British Open Brass Band Championship
92nd Spring Festival ~ Senior Cup
Blackpool Winter Gardens
12th May 2012
Conducted by Huw Thomas
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I could take more top Cornets to open. I enjoy the general flow of the music to C.
C - Nice sound and well shaped a pity there are some insecure moments.
D - The ensemble becomes loose as we progress in your attempt to bring out the various subjects.
H - Neat but again there are some loose moments. J - Good dynamics in opening bars.
Safely played by soloists the music flows well and I hear the various subjects if sometimes a little loose.
K - 3 Bars not accurate and ensemble is loose. M - Excellent start to solo and then uncertainty.
N - Spirited playing throughout. P - All musically shaped a pity about the uncertaintly at times.
R - Again a lovely start only to be spoiled by a mispitch.
This performance itself has been an enigma - beautiful playing for a few bars spoiled frequently by lapses in pitching.
Bright opening, a little lower brass heavy together with Percussion.
A - Has life and vitality but not always balanced. C - Soloist line lacks ebb and flow at times.
D - Not together rhythmically, problems getting details through D and up to G is full of energy and dynamics a little loud. J - Flugel needs to control the vibrato a little and this section lacks in musicality.
K - There is a lot of dynamic detail being brought through this section.
L - Rhythmic and articulate here well done! M - Notionally not always correct Euphonium.
N - Melodic line gets passed across the section well and this is one of your best passages to date.
Some good Bass sounds. P - Some good soloistic moments, some poor tuning occurs from time to time.
This is shaped very well MD but didn't always flow. Errors have cost you dear today.
R - Some good moments. S - All works here. T - Fine.
U - Really nice sound and well balanced. Big finish to end.
A performance that left me wanting more! A well crafted performance by the MD whose Band only turned up occassionally today.
Senior Cup 2012 Contest Remarks