Durham County Brass Band Association
Annual Grading Contest
3 February 2002
Conducted by Graham O'Connor
Adjudicator: Tony Swainson
Trombone tuning is an immediate problem.
Brilliante - displays great character and the band sound is now totally convincing. Good euph at 39 although I don't like crescendo in septuplet (too much!).
6/4 is good with great character and sop/bass is good. 78 Pesante might have been even more spacious.
Affetuoso - lovely solo and gorgeous band sounds displaying great warmth.
Presto - great detail and all in pppp, Well done. 140 momentarily lost balance in horns. Presto - great effects - brilliant playing. 242 slightly untidy and dim could have been even more effective.
Tempo 1 excellent playing again with clear detail.
Molto Sostenuto not all controlled particularly in diminuendo but you lead to a fine finish, powerful and controlled.
Points awarded: 191Position: 2
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