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Four Preludes (1947), Eric Ball

Contest Test Pieces (28)

Date Contest Winner
9th Nov 2013 Swedish National Championship (First Division) Åsenhöga Missionskyrkas Brassband
4th Sep 2005 NSW State Championships (Junior A Grade) Gunnedah Shire
20th Sep 2003 National Championship of Great Britain (Third Section Final) Diggle
25th Oct 1997 Pontins (Third Section) Pemberton Old
30th Nov 1996 Dutch Nationals (Third Division) Looft den Heer Beetgumermolen
6th May 1990 East Anglian BBA Spring Festival (Class B) Royal British Legion Spalding
3rd Dec 1988 Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Third Section) Wincanton Silver
24th Nov 1984 SEWBBA (Porthcawl) Contest (Fourth Section) Aberystwyth
8th Apr 1979 East Anglian BBA Class B Haverhill
17th Nov 1973 SWBBA Contest (Second Section) Mount Charles
2nd Dec 1967 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Second Section) Leicester Imperial
10th Apr 1966 Australian Championships (C Grade) Tuggerah Lakes District (NSW)
20th Nov 1965 Reading Contest (Second Section) Barnet
25th May 1963 Senior Trophy Berry Hill Silver
10th Feb 1963 Council of Brass Band Associations (Section C) Kibworth
1st Dec 1962 NIBA Championship of Ireland (Grade 2 Brass) Newtownards Silver Band
20th Oct 1962 National Championship of Great Britain (Third Section Final) Tadley Silver
26th Oct 1957 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) Langley Prize
22nd Jan 1949 Huddersfield & District BBA December Contest (Section A) Hepworth Silver
2nd Oct 1948 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) Markham Main Colliery
15th May 1948 North of England Area (Second Section) Coxlodge Institute
15th May 1948 Welsh Area (Second Section) Ammanford Silver
28th Mar 1948 North Eastern Area (Second Section) Markham Main
20th Mar 1948 West of England Area (Second Section) Woodfalls Silver
13th Mar 1948 North West Area (Second Section) Pemberton Old
28th Feb 1948 Scottish Area (Daily Herald Qualifying) Contest, Second Section Kilsyth Miners' Welfare
21st Feb 1948 Midlands Area (Second Section) Langley Prize
7th Feb 1948 London and Southern Counties (Second Section) Grays Temperance


Own Choice Test Pieces (4)

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Date Contest Band Position
10th Nov 2018 Swedish National Championship (First Division) Åsenhöga Brass Band 2
3rd Oct 1981 NSW State Championships (B Grade) Kahibah Bowling Club 3
9th Nov 1957 Birmingham Association Contest (Section B) Arley Welfare 1
9th Nov 1957 Birmingham Association Contest (Section A) Arley Welfare 3


Four movements: 1. Prelude for a Solemn Occasion 2. Prelude to a Comedy 3. Prelude to a Tragedy 4. Prelude to Pageantry

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