Music Syllabus 2020

 

Class 4       Operatic Solo Any                                                                                            £6.25

Trophy – Gwen Jones

Test:         Own Choice- Any aria from Standard Opera in the Original Key

Time Limit : Not exceeding 6 minutes

 

Class 5      Oratorio Solo Any Voice                                                            £6.25

Trophy -The Silver Jubilee Cup

Test:          Own Choice – Any aria from Standard Oratorio or Sacred Song

of any period  in the original key.

Time Limit : Not exceeding 6 minutes.

 

Class 6     Any Light Opera Song or Song from a Musical, Any Voice   £6.25

Trophy – The Scunthorpe Operatic Cup

Test :        Song to be sung in its entirety in the original key

Time Limit :  Not exceeding 5 minutes.

 

Class 7     Modern British Song                                                                    £6.25

Trophy – The Holmes Cup

Test:       Own Choice of an original composition by any British Composer

born during the 20th Century (excluding opera, oratorio, musical comedy

and any test piece already in the syllabus)

Time Limit:  Not exceeding 4 minutes.

 

Class 8       Folk Song  Any Voice                                                                  £6.25

Test :         Own Choice,with or without accompaniment.

Care must be taken to choose a genuine traditional folk song.

A copy must be provided for the adjudicator and accompanist if

required.

Time Limit:   Not exceeding 5 minutes.

 

Class 9        Duet  Any Voice                                                                         £6.25

Test :        Own Choice

Time Limit : Not exceeding 4 minutes

 

Class 10      Negro Spiritual  Any Voice                                                       £6.25

Test :        Own Choice

Time Limit : Not exceeding 4 minutes

 

Class 11      Lieder  Any Voice                                                                       £6.25

Test :        Own Choice from Lieder by Schumann, Schubert, Brahms,

Wolf , Strauss, Mahler,etc.

Time Limit:  Not exceeding  5 minutes

 

 

Class 12       Edwardian or Victorian Ballad  Any Voice                          £6.25

Trophy -The Chief Executive Salver

Test:             A Ballad dating from 1850 to 1920

Time Limit:   Not exceeding 4 minutes

Class 13       Vocal Solo  Non first Prize winners                                       £6.25

For performers who have not obtained a first prize at a Competition

or Festival.

Test:               Own Choice

Time Limit      Not exceeding 4 minute

Age and Time Limits must be adhered to.

Vocal Solos and Duets

JUNIOR SECTION

IN CLASSES 15 TO 29 THE FESTIVAL ACCOMPANIST MUST BE USED BY ALL PERFORMERS

 

 

Class 14 a            Solo for Children Infant School up to Year 2                               £3.00

Test :                     Own Choice of  Favourite Song or Hymn

Time Limit 2 minutes

Class 14        Solo for Children under 9 years                                                              £3.75

Test :                    The Caravan by Martin Shaw pub by Cramer no. 65

Class   15     Solo for Girls 9 to 11 years  (Primary)                                                   £3.75

Test  :                    The Scarecrow by John Clements pub Elkin Choral

Class 16       Solo for Girls 11 to  13 years (Secondary)                             £4.00

Test                       Owls by Peter Jenkyns Pub Novello NOV 160069

Class 17       Solo for Girls 13 and under 15 year                                         £4.00

Test                      A Cradle Song by Vaughan Williams pub Boosey and Hawkes

20th Century Songs

Class 18      Solo for Girls 15 and under 17 years                                                       £4.00                   Test                           Her Song by John Ireland Pub Cramer D-E OR C-D 0R E-F

COPY OF THE KEY TO BE SUNG TO BE SENT WITH ENTRY

Class      19             Solo for Boys 9 to 11 years (Primary)                                          £3.75

Test                     Brother Francis

By Mary Plumstead pub by Curwen 72448

Class 20       Solo for Boys 11 to under 13 (Secondary)                            £4.00

Test                    Windy Nights by Stanford Op 30 No. 4 pub Roberton 75306

Class 21             Solo for Boys 13 to under 16 (Secondary)                                    £4.00

Own Choice Time Limit 3 minutes

Class 22      Solo  for Boy or Girl  11 and under (Primary)                     £3.75

Test             Own Choice of  Sacred Song or Hymn

(Not more than 4 Verses and no Choruses)

Time Limit     2 minutes

Class 23       Solo for Boy or Girl 11 and over (Secondary)                                    £4.00

Test              Own Choice of  Sacred Song or Hymn

(Not more than 4 verses and no Choruses)

Time Limit:    3 minutes

In Classes 23-26 no costumes are allowed due to copyright  restriction

of the Film or  Show

Class 24    Song from a Disney Film   7 to 11 years  (Primary )                    £3.75

Test         Everybody wants to be a Cat or The Lord is Good  to Me

from Disney Songs for Kids HL 00740197

or  You’ve got a Friend in Me or When you Wish upon a Star from

More Disney Songs for Kids

The Set books must be used and song sung in its entirety

This class will be divided if entries are large 7 to under 9 and  9 to  11 years

Trophy :The Pat Inman Memorial Trophy will be awarded  by the  adjudicator

Class 25   Song from a Musical or Film   11 to 13 years                                         £4.00

Test         Own Choice from Kids Musical Theatre  Collection

Pub Hal Leonard Europe

Music for this class must be sent in with entry for the official accompanist

Class 26     Song  from a Musical or Show 13 to 17 years                                     £4.00

Test         Own Choice of any  song by Rogers and  Hammerstein or Stephen Sondhiem

Music for this Class must be sent with the Entry for the Official

Accompanist

Class 27  Art Song  for Girl  13 and under 17 years                             £4.00

Test         Own Choice of an art song to be sung in French German  or Italian

to be  sung from memory

Time Limit 3 minutes                                                                                                                                                                                            Class 28       Folk Song under 17 years                                                         £4.00

Trophy       L A Holmes Trophy

Test :         Own Choice or a traditional Folk Song  to be sung with or without

accompaniment                Time Limit   4 minutes

Class 29    Vocal  Duet 14 to 16 years                                                        £4.00

Test :          Own Choice   Time Limit  3 minutes

Class 30     Vocal Duet 17 to 18 years                                                         £4.00

Test:            Own Choice  Time Limit   3 minute

Age and time limits must be adhered to.

Choral Classes

Senior Section

Class 31       Ladies Part Song                                                                   £7.50

Trophy- The Brooke Cup

Test              Like a Singing in bird by Bob Chilcott  SA Pub OUP

and Own Choice Time Limit 5 minutes

Class 32      Male Voice Choir                                                                                             £7.50                                    Trophy- The Festival Trophy

Test :          Two Contrasting Pieces  Time Limit  3 minutes each Song

Class 33       Any Adult Choir (excluding College and School Choir)   £7.50                                                      Trophy -The Cliff  Cup

Test:            Two Contrasting Pieces    Time Limit    8 minutes

 

Class 34        Gilbert and Sullivan Ensemble                                                £6.50

Trophy- The Fred Chambers Memorial Trophy

Test Piece        Own Choice

Time limit         not to exceed 10 minutes

Class 35          Group Folk Song                                                                     £6.50   Test  Piece       Unaccompanied traditional Folk Song

Time limit       not to exceed 10 minutes

 

Choral Classes

Junior Section

Trophy – The Gordon Mawson Trophy and Bursary of £50

will be awarded to the most Promising School Choir

to be decided  by the Adjudicator

 

 

Class 36      Hymn for  Infant Schools                                                             £6.00

The  Oakfield  Primary  School Shield

Test              Own Choice of a Hymn

Time Limit     3 minutes

Class 37      Unison Song for Infant Schools                                                 £6.00 Trophy – The Rounce Shield

Test  ;                A Song for Every Season by Mark and Helen Johnson pub by Out of the Ark Music

Time Limit  2 minutes

Class 38     Junior School  Choir                                                                   £6.00

Trophy  The Joyce Bennet Trophy ( Town Choir)

The  Heslam Trophy (District Choir)

Test   :               We’re the Future of Tomorrow by Patsy Ford Simmons pub Alfred Choral

also Own Choice Time Limit 3 minutes

This class is divided into two because of the large entries received

Class 39    Unison Song for School Girls 12 to 16 years                             £6.00

Trophy – Reflections Shield

Test            Own Choice  Two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit:  5 minutes

Class 40      Unison Song for School Boys 12 to 16 years                        £6.00

Trophy- The Frodingham Old Boys Shield

Test             Own Choice: Two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit   5 minutes

Class 41      Song  for Village Schools                                                            £6.00

Trophy The Pidd Shield

Test             Own Choice : Two Contrasting Pieces may be either Unison

or Two Part

Time Limit  5 minutes

 

Class 42        Hymn for Junior Schools                                                            £6.00

Trophy -The Holme Valley Shield

Test Piece          Own Choice of Hymn

Time limit       4 minutes

This  class will be divided into town and district choirs. Each class will receive 1st, 2nd, and third prizes. The trophy will be awarded to the highest mark gained between the two classes.

 

Class 43         Hymn  Secondary School Children                                           £6.00

Trophy -The Greeson Shield

Test Piece     Own Choice of Hymn

Time limit:      4 minutes

Class 44          Part Song  for School Choir (12 to 16 years                                                £6.00

Trophy -The Caldicott Shield

Test Piece      Two Contrasting Pieces

Time limit       5 minutes

Class 45        Youth Group Choir                                                                     £6.00

Test Piece   Own Choice: Two Contrasting Pieces

Time limit 6 minutes

Class 46            Junior Choir including  Training Choir                                         £6.00

Test Piece   it       6 minutes

Own Choice : Two Contrasting Pieces

Class 47            Youth Organisations eg Guides Brownies etc.

Time limit:       4 minutes                                                                                                       £6.50                                                 Trophy -The Moorman Shield

Test Piece  Own Choice : Two contrasting pieces

Time limit       4 minutes

 

Age and time limits must be adhered to.

 

Prize winners Classes

for The Festival Medal

 

Class 48  Winners of  Classes 14,15,19 and 22

 

Class 49    Winners of Classes 16, 17, 18, 20,   21 and 23

 

 

Closing date for entries   Saturday March 23rd  2020

Any Own Choice Music should also be sent by the same date.

PIANO AND INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES

 

Closing Date for Entries

Where there is an age limit stated it is as on March 1st 2020

Entries close Saturday 28th  March 2020

PIANO CLASSES

 

Class 50       Non first Prize winners Piano Solo 10 years and under             £3.75

Test :                 Sticky Fingers No. 6 from In the Pink by Brian Chapple pub Chester

Class 51       Non first Prize winners Piano Solo 11 years and Over               £3.75

Test :                  Come Along Sam by Annie Curwen from Music Through Time

by P hall & P Harris pub Oxford Press

Class 52       Piano Solo for Beginners under 7 years                                           £3.75

Trophy – The Junior Cup

Test                      Follow Me No 2 from First Album for Piano (part 2) B. K. Mason

pub Bosworth

Class 53              Piano Solo 7 and 8 years                                                                        £3.75

Trophy – The Silver Jubilee Trophy

Test :                 Allegro in B flat by Mozart No 2 from Highway of Progress pub ABRSM

Class 54      Piano Solo 9 and under 11 years                                                   £3.75

Trophy -The Geary Cup

Test :                    Study in G Lamoine Op 37 from Start Romantic Pieces Bk 4 Pub ABRSM

Class 55       Piano Solo 11 to under 13 years                                                     £4.00

Trophy – The Keighley Dixon Trophy

Test             Study in D Minor Sartorio Op 1092 No 4 from More Romantic Pieces

for Piano Bk 2 Pub ABRSM

Class 56         Piano Solo 13 to under 15 years                                                    £4.00

Trophy – The Benson Cup

Test              Old King Cole No 2 from More Swinging Rhymes by Terence Greaves

pub ABRSM

Class 57          Piano Solo 15 to under 17 years                                                   £4.00

Trophy – The Cossins Cup

Test               Miniature Pastoral No 5 Budge from Romantic Sketchbook for Piano

pub ABRS,

Class 58         Piano Solo 17 years and over                                                        £5.50

Award – Festival Medal

Test:                    Melodie by Moszkowski Op 77 No 9 from More Romantic Pieces Bk 5

pub ABRSM

Classes 59-63

 

In all Repertoire Classes and in the Spirit of the Festival we hope that you will

extend your repertoire . With this in mind it would be PREFERABLE to exclude

your exam pieces from your programme .

Own choice pieces should  not have been played previously at this Festival.

 

Class 59       Piano Repertoire under 9 years                                                 £3.75

Trophy – The Wright Cup

Test :              Own Choice of two pieces

a) From the works of Composers up  to and including the 19th Century

b) From works of 20th Century Composers

Time limit        3 minutes

Class 60     Piano Repertoire 9 to under 11 years                                        £3.75

Trophy – The Nisbet Cup

Test :              Own Choice as for Class 59

Time Limit     4 minutes

Class 61      Piano Repertoire 11 to under 13 years                                     £3.75

Trophy -The Ransom Cup

Test:              Own Choice as for Class 59

Time limit:     5 minutes

Class 62     Piano Repertoire 13 to under 16 years                                      £4.00

Trophy – The Brown Cup

Test :              Own  Choice as for class 59

Time Limit:     8 minutes

Class 63     Piano Repertoire 16 years and over                                           £4.00

Trophy – The Myers Foggin Cup

Test :              Own Choice as for  class 59

Time limit :    10 minutes

Class 64      Chopin   Open                                                                              £4.50

Trophy  – The Burgess Trophy

Test :             Own Choice . Age and suitability of choice will be taken into

consideration when awarding marks.

Time limit :      8 minutes

Class 65      Bach Open under 14 years                                                         £3.75

Trophy – The Drayton Memorial Shield

Test:               Own Choice . Age and suitability of choice will be taken into

consideration when awarding marks.

Time Limit 3 minutes

Class 66   Bach Open 14 to under 18 years                                                 £4.50

Trophy – The Inner Wheel Trophy

Test :             Own Choice. Age and suitability of choice will be taken into

consideration when awarding the marks.

Time limit      8 minutes

 

 

Class 67          Bach Open  18 years and over                                                                                    £6.00

Test                        Own Choice .Age and suitability of choice will be taken into

consideration when awarding the marks.

Time L           8 minutes

Class 68         Piano Duet for Parent or Grand parent and Child                            £4.75

under 16 years of age.

Trophy -The Yager Cup

Test                        Own Choice. Age and suitability of choice will be taken into

consideration

Time limit       4 minutes

Class 69          Piano Duet for 10 years and under                                                       £4.75

Test:                      Gavotte from Chester’s Piano Duets Bk 1 pub Chester Music

Class 70          Piano Duet for 12 years and under                                                        £4.75

Trophy – The Chessman Cup

Test :                   Divers Ragtime from The Red Carousel by Elis Davidson pub Spartan Press

Class 71           Piano Duet  for 14 years and under                                                    £4.75

Test :                            The Hit Man from Easy Jazzin’ About by Pam Wedgewood

Class 72          Piano Duet for 16 years and under                                                       £4.75

Test :                           In a Folk Dance Style by Ivan Quinnell No 6 from Double Delight

pub Chester Music

Class 73           Piano Duet  open                                                                            £4.75

Test :                            Own Choice  Time Limit 6 minutes

Class 74          Piano Duet for Pupil /Teacher or advanced Student                         £4.75

Test Piece      Own Choice of one or two duets. The pupil must play the

Primo part and only the Pupil will be adjudicated

 

 

PIANO EXAM CLASSES

 

Pieces played in the Exam Classes MAY NOT be repeated in the Piano Classes

59-63 inclusive.

No age limit.  To play one own choice piece from any exam board using the

current 2019/2020 syllabus and studying for the following exams.

Class 75               Pre-Grade 1 standard   Time Limit 2 minutes                                           £3.75

Class 76                 Grade 1                                 Time Limit 2 minutes                                     £3.75

Class 77           Grade 2                                         Time Limit 2 minutes                                     £3.75

Class 78                Grade 3                                 Time Limit 3 minutes                                     £3.75

Class 79          Grade 4                                         Time Limit 3 minutes                                     £3.75

Class 80          Grade 5                                         Time Limit 4 minutes                                     £4.00

Class 81          Grade 6                                          Time Limit 5 minutes                                     £4.00     Class 82        Grade 7                                                 Time Limit 7 minutes                                     £4.75     Class 83        Grade 8                                         Time Limit 8 minutes                                 £4.75

 

JAZZ PIANO CLASSES

 

Test Piece to play one piece of Own Choice Music from  Associated Board

Jazz Piano Syllabus and studying towards

 

Class 84   Grade  1                      Time Limit 2 minutes                                          £3.75

Class 85   Grade 2                        Time Limit  2 minutes                                       £3.75

Class 86  Grade 3            Time Limit  3 minutes                               £3.75

Class 87  Grade 4            Time Limit  3 minutes                                    £3.75

 

FILM MUSIC CLASSES

 

Own Choice of any piece transcribed from a Film

or Show Soundtrack

 

Class 88    under 9 years             Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 89     9 to under 14 years   Time  Limit  3 minute                    £4.00

Class 90   14 to under 18 years   Time Limit  4 minutes                    £4.75

 

ROMANTIC PIANO CLASS

 

Class  91    Romantic  Piano Class                                                                              £6.00

for Students who have attained  Grade 5 and above

Test                Own Choice from the works of  Grieg,  Liszt, Brahms etc

Time Limit 8 minutes

 

INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES

Entries close Saturday March 28th 2020

 

Own Choice music must be sent to the Secretary by the same date.

Class 92            Violin / Viola/Cello  Solo for Beginners                                                  £3.75                                     Open to anyone who has been studying the violin for no more

than 5 terms

Test Piece    Hills and Dales from Wagon Wheels by  Katherine and Hugh Colledge

Pub Boosey and Hawkes

Class  93     Violin / Viola  Solo/Cello  under 8  years                                 £3.75

Test   Start the Show from Fiddle Time Runners  by Kathy and David Blackwell

pub Oxford

Class 93a         Violin/Viola /Cello  Solo 8 to under 11 years                                       £3.75

Test   Drifting from Fast Forward  by Katherine and Hugh Colledge

pub Boosey and Hawkes

Class 94       Violin Solo 11 to 14 years                                                          £3.75

Trophy – The Heslam Cup

Test                     Chanson Triste by Tchaikovsky  from The Young Violinists Repertoire Bk.4

pun  Faber Music

Class 95      Violin Solo 15 years and over                                                   £4.00

Trophy – The Silver Jubilee Cup

Test                   Salut d’Amour by Elgar from The Best of Grade 5  pub Faber  Music

Class 96     String  Concerto                                                                          £4.00

Trophy – The Heslam Trophy

Test:            Own Choice of One Movement Time Limit 8 minutes

Class 97       Violin  Solo Non First Prize Winners 11 to 14                        £3.75

Test :              Own Choice

Time limit      3 minutes

Class 98       Violin Solo Non First Prize Winners 15 years and over         £4.00

Test :              Own Choice

Time limit       4 minutes

Class 99      Violin Concertino                                                                             £4.00

Test :               Own Choice of one Movement from any Concertino

Time Limit 6 minutes

Class 100    Violin Repertoire  12 years and under                                      £4.00

Test :              Own Choice of  Two Contrasting Pieces

Time limit       8 minutes

Class 101       Violin Repertoire  13 years and over                                      £4.00

Test:              Own Choice of Two Contrasting Pieces

Time limit      10  minutes

Class 102       String  Duet  11 to 14 years                                                       £4.00

Test                Own Choice  Time Limit 6 minutes.

Class 103      Violin Sight-Reading Open                                                         £4.00

Test :              To play a piece at sight given by the adjudicator

Class 104             Viola / Cello or Double Bass Solo for Beginners                            £4.00                                       Open to anyone who has been studying the either instrument for

no more than 4 terms

Test       Own Choice   Time Limit 3 minutes

 

 

Class 105              Viola or Cello Solo 14 year and under                                                     £3.750                                  Trophy  The David Ward Memorial Trophy

Test                      Own Choice

Time Limit    4 minutes

Class 105a           Viola or Cello Solo 14 years and Over                                                     £4.00

Test                        Own Choice

Time Limit           5 minutes

Class 105b           Double  Bass Solo                                                                                                            £4.00

Test     Own Choice   Time Limit  3 minutes

RECORDER CLASSES

Entries close Saturday 28th March 2020

Class 106     Recorder Solo  Infant School                                                                          £3.00

Test:             Own Choice

Time limit 2 minutes

Class 107    Recorder Solo Years 3&4                                                                                 £3.75

Test :          For Descant Recorder any  piece from New Recorder Solos

by Graham Lyons.

for  Treble Recorder any piece from First Book of Recorder Solos

by Walter  Bergman

Class 108         Recorder Solo Years 5& 6                                                                                             £3.75

Test:           For Descant Recorder any  piece from The Really Easy Recorder

Book  by Brian Bonsor  pub Faber Music

For Treble Recorder any piece from Five Concert Pieces in Enjoy the

Recorder Treble Book 1 by Brian Bonsor pub Schott Edition 11468.

Class 109   Recorder Solo 11 to 14 years   (Secondary)                              £4.00

Test :          One piece from A Day in the Country by Alan Ridout

pub Associated Board for either Descant or Treble Recorder

Class 110  Recorder Solo 14 to 16 years                                                       £4.00

Test:           Own Choice from either :

Recorder Players Collection Book 3  Descant

Recorder Players Collection Book 1  Treble

by Colin Hand pub Kevin Mayhew

Class 111          Recorder Solo 16 years and Over                                               £4.00

Test :           Own Choice

Time limit    5 minutes

Class 112            Recorder  Duet (Infant age)                                                      £3.00

Test:           Own Choice

Time limit    2 minutes

Class 113          Recorder Duet   Years 3&4                                                                          £3.75

Test :          Own Choice

Time limit    3 minutes

Class 114           Recorder Duet  Years 5&6                                                                            £3.75

Test:            Own Choice  from Recorder Duets from the Beginning

OR Descant and Treble Duets from the Beginning  by John  Pitts

pub  Chester Music

Class 115         Recorder Duet  11 to 14  years  (Secondary)                                    £4.00

Test:            Own Choice

Time limit   4 minutes

 

Class 116 Recorder Duet 14 to 16 years                                                     £ 4.00 .

Test :            Own Choice

Time limit     4 minutes

Class 117  Recorder Duet  16 years and over                                          £4.50

Test :           Own Choice

Time limit     4 minutes

 

Class 118 to 122 below are for recorders with or without Piano Accompaniment

but no other instruments.

The Recorder Ensemble with the highest mark will receive the Festival shield.

Class 118   Infant Recorder Ensemble                                                                                £4.25                                 Test                        Own Choice

Time limit      6 minutes

Class 119    Recorder Ensemble  7 to 11 years                                           £5.00

Test :            Own Choice

Time limit     6 minutes

Class 120  Recorder Ensemble 11 to 14 years                                            £5.25

Test :           Own Choice

Time limit     6 minutes

Class 121   Recorder Ensemble  14 to 16 years                                         £5.25

Test :          Own Choice Time Limit  9 minutes

Class 122   Recorder Ensemble Open                                                         £ 5.25

Test:            Own Choice    6 minutes

 

WOODWIND SECTION

Entries close Saturday 28th March 2020

Own choice music to be sent at the same time

 

Class 123    Woodwind Solo  11 years and under  (Primary)                   £3.25

Test :           Own Choice

Time limit     3 minutes

Class 124   Woodwind Solo 11 years and under 15 years                                       £3.75

Trophy          The Elsam Trophy

Test :             Own Choice

Time limit       3 minutes

Class 125   Woodwind  Solo 15 to under 18 years                                 £ 4.25

Trophy – The Rennie Cup

Test :             Own Choice

Time limit      5 minutes

Class 126     Woodwind Solo 18 years and over                                      £4.75

Test :              Own Choice

Time limit       5 minutes

 

Class 127      Woodwind Duet   Open (no recorders)                                £4.00

Trophy- The Rennie Clef

Test:                Own Choice

Time limit       5 minutes

Class 128      Woodwind and Piano Duet   Open                                       £4.00

Test :              Own Choice

Time limit      5 minutes

Class 129            Woodwind Repertoire 12 years and Under                                      £3.75

Test                     Own Choice of two contrasting pieces

Time Limit 3 minutes

Class 130            Woodwind Repertoire 13 years and under 16                £3.75

Test                     Own Choice of two contrasting pieces

Time Limit   6 minutes

Class  131     Woodwind Repertoire 16 and under 21 years                    £4.75

Test                    Own Choice  of two contrasting pieces

Time Limit    8 minutes

Class 132        Saxophone Solo for Beginners  open to anyone who has                  £3.75

been studying the instrument for no more than 4 terms

Test                       Own Choice  Time Limit 3 minutes

Class 133        Saxophone Solo 13 years and under                                      £3.75

Test               Own Choice

Time limit      4 minutes

Class 134       Saxophone Solo 15 years and under                                     £4.00

Test :             Own Choice

Time limit       4 minutes

Class 135       Saxophone Solo 16 years and over                                       £4.50

Test:               Own Choice

Time limit       5 minutes

Class 136       Woodwind Ensemble for various combinations of              £5.50

Wind Instruments for not less than 3 players or more

than 20

Trophy – The Vickers Rose Bowl

Test:               Own Choice

Time limit      10 minutes

 

Group Class

 

Class 137    Family Music Making                                                                £5.50

Vocal, Instrumental or mixed;not less than 3 performers

Trophy -The Knott Rose Bowl

Test                 Own Choice

Time limit        8 minutes

 

Brass Section

 

Please note in the Solo Brass Classes, where an accompaniment is required, a piano part must be provided in a suitable key.Teachers are only allowed to assist in the tuning of the instrument.

Entries close Saturday 28h March 2020

Own choice music should be sent in at the same time

Class 138     Brass Solo 11 years and under (Primary)                                 £3.75

Trophy  – The Clark Cup

Test :                Own Choice other than a Hymn

Time limit         3 minutes

Class 139      Brass Solo 11  and under 15 years  (Secondary)                      £3.75

Trophy – The Goodacre Trophy

Test:                 Own Choice  other than a Hymn

Time limit         3 minutes

Class 140      Brass Solo 15 and under 18 years                                             £ 4.0    0                  Trophy               The F. Markham Trophy

Test :                Own Choice other than a  Hymn

Time limit         5 minutes

Class 141       Brass Solo 18  and under 21 years                                            £4.50

Test:                Own Choice

Time limit        5 minutes

Class 142       Brass Solo 21 and over                                                              £5.00

Test:                 Own Choice

Time limit         5 minutes

Class 143      Brass Duet  any Brass Instruments Open                                 £5.50

Test:                 Own Choice

Time limit         5 minutes

Class 144        Brass Solo  Open                                                                        £5.50

Test:                 Own Choice

Time limit          5 minutes

Class 145   Brass Repertoire Open 16 years  and Over                                 £ 5.00

Test:                 Own  Choice of two contrasting pieces

Time limit         15 minutes

Band and groups are asked to  bring their own Music Stands with them.

Class 146        Ensemble  for Brass Open (3  to 10 players)                           £5.50

Test:               Own Choice

Time limit       10 minutes

Class 147    Ensemble  for Woodwind and Brass Open (3 -10 players) `                    £5.50

Test:             Own Choice

Time limit       10 minutes

Class 148    Junior Brass Band   (not Schools)                                                        £5.50

Test  Piece Own Choice of Two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit  10   minutes

 

 

Class 149   School  Brass Band   Open                                                      £5.50

Trophy -The Billy Butlin Trophy

Test:             Own Choice of two contrasting pieces one of which must

be a March.

Time limit    10 minutes

Class 150    School Brass Band  14 years and under                                 £5.50

Test:             Own Choice of any two contrasting pieces

Time limit     8 minutes

Class 151  School Wind  Band Open                                                           £5.50

Trophy -The Festival Trophy

Test                 Own  Choice of two contrasting pieces

Time limit      8  minutes

Class 152   School Orchestra  Open                                                          £5.50

Test :              Own Choice

Time limit      10 minutes

Class 153   Primary School Orchestra                                                       £5.50

Test:             Own Choice of two contrasting pieces

Time limit    10 minutes

Class 154      Music Making  Infants  Schools                                                    £5.50

Test:             To perform a well  known Fairy tale or legend

using any instruments,vocals or prose effects

to illustrate the story.

Time limit    10 minutes

Class 155   Music Making Junior School                                                   £5.50

Test :             AS FOR CLASS 154

Time limit    10 minutes

Class 156  Music Making  Secondary School                                                    £5.50

Test                AS FOR CLASS 154

Time  Limit    10 minutes

Class 156a  Music Making Open                                                                                          £5.50

Test    As for CLASS 154

Time Limit    10 minutes

Percussion Classes

Entries close Saturday 28th March 2020                                Own Choice music to be sent in at the same time

Class 157   Percussion Solo under 12 years                                              £3.50

Test:              Own Choice of a Piece for Snare Drum Only

Time limit      3 minutes

Class 158 Percussion Solo  12 to 16 years                                                 £4.00

Test:              Own Choice

Time limit      4 minutes

Class 159   Rhythmic and Percussion  Band                                           £5.00

Trophy – The Percussion Cup

Test :               Own Choice

Time limit       8 minutes

 

Class 160          Junior School Brass Ensemble  3 to 10 players                           £3.75

Test     Own Choice

Time Limit 6 minutes

TWO SKILLS CLASSES

Class 161          Two Skills   Primary                                                                                             £4.00

Test             Own  Choice of either two Instruments or Piano and Instrument or

Piano and Voice

Two Pieces

Time Limit 5 minutes

Class 162        Two Skills  Secondary                                                                         £4.50

Test   As  for Class 205

Time Limit 6 minutes

Class 163   Two Skills   Open                                                                                                     £5.50

Test     As  for class 205

Time Limit 8 minutes

HARP CLASSES

Class 164    Concert Harp                                                                                                                 £3.75

Test             Own Choice of  Two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit 10 minutes

 

Class  165   Harp with or without Pedals                                                                                  £3.75

Test    Own Choice of two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit  10 minutes

GUITAR CLASS

Class 166   Acoustic Guitar Solo   Junior School  Age                                             £3.75

Test Piece      Own Choice

Time Limit 2 minutes

Class 167              Acoustic Guitar Solo     Secondary Age                                                        £3.75

Test                      Own Choice

Time Limit 3 Minutes

Class  168          Acoustic Guitar Group                                                                                       £5.25

Test                      Own Choice  Two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit  5 minutes

SAMBA BAND CLASSES

 

Class 169              Samba Band     for  Junior Schools                                           £5.50

Test Piece        Own choice of Drumming Rhythms

Time Limit      3 minutes

Class 170              Samba Band for Secondary Schools                                                         £5.50

Test  Piece      Own Choice of two Drumming Rhythms

Time Limit       5 minutes

Class 171               Samba Band Open                                                                                          £5.50

Test                       Own Choice of Two Rhythms

Time Limit        6 minutes

 

ORGAN CLASSES

 

Class 172    Church Organ Solo.  Manuals only.  Open                                £3.75                             :       Test         Own Choice of One Piece

Time limit        4 minutes

Class 173    Church Organ Solo including Pedals   Open                             £3.75

Test:               Own Choice two contrasting pieces

Time limit       10 minutes

 

Time will be arranged for the performers in the above two classes

for rehearsal time on the Organ in St.Lawrence’s Church.

Performers should contact the Secretary once the time table for classes

has been issued

 

NON WESTERN CLASSES

class 174     Non-Western Traditional Instrumental Group                  £4.75

Test:                  Own Choice

Time limit           10 minutes

Class 175             Non -Western Traditional Solo                                           £5.25

Test:                 Own Choice

Time limit          5 minutes

COMPOSITION CLASSES

 

The Performers are asked to perform their work prior  to receiving the adjudication

in all the classes below. All manuscripts must be sent to the  Secretary  with the

entry  no later than  March 28th  2020 and  must be  accompanied by  a

statement  from  the parent or teacher to say that this is the entrant’s own work.

The composer is responsible for arranging for the performance of the work

during the festival.

Class 176    Song with Accompaniment                                                                      £4.75

Award                  Festival  Medal

Test      Not less than 16 bars . The song must  be performed at the Festival

by either the composer or another performer or on tape or CD.

 

Class 177   Composition for any instrument or instruments other           £4.75

than Piano

Award          Festival Medal

Test             Not less than 16 bars for either Electronic or Acoustic or a combination

of both. If Electronic then a tape may be played at the Festival

 

Class 178           Piano Composition   Open                                                                         £4.75

Award                Festival Medal

Test              To compose a piece for Piano not less than  16 bars

 

 

 

EXAM CLASSES   FOR SINGING  2018

Pieces sung in the exam classes should not be performed in any other vocal class

and can be from any exam board which the performer is studying to take.

Piece to be other than from a Musical or Show

Class 179              Grade 1 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 180              Grade 2 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 181              Grade 3 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 182              Grade 4                Time Limit 3 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 183              Grade 5 Time Limit 3        minutes                                               £3.75

Class 184              Grade 6 Time Limit 3 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 185              Grade 7 Time Limit 4 minutes                                      £4.00

Class 186              Grade 8 Time Limit 5 minutes                                      £4.00

EXAM CLASSES FOR BRASS from 2017-2020

pieces performed in these classes should not be in any other brass class

but can be from any exam board

Class 187              Grade 1 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 188              Grade 2 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 189              Grade 3 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 190              Grade 4 Time Limit 3 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 191              Grade 5 Time Limit 4 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 192              Grade 6 Time Limit 4        minutes                                                £3.75

Class 193              Grade 7 Time Limit 5 minutes                                      £4.00

Class 194              Grade 8 Time Limit 5 minutes                                      £4.00

EXAM CLASSES FOR STRINGS 2020-2023

pieces performed in these classes should not be performed in any other string classes

but can be from any exam board

Class 195              Grade 1 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 196              Grade 2 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 197              Grade 3 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 198              Grade 4 Time Limit 3 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 199              Grade 5 Time Limit 4 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 200              Grade 6 Time Limit 5 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 201              Grade 7 Time Limit 6 minutes                                      £4.00

Class 201a           Grade 8 Time Limit 6 minutes                                      £4.00

EXAM CLASSES FOR WOODWIND 2018-2021

pieces performed in these classes should not be performed in any other wind classes

but can be from any exam board

Class 202              Grade 1 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 203              Grade 2 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 204              Grade 3 Time Limit 2 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 205              Grade 4 Time Limit 3 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 206              Grade 5 Time Limit 3 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 207              Grade 6 Time Limit 4 minutes                                      £3.75

Class 208              Grade 7 Time Limit 5 minutes                                      £4.00

Class 209              Grade 8 Time Limit 7 minutes                                      £4.00

Class 210                              Bell Plates or Handbell Group                                    £5.50

Own Choice of  Two Contrasting Pieces

Time Limit   5 minutes

 

Class 211                              Acoustic Pop Group ( 3-10 Players)                                          £5.50

Own Choice of Piece

Time Limit 6 minutes

Acoustic Instruments only may include: Guitar, Piano, Woodwind

Brass, Strings, Percussion (Not full Drum Kit) Snare Drum and

Cymbals Only and of course Vocals allowed.

Class 212                              Acoustic Pop Ballad  Secondary Age                        £3.75

Test :                                     Own  Choice  of Piece

Time Limit up to 3 minutes

Accompaniment as for Class 211

N.B. Music must be provided for the above 2 classes  for the

adjudicator even as a PVG arrangement

Class 213                              Beginners Brass Solo                                                                      £3.50

For students who have only been learning the Instrument                                                                                             for up to  five terms

Own Choice of one piece

Time Limit  3 minutes

Class 214                              Vocal or Instrumental Solo with Accompaniment   £3.75

Test :                                     Own choice of one piece (The Accompanist can only perform

once)

Time Limit  3 minutes

Each performer will be marked.

 

Class 215                              Beginners Woodwind Class                                                         £3.50

for those who have only been learning  the instrument

for 5 terms

Own Choice  of one piece

Time Limit  3 minutes

 

Class 216                              Taiko Drumming  Ensemble                                                        £5.50

Test Own Choice of one piece

Time Limit   5 minutes

 

 

Class 217                              Ukulele Solo     Primary                                                                 £3.75

Test                       Own Choice  of one piece with  or without a song

Time Limit 2 minutes

 

Class 218                              Ukulele Solo      Secondary                                                           £3.50

Test                        Own Choice of one piece with or without a song

Time Limit            2 minutes

 

Class 219                              Ukulele Solo      Adult                                                                     £3.75

Test                        Own Choice  of one piece  with or without a song

Time Limit           3 minutes

 

Class 220                              Ukulele Orchestra   Primary                                                        £5.50                     Test      Own Choice of one piece with or without a song

Time Limit           5 minutes

 

Class 221              Acoustic Guitar Solo for Beginners (Primary)                       £3.25

Test                        Own Choice of One piece

Time Limit   2 minutes

 

Class 222              Acoustic Guitar Solo for Beginners (Secondary)                 £3.50

Test                        Own Choice of one piece

Time Limit 3 minutes

 

Class 223              Mixed Instrumental Ensemble up to 10 players                 £5.50

Test                        Own Choice of one piece

Time Limit 5 minutes

 

Class 224              Rock Choir for Secondary School                                                              £5.50

Test                        Own Choice of one song

Simple Movement allowed  Time Limit 4 minutes

 

Class 225              Foundation Singing Game Class                                                                 £4.00

Test                        Own Choice   Time Limit up to 3 minutes

 

Class 226              Vocal Group Primary 7-11 years                                                                £4.00

not more than 5 performers

Test                        Own Choice of a  Unison Song which may contain solo passages

should the group decide to include   Time Limit 3 minutes

Class 227              Boomwackers Group Class Primary                                         £4.00

Test                        To perform a piece of the group’s own Choice

Time Limit 3 minutes   Vocals allowed

 

 

 

Class       228                        Vocal Group 11-13 years                                                               £5.25

Test                        Own Choice  or 1 unison or part song for up to 20 people

Unaccompanied or accompanied by 1 instrument  (but not a Pop Song )

Time Limit  5 minutes

 

Class    229                          Vocal Group 14-18 years                                                              £5.25

 

Test      Own Choice as for  class                 228

Time Limit  8 minutes

 

Class 230                              Makaton Signing Class for Primary Choir              £5.25

 

Test                        Own Choice of two contrasting pieces

Time Limit   5 minutes

 

Class 231              School Beginners Piano Class     Primary                                £3.75

Test                        Own Choice of One Piece

 

Class 232                              Penny Whistle Group   Primary                                  £4.00

Test                        Own Choice        Time Limit 3 minutes

 

Class 233                              String Ensemble  Secondary                                        £4.00

Test                        Own Choice Time Limit  5 minutes

 

Class 234              Instrumental Folk Group              Secondary                                          £4.00

Test                        Own Choice of one piece  Time Limit 5 minutes

 

Class 235      String Duet 11 years and under                                                        £3.75

Test  Own Choice             Time Limit 3 minutes

 

Class 236             Percussion Class   Secondary   Call and Response              £3.00

Time Limit     2 minutes

 

 

Class 237              Rock Choir for Primary School Choir                                        £5.50

Test                        Own Choice of one piece  Time Limit 3 minutes

 

New for 2020

 

Class 238             Guitar Duet Primary                                                                       £3.00

Test Piece           Own Choice   Time Limit 3 minutes