Probably... no, I mean, more than likely!
I'm never interested in peoples "this is what I've heard" comments... It's boring, and probably false, which, from looking at most of the posts with speculations in the past a lot of people have been wrong...
Why people just can't wait for the pieces to be annonced for these things I really dont know... :roll:
Un Vie de Matelot was used a couple of years back, I think in the Senior Cup (but I'm awaiting correction...), so it's probably safe to rule that one out. I'm not sure anyone will be brave enough to set Prague again for a while :!: , so that does at least narrow it down a bit more.
Of course, predicting test pieces is a dodgy game at best, even for Igg and sources :wink: so it might be something that isn't even on the list!! We could all just be sensible and wait for the announcement...but where's the fun in that?!
:roll: where on Earth did you get that thought from?! lol
My point is that rumours are rumours, nowt more... usually a load of *beep*... don't mind seeing what people would like to play at these contests... now that's a different story!!!
Well, you have posted again- perhaps your interest is growing stronger!! You are now one of the leading posters in this topic!!
However, there is no smoke without fire and (as a wise man once said) knowledge is power. I have been told a specific piece but I dont want to reveal sources etc. It is one of the ones I have mentioned. I might be wrong but I dont mind. For my money, I like all the speculation and guessing. that is what these sort of forums are all about.
The Brass Band World is full of rumour and speculation as it always will be and alot of people love that (probably all of us at some point!). You only have to look at many of the topics on tMP to realise that and to some extent it is healthy.
Anyway, enough of my philosophical waffle! Think you can count Partita out also as it was the Sheild piece a few years ago. Personally would love to see Of Men And Mountains used as it great work which is sadly neglected in many quarters-why it has never been used at any of the majors I'll never understand!