04 - SADDLEWORTH FESTIVAL OVERTURE - Parts & Score, 2023 NATIONAL FINALS TEST PIECES, TEST PIECES (Major Works)
Cat No.JM31239 Price
£69.95 Composer: Goff Richards Categories: 2023 NATIONAL FINALS TEST PIECES, TEST PIECES (Major Works)
Set as the FOURTH SECTION test piece for the 2023 National Finals of the British Brass Band Championships in Cheltenham in September 2023
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Set as one of two Fourth Section test pieces for the 2019 Butlins Mineworkers Contest.
Set as the Fourth Section Test Piece for the Butlins Mineworkers Contest 2013.
This overture has previously been used a testpiece for sections 3 and 4.
Goff Richards' uplifting composition was commissioned in 1983 by the Saddleworth Festival of the Arts with a remit that it should "illustrate the link that exists between Saddleworth, England and Saddleworth, Australia."The latter was a township laid out by a Saddleworth emigree James Master who arrived in Australia in 1836.
The overture is based on English and Australian themes — from 'Pratty Flowers', 'Hail Smiling Morn'' and the 'Mowin Match Song' to 'Waltzing Matilda' and 'Advance Australia Fair'.
The work was subsequently used as the 1985 Fourth Section National Final set-work, and has been used played around the globe since — including the Australian, Dutch, Belgian and Norwegian National Championships as well as the National Youth Championships of Great Britain.