Durham County Brass Band Association
Annual Grading Contest
1st February 2004
Gilbert Vinter (1965)
Conducted by Graham O'Connor
Good well balanced start and all heard.
Allegro - All neat and tidy here and as you progress, super attention to dynamics and mood. Bar 49 not as tidy.
Bars 63/64 (Horn and Flugel entries to Poco Meno) lovely change over, then nice (Flugel) soloist.
Bar 70+ All links well (to Appassionata).
Bar 80+ So well balanced and under control.
Bar 86+ (Piu mosso ma tranquillo) Lovely Solo Cornet.
Bar 95+ (Tempo 1, allegro) All so neat and tidy, plus bars110 & 120
Bar 130+ (Alla marcia) Great change of mood.
Bar 150+ Well done Bb Bass, and Soprano at 157.
Bar 165 (Sostenuto) Loads of space thanks and so balanced.
Bar 175 Odd blip in Euphonium but He Ho.
Bar 178+ (Molto Cantabile) Flows beautifully.
Bar 190+ (Affetuoso) Great balance and Soprano sits without being obtrusive.
Bar 202+ Lovely balance and spaced out. Well done Euphonium.
Bar 211+ (Cadenza) Well done Solo Cornet
Bar 220+ (Con Brio) very neat. Great Baritone
Bar 236+ Very, very tidy this.
Bar 250+ All links well. Super Soprano.
Bar 283+ (Largamente) Troms run out of steam but rest OK.
Presto - So under control.