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Woodwind, Recorder, Brass and Percussion – Classes 166 to 195

Class 166 – Woodwind and Brass Concerto

For players of woodwind (including recorder) and brass instruments. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any one concerto movement – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 167 – Modern Woodwind and Brass Solos

For players of woodwind (including recorder) and brass instruments. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of an advanced standard written in a modern idiom by a 20th or 21st century composer – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 168 – Woodwind and Brass Sonata

For players of woodwind (including recorder) and brass instruments. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one movement from any sonata – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 169 – Woodwind and Brass Solos – Premier

For the winners of classes 166-168, 172, 176 and 181 (see regulation 28). The Photocall Centenary Trophy will be awarded and a Glasgow Music Festival Association Award will be made (see pages 47 and 48).

Test Piece(s): Performers will play the Test Piece(s) already played.

Class 170 – Woodwind and Brass Solos (non-competitive)

For players of any standard not performing in classes 166-168 and 171-184. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice – not to exceed 6 minutes.

Class 171 – Woodwind and Brass Solos (adult performers)

For players aged 19 and over and not performing in classes 166-168, 170 and 172-183. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice – not to exceed 6 minutes.

Class 172 – Woodwind Solos – Open

For players of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone; with or without piano accompaniment. The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade VII or above – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 173 – Woodwind Solos A

As for class 172, but for players not performing in classes 172, 174 and 175.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one work or movement(s) from one work of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade V-VI – not to exceed 6 minutes.

Class 174 – Woodwind Solos B

As for class 172, but for players not performing in classes 172, 173 and 175.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one work or movement(s) from one work of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade III-IV – not to exceed 4 minutes.

Class 175 – Woodwind Solos C

As for class 172, but for players not performing in classes 172-174.

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

Class 176 – Recorder Solos – Open

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade VII or above – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 177 – Recorder Solos A

For players not performing in classes 176, and 178 -180.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade V-VI – not to exceed 6 minutes.

Class 178 – Recorder Solos B

For players not performing in classes 176, 177, 179 and 180.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade III-IV – not to exceed 4 minutes.

Class 179 – Recorder Solos C

For players not performing in classes 176-178 and 180.

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

Class 180 – Recorder Solos D

For players performing in classes 176-179.

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

Class 181 – Brass Solos – Open

The winner of this class may be invited to perform in the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (see regulation 28).

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of music of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade VII or above – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 182 – Brass Solos A

For players not performing in classes 181, 183 and 184.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of one work or movement(s) from one work of comparable standard to Associated Board and Trinity College Grade V-VI – not to exceed 6 minutes.

Class 183 – Brass Solos B

For players not performing in classes 181, 182 and 184.

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

Class 184 – Brass Solos C

For players attending primary school and not performing in classes 181-183.

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

Class 185 – Woodwind Ensembles A

For unconducted ensembles (which may include horns) of three to eight players, one player per part, and not performing in classes 186-189 and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.

Class 186 – Woodwind Ensembles B

As for class 185 but for players not performing in classes 185, 187-189 and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes. Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources.

Class 187 – Brass Ensembles A

For unconducted ensembles of three to eight players, one player per part, and not performing in classes 185, 186, 188 and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.

Class 188 – Brass Ensembles B

As for class 187 but for players not performing in classes 185-187, 189 and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes. Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources.

Class 189 – Wind Ensembles

For unconducted ensembles of two to eight players of primary school age, one player per part, in any combination of woodwind and/or brass instruments. Players must not be performing in classes 185-188 and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes. Performers may arrange the piece to suit their resources.

Class 190 – Orchestral Percussion Ensembles

For unconducted ensembles of three to eight players, one player per part, and not performing in classes 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.

Class 191 – Recorder Consorts – Open

For unconducted consorts of 3 or more players, one player per part and not performing in classes 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 10 minutes.

Class 192 – Recorder Consorts A (unconducted)

For three or more players, one player per part and not performing in classes 191, 193 and 217-219.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.

Class 193 – Recorder Consorts B (unconducted)

For two or more players of primary school age, one player per part and not performing in classes 191, 192, 207, 217 and 219. The ensemble may be accompanied.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.

Class 194 – Recorder Ensembles A

For six or more players aged 18 and under, any number of players to each part, with or without accompaniment and not performing in classes 217-219. The ensemble may be conducted.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.

Class 195 – Recorder Ensembles B

For six or more players of primary school age, any number of players to each part, with or without accompaniment and not performing in classes 194 and 217-219. The ensemble may be conducted.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.

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