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Australia to get a Handel test for 2019

Kenneth Downie's 'Handel in the Band' heads a list of new and established works to be used at the 2019 Australian National Championships in Brisbane.

Brisbane
  The 2019 Championships will take place in Brisbane

The test-pieces to be used at the 2019 Yamaha Australian National Championships to be held in Brisbane in Queensland have been announced.

The Championships will be held over the Easter weekend of Thursday 18th April to Sunday 21st April. The recently refurbished Brisbane City Hall will be the main venue for the on stage band events, whilst the keenly fought solo and ensemble events will be based at the Griffith University Conservatorium of Music.

Handel in the Band

The Championship Section A Grade competitors will perform Kenneth Downie's 'Handel in the Band', which is being used at the Royal Albert Hall in a couple of weeks time.

There are a number of brand new commissions for the event, with test-piece world premieres to be heard in the B, C, D and Junior A Grade competitions.

There are a number of brand new commissions for the event, with test-piece world premieres to be heard in the B, C, D and Junior A Grade competitions4BR

Test Pieces:

A Grade: Handel in the Band (Kenneth Downie)
B Grade: The Legend of Pandora (Benjamin Tubb-Hearne)
C Grade: A Summer Rhapsody (Kerry Thomas)
D Grade: Vengeance (Jared McCunnie)

Junior A Grade: Spirit of Youth Overture (Edward Kennedy)
Junior B Grade: A Malvern Suite (Philip Sparke)
Junior C Grade: Music for Greenwich (Gregson)



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Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer