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2018 Regional tests announced

The five test pieces for the 2018 Regional Championships have been announced by Kapitol Promotions.

Royal Albert Hall
  Royal Albert Hall

Championship Section

Odyssey — Composer: Kevin Norbury
Duration 12.30

Kevin Norbury's powerful major work was selected as the Championship Section test piece of the 1999 European Brass Band Championships

First Section

Brass Metamorphosis — Composer: James Curnow
Duration 12.38

Theme and set of five variations.

Second Section

Ex Terra Lucem — Composer: Jonathan Bates

Ex Terra Lucem translated means "Out Of The Earth Came Light"
It is the motto for St. Helens in Merseyside.

Third Section

Napoleon on the Alps — Composer: Philip Harper
Duration approx. 10.00

This piece is based on the famous oil painting by Jacques-Louis David, 'Napoleon Crossing the Alps', painted between 1801 and 1805.

Fourth Section

World Tour — Composer: Rodney Newton

A four movement suite:
1. The Leaving of Liverpool
2. Chicago Rag
3. Pacific Paradise
4. Australian Walkabout and Homeward Bound



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David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor