Area test pieces

jafe

Member
Anyone started rehearsing their area test piece yet?






We have nt yet but have been told that we are starting it after xmas schedule (we are playing Coventry Variations)
 
We are playing Kaliedoscope only had one blow through and will be starting in earnest after Christmas, really looking forward to it, it is such a great piece.
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
We had our first run through of Vizcaya last friday, and i'm looking forward to lots of practice on it over the coming months
 

Moy

Active Member
Got our parts away to digest :lol: but have not started work on it.
Won't be until New Year now too many gigs. :wink:
Oh how I love Xmas and all this Xmas music..........is it really 12 months ago :roll:
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
The parts have been handed out, but thats about it.
There's been a lot of discussion about this on the Viz and Vizcaya threads.
 

Steve

Active Member
Blown through Coventry Variations twice with a local band, although I dont think they will start serious work on it till Januray. Any first section banders are advised to get hold of a part and take it home over christmas as there are some tricky bits in this. It is definately a challenge for the first section and will sort the class bands from the rest.
 

ignore me

Member
Had a look through Coventry variations for a laugh, i reckon its the best piece for the 1st section in a while. (not that that i have a great knowledge of pieces used for the 1st section regionals!)
 

Vickitorious

Active Member
We've already sort of started properly practising ours, (Kaleidoscope) we're hoping to move back up to 1st section again next year after our drop this year and we've got a contest before that as well so we're hoping to get it really good!! :D
 

jafe

Member
does anyone know of any potential slip up points in coventry variations for the percussion section?
 

Railybobs

Member
As for percussion it is pretty much based around the blitz. So syncopation and effects are the keys to the piece.

Trust Me..................Count your heart out. Keep your concentration. this is the time that we as percussionists are gonna finally have our time to shine ! ! ! !
 

jafe

Member
Excellent cheers mate



It is about time us percussionists got our moment to shine no more hiding the band room shadows!!!
 

neiltwist

Active Member
well,

Champ. Tristan Encounters (Ellerby)
1st. Coventry Variations (Tovey)
2nd. Kaleidoscope (Sparke)
3rd. Vizcaya (Vinter)
4th. Partita (Gregson)
 

Trom41821

Member
neiltwist said:
well,

Champ. Tristan Encounters (Ellerby)
1st. Coventry Variations (Tovey)
2nd. Kaleidoscope (Sparke)
3rd. Vizcaya (Vinter)
4th. Partita (Gregson)
Thanks for that and I'll see you on Friday!!
 

neiltwist

Active Member
Trom41821 said:
neiltwist said:
well,

Champ. Tristan Encounters (Ellerby)
1st. Coventry Variations (Tovey)
2nd. Kaleidoscope (Sparke)
3rd. Vizcaya (Vinter)
4th. Partita (Gregson)
Thanks for that and I'll see you on Friday!!
sure will,

but I think it's worth pointing out that for anyone who doesn't have the area CD, that the order is:

1. Vizcaya
2,3,4. Partita
5. kaleidoscope
6. Coventry Variations
7. Tristan Encounters

Not sure if this was a mistake or not, but Vizcaya and Partita are the wrong way round in the order of the section testpieces.</anorac moment>
 
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