contest pieces

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    Obligatory Areas Rumour Thread (or What Would You Like to See at the Areas?)

    With the lower section Nationals just round the corner I was wondering if anyone had any idea what the Area pieces might end up being? This year is particularly interesting as there is much and more going on outside and within banding, and I can imagine lower levels of entry for many of the...
  2. K

    What are your favourite lower-section test pieces written in the 2010s?

    I'm trying to make a list of great test pieces this decade has produced, and it's very easy to come up with championship test pieces, but I'm struggling to find great pieces written for lower sections. Can you think of quality test pieces for lower sections that have first been performed in the...
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    2019 Area test piece discussion thread

    I seem to remember a thread like this last year so I thought I would try my hand and create one for this year's test pieces. I'll be playing Holst's First Suite at Stevenage and I'm largely unimpressed (as I imagine many 3rd section players/conductors are!) in its selection as a 3rd section...
  4. J

    New to British Brass World

    Hi, I am Juergen, grew up (musically speaking) in a German town band of 50 where my father still plays trombone, starting with trombone at the age of 12. I spent some time in the Early Music scene playing baroque trombones, and then had some time off, after coming to Britain. I restarted...
  5. K

    wind band contest pieces for brass band?

    Do you know contest pieces from the wind band repertoire that have been arranged for brass band? I've just recently discovered El Camino Real by Alfred Reed, arr. Frode Rydland which I really like, and wondered if there's more. Brass bands have always played arrangements of orchestra pieces...