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Solo and Group Verse – Classes 301 to 335

Solo Verse

Class 301 – Solo Verse (16 – 18)

The Ellis Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: “Either War Song of the Saracens (Off by Heart, pages 184-185) James Elroy Flecker (Scholastic) or A Smuggler’s Song (The Works, pages 382-383) Rudyard Kipling (Macmillan Children’s Books)”

Class 302 – Solo Verse (14 & 15)

The Ellis Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: “Either Free (Off by Heart, page 172) Eugene O’Neill (Scholastic) or St Kevin and the Blackbird (Off by Heart, pages 87-88) Seamus Heaney (Scholastic)”

Class 303 – Solo Verse (12 & 13)

Test Pieces: “Either I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (Off by Heart, pages 89-90) William Wordsworth (Scholastic) or Who is my Neighbour? (The Works, pages 79-80) David Harmer (Macmillan Children’s Books)”

Class 304 – Solo Verse (11)

Test Piece: “Either Names (Behind the Staff Room Door, pages 5-6) Brian Moses (Macmillan Children’s Books) or There’s a Monster in the Garden (The Works, pages 406-407) David Harmer (Macmillan Children’s Books)”

Class 305 – Solo Verse (10)

Test Pieces: “Either Eldorado (The Works, pages 511-512) Edgar Allan Poe (Macmillan Children’s Books) or Greedy Dog (Read Me 2, page 422) James Hurley (Macmillan Children’s Books)”

Class 306 – Solo Verse (9)

Test Pieces: “Either On the Ning Nang Nong (Off by Heart, page 28) Spike Milligan (Scholastic) or Rat Race (Off by Heart, page 29) John Agard (Scholastic)”

Class 307 – Solo Verse (8)

Test Piece: “Either The Sloth (The Puffin Book of Amazing Animal Poems, page 28) Theodore Roethke (Puffin) or Polar Bear (Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar, page 86) Spike Milligan (Oxford)”

Class 308 – Solo Verse (7)

Test Piece: “Either Bored (See You Later, Escalator, page 27) Kaye Umansky (Oxford) or The Hippopotamus’s Birthday (Read Me 2, page 86) Ev Rieu (Macmillan Children’s Books)”

Class 309 – Solo Verse (6) (non-competitive)

Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: “Either Toes (Twinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar, page 38) Judith Nicholls (Oxford) or Mud (Cockadoodle Moo, page 49) Georgie Adams (Oxford)”

Class 310 – Solo Verse (5) (non-competitive)

Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: “Either Mrs Peck Pigeon (The Puffin Book of Amazing Animal Poems, page 45) Eleanor Farjeon (Puffin) or New Shoes (See You Later, Escalator, page 69) Anon (Oxford)”

Class 311 – Perform My Favourite Poem (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes. Performers should introduce the poem. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 312 – Perform My Favourite Poem (Secondary)

For young people of secondary school age.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes. Performers should introduce the poem. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 313 – Perform My Favourite Poem (Primary)

For children of primary school age.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes. Performers should introduce the poem. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Group Verse

Class 314 – Group Verse (14 & 15)

For unconducted groups. The Gilmour Barr Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 315 – Group Verse (12 & 13)

For unconducted groups. The Gilmour Barr Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 316 – Group Verse (9 – 11)

For unconducted groups of no fewer than seven voices. The Gilmour Barr Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 317 – Group Verse (5 – 8)

For groups of no fewer than seven voices. The group may be conducted. The Gilmour Barr Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 318 – Group Verse (under 5)

For groups of no fewer than seven voices. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances. The group may be conducted.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25). Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

SHARE A POEM

Class 319 – Share a Poem (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a poem for two voices – not to exceed 3 minutes. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 320 – Share a Poem (Secondary)

For young people of secondary school age.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a poem for two voices – not to exceed 3 minutes. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 321 – Share a Poem (Primary)

For children of primary school age.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a poem for two voices – not to exceed 3 minutes. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Solo Verse – Scottish

Class 322 – Scottish Verse (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes. Duration, author and title must be stated on the Entry Form.

Class 323 – Scottish Verse (16 – 18)

The Ellis Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: The Soldier’s Cairn Mary Symon (poetrybyheart.org.uk)

Class 324 – Scottish Verse (14 & 15)

The Ellis Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Piece: The Neep-Fields by the Sea Violet Jacob (Scottish Poetry Library)

Class 325 – Scottish Verse (12 & 13)

Test Piece: The Rickety Bus Matt Freeland (electricscotland.com)

Class 326 – Scottish Verse (10 & 11)

Test Piece: Beasties Helen Cruickshank (Scottish Poetry Library)

Class 327 – Scottish Verse (8 & 9)

Test Piece: Halloween J K Annand (electricscotland.com)

Class 328 – Scottish Verse (7 and under)

Test Piece: Nessie J K Annand (electricscotland.com)

Solo Verse – Burns

 

Class 329 – Burns Verse (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.

Class 330 – Burns Verse (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.

Class 331 – Burns Verse (14 & 15)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.

Class 332 – Burns Verse (12 & 13)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes.

Class 333 – Burns Verse (10 & 11)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 3 minutes.

Class 334 – Burns Verse (8 & 9)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 2 minutes.

Class 335 – Burns Verse (7 and under)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 2 minutes.

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