I've really enjoyed working with the Once and Future King over the past month or so, just wondered what people's opinions were on their favourite 3rd section test piece.
It was third section area test piece in 2005, we won on it, and it's more memorable than the national's piece that year (which I can't actually remember) and they are the only third section test pieces I've played, that's why it's my favourite.Isn't "Tam" a bit of a toughie for most 3rd Section bands or am I out of touch ?
you are spot on with these pity i was not in 3rd section when these were picked GREAT Solo Baritone parts they all have got And 2 are by my favorite Brass Band composer as well non other than the man himselfTam O'Shanter's Ride Vizcaya. Entertainments
You are kidding, right?! For 3rd section?!Royal Parks, Connatation, Partita, Elgar Variations, Extreme Make-over, Concerto grosso, Tristan Encounters, Year of the dragon, Revelation, Paganini Variations and so on..
I think partita might be too hard for 3rd section.I rather like Partita: Postcards from Home by Philip Wilby, which I remember playing in the 3rd section at Pontins some years back. Plenty to keep everyone interested but nothing massively scary on any of the parts, and useful (either single movements or as a whole piece) in concerts as well.