What I remember of this piece I personally wouldn't recommend it for a 4th section band. I contested on this piece back in the early eighties with a good second section band under Roy Curran, and remember the amount of difficulty he had coping with the intonation in the slow movement. There's only one way to find out whether its suitable for your band though and thats to run it through at rehearsals.Soppy said:What kind of standard is it (eg 4thsection, 3rd etc) because we are really sort of at the very bottom end of 4th section
Of the two (Moorside and Dimensions) I'd go for Dimensions. Even the first movement of the Holst is deceptively difficult. Everyone would need to be 'on the ball'. That's not to belittle Dimensions (lets face it, any test piece and the like needs everyone to be on the ball!) which I really enjoy as a piece too, but to my eyes and ears, Dimension has a bit more 'safety in numbers' (or more 'doubled parts') about it. Good luck with whatever you choose to go with.Soppy said:Thanks for the replies everybody.
@Dave Payne: We have a choice of this or Dimensions! I can't for the life of me undestand why they have chosen these pieces because they're way too hard for the bands they want to play them