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2019 Norwegian National Championships
Grieghallen, Bergen
08-09 February 2019

Team:

Live coverage by Iwan Fox.


Saturday 9, 21:19:42

Results:

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Elite Division:

Adjudicators:
Set Work: Roger Argente; Christopher Parkes; Thomas Beiganz
Own Choice: Ingemar Roos, Halldis Ronning; Mark Heron
Set Work/Own Choice = Total

1. Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Reid Gilje): 96.5/96 = 96.25*
2. Stavanger Brass (Allan Withington): 94/97 = 95.5
3. Manger Musikklag (Peter Sebastian Szilvay): 91/98 = 94.5
4. Bjorsvik Brass (Andreas Hanson): 89.5/94.5 = 92
5. Jaren Hornmusikkforening (Florent Didier): 88/95.5 = 91.75
6. Tertnes Brass (Paul Holland): 92/91 = 91.5
7. Oslo Brass (Ivan Meylemans): 87/92.5 = 89.75
8. Oslofjord Brass (Frode Amundsen): 84/93 = 88.5
9. Molde Brass (Russell Gray): 86/89.5 = 87.75
10. Musikkorpset Gjallarhorn (Rune Gundersen): 85/88 = 86.5

Soloist Prize (Own Choice): Principal Cornet (Jaren Hornmusikkforening)
Section Award: (Set Work): Trombones (Eikanger Bjorsvik)

*Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag receives invitation to represent Norway at the European Championships in Palanga in 2020


Saturday 9, 21:14:13

Results:

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First Division:

Adjudicators: Jens Torolf Larsen, Thomas Beiganz; Christopher Parkes

1. Krohnengen (Prof Nicholas Childs) — 96
2. Kleppe Musikklag (Philip Hannevik) — 95
3. Rong Brass (Erik Janssen) — 93
4. Askoy Brass Band (Svein Henrik Giske) — 92
5. Ila Brass (Adam Cooke) — 91
6. Flesland Musikklag (Thor-Arne Pedersen) — 89
7. Tomra Brass Band (Frans Violet) — 88
8. Radoy Brass (Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen) — 87
9. Sandefjord Brass Symposium (Helge Haukas) — 86
10.Tertnes Amatorkorps (Tormod Flaten) — 85
=11. Hasle Brass (Robert Solberg Nilsen) — 84
=11. Oster Brass (Eirik Gjerdevik) — 84

Solo Prize: Euphonium (Radoy Brass)
Section Award: Percussion (Krohnengen)


Saturday 9, 21:08:10

Results:

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Second Division:

Adjudicators: Ingemar Roos; Tom Brevik

1. Brottum Brass (Ray Farr) — 96
2. Sola Brass Band (Gwyn Evans) — 95
3. Sorum Musikklag (Ray Farr) — 94.5
4. Orskog Brass (Jonathan Bates) — 94
5. Folleso Musikklag (Thorgeir Thunestvedt) — 93
6. Tysnes Musikklag (Yngve Nikolaisen) — 92.5
7. Fjell Brass (Joseph Cook) — 92
8. Manger Old Star Brass (Bjorn Sagstad) — 91.5
9. Alexander Brass Band (Morten E Hansen) — 91
10. Jolster Musikklag (Arvid Anthun) — 90.5
11. Haukas Musikklag (Sindre Dalhaug) — 90
12. Sagvag Musikklag (Yngve Nikolaisen) — 89.5
13. Stangaland Brass (Melvin White) — 89

Solo Prize: Horn (Sola Brass Band)
Section Award: Cornets (Orskog Brass)


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Saturday 9, 21:07:07

Results:

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Third Division:

Adjudicators: Mark Heron; Halldis Ronning

1. Krohnengen Old Stars (Oyvind Raknes Nikolaisen) — 97
2. Nes Musikkforening (Thorbjorn Lunde) — 95
3. Lindas Brass (Hilde Brevik Grytten) — 94.5
4. Agder Brass (Thomas Swatland) — 94
5. Laksevag Musikkforening (Fredrick Schjelderup) — 92
6. Trondheim Politis Brassband (Espen Andersen) — 91.5
7. Gjovik Bybrass (Christian Tenfjord) — 91
8. Bergen Brass Band (Thor-Arne Pedersen) — 90.5
9. Tromso Brass (Tor Kristian Ravnanger Innbjor) — 89
10. Bjorvika Brass Band (Robert Solberg Nilsen) — 88
11. Skui Brassband (Jan Roger Oren) — 87
12. Kjolsdalen Musikklag (Arvid Anthun) — 86
13. Gjesdal Brass Band (Jonas Skartveit Rogne) — 85
14. Stavanger Kommunes Korps (Gwyn Evans) — 84
15. Filadelfia Hornorkester Drammen (Pal Andre G Worren) — 83

Solo Prize: Euphonium (Gjovik Brass)
Section Award: Tubas (Krohnengen Old Stars)


Saturday 9, 20:59:06

Results:

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Fourth Division:

Adjudicators: Roger Argente; Rut Jorunn Ronning

1. Valdres Brass (Rune Furoy Johansen) — 94
2. Lyshornet Brass (Oyvind Raknes Nikolaisen) — 93.5
3. Norheimsund Musikklag (Patrik Randefalk) — 92
4. Flora-Bremanger Brassband (Phillip Goodwin) — 89
5. Tysvaer Brass (Paul Hughes) — 88.5
6. Moen Musikkforening (Ole Kristian Egge) — 88
7. Floro Hornmusikk (Torgeir Halvorsen) — 86
8. Grenland Brass (Tommy Sorby) — 85.5
9. Hetlevik Musikklag (Sturle Berntsen) — 85
10. Fraena Musikkorps (Randi Anita Dale) — 84.5
11. Frei Hornmusikk (Nick Ost) — 84
12. Randaberg Musikkorps (Pal Magne Austernes-Underhaug) — 83.5
13. Lismarka/Mesnali Brass (Andres Halla) — 83
14. Sotra Brass (Ben Hirons) — 82
15. Fla Musikkorps (Odd Steinar Morkved) — 81.5

Solo Prize: Cornet (Lyshornet Brass)
Section Award: Tubas (Floro-Bremanger Brassband)


Saturday 9, 20:57:34

Results:

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Fifth Division:

Adjudicators: Jens Torolf Larsen; Rut Jorun Ronning

1. IMI Brass (Linda Saglien Svensen) — 94
2. Saksumdal Musikkforening (Andres Halla) — 92
3. Riska Brass Band (Espen Westbye) — 91
4. Lillehammer Brass (Jon Kristian Solberg) — 90
5. Indre Torungen Brass Ensemble (Lars Bjornar Strengenes) — 89.5
6. Langhus Brass (Tomas Austestad) — 89
7. Holmestrand Ungdomskorps (Arild Ovrum) — 88
8. Haus Musikklag (Jon-Vegar Sole Sundal) — 87
9. Brumunddal Brass (Gunnar Roen) — 86
10. Skeie Brass (Nigel Fielding) — 85
11. Alvik Musikklag (Torbjorn Dagestad Jnr) — 83

Solo Prize: Flugel (Lillehammer Brass)
Section Award: Saksumdal Musikkforening


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Saturday 9, 20:28:15

Results on the way....

The results are getting closer and will be published once known but you can watch here:

https://www.facebook.com/NMFkorps/videos/2231551470201300/


Saturday 9, 19:50:42

4BR Overall Prediction:

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Using that well known scientific method of calculating a winner of the 2019 Norwegian National Championships (adding up the positions from the two days) we think the title could well be staying in the hands of Eikanger Bjorsvik for another year.

Over the two days they just had that little extra level of composed class about them — and the pragmatic choice of Philip Sparke's 'Perihelion' was a bit of a master stroke given the nature of the judges and the amount of sheer volume that was on show around them.

Manger Musikklag has run them exceptionally close once again — with inspired playing over the two days. If the title heads to them, few will grumble about its authenticity.

Stavanger are getting ever closer, but are still just a notch below their rivals in consistency, whilst Jaren, Bjorsvik and Tertnes fill the top-six places but could end in any order. They tied on points for us over the two days — with the set-work taking precedence.

So it's Eikanger for us from Manger, Stavanger, Jaren, Bjorsvik and Tertnes with our dark horse of Oslofjord.

4BR Overall Prediction:

1. Eikanger Bjorsvik
2. Manger Musikklag
3. Stavanger
4. Jaren Hornmusikkforening
5. Bjorsvik Brass
6. Tertnes

Dark Horse: Oslofjord Brass


Saturday 9, 19:35:28

4BR own choice round-up and prediction....

What an engrossing day that was — all the way back to 8.30am in fact when we got to hear the first of a number of memorable performances in the First Division.

Then came the big guns in the Elite Division — and they didn't disappoint, with some brilliant playing on show from the usual suspects and many others.

If the judges are going for sheer exotic excitement then they will surely opt for Manger's visceral offering, but if it's something more academic then it will be Eikanger. You get the feeling that they may just go for the latter.

The artistic difference between them both was immense but you still could seperate them with a single sheet of Bergen bog paper.

Then it's equally close between Stavanger, Bjorsvik, Jaren and Tertnes. Stavanger just get the nod for us over Tertnes, Bjorsvik and Jaren on this occasion with Oslofjord a bit of a dark horse.

4BR Own-Choice Prediction:

1. Eikanger Bjorsvik
2. Manger Musikklag
3. Stavanger
4. Tertnes
5. Bjorsvik
6. Jaren Hornmusikkforening

Dark Horse: Oslofjord


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Saturday 9, 18:51:09

Elite Division:

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10. Oslofjord Brass (Frode Amundsen)

A Tale as Yet Untold (Philip Sparke)

The second of the two performances of arguably Sparke's most personal and introspective work touching on the subject the power the human spirit has to overcome adversity and how the beauty of music can help the healing process.

Well structured playing this to open — full of nervous energy bubbling away above and below the surface, with the MD allowing detail to seep through the heavy textures. Sensible and secure that.

An unknown haunting lyricism permeates the second movement — boldy played by all the confident soloists it must be said. No fear of the unknown here for sure. Bravo to all the lead lines and to the MD for allowing them the space to flourish on their own terms. That was splendid.

It's rounded off with sprightly finale, full of pulse and drive. Lots to enjoy here with a compact ensemble playing with controlled brio.

A band that upped its credentials by quite a few notches today with this quality performance.

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