Woodwind, Brass Solos & Ensembles Syllabus

Woodwind, Brass Solos & Ensembles Syllabus2018-12-04T16:39:16+00:00

Wind & Ensembles Syllabus 2019

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  • Closing date for entries 11 January 2019

  • 18 to 21 March 2019

  • Borough Hall Godalming

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Our Adjudicator: Ian Mitchell ARAM Hon. TCL Hon. FTL

Ian Mitchell studied clarinet with John Maclean and Alan Hacker at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently read Music at London University.

He has given premières of numerous works, has had more than 40 pieces written for him for clarinet and bass clarinet and has championed the use of the bass clarinet in solo and chamber music. His recording of solo bass clarinet music (the first by a British artist) was awarded BBC Music Magazine’s top accolade. He gave the world première of Mountains for bass clarinet by Cornelius Cardew and was a recitalist and juror at the first international bass clarinet convention.  There have been solo appearances throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia, the USA, Taiwan, Japan and North Korea (probably the only British clarinettist to appear there!) with recordings for radio or television in most of these countries, including more than 50 for BBC Radio 3.

Ian has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Monteverdi Orchestra, Fires of London, AMM, Dreamtiger, Michael Nyman Band, Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Critical Band and others. Ian is a member of the Albanian folk band Liria and a regular improviser, particularly with clarinettist and artist Dave Ryan. He is an experienced conductor and currently director of the chamber ensemble Gemini, which he has conducted on a tour of Taiwan and for several BBC 3 recordings.

Ian was a lecturer at the University of Exeter 1996-2007, and Head of Wind, Brass & Percussion at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance from 2007-2014.

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Classes and Prices

ReferenceClassTrophyTime limitFee
Non-Competitive Wind Solo
An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded.
These classes are aimed at the inexperienced performer. 1 or 2 pieces may be played
WB01Solo up to Year 63 minutes£5.00
WB02Solo Year 7 - 115 minutes£6.00
WB03Solo Sixth form / adult5 minutes£6.00
Competitive Inexperienced
WB04Beginner Woodwind Solo - 1 or 2 pieces may be played3 minutes£5.00
WB05Beginner Brass Solo - 1 or 2 pieces may be played3 minutes£5.00
WB06Beginner Treble or Tenor Recorder Solo - 1 or 2 pieces may be played3 minutes£5.00
No more than 4 terms tuition by 1 January for Beginner classes.
The HORSLEY CUP is awarded for the best performance in Beginner classes.
Novice Solos are for performers who have never won a class at a festival.
WB07Novice Wind Solo up to Year 7 - 1 or 2 pieces may be played3 minutes£5.00
WB08Novice Wind Solo Year 8 and above - 1 or 2 pieces may be played4 minutes£6.00
Recorder Solos
WB09Recorder Solo up to Year 42 minutes£4.00
WB10Recorder Solo Year 5 - 63 minutes£5.00
The ESTHER NORRIS CUP is awarded for the best performance in Recorder Solos up to Year 6
WB11Recorder Solo Year 7 - 85 minutes£6.00
WB12Recorder Solo Year 9 - 118 minutes£7.00
WB13Recorder Solo any age10 minutes£8.00
The BALL TROPHY is awarded for the best performance in Recorder Solos Year 7 & above
Woodwind Solos
1 piece or 2 movements from the same work may be played.
WB14Woodwind Solo up to Year 6CHALLENGE CUP4 minutes£6.00
WB15Woodwind Solo Year 7 - 86 minutes£6.00
WB16Woodwind Solo Year 9 - 118 minutes£8.00
WB17Woodwind Solo any age10 minutes£8.00
The JAMES TROPHY is awarded for the best performance in Woodwind Solos Year 7 & above
Brass Solos
1 piece or 2 movements from the same work may be played.
WB18Brass Solo up to Year 64 minutes£6.00
WB19Brass Solo Year 7 - 86 minutes£6.00
WB20Brass Solo Year 9 - 118 minutes£8.00
WB21Brass Solo any age10 minutes£8.00
The GODELLAS TROPHY is awarded for the best performance in Brass Solos
Miscellaneous Instrumental Solos
WB22Solo under 21 on any instrument (not covered by any other class)5 minutes£6.00
WB23Adult Solo over 20 years on any instrument8 minutes£9.00
WB24Entertainment Solo any age, any instrument8 minutes£8.00
WB25Jazz up to Year 11, any instrument excluding piano4 minutes£6.00
WB26Jazz Open, any instrument excluding piano5 minutes£7.00
Jazz classes to include some improvisation
WB27Wind Concerto - OpenPRESIDENTS TROPHY10 minutes£9.00
Any number of movements from a concerto within the time limit
WB29Wind Recital up to Year 8DOWNS CUP7 minutes£8.00
WB30Wind Recital Year 9 - 1110 minutes£10.00
WB31Wind Recital Open15 minutes£12.00
In recital classes 2 or 3 pieces in contrasting styles should be played and choice of music will be taken into consideration. The time limit is the total for the whole programme.
The FESTIVAL CUP is awarded for the best performance for Wind Recital from Year 9 & above
The FESTIVAL PRIZE of £50 will be given, at the adjudicator’s discretion, to the most promising competitor in Wind Recital classes.
Instrumental Duet
Piano may be used as an accompaniment but will not be adjudicated if not part of the duet
WB32Duets up to Year 65 minutes£8.00
WB33Duets up to Year 86 minutes£9.00
WB34Duets up to Year 118 minutes£9.00
WB35Duets - Open10 minutes£10.00
The JAMES CANDELABRA are awarded for the best performance in Duet classes.
WB36Entertainment Duet any age, any instruments8 minutes£8.00
Non-Competitive Ensembles
An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded in non-competitive classes. 1 or 2 pieces may be played.
WB37Ensembles up to Year 65 minutes£9.00
WB38Ensembles up to Year 115 minutes£9.00
WB39Ensembles Sixth form and adult7 minutes£10.00
WB40Non-competitive Family Group - two or more players5 minutes£6.00
Families should enter once in either non-competitive or competitive family classes
Instrumental Small Ensembles (Competitive)
In all Ensemble classes, no general amplification is allowed except where needed for electronic keyboards etc. 1 or 2 pieces may be played.
WB41Family Open - two or more players, any instrumentsROTARY CUP6 minutes£7.00
Small ensembles 3 - 8 players, without conductor
WB42Small Ensemble up to and including Year 65 minutes£7.00
WB43Small Ensemble up to Year 85 minutes£7.00
WB44Small Ensemble up to Year 117 minutes£8.00
WB45Small Ensemble up to Year 138 minutes£10.00
WB46Small Ensemble Open8 minutes£10.00
The SMALL ENSEMBLE ROSEBOWL is awarded for the best performance in Small Ensemble classes.
Instrumental Large Ensembles (Competitive)
Maximum of 30 performers with optional piano accompaniment. No adult instrumentalists allowed (unless providing piano accompaniment) if fewer than 20 players. One adult may play with 20 or more in a group. No general amplification is allowed except where needed for electronic keyboards etc.
1 or 2 pieces may be played.
WB47Large Ensemble up to Year 65 minutes£10.00
WB48Large Ensemble up to Year 85 minutes£10.00
WB49Large Ensemble up to Year 117 minutes£14.00
WB50Large Ensemble up to Year 138 minutes£14.00
WB51Large Ensemble Open8 minutes£14.00
The ENSEMBLE ROSEBOWL is awarded for the best performance in Large Ensemble classes.
WB52Entertainment ensemble any age8 minutes£14.00
Some element of humour may be included or different elements within the performing arts to give an overall entertaining performance.
Bands & Orchestras
WB53Band (includes Brass, Wind and Jazz bands) - Open15 minutes£18.00
WB54School Band (includes Brass, Wind and Jazz bands) - any age15 minutes£18.00
The JERICHO CUP is awarded for the best performance in Band classes
WB55Orchestra up to Year 815 minutes£18.00
WB56Orchestra up to Year 1315 minutes£18.00
WB57Orchestra Open15 minutes£18.00
The WILLIAM HANDLEY CLARET JUG is awarded for the best performance in orchestra classes.
The JOHN BOOT TROPHY will be awarded for the best brass ensemble.
The ENTERTAINMENT CANDELABRA is awarded for the best performance in Entertainment classes.