Thursday 18 May 2017

Championship Section Final - Tickets

Tickets for the Championship Section Final of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2017 go onsale on Friday 19th May, at 10:00am. Please contact the Royal Albert Hall Box Office directly on 0207 589 8212 to purchase tickets, as none are available directly from Kapitol Promotions....read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Pieces Revealed

NATIONAL FINALS 2017 TEST PIECES Announcing the music selection for the 2017 National Finals, Philip Morris (Chairman of the Kapitol Promotions Music Panel) commented: "The Music Panel has been careful to select music for each section that it thinks will be challenging, but very enjoyable to rehearse and perform". CHAMPIONSHIP Test piece: GALLERY...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section Four

Section Four - PETITE SUITE DE BALLET (Eric Ball) Published by R Smith & Co This composition consists of four ‘miniatures’, simple in construction, yet not without technical demands upon the players. The music is for a ballet which so far exists only in the imagination! Like most ballet, it has a...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section Three

Section Three - HINEMOA (Gareth Wood) Published by R Smith & Co Commissioned by the New Zealand Brass Band Association to commemorate 100 years of contesting in New Zealand. This work was used at the 1980 National Brass Band Championships held in Christchurch, New Zealand, during the Centennial Celebrations. Hinemoa, the beautiful...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section Two

Section Two - MUSIC OF A LEGACY (Steven Ponsford) Published by SP&S This piece pays tribute to the vast heritage of Salvation Army brass band music. Written in one movement, it is rhapsodic in nature and quotes references from just a few of the many iconic pieces from the past, progressing naturally...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Section One

Section One - TOURNAMENT FOR BRASS (Eric Ball) Published by R Smith & Co Eric Ball's work is not descriptive in terms of its title - the "tournament" being within the band itself. The work is split into three movements: Trios and duets Solos (Theme and Variations) Scherzo This music will set no problems...read more

Wednesday 10 May 2017

National Finals 2017 Test Piece Intro - Championship

Championship - GALLERY (Howard Snell) Published by Rakeway Music Originally commissioned for the 2015 Scottish Open contest, the title ‘GALLERY’ refers to six pictures - four of them by Scottish artists. Each picture has a movement, in addition to which there is a very short introduction. They are all linked, though there...read more


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