‘LE ROI D’YS’- EDUARD LALO ARR: FRANK WRIGHT - 1959

‘LE ROI D’YS’- EDUARD LALO ARR: FRANK WRIGHT - 1959

‘National Brass Band Championships  Final - Daily Herald’ Adjudicators Remarks – 1959

The placidity of this opening is at once impressive. Cornet plays splendidly and the Flugel Solo in this beautiful ‘Mylio’ song is played from the heart. Tremelo and trumpeting passages are skillfully done. Allegro: The turbulence of the music here is well portrayed and, technically, the work is almost without blemish. The triplet groups from I are played with the utmost clarity and the soft “responses” after K (and before Andantino) are musicianly indeed. It is obvious that the Euphonium soloist is an artist. He plays this famous but enormously difficult solo with tenderness and touching simplicity. Perhaps singers of this “Rozenn” aria might take a lesson from him. In the Allegro the murmuring under current is portrayed expertly, and the music leads naturally and easily to the final “War Song”. This was given with all the necessary conviction with a plentiful sprinkling of brilliance as well.

193 Points                                                                 Frank Wright

 

A very well controlled opening. Individual players excellent and a real feeling for the emotional side of the music. So far, quite the best opening section.

Allegro; well chosen tempo and some thrilling effects. The control of this team is very fine indeed and the music is so artistically treated (just one tiny blemish, the 5th bar after K, Flugel came in a crotchet beat late).

Andantino; here too is complete artistry from soloist whilst accompaniments, are kept just in the right proportion. Four bars before N, Eb Bass momentarily behind the beat. This movement has a delightful sense of poise and artistry.

Allegro; muted cornets a trifle too quite. P, a really noble style.

A performance noted for artistic direction, brilliantly safe technique and continual musical pleasure to the listener.

193 Points                                                                 Dennis Wright

 

Andante; good Bass tone and good cornet too. Flugel plays beautifully and the part playing of the rest is good also. Lively playing a-tempo, nice Soprano. Very subdued at B and most effective.

Allegro; good exciting playing, excellent trumpeting at D. Trombones stand out most effectively. Nice contrasted style at F. The conductor knows his job. Thrilling style at H. Lovely playing at I. J again the style is exciting. Without doubt it is good playing.

Andantino non troppo; nicely balanced muted cornets and as for the Euphonium, well, it is just heavenly, such lovely expression and the touch of that finishing trill, I ask you!

Allegro Tempo; a great work up to P then wonderful playing to end. As far as I am concerned this is it so far.

193 Points                                                                 Harold Moss  

 

 

Band

Points

Conductor

Draw

Prize

1

Black Dyke Mills Band

193

Major George Willcocks

19

200 gns

2

Carlton Main

190

Jack Atherton

9

150 gns

3

Fodens Motor Works

189

Rex Mortimer

11

 75 gns

4

Munn and Felton’s

186

Stanley Boddington

21

 50 gns

5

Crossley Carpets

 

Jack Harrison

14

 

6

Fairey

 

Leonard Lamb

20

 

 

 

 

1 comment

  • Ian McNab

    Ian McNab - Tuesday, 03 September 2019

    I went to their final practice in the band room in Queensbury.
    They were stunning.
    My Uncle played the double bass.

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