The Durham County Brass Band Association Contest
2nd February 2003

Journey into Freedom
Rhapsody for Brass Band
Eric Ball

Conducted by Graham O'Connor

Adjudicator:Roy Sparks

A very confident start - Tempo a little up but it works well.

Stylish playing to 8  -  10 played well

11 - Good Soprano before G.P.

This sounds full of vitality to 17 - Dynamics all in place.

Andante con Espressione - Heartfully played by all concerned.

Excellent Eb Bass at 18 also Trombone at 19.

Cornet/Soprano not together on Allegro Scherzando.

Fine Stringendo to 25

Lento -  a good 5 bars developing into a super Andante and a magnificent close.

I enjoyed this performance despite it's one or two uneasy moments.

Roy Sparks
2nd Feb 2003


1.196 PointsFishburn Band
2.195 PointsEver Ready Band
3.194 PointsBroughtons Brass

Best Trombone Player.             Malcolm Gill.  Fishburn Band
Best Soprano Cornet Player   Malcolm Usher.  Fishburn Band
Best Percussion Section.         Ever Ready Band
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