Secure to open - if a shade tentative. 1. Just a 'blip' spoils.
Grasmoor - Cornets nicely linked - this has a good feel to it - It's all securely securely played to 3.
Good lower lines and the dynamic builds well - and dims in style.
Grisdale Tarn - Flows in good style. 4 - Effective - good detail. 5 - Nicely put together to 6.
Bass line perhaps could be smoother - but it's all nicely linked to Haystacks.
Good rhythm in upper Cornets - and I do hear the semi's in the lower lines.
8. Good Soprano - Nothing overdone here - Rhythmical lower lines heard and good Percussion too.
Giocoso - Effective - You capture the right mood - fine to 11.
Watch the balance in the Trombones please. There are many good moments in this playing.
Angle Tarn - a tasteful opening. Loveley chording in bar 3. Cornets perhaps a shade loud for p.
Euphoniums and Baritones to good effect. This has a good atmosphere.
A little more dim (Cornets) but this works so well.
Solo Horn to 14 plays with good taste.
14 - I'd just like a little more p in this section to produce 'peace'
Lovely lower lines and there is much to commend to Giocoso. - Bass line lacks clarity.
Good details in upper lines - but 16-17 could have been neater. 17-18 also.
18 is forceful. Semi links just come off.
Striding Edge - Very brisk tempo - not all detail is heard. Good Percussion and lower tones.
21 - Well contrasted here - Percussion build well to 22, where good chording is heard.
Bold Percussion - as it should be. 24 - I do hear the semi's in the build to an exciting close.
Many good moments in this performance - but a few lapses along the way.
Thank you very much indeed.
Just a little tentative to open, but all well restrained as it should be.
Grasmore - Good flow if a little loud at times. Rhymical Bass line with good Cornets also
Good links to Grisdal Tarn. - Pulsating - Good! All flows well if at times a little strong
All well balanced. Strong Bass line.
Haystacks - Neat (Except first bar!) Well restrained - I could take more at ff climax.
Giocoso - Rhythm with good sounds - excellent sonorous sounds at close.
Angle Tarn - Lovely sound if a little heavy (p) - Smooth and atmosphere is created. All parts are heard in their proper perspective but it is all rather loud - a great pity.
Grysdale Brow - Bass ostinato not well measured, otherwise the playing is neat but after 17 there is a lack of clarity. Good dovetailing through to close.
Striding Edge - Neat and clean. 21 - excellent restraint.
Helvellyn - Organ-like sounds with good Percussive colour.
An interesting performance - just a little strong in the Angle Tarn and at times lost the atmosphere.
Pos Band Conductor
1 Sovereign Brass Major P Parkes
2 Bactiguard Wire Brass P Andrews
3 Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery G O’Connor
4 Staffordshire H Thomas
5 Tongwynlais Temperance P Harper
6 Northop Silver T Wyss
7 Fishburn P Rosier
8 Marsden Silver (Ossett Brewery) G Williams
9 Felling G Tindall
10 Wantage Silver ‘A’ P Bailey
11 Stocksbridge D Nesbitt
12 Enderby J Mott
13 Derwent Brass K Leonard
14 Wrexham Brass W Ruston
15 Milton Keynes Brass P Fensom
16 Cwmaman Institute Silver N Seaman
17 Lindley N Jowett
w Burry Port
w RMT Easington Colliery S Gray
w Stockport Brass M Fowles
w Zone One Brass P Archibald