Friday, 29 April 2011

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The set test piece for the Championship Section  is entitled  ‘Audivi Media Nocte' by Swiss Composer Oliver Waespi. This section starts at 17.00 hours. Live Comments from 4barsrest,com

Bands taking part

Brass Band Schoonhoven, Netherlands

Brass Band Treize Etoiles, Switzerland

Cory Band, Wales (defending champion)

Kingdom Brass, Scotland

Lyngby-Taarbaek Brass Band, Denmark

Manger Musikklag, Norway

Noord-Limburgse Brassband, Belgium

The Fairey (Geneva) Band, England

Tredegar Town Band, Wales

Windcorp Brass Band, Sweden

The adjudicators of the European Brass Band Championships 2011 in the Straviniski Auditorium, Montreux:Championship section test piece Friday 29. April and B-section Saturday 30. April, morning:Thomas Doss (Austria), Frode Amundsen (Norway) and Eric Crees (England).

Championship section own-choice section Saturday 30. April, afternoon: Blaise Heritier (Switzerland), Allan Withington (England) and Luc Vertommen (Belgium).

The own choice pieces to be played in the Championship section on Saturday 30. April:

A Symphony of Colours (Simon Dobson)

A Tale as Yet Untold (Philip Sparke)

Concerto for Brass Band (Kenneth Downie)

Destroy, Trample, as Swiftly as She (Gavin Higgins)

From Ancient Times (Jan Van der Roost)

Montage (Peter Graham)

Music of the Spheres (Philip Sparke)

Rococo Variations (Edward Gregson)

Old Licks Bluesed Up (Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen)

Titan's Progress (Herman Pallhuber)

Among the works to be played in the 'B' Section are Excalibur (Jan Van der Roost), Extreme Makeover (Johan de Meij), Of Men and Mountains (Edward Gregson), Partita (Philip Sparke) and Trittico (James Curnow).

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Set Test Piece for the B section 'Vertex' by Swiss composer Stephan Hodel. Bands play own choice concert programme to include set test piece.

Bands in B Section

Austrian Brass Band of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria

Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu, Germany

EXO Brass, France

Messina Brass Band, Italy

Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia, Switzerland



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