Section 4: Petite Suite de Ballet - Eric Ball
Section 3: Hinemoa - Gareth Wood
Section 2: Music of a Legacy - Steven Ponsford
Section 1: Tournament for Brass - Eric Ball
Championships: Gallery - Howard Snell
And, Cory, continues to dominate the brass banding world after another exceptional win at the Open yesterday. What an achievement, Mr Harper certainly knows how to win a contest. Many congratulations Cory!
Couldn't agree more with you here. It's a lazy choice, great piece, but there are so many exciting, new (ish!) work out there we could be using. Some examples: L'Effet Divers - Stan Nieuwenhuis \ Swiss Colours - Bertrand Moren \ The Raid - Oliver Waespi \ Fire in the Sky - Peter Meechan \ Orion...
Journey of the Lone Wolf
Published by Faber Music
Ballet for Band
Published by Studio Music
Images for Brass
Published by Curnow Music
Lake of the Moon
Here we go again. Another Nationals weekend upon us. All the best to the competing bands - especially my home village band, Deiniolen, who'll be competing tomorrow in Section 2.
Here are the bands:
City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) (Nigel Seaman) - (Wales)
Freckleton (Paul Dalton) -...
Special mention to Desford, Woodfalls and Milnrow as well - really enjoyed their performance. What did everyone think of the piece? When Fairey's played it I was a bit curious - but by the end I loved it. Full of character. Although, only Burgermusik, I felt, played it for a ballet.
Haha - thank you - although after all the performances yesterday I had 1. Cory / Brighouse 3. Grimethorpe 4. Foden's 5. Burgermusik Luzern 6. Black Dyke - but what a contest. I think any of the top 3 could of won, I favoured Cory, what a show by them. All in all an amazing day.
Should be a great contest this weekend - British bands are in great form at the moment and I can't wait to hear Bürgermusik Luzern. Any predictions?
I have a feeling it might be Grimethorpe's year:
Grimethorpe, Black Dyke, Cory, Bürgermusik Luzern, Brighouse, Foden's all in the top 6 for me.
I'd personally go to Deiniolen myself ;) Nice bunch of people, quality players and a few members travelling from Bangor way. They're always consistent in the 2nd section and always surprise when they play against bands that should be a section (or two!) above them. I think they already have a...
I've heard that one as well - and World of Brass has recently added it to their collection. I like it - great piece - and it deserves to be heard again - but there's plenty more pieces out there at the moment which also deserves that stage - Thomas Doss, Simon Dobson etc. I think it's about time...