The Band Test Pieces are all prescribed, and were announced on 4th September, 2021.

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

Where available, example YouTube links are provided to recordings of these pieces.  Please note that these provide interpretations only, and are intended to assist with preparation, rather than illustrating an exemplar.


Brass Band Test Pieces

Event Title Composer Publisher YouTube Link
Open A Grade Brass Dynasty Peter Graham Gramercy Link
Open B Grade Brass Brass Triumphant Gareth Wood Prima Vista Musikk Link
Open C Grade Brass Viking Age Thierry Deleruyelle De Haske Link
Open D Grade Brass Parnassus Jan van der Roost De Haske Link
Junior A Grade Brass Variations on Laudate Dominum (revised version) Edward Gregson SP&S Link
Junior B Grade Brass Partita Edward Gregson R Smith Link
Junior C Grade Brass An Irish Folk Song Suite (*) arr. Rob Hume Obrasso None available

 * Note that the Junior C Grade Brass Test Piece is the full brass band (with reduced instrumentation) version, and NOT the 4 parts and percussion flexible arrangement.


Concert Band Test Pieces

Event Title Composer Publisher YouTube Link
Open A Grade Concert Fragile Oasis Peter Meechan Meechan Music Link
Open B Grade Concert An Original Suite Gordon Jacob (ed. Christopher Heidenreich) Hal Leonard / Boosey & Hawkes Link
Open C Grade Concert Driven David Jones Brolga Link
Open D Grade Concert Creed William Himes Kjos Link
Junior A Grade Concert Twist Jodie Blackshaw Brolga Link
Junior B Grade Concert Lyric Suite Gerald Finzi / John Moss Hal Leonard / Boosey & Hawkes Link
Junior C Grade Concert Eternal Peaks Robert W. Smith Alfred/Belwin Link