Stephen Roberts talks about his approach to composing his test piece ‘Reflections on Swan Lake’ based on the work by Tchaikovsky.
In 2012 the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) under the auspices of Chairperson, Alan Morrison, issued all adjudicator members the guidelines for effective adjudication of all U.K. and worldwide competitions. This document (Performance Assessment Criteria – PAC) is reproduced for bands and conductors in order that they may rehearse their competition pieces in line […]
Stephen Robert’s ‘Reflections on Swan Lake’ has been chosen as the 2015 British Open Test Piece at the Symphony Hall in September this year. This follows the success of Stephen’s well respected score ‘Arabian Nights’ which was used at the same contest in 2013. In his article, Stephen writes about score interpretation with a particular […]