Butlins and Final Test pieces announced

Darth_Tuba

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Is it just the 1st to 4th section finals pieces that have been announced or have they announced the top section too?
 

geordiecolin

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Can't see why you can't post them on here... the test piece rule only exists for own-choice test piece contests? does it not?? If its in The Bandsman.....

(In fact having been one of only 92 people to have viewed the Tmp rules :shock: i can confirm that there isn't actually a rule regarding test piece posting........ :wink: Yes, mods I do know why you mod them, and yes, I do agree!!)
 

PeterBale

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I see no reason why you shouldn't post them, but please post a credit as to where the information came from. I'd do it myself but my copy's at home and I can't get hold of my wife on the phone for her to tell me what they are :shock: :( :twisted:
 

imthemaddude

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according to the bandsman:

Champ: All the flowers of the mountain - Michael Ball
1st: Symphonic poem - Rodney Newton
2nd: Chaucer's tunes - Michael Ball
3rd: Diamond Heritage - Darrol Barry
4th: Four Noble truths - Philip Sparke

Butins:

Champ: Harmony Music
1st: Ballet for Band
2nd: Verona Lights
3rd: The Shipbuilders
4th: A Stantonbury festival
 

imthemaddude

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Im librarian of our band and u know the other day I missed off l at the end of pearl harbour so we had pear harbour in our library and now look what Ive done! missed the l out of Butlins - :oops: grrrrr!

Edit: Corrected "Butlins" for you, but I can't do anything about your library :wink: , PB, Mod
 

nickjones

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imthemaddude said:
according to the bandsman:

Champ: All the flowers of the mountain - Michael Ball
1st: Symphonic poem - Rodney Newton
2nd: Chaucer's tunes - Michael Ball
3rd: Diamond Heritage - Darrol Barry
4th: Four Noble truths - Philip Sparke
are these the national finals ( RAH and Harrogate ) tests?
 

Dave Payn

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Re: Butlins, personally, I'd have said Shipbuilders was 4th section but that's just me! ;-) Do like the piece, though!
 

PeterBale

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"Chaucer's Tunes" was originally written for wind band, receiving its premiere in 1993 by Stockport School Wind Band. The brass version has been recorded by Black Dyke on their Michael Ball cd.

Having heard "The Four Noble Truths" on the cd of that name, it sounds as if it will be quite a challenge for the 4th section bands, but it seems the sort of piece that is full of variety, and should be good to rehearse.

"Diamond Heritage" is on the Brighouse cd of that name.
 

Andy_Euph

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imthemaddude said:
according to the bandsman:

Champ: All the flowers of the mountain - Michael Ball
1st: Symphonic poem - Rodney Newton
2nd: Chaucer's tunes - Michael Ball
3rd: Diamond Heritage - Darrol Barry
4th: Four Noble truths - Philip Sparke
AW you have to be fucking joking with those pieces :evil:

Have played Diamond Heritage before... in the 4TH SECTION!!!!

As for Chauchers Tunes thats been used at the Youth Finals before and 3rd Section if memory serves me right..

If these are the actual pieces there is only one word i've can say... disappointed :cry: :cry:

P.S. I thought they weren't announcing the pieces until next tuesday???????
 

Dave Payn

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Andy_Euph said:
imthemaddude said:
according to the bandsman:

Champ: All the flowers of the mountain - Michael Ball
1st: Symphonic poem - Rodney Newton
2nd: Chaucer's tunes - Michael Ball
3rd: Diamond Heritage - Darrol Barry
4th: Four Noble truths - Philip Sparke
AW you have to be *beep* joking with those pieces :evil:

Have played Diamond Heritage before... in the 4TH SECTION!!!!

As for Chauchers Tunes thats been used at the Youth Finals before and 3rd Section if memory serves me right..

If these are the actual pieces there is only one word i've can say... disappointed :cry: :cry:

P.S. I thought they weren't announcing the pieces until next tuesday???????
I must admit, I don't know any of the pieces chosen, but already I'm beginning to feel sorry for the test piece selectors! Rumours were rife about arrangements being selected with the accompanying gripes, so they choose original brass band works across the board and...... poor sods can't win! Personally, though I'd have loved it if the 4th section had got Suite Gothique (an arrangement) I'm glad all original brass band works have been chosen. Still, as it's the First time Fulham have qualified for the National Finals, we'll take whatever's been offered regardless! We're just glad to be taking part! ;-)
 

WorldofBrass.com

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We haven't got our copy of the BB yet but the news also now appears on 4 Bars Rest.
I've attached links to recordings that are available in our catalogue.

Champ: All the Flowers of the Mountain (Michael Ball)
1st: Symphonic Poem - The King of Elfland's Daughter (Rodney Newton)
Wildfire (Cory);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/22037.html
2nd: Chaucer's Tunes (Michael Ball)
Michael Ball (Black Dyke Band);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/24567.html
3rd: Diamond Heritage (Darrol Barry)
Diamond Heritage (Brighouse);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/21936.html
4th: Four Noble Truths (Philip Sparke)
The Four Noble Truths (Fodens);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/21201.html

Butins:

Champ: Harmony Music
Sparke (Manger Muikklag);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/21787.html
Live performances from European 1996, 2001 & 2003 also available.
1st: Ballet for Band
Joseph Horovitz Music for Brass Band (CWS Glasgow);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/22009.html
2nd: Verona Lights
No listing in our catalogue
3rd: The Shipbuilders
Legacy (Sun Life);
http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/22030.html
4th: A Stantonbury Festival
No listing in our catalogue
 
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