WOODWIND & BRASS SYLLABUS

Registered Charity Number: 283503

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron

The 2019 Woodwind & Brass Section will run from Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th November inclusive.

WIND INSTRUMENTS

Adjudicator: Rachel Gregory, FTCL LTCL

ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO COMPETITORS FROM ANY DISTRICT
RECORDED ACCOMPANIMENTS are NOT PERMITTED in this Section

COPIES OF OWN CHOICE must be provided for the Adjudicator (failure to do so may result in a loss of marks). The Music Publishers Association has recently issued a revised code of practice on copying copyright works:
“When an Own Choice work is selected from a publication containing several different works and which is not published separately, one copy may be made for the use of an adjudicator at a competition or festival provided that the competitor or participant has already purchased his/her own copy and that the copy made is retained and destroyed immediately after the event. The accompanist should always be given a printed copy.”

WOODWIND/BRASS
The following overall awards will be made:
The Doreen Bowyer Recorder Prize:
for the highest mark in Recorder Recital Classes 205, 206
The Southend Musical Festival Brass Trophy:
for the most promising performance in the Brass Section

RECORDERS
These classes may be accompanied.

200 DESCANT OR TREBLE RECORDER SOLO 9 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 2 minutes

201 DESCANT OR TREBLE RECORDER SOLO 10 to 11 yrs
The Avril Dankworth Cup
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

202 DESCANT OR TREBLE RECORDER SOLO 12 to 13 yrs
The Ivy Morton-Maskell Memorial Prize
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

203 ANY RECORDER OF THE CONSORT – SOLO 14 to 15 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

204 ANY RECORDER OF THE CONSORT – SOLO Any age
The Morton-Maskell Cup for Recorder Solo
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

205 JUNIOR RECITAL – Any recorder of the consort 15 yrs & under
Multi-class: The Doreen Bowyer Recorder Prize (Classes 205, 206)
Own choice – 2 contrasting pieces Time limit 10 minutes

206 SENIOR RECITAL – Any recorder of the consort 16 yrs & over
Multi-class: The Doreen Bowyer Recorder Prize (Classes 205, 206)
Own choice – 2 contrasting pieces Time limit 12 minutes

207 CONCERTO CLASS – Any recorder of the consort Any age
Any movement from a Concerto.
Please state performance time on Entry Form.

208 CONTEMPORARY CLASS – Any recorder of the consort Any age
Piece(s) composed from 20th century onwards. Time limit 10 minutes

GRADED CLASSES – DESCANT / TREBLE
Only ONE class may be entered
Any one piece from the examination syllabus of Associated Board or Trinity/Guildhall from 2000 onwards. Competitors must not have passed any grade higher than the one from which the choice is made and must not play the piece in any other class in the Recorder section.

209 RECORDER GRADE 1 Any age

210 RECORDER GRADES 2 and 3 Any age

211 RECORDER GRADES 4 and 5 Any age

212 RECORDER GRADES 6 and 7 Any age

213 RECORDER GRADE 8 and DIPLOMA Any age

RECORDER DUETS

214 DUET – Any combination of recorders 11 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

215 DUET – Any combination of recorders 12 yrs & over
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

RECORDER GROUPS

216 GROUP – Any combination of recorders 9 yrs & under
The Winifred Hunt Cup
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

217 GROUP – Any combination of recorders 11 yrs & under
The Eileen M E Neath Challenge Cup
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

218 GROUP – Any combination of recorders 18 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

219 CONSORT – Any combination of recorders 15 yrs & under
One to a part, not conducted. Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

220 CONSORT – Any combination of recorders Any age
One to a part, not conducted. Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

UNACCOMPANIED CLASSES

230 SOLO – Unaccompanied Study Piece Any age
The Price Family Shield for Unaccompanied Solo
Own choice of study. Any instrument (w/w, brass, recorder). Time limit 5 minutes

WOODWIND CLASSES
i.e. Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone

235 SOLO – Any woodwind instrument 9 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

236 SOLO – Any woodwind instrument 10 to 12 yrs
The Junior Woodwind Challenge Cup
Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes

237 SOLO – Any woodwind instrument 13 to 14 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes

238 SOLO – Any woodwind instrument 15 to 16 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes

239 SOLO – Any woodwind instrument – Intermediate 12 to 16 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes
Competitors must be at Grade 5 standard or below. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

240 SOLO – Any woodwind instrument Any age
The HSBC Bank Shield for Woodwind Solo
Own choice. Time limit 12 minutes

241 SOLO – Junior Novice, any woodwind instrument 11 yrs & under
The Price Family Junior Novice “Wind” Shield
Competitors must not have been learning for more than 18 months at date of entry. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

242 SOLO – Novice, any woodwind instrument 18 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes
Competitors must not have been learning for more than 18 months at date of entry. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

243 SOLO – Adult Beginners, any woodwind instrument 19 yrs & over
Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes
Competitors must have been playing for less than 3 years at date of entry. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

244 JUNIOR RECITAL – Any woodwind instrument 15 yrs & under
The Bill Lewington Musical Instruments Challenge Cup
The Mick Seymour Annual Prize
Own choice – 2 contrasting pieces Time limit 10 minutes

245 SENIOR RECITAL – Any woodwind instrument 16 yrs & over
Cash Prize of £70
The Ann-Frances Ellis Cup for Woodwind Solo
Own choice – 2 contrasting pieces Time limit 12 minutes

246 CONCERTO CLASS – Any woodwind instrument Any age
The Morton-Maskell Cup for Woodwind Solo
Any movement from a Concerto.

247 CONTEMPORARY CLASS – Any woodwind instrument Any age
The Wilson Trophy for Performance of Contemporary Music
Piece(s) by any living composer (as at 1st January this year) Time limit 10 minutes
Competitors must be at least Grade 4 standard. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

GRADED CLASSES – ANY WOODWIND INSTRUMENT, INCLUDING SAXOPHONE
only ONE class may be entered per instrument
Any one piece from the examination syllabus of Associated Board or Trinity/Guildhall from 2000 onwards. Competitors must not have passed any grade higher than the one from which the choice is made and must not play the piece in any other class in the Woodwind section.

250 WOODWIND GRADE 1 Any age

251 WOODWIND GRADES 2 and 3 Any age

252 WOODWIND GRADES 4 and 5 Any age

253 WOODWIND GRADES 6 and 7 Any age

254 WOODWIND GRADE 8 and DIPLOMA Any age

255 WOODWIND SOLO – ADVANCED Any age
The Peter Bayliss Memorial Cup
Own choice of piece, to be played from memory.
Competitors must be at least Grade 7 standard – signature of Teacher must be given as guarantee.

256 BASS CLARINET SOLO Any age
The Alf Price Memorial Cup 
Own choice.

WOODWIND – DUET AND GROUP CLASSES
(These classes may be accompanied or unaccompanied)

260 DUET – Any woodwind instruments 9 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

261 DUET – Any woodwind instruments 11 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

262 DUET – Any woodwind instruments 14 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes

263 DUET – Any woodwind instruments 16 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes

264 DUET – Any woodwind instruments 18 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes

265 DUET – Any woodwind instruments Any age
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

266 DUET – Any woodwind instrument and piano 14 yrs & under
Both players to be adjudicated. Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes

267 DUET – Any woodwind instrument and piano Any age
The Winifred French Challenge Cup
Both players to be adjudicated. Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

268 ENSEMBLE – Any woodwind instruments 11 yrs & under
The Music for Pleasure Trophy (formerly for flute & guitar)
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

269 ENSEMBLE – Any woodwind instruments 18 yrs & under
The Morton-Maskell Cup for Consorts
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

270 SCHOOL ENSEMBLE – Any woodwind instruments 18 yrs & under
The Gibbs Family Trophy for School Ensemble
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

271 ENSEMBLE – Any woodwind instruments Any age
Own choice. Time limit 10 minutes

PLEASE REFER ALSO TO CLASSES IN THE “400” SERIES, COVERING
COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS

These include Bands, Ensembles, Orchestras, etc.

 

CHAMBER MUSIC

272 CHAMBER MUSIC – Amateurs only Any age
The Gerald Usher Challenge Bowl
Any combination of 3 or more players, one player to a part. Arrangements may be used. Not conducted. Own choice. There is no objection to the same player performing in more than one ensemble Time limit 10 minutes

273 CHAMBER MUSIC 15 yrs & under
The Annette Forkin Challenge Trophy
Any combination of 3 or more players, one player to a part. Arrangements may be used. Not conducted. Own choice. There is no objection to the same player performing in more than one ensemble Time limit 10 minutes

** We would like to encourage players to take part in our Chamber Music Class 406**
for original chamber music instrumentation, with no arrangements allowed.
Please refer to the 400 series of classes in this Syllabus for more information.

 

BRASS INSTRUMENTS
(i.e. those blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece)

275 SOLO – Any brass instrument 9 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

276 SOLO – Any brass instrument 10 to 11 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes

277 SOLO – Any brass instrument 12 to 14 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes

278 SOLO – Any brass instrument 15 to 18 yrs
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

279 SOLO – Any brass instrument Any age
Own choice. Time limit 5 minutes

280 SOLO – JUNIOR NOVICE, any brass instrument 12 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes
Competitors must not have been learning on any brass instrument for more than 18 months at date of entry. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

281 SOLO – NOVICE, any brass instrument 18 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes
Competitors must not have been learning on any brass instrument for more than 18 months at date of entry. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

282 SOLO – Adult beginners, any brass instrument 19 yrs & over
Own choice. Time limit 4 minutes
Competitors must have been playing for less than 3 years at date of entry. Signature of Parent, Guardian or Teacher must be given as guarantee.

283 JUNIOR RECITAL – Any brass instrument 15 yrs & under
Own choice – 2 contrasting pieces Time limit 10 minutes

284 SENIOR RECITAL – Any brass instrument 16 yrs & over
Own choice – 2 contrasting pieces Time limit 12 minutes

285 CONCERTO CLASS – Any brass instrument Any age
Any movement from a Concerto.

286 CONTEMPORARY CLASS – Any brass instrument Any age
Piece(s) composed from 20th century onwards. Time limit 10 minutes

GRADED CLASSES – ANY BRASS INSTRUMENT
only ONE class may be entered per instrument
Any one piece from the examination syllabus of Associated Board or Trinity/Guildhall from 2000 onwards. Competitors must not have passed any grade higher than the one from which the choice is made and must not play the piece in any other class in the Brass section.

287 BRASS GRADE 1 Any age

288 BRASS GRADES 2 and 3 Any age

289 BRASS GRADES 4 and 5 Any age

290 BRASS GRADES 6 and 7 Any age

291 BRASS GRADE 8 and DIPLOMA Any age

292 Brass Solo – Advanced Any age
Own choice of piece, to be played from memory.
Please state performance time on Entry Form. Competitors must be at least Grade 7 standard. Signature of Teacher must be given as guarantee.

DUETS & ENSEMBLES

293 BRASS ENSEMBLE 11 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes

294 BRASS ENSEMBLE (one to a part) Any age
The Chris Stevens Challenge Shield
Own choice. Time limit 8 minutes

295 BRASS DUET 12 yrs & under
Own choice. Time limit 3 minutes

296 BRASS DUET Any age
Own choice. Time limit 6 minutes

PLEASE REFER ALSO TO CLASSES IN THE “400” SERIES, COVERING
COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS

These include Bands, Ensembles, Orchestras, etc.

Peter Parsons Prizes have been allocated to certain classes in the Singing section (please refer to the Syllabus for details)

Please click on the link below to view the full Woodwind & Brass Syllabus: