The Band Test Pieces and Solo Pieces are all prescribed, and were announced on 1st September, 2018.

A number of these have been commissioned for this contest.

Please confirm you have the correct arrangement and publisher, to prevent working from a different piece of music with the same title.

Video Overview

View a video overview of the Test Pieces.

Brass Band Test Pieces

Event Title Composer Publisher
Open A Grade Brass Handel in the Band Kenneth Downie Faber Music
Open B Grade Brass The Legend of Pandora Benjamin Tubb-Hearne Somewhat Broken Music
Open C Grade Brass A Summer Rhapsody Kerry Thomas Somewhat Broken Music
Open D Grade Brass Vengeance Jared McCunnie Jared McCunnie
Junior A Grade Brass Spirit of Youth Overture Edward Kennedy Koala Music (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Junior B Grade Brass A Malvern Suite Philip Sparke Studio Music
Junior C Grade Brass Music for Greenwich Gregson Boosey & Hawkes / Studio Music



Concert and Woodwind Test Pieces

Event Title Composer Publisher
Open A Grade Concert Metropolis 1927 Peter Graham Alfred Music Publishing
Open B Grade Concert Infinite Hope Brian Balmages FJH Music Company Inc
Open C Grade Concert Primordial Overture Darryl Jenkins Alfred Music Publishing
Open D Grade Concert Be Thou My Vision Larry Clark Carl Fisher
Junior A Grade Concert Berglicht Oliver Waespi Beriato Music
Junior B Grade Concert The Devine Comedy 4th Movement Paridiso Robert W. Smith Alfred Music Publishing
Junior C Grade Concert Adrenaline Engines Randall D. Standridge Grand Messa Music



Solo Test Pieces

Event Title Composer Publisher
Open Eb Soprano Cornet Isabella Colin Clark Champion Brass Solo Series
Open Bb Cornet Wondrous Day Erik Leidzen SP&S
Open Bb Trumpet Virtuosity for Trumpet Kenny Baker Studio Music
Open Flugelhorn Woodland Song for Flugelhorn Eric Ball G & M Brand
Open Eb Tenor Horn Caprice for Eb Horn Alan Fernie Obrasso Verlag
Open French Horn The Pearl John Frith ABRSM
Open Bb Baritone Whirlwind Peter Graham Gramercy Music
Open Tenor Trombone Concertino for Trombone Erik Leidzen SP&S
Open Bass Trombone Allegro Maestoso for Bass Trombone Jan Koetsier Editions Marc Reift EMR 216
Open Euphonium Symphonic Rhapsody for Euphonium Edward Gregson SP&S Judd St Collection
Open Bass Tuba (Eb&F) Fantasia for Tuba James Curnow Curnow Music
Open Contrabass Tuba (C&BBb) Andante Tranquillo for Tuba and Piano Barry McKim Kookaburra Music
Junior Soprano Cornet Prelude de Concert Code/van Emmerik Potenza Music /
Junior Bb Cornet A Happy Day Erik Leidzen SP&S
Junior Trumpet Andante and Scherzo Henri Busser Leduc
Junior Flugelhorn Concerto for Flugelhorn - Mvt 1 William Himes Studio Music
Junior Eb Tenor Horn Wendouree Code/van Emmerik Potenza Music /
Junior French Horn Chant Lontain Bozza Leduc
Junior Bb Baritone Zanette Code/van Emmerik Potenza Music /
Junior Tenor Trombone Tenor Trombone Rag Roy Newsome Studio Music
Junior Bass Trombone Concertino Basso Lieb Carl Fischer
Junior Euphonium Largo and Allegro Vivaldi arr Raph Solos for Trombone 44 Recital Pieces - Carl Fischer
Junior Bass Tuba (Eb&F) Andante Op.64 Tcherepnin Belaieff
Junior Contrabass Tuba (C&BBb) Six Studies in English Folk Song for Tuba - Mvt 1, 5 & 6 Ralph Vaughan-Williams Stainer & Bell
Open Snare Drum Choose Your Own Adventure David George Rhythmscape
Open Timpani Study No. 18 - Twenty Studies for Timpani Jacques Delecluse Leduc
Open Keyboard Percussion Marimba Dances - Mvt 1 and 3 Ross Edwards Australian Music Centre
Open Multi-Percussion Composition in Blue, Grey or Pink Andrew Ford Australian Music Centre
Junior Snare Drum Wilcoxon's 133rd from The All American Drummer Wilcoxon Ludwig Music
Junior Timpani Study no. 23 from Thirty Studies for Timpani (Book 3) Delecluse Leduc
Junior Keyboard Percussion Cross Corners' from Xylophone Rags George Hamilton Green Meredith Music
Junior Multi-Percussion Allemande from English Suite William Kraft Alfred
Open Piccolo Parable for Solo Piccolo Vincent Persichetti Theodore Presser
Open Flute Sonata for Flute Poulenc arr Rampal Chester Music
Open Oboe Sonata for Oboe Paul Hindemith Schott
Open Clarinet Matilda Variations Andy Firth Accessible Music
Open Bass Clarinet Own Choice    
Open Alto Saxophone Own Choice    
Open Tenor Saxophone Diversions - Mvts 1 & 3 Morton Gould G. Schirmer
Open Baritone Saxophone Divertisement Bozza/Ephross Southern Music Company
Open Bassoon 1st Mvt Concerto for Bassoon W. A. Mozart Musopen
Junior Piccolo The Cuckoo Cuckoo Clock Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Flute 3rd Movement from Suite For Flute and Piano In The Style of JS Bach Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Oboe Evergreen Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Clarinet Romanze from Concerto for Clarinet Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Bass Clarinet The Chromatic Waltz Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Alto Saxophone Chico Chico Chico Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Tenor Saxophone Chromatic Waltz Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Baritone Saxophone Arioso (An Angel's Song) Andy Firth Accessible Music
Junior Bassoon Hindemith Sonata - final 2 mvts Marsch and Beschluss Pastorale


Own Choice Copyright

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