The Lower Section National Finals 2002
Fourth Section Prize Winners
First Place: St. Dennis
1. Some very controlled playing - nice shapes in the semi quavers
and careful dynamics. So much space for things to happen. Bit uncertain
in the poco ritard. Nice balance at 5 and real brillante from cornets/troms
- Big rall to movement 2
2. Nearly works - cornets cresc just too much - Euph could come
through more easily. 7 nice balance and build to f. Pizz nearly
good - nice shapes from 8. Nice warmth at poco f and control of
poco rit. Nice horn link - good sost and excellent pp - so much
control. 10 - Nice detail - just last note not together.
3. So much control and detail again. 14 - Nice balance and detail.
Glock - brilliant! Good oushes to ff. 18 - Nice cross rhythms. Great
build to ff nice allarg. Meno Mosso sounds so right. Nice effect
to 23 - and a dim from mp. A Tempo p please.
Very Good performance.
A safe opening - 1 soloists nice - the music flows nicely. 2 -
Fine. Good precise sound. 3 - all goes well. 4 - link nearly comes
off. Baritones/Euphs fine. 5 - semis link nicely. Sop secure to
Andante. Cornets a shade heavy for pp - euph solo comes over nicely.
Flugelsafe. 7 - good general sound. Nice control from basses. 8
- cornet shapely. This is nicely shaped - good balance - musicality
- soloists come through nicely - good semi link to 9 - controlled
tutti. This is controlled playing. 10 - good balance cornets - flugel/sop
secure. ends well - A nicely played movement.
2/4 neat rhythm to open. 11 - ensemble is tight - this is controlled
playing - dynamics well observed. Percussion effective. 13 - all
goes well. 14 - nicely done. 17 - fine rhythm. 19 - well done. 21
- nicely articulated. Meno mosso good sound - balance. This is nice
playing. 23 - lovely playing. 2/4 neat rhythm. Ending was well managed.
This was a well rehearsed performance. Deatil well observed. Pleasing
throughout!! Thank You.
Second Place: Wardle and District Anderson Brass
1. Lots of detail, grace and charm in the semis (listen to the
high G's) Nice big band sounds - nice poco rit. Poco ritard - nicely
done. Minor slips before 5 - Glock comes through well. A robust
performance and nice link to movt 2
2. Nice approach - good soloists and accomp just a little uncertain.
Nice trombones playing full f. A tempo nearly convincing. 8 - Nice
shapes - more poco rit to a tempo. Horn could come through more
easiliy (cornets too loud) 9 - Just a lack of casr spoils pp 'quavers.
10 - Lovely touches not quite together to finish. Attacca please!
3. Generally well detailed. 14 - More trombone to balance please.
Full band sounds are so good. 19 - Some very good sounds. Good band
playing. Cresc right to 23 please, then poco works. Timp not quite
together with horns but a very good standard of performance.
A fine opening - nice detail. 1 - soloists are well played. 2 -
good ensemble. Semis come over in style. 3 - semis neatly placed.
The shape is well played. 5 - all goes well. Small sop clip links
to Andante. Cornet balance fine - flug secure. Trom shapely. This
is nicely played. 7 - still all goes well. The music has a nice
flow. Horn almost "lost" in heavy accomp (a tempo). Culd
make more of poco pui lento. 10 - nicely balanced. Final chords
not just together. 2/4 a neat opening - rhythm is nicely done -
precise ensemble. 12 - good level of sound. 14 - neat. 16 - can
hear all the rhythms. 18 - a fine tight rhythm. 21 - more cresc
to ff mf cresc. 22 - good sound. Meno mosso. Nice sound - all goes
well - good band sound neat ensemble - 26 bell effect comes over
This is fine playing. A well rehearsed band. Three nicely shaped
Third Place: Hayle Town
1. Careful opening - soloists display nice shape (flugel? intonation)
Dynamics noted (was ff build up too big?) One or two minor problems
but nice shapes and cresc and dims show well
2. Nice euph (cornets a shade too loud?) Flugel more warmth please
but quite safe. Some really nice shapes here - a degree of tenderness
and simplicity. Really nice cornet and lovely changeover - only
poco f. A tempo - nice touches - semis not quite together to 9.
Rit nice touches. Dim could be made to 10. But nice touches. Good
3. Good start - (horn intonation low D!) A degree of stability
although your desire to have fun causes some problems with semi
quavers. Nice allargando. Good band sound. MP dim could be more
Overall a very good performance.
A measured opening - entries come over nicely. 7 - stylish soloists.
2 - Nicely done. 3 - good sound - measured semis. All goes well.
4 - sop confident. Baritines not just "nice" 5 - nice
semis. Ensemble work is fine - controlled. Fine ending. A controlled
opening - lovely euph - flugel. Trom trio has shape. 7 - this is
fine playing. 8 - cornet has a lovly shape - bravo!! This is well
shaped - fine playing - just a shade loose in semi link. rit well
shaped - a tempo is well done - 10 - Blanced cornets - confident
sop - flug - the ending was nicely shaped. 2/4 a well managed opening
- you place the semis nicely. I can hear all the entries - percussion
some nice touches. 14 - controlled. 15 - confident troms. 19 - this
is a fine band sound. 22 - lovly sound. Meno mosso. Controlled -
the music has space. 23 - fine sound - nicely done cresc and dim.
2/4 you can cope with this increase in tempo. 26 - impressive.
Good soloists in this band - good sound - I likes it - a lot!!