Danceries 2nd section nationals in 2002 and 2nd section Pontins 2009. I don't believe there are CDs made for Nationals generally so not sure about comment. I didn't play in Nationals but did play at Pontins and have recording on East Coast Pictures by Leyland but not perc player to comment on...
2016 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cambridge Variations (Philip Sparke)
Essay (Edward Gregson)
The Mermaid of Zennor (Philip Harper)
A Cambrian Suite (Michael Ball)
The Journal of Phileas Fogg (Peter Graham)
Just had a quick look at next year's areas and found a couple of errors:
Poulton - Le-Fylde are in 1st section not the 2nd.
Cheshire Constabulary are in the 3rd section and don't appear in your tables.
Is there another website I should be monitoring?
There is no anouncement here -
Test-PiecesThe 2012 Regional test-pieces will be posted here, when they are announced.
Comments welcome :)
Is there a quick and easy way read/play bass clef?
I've tried 2 ways of playing bass trom part on my euph, both involve an element of transposition:
1. Read as bass clef and transpose up a tone - :(
2. Read as treble clef (drop 3 flats) and transpose down a fifth - :-?
The CD "A new Beginning" by Hoover Band (Bolton) has an arrangement, but not sure if available in print.
Bring Him Home, Schonberg/Boublil arr Wormald, 3.40
Soprano Cornet Soloist - Chris Seddon
Not sure if the Wilkinson arrangemenet has been recorded but there is an MP3 sound bite on Just...
Euph/EEb bass duet
I'm playing around with "One Over the Eight" by R Garmen (available from Just Music) which is a euph/Eb bass duet at the moment. It is not too technical - mostly both playing same notation but sounding octaves.
This is a good fun piece, bit out of the ordinary/novelty item.
Just wondering about "no wrong notes" in Four Cities and part of one of my previous posts about the exerpt printed in the Bandsman's article:
Ex 1 in the excerpt is different from the score (and flugel part):
Bar 5 of Ex 1 - C crotchet (actual pitch) is written G crotchet (F actual pitch) in...
Depends on which one. We have aquired some old music from another band and now have some double sets.
I have also found mostynmusic.com very usefel in the past for finding "lost" parts and respectably priced - £2-£3 per part plus postage.
On the day it is up to the man (or woman) in the box!
I will just keep playing what's written until I'm told otherwise, if we don't get an errata then we should all still be playing the same and should be judged the same.
Rodney Newton in the Bandsman
Just read Rodney Newton's review of Four Cities in this weeks Bandsman. Quite good review with good guidance except for his last paragraph:
"For a prime example of how to interpret this music, I can do no better than draw attention to the superb...