A Tale as Yet Untold' by Philip Sparke and 'Earthrise' by Nigel Clarke, would be great choices for British brass contests.
    Earthrise is fantastic!!! you havent got a rec of goldberg have ya? Ta for the rec of Burry Port's winning performance btw!!
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    Another vote for Pete Meechan's 'Legend of King Arthur'. Super piece... good luck to all the baritone players though!!

    If you're looking for 'contemporary' music for brass bands I don't think you can look past 'Destroy, Trample, As Swiftly As She' (Gavin Higgins) or 'Waiting For A Pain Hit' (Paul McGhee), both groundbreaking and (IMO) terrific works... and both of which went down an absolute bomb on the continent but I suspect would still be met with bewilderment and cries of witchcraft this side of the channel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coverhead View Post
    Another vote for Pete Meechan's 'Legend of King Arthur'. Super piece... good luck to all the baritone players though!!
    Seeing that
    Gunnedah Shire Band has won today with 'The Legend of King Arthur' I think we might need to push to hear it in the UK! It's amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pav View Post
    Is it in D minor?
    To be played at a dynamic of fffff to emphasise 11 on the amp and accompanied by dancing dwarves being lowered to the stage in front of the horns. Trombones to start playing locked inside a coffin.

    Youve opened a can of worms here Andy!

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    ........fancy a bit of Tallis Variations myself..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by GinGinnie View Post
    ........fancy a bit of Tallis Variations myself..........
    Which section though? 2nd?

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    I had a dream it was variations on a ninth (a bit easy for championship I know). told a colleague from band who said he'd had the same dream................. how spooky is that?
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    I heard yesterday the 4th section going to be a long note contest
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    C Section Must be Mr Sparke's turn again
    1st Section Prague (C Section area 2003)
    2nd Section Land of the Long White Cloud (1st section area 1995)
    3rd Section Culloden Moor (2nd section final 1980, 2nd Section area 1998 )
    4th Section Entertainments (Senior Cup 1982 A Hope conducting, 2006 3rd Section Area)
    Nothing to see

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    When are the testpieces actually announced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovespheres View Post
    Seeing that
    Gunnedah Shire Band has won today with 'The Legend of King Arthur' I think we might need to push to hear it in the UK! It's amazing!
    We did that at the English Nationals last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HannahLouise View Post
    When are the testpieces actually announced?
    Last weekend in May, or first week in June, sometimes earlier, sometimes later
    Nothing to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovespheres View Post
    Seeing that
    Gunnedah Shire Band has won today with 'The Legend of King Arthur' I think we might need to push to hear it in the UK! It's amazing!
    Listening to it now on Pete Meechan's blog. Wouldn't mind a crack a that for the finals
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