We are pleased to announce the Band and Solo Test Pieces for the 2024 Australian National Band Championships.

Please make sure you note the correct editions, versions and cuts.

Please note the update on the availability of the B Grade Brass test piece below.
Note: Change to A-Grade Brass test piece.

Errata List - 'SAUL' - Open C-Grade Brass

Bar 138 last 3 quavers in Cornets and Flugel should be slurred to match 1st baritone and euphonium.
Bar 137 Repiano should be slurred, same as cornets.
Bar 301 last 3 quavers should be slurred for all instruments with figure, as for bar 138.



Brass Band Test Pieces

Brass Grade Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Open A Grade The World Rejoicing by Edward Gregson Morthanveld The World Rejoicing by Edward Gregson
Open B Grade Keystone by Thierry Deleruyelle

Hal Leonard

Open C Grade Saul by Shelley Spencer Shelley Spencer
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Saul by Shelley Spencer
Open D Grade Neverland by Christopher Bond

Christopher Bond Music

Junior A Grade Lydian Pictures by Simon Dobson Just Music Brass Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p4QyBYdfTk
Junior B Grade Partita for Brass Band by Edward Gregson Just Music Brass Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYLlq6abVVw
Junior C Grade The Castle by the Sea by Jay Helbers Jay Helbers
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The Castle by the Sea by Jay Helbers

 ^ Please note, the score for this piece is available for review via Thierry Deleruyelle's website.
The publisher (De Haske Hal Leonard) has advised that the piece will be available and viewable on the websites by September 25th, 2023.
Thanks to Thierry Deleruyelle and De Haske Hal Leonard for their assistance in making this wonderful piece available for the 2024 Nationals.


Concert Band Test Pieces

Concert Grade Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Open A Grade Duende - Luis Serrano Alarcon Sheet Music Plus https://open.spotify.com/album/09pAU5aJVHGhFUE3wZHPOX *
Open B Grade Compostela (The Way Of St James) - Thierry Deleruyelle Music Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfwE8N-h52I
Open C Grade Canticle of the Creatures - James Curnow Hal Leonard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HklG3x73J0U
Open D Grade Glorified Dances - Matt Klohs Matt Klohs https://mattklohs.com/products/grade-3-glorified-dances
Junior A Grade Steam Punk Suite - Erika Svanoe Erika Svanoe https://www.erikasvanoe.com/steampunk-suite.html
Junior B Grade Cyprian Suite - Carol Barnett Hal Leonard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVgxNqhRCk
Junior C Grade Jodie Blackshaw - Salon Morisot Jodie Blackshaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbPq2s3oxis


 Open Brass Solos

Open Solos Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Eb Soprano Cornet ESCAPADE by Joseph Turrin Winwood Music https://youtu.be/EzThY2FIaH8
Bb Cornet

JUBILANCE by William Himes

(Observe Cut end of Bar 147 to Bar 182)

Salvationist Publishing & Supplies Ltd. https://youtu.be/4Cscs3VbMCQ
Flugelhorn CONCERTPIECE NO.2 by Vassily Brandt International Music Company (IMC) https://youtu.be/ZnJYieD8Fvk
Eb Tenor Horn The Piper O' Dundee by Kenneth Downie Just Music Brass Band https://youtu.be/xfYV6aiv26Q
Baritone Concerto for Baritone 1st Movement by Martin Ellerby Studio Music https://youtu.be/kgr2KfvAbqM
Euphonium Harlequin by Philip Sparke
(Observe Cut end bar 28 with Pause then straight to Bar 53)
Publisher – Anglo Music https://youtu.be/ToD8pUG1weg
Tenor Trombone Chorale Cadence et Fugato by Henri Dutilleux (Alphonse Leduc) https://youtu.be/4_CXbTN4pKM
Bass Trombone New Orleans Eugene Bozza (Alphonse Leduc) https://youtu.be/MpFscuGSMrU
High Tuba 3 Miniatures for Tuba and Piano by Anthony Plog (Alphonse Leduc) https://youtu.be/ib0ZFPFsPhY
Low Tuba Introduction and Dance by Joseph Barat Southern Music https://youtu.be/ltmBcVaEeos
French Horn Hunters Moon — G Vinter Boosey & Hawkes https://youtu.be/4T0Sg9yYKDc
Trumpet 4 Variations Sur Un Theme De Domenico Scarlatti by Marcel Bitsch Boosey & Hawkes https://youtu.be/qGM8iathnBM


Junior Brass Solos

Junior Solos Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Eb Soprano Cornet CARRICKFERGUS by Alan Fernie Publisher : Just Music UK. https://youtu.be/NUxWitRGKQ8
Bb Cornet ZELDA by Percy Code Boosey & Hawkes https://youtu.be/cc17zumtfUI
Flugelhorn Zanette by Percy Code Boosey & Hawkes https://youtu.be/1n0H1TIhzNc
Eb Tenor Horn Tricky Tango by John Barber John Barber Music https://youtu.be/YcJLDHkl_1Y
Baritone Zanette by Percy Code Boosey & Hawkes https://youtu.be/1n0H1TIhzNc
Euphonium Sonata Brevis by Rodney Newton Prima Vista Musikk  
Tenor Trombone Piece Concertante by Samuel Rousseau (International Music Diffusion) https://youtu.be/Uhlg63J7ueI
Bass Trombone Concerto for Bass Trombone by Elizabeth Raum (Movements 2 & 3) (Cherry Classics)



High Tuba Tuba Concerto 1st Movement by Vaughan Williams
(Cut the Cadenza)
Oxford University Press https://youtu.be/qVzgvr3XqOY
Low Tuba Variations on a Theme of Beethoven by Handel Carl Fischer https://youtu.be/AiVjZyJ4xXk
French Horn Romance Op.36 by Camille Saint- Saens DURAND https://youtu.be/Zd0NV_Rd3eI
Trumpet Three Episodes by Joseph Turrin Editions Bim https://youtu.be/LmZowR5Ey_Q


Open Woodwind Solos

Open Solos Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Piccolo Dancing on the Wind by Carolyn Morris Australian Composers https://carolynmorris.com.au/track/1942900/dancing-on-the-wind-2nd-mvmnt
Flute Sonata in G Minor –
Miriam Hyde (mvts 2 and 3)
Australian Composers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqmRPn2AMg
Oboe Poulenc Sonata Movt 2 and 3 Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hgiP3XLKQ8
Bb Clarinet Sonatina for clarinet and piano - Joseph Horovitz (mvt 2 and 3) Boosey

From 5:43


Bass Clarinet Andante and Allegro - Yvonne Desportes JW Pepper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vklCVnGcmCE
Bassoon Love Serenade by Matthew Hindson Australian Music Centre https://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/hindson-matthew-love-serenade/10384
Alto Sax Carnival of Venice by Demersseman Presto Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeVuh7jHLCk
Tenor Sax Duality (1+2 mvt.) - Catherine McMichael Catherine McMichael

https://open.spotify.com/album/3FFky8KxarvJNNj42CyvYS?si=skthB-JkT3aaSDGDDd1CGg&nd=1 *

Bari Sax Three Dances by David Jex (Mvt. 1&2) Sheet Music Plus

https://open.spotify.com/track/38wpe330yv4UGoyAP9OBgl *


Junior Woodwind Solos

Junior Solos Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Piccolo Pickles and Ice Cream by Gary Schocker Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-EDWLQhbY
Flute On A Moonlight Night… by Maria Grenfell Reed Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijK9V-XBhpo
Oboe Italian Dance by Madeleine Dring Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqyA_7Kt72g
Bb Clarinet Ballade from 4 Characteristic Pieces by William Hurlstone Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA9Ns0kBong
Bass Clarinet Two Russian Pieces by Kalinnikov/Kossenko (from Concert and Contest book) Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cE9ZglZozo
Bassoon Lyric Suite - 1st and 5th Movements by Thomas Dunhill Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HFN65JZQag
Alto Sax Valse Vanite by Wiedoeft

Presto Music

Sheet Music Plus 
(Out of print)

Tenor Sax The Listener by Lachlan Davidson Reed Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3NaYwgUDSo
Bari Sax Perdy Perdy by Lachlan Davidson Reed Music https://www.reedmusic.com/1835/saxophone/saxophone-alto/saxophone-alto-piano-level-c/perdy-perdy-2/


Open Percussion Solos 

Open Percussion Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Snare 3 Pieces for Snare Drum - No. 1 by Ian Cleworth Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pDE7fJlj34
Timpani GD by Ryszard Pusz Australian Music Centre  
Mallet Fancy and Flight by Anne Cawrse Australian Music Centre

https://open.spotify.com/track/0dM4zhr9oTzXIiqu9O4cec *

Multi Engine Room by James Campbell Sheet Music Plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt_kt7eyBlU


Junior Percussion Solos 

Junior Percussion Test Piece Publisher Performance Link
Snare 18.12 by Richard Pusz Australian Music Centre  
Timpani Blue Steel by Rob Parks Tap Space https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLSNFF5M52w
Mallet Brazillian Children Songs: 1-A Conoa Virou by Ney Rosauro Ney Rosauro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NMnMLaMMjA
Multi Game Show by James Campbell Tapspace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pRgOB_cJpA


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