British Open Brass Band Championship
85th Spring Festival ~ Grand Shield
Blackpool Winter Gardens
7th May 2005

Philip Wilby

Conducted by Ian McElligott

Adjudicator:William Relton

Opening firm.

'A'  lacks a definition in the melodic lines.

'C'  Solo line a bit obscured by heavy accompaniment.  Trombones dynamic, well done Bass Trombone.

'F'  Was not quite so successful.

'I'  Fanfare just occasional grope but rhythmically well disciplined.

'J'  Sonorous - Nice Euphonium and Band.  Euphonium solo well handled by a most musical player.

'K'  Delicate solo playing.  Nice percussion touches.  Some strain evident at the end.

'N'  Nice Britones and ensemble.  Adagio well balanced chording.  Horns entry ' f ' excellent. 

'O'  Nice change.

'P'  Great accelerando.  Bar 3 not together.

'S'  Comfortable speed and a good start to the fugue.  Dynamics great - and a full blooded ending.  There was an occasional lack of clarity in the demanding technical passages.


Adjudicator:David Read

Good opening and some excitement too - good dynamics.

Trombones could define their solo passages a little better.

'I'  Fanfare safely played - only slight slips.

'J'  Good Falstaff entry.  Euphonium shapes the music well.  Pauses negotiated well.

'K'  The music flows well here.  Solo Cornet/Soprano play a good part.

'N'  Link to adagio - Good.  Adagio, balance & ppp fine.   Falstaff re-enters excellent!

'P'  Not quite under control.

'Q'  Good accelerando.

'S'  All fugal entries heard as they should be.  Not all parts heard with clarity through to the close.

A good performance, not quite reaching the heights.



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3   Flowers Philip   Harper   17
4   Travelsphere Holidays   David Stowell   8
5   Pennine Brass   Ian Porthouse 16
6   Mount Charles   Dr Nicholas J Childs 9
7   Ransome   Russell Gray 5
8   BT   Mike Fowles 19
9   Besses o' th' Barn   Jim Cant 18
10  Aveley & Newham   Nigel Taken 13
11  Beaumaris   Gwyn Evans 2
12  Cwmaman Institute Silver (Tower Colliery)   John Hudson 20
13  Carlton Main Frickley Colliery   Brian Grant 1
14  Fishburn   Ian McElligott 14
15  Leyland   Frank Renton 6
16  Redbridge   Melvin White 3
17  Kibworth   John Berryman 4  (relegated to senior cup)
18  Jaguar (Coventry)   David Lea 7  (relegated to senior cup)
19  Innovate Skelmanthorpe   John Hinckley 10  (relegated to snr cup)
20  East Yorkshire Motor Services   John Gillam 11 (relegated to snr cup)
w   Glossop Old  (relegated to senior cup)
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