Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Dear all brass friends in Europe.

The European Brass Band Championships are coming up very soon.

2.-4. May 2014 the best brass bands in Europe will compete in Perth Concert Hall, Scotland.

And it is only 3 days until the start of the European Festival of Brass hosted by the Scottish Brass Band Association (SBBA).

The festival includes the European Soloist Competition, starting already on Sunday.
And the European Youth Brass Band coming together already from Saturday.

Sunday 4. May we also have the first European Youth Brass Band Contest hosted by EBBA and SBBA.

EBBA Conference:

On Friday 2. May at 10:00 in Perth Concert Hall we invite you all to the EBBA conference.
Chaired by Paul Hindmarsh the conference will examine the role of the composer in the development of the brass band literature.

All Welcome!

Full details on the upcoming European events:

We are happy to release the list of own choice test-pieces to be played at the European Brass Band Championships, Championship Section, Saturday 3. May:

Canite Tuba (James MacMillan)

The Divine Right (Philip Harper)

From Ancient Times (Jan Van der Roost)

Goldberg 2012 (Svein Henrik Giske)

Journey into the Centre of the Earth (Peter Graham)

Metamorphosis for Brass Band (Jan de Haan)

Music of the Spheres (Philip Sparke)

On Alderley Edge (Peter Graham)

On the Shoulders of Giants (Peter Graham)

REM-scapes (Thomas Doss)

The Triumph of Time (Peter Graham)

Set test piece: Muckle Flugga (Rory Boyle)

The own choice pieces for the new Challenge Section (former B-section) are (to be played Saturday 3. May):

Citius, Altius, Fortius (Alan Fernie)

Traversada (Oliver Waespi)

The Time Machine (Thomas Doss)

Trittico (James Curnow)

They Shall Come from the East (arr. Kevin Larsson)

Vipitenum scenes (Thomas Doss)

Set test piece: The Pilgrim (Josiah Walters)

Ulf Rosenberg comments:

"Once again we are delighted that the music to be played at the European Championships will provide terrific variety for all audiences, players and adjudicators.

There will be three world premières, but it is equally satisfying that also some of the other music on display first saw the light of day at recent European events.

The European Championships have contributed much to the worldwide brass banding culture since the first contest in 1978 and it is great to see that it has become such a major contributor to the standard repertoire of today."

Kind regards

Ulf Rosenberg


European Brass Band Association


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