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Spring Festival 2014: Test Pieces Announced [video]

Published in Contest on 2013-11-10 by Empty Chairs

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The test pieces have been anounced for the 2014 Spring Festival in Blackpool.

Grand Shield

Band competing for the Grand Shield and a place in the British Open will be playing Peter Graham's "On Alderley Edge".

This piece was first set as a Championship Section Test Piece in 1997 for the National Brass band Championships of Great Britain.

Senior Cup

In the Senior Cup the ever popular "English Heritage" by George Lloyd will be used to test the bands.

English Heritage was set as the Championship Section test piece for the 2010 British Brass Band Championships Regional events.

Senior Trophy

The Frank Wright arrangement of "Judges of the Secret Court" by Hector Berlioz will provide a challenge for bands in the Senior Trophy.


The Spring Festival takes place at the Winter Gardens complex on Saturday 26th April 2014.

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