Thanks Ian - yes we were very pleased with the performance, aside from one or two slips, and happy with the verdict. Stocksbridge and Imps were always the main contenders so to finish 'best of the rest' (and dodge relegation) was very gratifying. But I won't settle for third place next year...
For anyone interested, I've just started a Brass Band Group on www.soundcloud.com
This is intended primarily for composers to upload any recordings of their work they'd like to share. (Copyright laws obviously preclude recordings of published music, and in any case there are already plenty of...
Performers including the EYMS Band and Laudamus Chamber Choir present a concert of recent music by David Lancaster as part of York St John University's CREATE 11 festival of arts. The programme will include the premiere performance of 'Enemy Within' in its complete form and Northern Line...
We (Harrogate) played 'Sing, Sing, Sing' at one of our players' weddings a couple of years ago. The congregation danced out of the church, apart from the couple of old dears who suffered heart attacks during the first eight bars...
Excuse me? No, I'm in complete agreement that 50 - let alone 70 - years is far too long. Copyright must exist to protect the rights of composers over their own intellectual property and to earn an honest crust. 15/20 years would cover the lifetime of a composer's widow in the vast majority of...
Better than your spelling, pal!
I don't take my interpretation into the box with me; I'm very happy to listen to yours, and really there is no single 'correct' interpretation of a piece of music in any case, not even the composer's. Different approaches may work equally well.
And I had...
And then there's Agon, which draws extensively upon his serial technique alongside references to tonality/neo classicism and a sharply defined episodic structure...
I don't think that even Stravinsky could have continued to turn out Rites, particularly in the economic climate following WW1...
With those odds I'll put a tenner each way on Catterick Brass in the second. A new band but they were awesome in the Areas and stormed to a win at Buxton.
All bets off for the third and first sections though!
Get in quick:
Peter Maxwell Davies
...and I'm looking forward to hearing the piece that Michael Nyman is supposed to be writing.