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Instrumental
Whether you play the violin, the cello, recorder, guitar or an electronic keyboard there is a class for you in the Instrumental Section. With more classes than any other section there are opportunities to perform as a soloist or with others in an ensemble.
The Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals are always hotly contested and offer a wonderful showcase for the best of each instrumental group. 
NEW for 2020 on the evening of 12th March: Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year.
Junior Concerto Classes offer a special challenge for all instruments. Classes for both age groups will take place on Tuesday 25th February on the Main Stage at the White Rock Theatre.
Browse the Instrumental syllabus and make your entries online.
Any queries contact the section secretary,
Gillian Muhlemann: drossel@drossel.plus.com 

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Programme

Browse the Instrumental programme

Any queries contact the Section Secretary, Gillian Muhlemann at gillianmu@sky.com

Classes

Note that in set pieces repeats will be optional unless specifically stated in this syllabus, but all DC and DS marks must be observed.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but competitors may not enter more than one medal class in the same instrumental group in the same year.

Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

3000 Beginners Piano. Age under 9

Set piece: Any two solo pieces (without any optional duet part) from Piano Magic Tutor Book 1 by Jane Sebba (A & C Black, London)

Fee   ₤7.50

Open to those who have learnt for not more than 18 months. Performers entering this class cannot enter any other solo piano class.

3004 Beginners Piano. Age 9 and under 15

Set piece: Any two solo pieces (without any optional duet part) from Abracadabra Piano book 2 by Jane Sebba (A & C Black, London)

Award: F & E RATCLIFFE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Open to those who have learnt for not more than 18 months. Performers entering this class cannot enter any other solo piano class.

3008  Piano. Age under 8

Set piece: Start the Music! by David Blackwell and White Sand and Grey Sand arranged by Jane Sebba from Piano Star 1 compiled and edited by David Blackwell and Aisling Greally (Associated Board)

Award: JAMES MORREN MEMORIAL CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

3012 Piano. Age 8 years only

Set piece: Shopping Trolley Rag by Alan Bullard (without optional duet part) and Ten o'Clock Tiptoe by Sarah Watts from Piano Star 1 compiled and edited by David Blackwell and Aisling Greally (Associated Board)

Award: SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss Patricia Cain)

Fee   ₤7.50

3016  Piano. Age 9 years only

Set piece: The Cool Wizard! by Pam Wedgwood and Podgy Tourers by Gary Carpenter from Piano All Sorts Initial to Grade 1 (Faber Trinity Repertoire Library)

Award: NYE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

3020 Piano. Age 10 years only

Set piece: The Little Dove (Czech Traditional) and A Porcupine Dance by Kabalevsky from Raise the Bar Initial to grade 2 (Trinity College London Press)

Award: FERNBANK CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

3024 Piano. Age 11 years only

Set piece: Courante by Rosalind Anne Greenidge and Reggae by Christopher Norton from Raise the Bar Initial to grade 2 (Trinity College London Press)

Award: NANCY CORDERY CUP (Presented by Miss Nancy Cordery)

Fee   ₤7.50

3028  Piano. Age 12 years only

Set piece: Strange Things Happen by Sarah Watts from Encore book 1 compiled by Karen Marshall (Associated Board)

Award: BARBARA TURNER CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

3032 Piano. Age 13 years only

Set piece: Ballade from 25 Easy and Progressive Studies op 100 by Burgmuller (Associated Board)

Award: SILVER CHALLENGE CUP 'A' (Presented by Miss Patricia Cain)

Fee   ₤7.50

3036  Piano. Age 14 years only

Set piece: Mazurka from Album for the Young op 39 by Tchaikovsky ed Howard Ferguson (Associated Board)

Fee   ₤7.50

3040 Piano. Age 15 years only

Set piece: Study in A flat op 47 no 23 by Heller from The Best of Grade 5 Piano ed Anthony Williams (Faber)

Award: LITHOF PIENA CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

3044 Piano. Age 16 and under 18

Set piece: Honey by R Nathaniel Dett from American Piano Repertoire Level 1 Ed Stephen Coombs (Faber)

Award: KATHERINE BARKER-SAMPSON SILVER CHALLENGE CUP Presented by Miss Marjory R. Perks

Fee   ₤10.00

3048 Piano. Age 18 and over

Award: FLORIAN WILLIAMS SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

3052 Senior Piano. Age 60 and over

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

3056 Primary Piano. Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 2 mins

Own Choice: Grade 1 standard.

Classes 3056-3072:- Candidates may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.

3060 Elementary Piano. Any age

Award: CYNTHIA CLARKE CUP (Presented by Cynthia Clarke)

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 2 mins

Own Choice Grade 2 standard

 

Classes 3056-3072:- Candidates may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.

3064 Transitional Piano. Any age

Award: VIVIAN GRAY MEMORIAL TROPHY

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice Grade 3 standard.

Classes 3056-3072:- Candidates may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.

3068 Lower Piano. Any age

Award: COUNTESS BRASSEY CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice: Grade 4 standard.

Classes 3056-3072:- Candidates may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.

3072 Higher Piano. Any age

Award: CURWEN CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice: Grade 5 standard

Classes 3056-3072:- Candidates may only enter one of these classes and the appropriate examining grades must be observed.

3076  Piano. Borough Residents Age under 12

Set piece: Taking It Easy by John York and Mazurka by E Szonyi from Piano All Sorts Initial to Grade 1 (Faber)

Award: GREENLEES CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Competitors must reside in Hastings or St. Leonards

3080 Piano. Borough Residents Age 12 and under 15

Set piece: Consolation from 25 Easy and Progressive Studies op 100 by Burgmuller (Associated Board)

Award: THE PEGGY DOWDELL CUP B

Fee   ₤7.50

Competitors must reside in Hastings or St. Leonards

3084 Piano Sonatina. Age under 11

Award: MRS L. LOCKYER CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Own Choice: Any Sonatina movement by Mozart, Clementi, Kuhlau, Dussek, Beethoven, Attwood, Samuel Wesley or similar.

No time limit.

3088 Piano Sonatina. Age 11 and under 13

Award: CHARLES CRACKNELL MEMORIAL CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Own Choice: Any Sonatina movement by Mozart, Clementi, Kuhlau, Dussek, Beethoven, Attwood, Samuel Wesley or similar.

No time limit.

3092 Piano Sonatina. Age 13 and under 15

Award: MARION TIGHE SILVER CHALLENGE TROPHY (Presented by Mr W J Hilder)

Fee   ₤7.50

Own Choice:Any Sonatina movement by Mozart, Clementi, Kuhlau, Dussek, Beethoven, Attwood, Samuel Wesley or similar.

No time limit.

3096 Piano Sonata. Age under 16

Award: MARJORIE SKELLORN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss Marjorie Skellorn)

Fee   ₤7.50

Own Choice: Movement of any Sonata.

No time limit.

3100 Piano Sonata. Age 16 and over

Fee   ₤10.00

Movement of any Sonata.

No time limit.

3104 Piano Bach. Age under 12

Award: JOSEPH PARSONS CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3108 Piano Bach. Age under 16

Award: P.J.MORREN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice

3112 Piano Bach. Any age

Award: A D'BRETHERTON SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss A. D'Bretherton)

Fee   ₤10.00

Own Choice

No time limit.

3116 Piano Chopin. Age 16 and over. Open

Award: THE CHOPIN CUP

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice

3120 Piano French Composer. Age 16 and over Open

Award: EILEEN WARREN ROSE BOWL

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice

3124 Piano Contemporary. Age under 12

Award: JEAN LOCKYER CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

One or more pieces in a contemporary idiom, composed after 1960. No-one may enter more than one of these Contemporary Classes. Credit will be given for suitability of choice.

3128 Piano Contemporary. Age under 16

Award: JOHN LONGMIRE SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

One or more pieces in a contemporary idiom, composed after 1960. No-one may enter more than one of these Contemporary Classes. Credit will be given for suitability of choice.

 

3132 Piano Contemporary. Age 16 and over

Award: THELMA HILL CHALLENGE CUP Presented by: Miss Thelma Hill

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 4 mins

One or more pieces in a contemporary idiom, composed after 1960. No-one may enter more than one of these Contemporary Classes. Credit will be given for suitability of choice.

3136 Piano. Popular Music. Age under 18

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

One or more pieces of light drawing room or popular music (including ragtime but not jazz) published c.1850-1950. Composers such as, but not limited to, Albert Ketelbey, Wilfrid Sanderson, Charles Ancliffe, Gustave Lang, Eric Coates, Ronald Binge. Credit will be given for choice of repertoire and presentation.

3140 Piano Recital. Age under 16

Award: ALEXANDRIA JAGIELSKI CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Mrs Alexandria Jagielski)

Fee   ₤12.50

Up to 10 mins

Own choice.

More than one piece. Grade 5 and above. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

3144 Piano Recital. Age 16 and over. Open

Award: GIPPS DIPLOMA CUP (Presented by Mrs Bryan and Miss Laura Gipps)

Fee   ₤20.00

Up to 15 mins

Own Choice: More than one piece. Grade 7 and above.

Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment, and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

3156 Piano Bronze Medal. Age under 15

Set piece: Song of the Lark from Album for the Young op 39 by Tchaikovsky ed Howard Ferguson (Associated Board)

Award: BRONZE MEDAL

Fee   ₤10.00

The Bronze Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

3160 Piano Silver Medal. Age 15 and under 18

Set piece: Notturno op 54 no 4 by Grieg (Peters)

Award: SILVER MEDAL

Fee   ₤14.00

The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

3164 Piano Gold Medal. Any age. Open

Award: GOLD MEDAL

Fee   ₤18.00

Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above. 10 mins

The winner with a mark of 85 or over will qualify for entry into Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year

and a chance to win £150.

The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved

3168 Piano Sight - Reading. Age under 12

Fee   ₤7.50

Grade Guide 1-2

3172 Piano Sight-Reading. Age 12 and under 16

Fee   ₤7.50

Grade Guide 3-4

3176 Piano Sight-Reading. Age 16 and over

Fee   ₤10.00

Grade Guide 5-6

3180 Piano Duet. Age under 11

Set piece: Big Ben and Polka from First Duet Album by Barbara Kirkby-Mason (Bosworth)

Award: The Piano Cup

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

3184  Piano Duet. Age under 15

Set piece: Pastorale by Chaminade from Real Repertoire Piano Duets grades 4-6 (Faber, Real Repertoire Library)

Award: JEAN TUCKNOTT CHALLENGE CUP (Presented by Miss Jean Tucknott)

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

3188 Piano Duet. Any age

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice

3189 Piano Trio. Any age

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

 

Candidates need not adhere to the bowing and fingering in the copies, but some change of position should be shown in all classes aged 15 and over. Da Capo and short repeats of eight bars or fewer should be observed.

 

Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but not in the same year. Competitors are not allowed to enter more than one medal class in the same instrumental group in the same year.

 

Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

 

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

 

3196 Strings Beginners - Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Any age. Own Choice.

Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.

Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other solo strings class.

3197 Strings Solo Unaccompanied. Age under 18

Fee   ₤7.50

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp.

Own choice of a movement from any Sonata, Partita or Suite.

No time limit.

3198 Strings Sonata. Any age. Open

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 10 mins

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass or Harp.

Own Choice from Baroque or Classical period

3199 Strings Sonata. Any age. Open.

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice, Romantic period and later.

3200 Strings Recital. Any age.

Award: THE GEOFFREY SANDS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Fee   ₤15.00

Up to 10 mins

Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Guitar or Harp

Own Choice: More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

3204 Strings Bronze Medal. Age under 15

Award: BRONZE MEDAL

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice: Grade 5 standard

3208 Strings Silver Medal. Age 15 and under 18

Award: SILVER MEDAL

Fee   ₤14.00

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Grade 7 standard.

The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a mark of 85 being achieved.

3212 Strings. Gold Medal . Any age. Open

Award: GOLD MEDAL

Fee   ₤18.00

Up to 10 mins

Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.

The winner with a mark of 85 or over will qualify for entry into Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year and a chance to win £150.

The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved

 

 

3214 Strings Grade 0-1 standard. Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Violin, Viola, Violoncello.

One or more pieces from Wagon Wheels by Katherine and Hugh Colledge. Boosey and Hawkes.

3215 Strings. Grade 1-2 Standard. Any Age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Violin, Viola, Violoncello.

One or more pieces from Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time Runners by Kathy and David Blackwell, Oxford.

3216 Strings. Grade 2-3 Standard. Any age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Violin, Viola, Violoncello.

One or more pieces from Fiddle/Viola/Cello Time Sprinters by Kathy and David Blackwell, Oxford.

3217 Strings. Grade 3-4 Standard. Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Violin, Viola, Violoncello.

One or more pieces from Solos for Young Violinists/Violists/Cellists Volume 1 Summy-Birchard Inc.

 

3220 Violin Solo. Age under 9

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice

3224 Violin Solo. Age 9 and under 11.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice.

3228 Violin Solo. Age 11 and under 13.

Award: ALAN DOONE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice.

3232 Violin Solo. Age 13 and under 15.

Award: EARL DE LA WARR CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice.

3236 Violin Solo. Age 15 and under 17.

Award: BOSWORTH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice.

3237 Violin Solo. Age 17 and over

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

3248 Viola Solo. Age under 9.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice

3252 Viola Solo . Age 9 and under 11.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice.

3256 Viola Solo. Age 11 and under 13.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice.

3260 Viola Solo. Age 13 and under 15.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice.

3264 Viola Solo. Age 15 and under 17.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3268 Viola Solo. Age 17 and over.

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own choice

3272 Violoncello Solo. Age under 9.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice.

3276 Violoncello Solo. Age 9 and under 11.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice.

3280 Violoncello Solo. Age 11 and under 13.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice

3284 Violoncello Solo. Age 13 and under 15.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3288 Violoncello Solo. Age 15 and under 17.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

 

3292 Violoncello Solo. Age 17 and over

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

3296 Double Bass Solo. Age under 9

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice.

3300 Double Bass Solo. Age 9 and under 11.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice.

3304 Double Bass Solo . Age 11 and under 13.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice.

3308 Double Bass Solo. Age 13 and under 15.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3312 Double Bass Solo. Age 15 and under 17.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3316 Double Bass Solo. Age 17 and over.

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own choice

3324 Harp Solo. Any age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Grade 1 to 2.

3328 Harp Solo Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Grade 3 to 5.

 

3332 Harp Solo Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Grade 6 to 7

3336 Harp Solo Any age

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own choice. Grade 8

3340 Strings Duets. Accompanied. Age under 15

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 7 mins

Own choice

3342 Strings Duets Accompanied. Age 15 and over

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 7 mins

Own choice

3344 Classical Guitar Solo. Beginners Age under 13

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months. Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other solo string classes.

Own choice.

3346 Classical Guitar Solo. Age under 11

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice

3348 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 11 and under 13

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice

3350 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 13 and under 16

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own choice

3352 Classical Guitar Solo. Age 16 and over

Award: SILVER CHALLENGE CUP B Presented by Mrs S Johnstone

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 5 mins

 

3354 Classical Guitar Duet. Any age

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

 

Different key recorders are classed as different instruments. Performers may enter any solo recorder class twice provided they play a recorder of a different key. There is no limit to the number of classes a performer can enter providing the age limits are observed.

Recorder Duets

Any minimum age applies to the elder partner, but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal even if under the minimum age for the class, but competitors are not allowed to enter more than one medal class in the same year.

 

3372 Recorder Beginners. Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 2 mins

Own choice.

For those who have learnt for no more than 18 months. Performers entering this class cannot enter any other solo recorder class.

3380 Recorder. Age under 10

Award: FAIRLIGHT TROPHY presented by Mrs Ann Hohenkerk

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 2 mins

Own choice

3384 Recorder. Age under 11

Award: 1066 MUSIC TROPHY

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 2.5 mins

Own choice

3388 Recorder. Age under 12

Award: 1066 MUSIC CHALLENGE BOWL

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 2.5 mins

Own Choice

3392 Recorder. Age under 14

Award: V HARVEY TROPHY 'A' Presented by Mrs V Harvey

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice

3396 Recorder. Age under 16

Award: BLAIRMONT TROPHY presented by Mrs Ann Hohenkerk

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

3400 Recorder. Age 16 and over

Award: MISS M GIBB CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

3401 Recorder Recital Any age

Award: THE LAURELS TROPHY

Fee   ₤15.00

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice: More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

 

3420 Recorder Bronze Medal Age under 16

Award: BRONZE MEDAL

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own choice: Two contrasting pieces or movements.

Grade 5 standard.

3424 Recorder Silver Medal. Age 16 and over

Award: SILVER MEDAL

Fee   ₤14.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice . Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 7 standard.

3428 Recorder Gold Medal. Any age Open

Award: GOLD MEDAL

Fee   ₤18.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice.

Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.

The winner with a mark of 85 or over will qualify for entry into Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year and a chance to win £150.

The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved

3432 Recorder Duet. Age 10

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements.

3436 Recorder Duet. Age 11 and under 16

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements.

3440 Recorder Duet. Age 16 and over

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice Two contrasting pieces or movements.

3444 Recorder Trio. Age under 11

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements.

3448 Recorder Trio. Age 11 and under 16

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice Two contrasting pieces or movements.

3452 Recorder Trio. Age 16 and over

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice Two contrasting pieces or movements.

3460 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 4 or below.

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3464 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 5

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 4 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice

3468 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 6

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 4 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

3472 Elementary Recorder Band. Year 7 to 8

Award: FAIRLIGHT SHIELD

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 4 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

3476 Elementary Recorder Band Any age

Award: THE PIPEAUX SHIELD

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 4 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

3480 Advanced Recorder Band Any age

Award: FRANK BOUQUET SILVER CHALLENGE CUP Presented by Mrs M Bouquet

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 4 people

Up to 8 mins

Own choice.

Woodwind classes are open to any woodwind instrument such as bassoon; clarinet in Bb or C; flute; oboe; piccolo; saxophone.

Competitors who play more than one instrument may enter the same class twice.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

 

3481 Woodwind Grades 1-2 standard. Any age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice of one or more pieces from:

Flute: Time Pieces for Flute, Vol.1 (ABRSM)

Oboe: Winner Scores All for Oboe arr Lawrence (Brass, wind: piano accompaniment published separately)

Clarinet: The Really Easy Clarinet Book arr. Davies and Harris (Faber Bb or C edition)

Saxophone: Time Travels for Saxophone arr. Buckland and Scott (Astute Music : Bb & Eb piano accomp. published separately)

Bassoon: Time Pieces for Bassoon Vol.1 arr. Denley

(ABRSM: standard/mini -bassoon)

3482 Woodwind Grades 3-4 standard. Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice of one or more pieces from:

Flute: Chocolate Box Novello (Novo 16203)

Oboe: Time Pieces for Oboe Vol 2 arr. Denley (ABRSM)

Clarinet: Time Pieces for Clarinet Vol 3 arr. Denley (ABRSM)

Saxophone: Time Pieces for Bb/Eb Saxophone Vol 2 arr. Denley (ABRSM)

Bassoon: Time Pieces for Bassoon Vol 2 arr. Denley (ABRSM-standard/mini bassoon)

3484 Woodwind Beginners. Age under 12

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice.

Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.

Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other class for solo woodwind other than recorder.

3486 Woodwind Beginners. Age 12 and over

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own choice

Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.

Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other class for solo woodwind other than recorder.

3488 Woodwind. Age under 14

Fee   ₤7.50

Own Choice Up to 4 mins

3490 Woodwind Age 14 and under 16

Fee   ₤7.50

Own choice Up to 5mins

3494 Woodwind Age 16 and over

Fee   ₤10.00

Own choice. Two contrasting pieces.

Up to 10 mins.

3496 Woodwind Ensemble. Age under 14

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice. Group of any size.

3498 Woodwind Ensemble. Age 14 and over

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

Group of any size. Own choice.

3504 Woodwind Bronze Medal.

Award: BRONZE MEDAL

Fee   ₤10.00

15 and younger

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 5 standard.

3506 Woodwind Silver Medal.

Award: SILVER MEDAL

Fee   ₤14.00

Up to 8 mins

Own Choice.

Two contrasting pieces of Grade 7 standard.

The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

 

 

3508 Woodwind Gold Medal. Any age. Open

Award: GOLD MEDAL

Fee   ₤18.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice of two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.

The winner with a mark of 85 or over will qualify for entry into Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year and a chance to win £150.

The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved.

3512 Woodwind Recital. Any age

Award: THE WOODWIND CUP

Fee   ₤15.00

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice. More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

Each competitor has the opportunity to enter three different solo classes as well as duets, bands and, for the more advanced students, medals.

Competitors must provide their own keyboards.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

 

3903 Electronic Keyboard Beginners. Age under 11

Award: THE B&T TROPHY

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own choice.

3906 Electronic Keyboard Beginners. Age 12 and over

Award: THE JACKIE BROWNE CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own choice.

3908 Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age under 12

Award: THE BONNER TROPHY

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3911 Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age 12 and over

Award: THE JACKIE BROWNE MEMORIAL TROPHY

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice

3915 Electronic Keyboard Solo Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own choice from a current Grade 1 or Grade 2 Syllabus

3917 Electronic Keyboard Solo Any age

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice from a current Grade 3 or Grade 4 syllabus

3919 Electronic Keyboard Bronze Medal

Award: BRONZE MEDAL

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Any age

Own choice of two contrasting pieces from a current Grade 5 syllabus.

3920 Electronic Keyboard Silver Medal.

Award: SILVER MEDAL

Fee   ₤14.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice of two contrasting pieces from a current Grade 7 syllabus

Any age.

The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

3921 Electronic Keyboard Gold Medal.

Award: GOLD MEDAL

Fee   ₤18.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice of 2 contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.

Any age

The winner with a mark of 85 or over will qualify for entry into Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year and a chance to win £150.

The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved.

3922 Duet-Two Keyboards. Age under 12

Award: THE RASHA TROPHY

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 4 mins

Own choice.

3923 Duet-Two Keyboards. Age 12 and over

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice.

3925 Primary Keyboard Band. Age under 12

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 3 people

Up to 4 mins

 

3926 Keyboard Band. Any age

Award: THE HASTINGS YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 3 people

Up to 5 mins

Grade 1 and Grade 2 standard.

3928 Transitional Keyboard Band. Any age

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 3 people

Up to 6 mins

Own choice. Grade 3 and 4 standard.

3929 Intermediate Keyboard Band. Any age

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 3 people

Up to 8 mins

Grade 5 and 6 standard

3930 Advanced Keyboard Band. Any age

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 3 people

Up to 10 mins

Grade 7 and 8 standard.

3931 Adult Keyboard Band. Age 21 and over

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 3 people

Up to 10 mins

Own choice.

3932 Classical Electronic Keyboard Solo. Age under 12

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

3933 Classical Keyboard Solo. Age 12 and over

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice 

Brass classes are open to cornet; euphonium; horn; trombone; trumpet; tuba.

Competitors who play more than one instrument may enter the same class twice.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

Duet Classes. A minimum age limit applies only to the elder partner but the younger must not perform in another age group of a similar class.

Medals. The winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal and the winner of a Silver Medal may enter for a Gold Medal but not in the same year. Competitors are not allowed to enter more than one medal class in the same instrumental group in the same year.

 

3516 Brass Solo Beginners. Age under 15

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice

Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months. Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other brass solo class.

3520 Brass Solo Beginners. Age 15 and over

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own choice

Open to those who have learnt for no more than 18 months.

Competitors entering this class cannot enter any other brass solo class.

3524 Brass Solo. Age under 15

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice.

3528 Brass Solo. Age 15 and over.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 6 mins

Own choice.

3532 Brass Duet. Age under 13.

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 5 mins

Own choice

3536 Brass Duet. Age 13 and under 19.

Fee   ₤12.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 7 mins

Own choice

3540 Brass Duet. Age 19 and over.

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

Own choice

3544 Brass Trio. Age under 13.

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 5 mins

Own Choice

3548 Brass Trio. Age 13 and under 19.

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 7 mins

Own choice

3552 Brass Trio. Age 19 and over.

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 3 people

Up to 10 mins

Own choice

3556 Brass Primary. Any age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 3 mins

Own Choice. Grade 1 standard.

3560 Brass Elementary. Any age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice. Grade 2 standard.

3564 Brass Transitional. Any Age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own choice. Grade 3 standard.

3568 Brass Intermediate. Any age.

Fee   ₤7.50

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice. Grade 4 standard.

3572 Brass Bronze Medal. Any age.

Award: BRONZE MEDAL

Fee   ₤10.00

Up to 6 mins

Own Choice. Two contrasting pieces Grade 5 standard.

3576 Brass Silver Medal. Any age.

Award: SILVER MEDAL

Fee   ₤14.00

Up to 8 mins

Own choice. Two contrasting pieces of Grade 6/7 standard.

The Silver Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

 

3580 Brass Gold Medal. Any age. Open.

Award: GOLD MEDAL

Fee   ₤18.00

Up to 10 mins

Own choice. Two contrasting pieces or movements of Grade 8 standard or above.

The winner with a mark of 85 or over will qualify for entry into Class 3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year and a chance to win £150.

The Gold Medal will be awarded subject to a minimum mark of 90 being achieved

3581 Brass Recital. Any age.

Fee   ₤15.00

Up to 15 mins

Own Choice. More than one piece. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation,dress, deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch time concert.

 

3588 Brass Ensemble. Age under 14.

Award: BATTLE TOWN BAND TROPHY (Presented by Battle Town Band)

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice. One adult allowed.

3592 Brass Ensemble. Age under 17.

Award: SUSSEX BRASS TROPHY Presented by Battle Town Band

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

Own choice.

Any number of performers. One adult allowed.

3596 Brass Ensemble. Any age.

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

Own choice.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY 2020, DURING THE HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PIANO ON THE MAIN STAGE AT THE WHITE ROCK THEATRE.

Any movement(s) from any concerto for brass, percussion, piano, recorder, strings or woodwind.

There will be two pianos on stage for piano entries

Competitors may enter the same class twice on different instruments..

Performers must provide their own accompanists.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

There will be a chance for competitors to warm up in the Sussex Hall of the White Rock Theatre prior to the competition.

3600 Instrumental Concerto. Age 13 and under

Award: £150 subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

Fee   ₤20.00

Up to 10 mins

Any movement from any concerto for piano, wind, strings, brass or percussion. Competitors must provide their own accompanists. Piano concertos will be accompanied by a second piano.

3602 Instrumental Concerto. Age 14 and under 18

Award: £150 subject to a minimum mark of 85 being achieved.

Fee   ₤25.00

Up to 15 mins

Any movement from any concerto for piano, wind, strings, brass or percussion. Competitors must provide their own accompanists. Piano concertos will be accompanied by a second piano.

The minimum number of players in a chamber music ensemble is two and the maximum eight.

Performers may choose any combination of instruments. There must be only one player to each part.

Solo Sonatas with an accompaniment derived from a figured bass are not acceptable.

Performers must provide their own music stands.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

3356 Chamber Music. Age under 15

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 2 to 8 people

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice

 

3358 Chamber Music. Age under 18

Fee   ₤15.00 per group

Group of 2 to 8 people

Up to 12 mins

Own choice.

3360 Chamber Music. Any age.

Award: ANN KENWOOD SILVER CHALLENGE TROPHY

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of 2 to 8 people

Up to 15 mins

Own choice.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE AGE GROUPS LAST YEAR.

Class 3363 is age under 14

Class 3364 is Age 14 and under 19.

 

The Orchestras must consist of 9 or more players with a combination of any orchestral instruments.

One adult player is permitted.

Competitors must provide their own music stands.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

3363 Orchestra. Age under 14

Award: RUTH MAGGS SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 9 people

Up to 10 mins

Own choice

3364 Orchestra. Age 14 and under 19

Fee   ₤25.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 9 people

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice. 

Any number of performers who are related.

Any instruments and/ or voices.

One piano will be available.

Photocopies may not be used for performances. They may only be used by adjudicators and will be destroyed at the end of the session.

3876 Family Music Making Any age

Award: HORACE FUNNELL CUP Presented by Mr Stanley Parsons

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 7 mins

Any age

Own choice. A programme of music; vocal, instrumental or mixed. 

Any combination of ethnic instruments such as bagpipes; bells; bongos; gamelan; sitars; steel drums.

3880 World Music. Any Age

Fee   ₤20.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

 

Own Choice

PRIMARY SCHOOLS FIRST ACCESS

Large Primary School Ensembles for First Access Classes. FREE to enter.

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Any instruments permitted. Teachers are welcome to perform as members of the ensemble. A piano will be available. Please let the section secretary know prior to the competition day if you are using a CD.

 

Each Primary School will receive a donation from the John and Irene Foster Charitable Trust towards the purchase of musical instruments, music or travel expenses

3900 Primary Schools First Access

Award: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CUP Presented by: Mrs Ann Hohenkerk

Fee   ₤0.00 per group

Group of a minimum of 2 people

Up to 10 mins

Own Choice

Other Classes

3604 Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year

Award: Hastings Young Instrumentalist of the Year Trophy

Fee   ₤0.00

Entrants to this class will be decided by the four adjudicators during the course of the Festival who will nominate memorable and outstanding performances. Winners of any Instrumental Gold Medal class with a minimum mark of 85 will also qualify for the chance to win £150 providing a mark of 85 or more is awarded. there will be a runners up prize of £50.00.

The provisional date for this class is Thursday,12th March, evening session. Competitors will be required to perform the pieces for which they achieved this recognition.

Large Primary School Ensembles for First Access Classes. FREE to enter.

Any instruments permitted. Teachers are welcome to perform as members of the ensemble. A piano will be available.

Each Primary School will receive a donation from the John and Irene Foster Charitable Trust towards the purchase of musical instruments, music or travel expenses.

3900 Primary Schools First Access

Award: PRIMARY SCHOOLS CUP, Presented by: Mrs Ann Hohenkerk
Fee £0.00 per ensemble/group
Group of any size
Up to 10 minutes
Own Choice

Hastings Musical Festival is working in partnership with Hastings Rotary Club to find entrants for their Young Musician of the Year competition.

Winners of the Gold Medals in any Instrumental Group together with the winners of the following classes: 3040, 3044, 3236, 3264, 3288, 3312, 3352, 3400, 3494, 3528 will be invited to compete in the Hastings Area heats of the National Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition in October/November 2019. District, Regional and National finals will be held in 2020.

Winners must achieve a mark of 85 or above in these classes and must be aged 18 or under on 31st August 2019 to be eligible to enter. Competitors must be in full time education but not at professional music college on this date.

Adjudicators

Kenneth Roberts Piano and woodwind MA, BA(Hons) ATCL, PGCE

Kenneth works as Musical Director for numerous companies at home and abroad. He has played and conducted at many prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall, etc. His second opera, 'Mister Butterfly,' which he wrote in 1994 was premiered in Hong Kong and featured in a BBC World Service documentary. He also enjoys giving lecture recitals on subjects ranging from Mozart to ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton. He has worked extensively in New Hampshire, USA, on educational music projects and in 2002 fulfilled a commission from the Purcell School, with the Vaughan-Williams Trust, as part of their centenary celebrations for Sir William Walton. Kenneth is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. www.kennethroberts.co.uk.

Kay Tucker LTCL, ARCM, AGSM, PGCA, PGCE

Kay Tucker was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and began studies on the cello at the age of 12, continuing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Her portfolio career has combined teaching and adjudicating with performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.

Since 1998, Kay has been in popular demand as an Adjudicator throughout the UK, having worked at well over 200 festivals including the National Festival of Music for Youth. ‘Encouragement’ is a key word in all aspects of Kay’s work and she has great joy in working alongside musicians of all ages, particularly the very young.

Kay's passion for teaching led her to develop an early years strings & general musicianship system known as ‘Stringbabies’. Since its’ inception in 2004, ‘Stringbabies’ has become well established and accepted as a leading approach in strings teaching (surprisingly to all ages!) and is being delivered throughout the UK and abroad in individual teaching practices, schools and music services.

In 2016, Musicbabies for Recorder was published, being the first adaptation of Stringbabies for a non-stringed instrument.

Kay is currently working in partnership with Victoria College Examinations to develop a bespoke Stringbabies Award for beginner string players.

In 2013 and 2014, Stringbabies was shortlisted for the Inaugural Rhinegold Music Teachers Awards for Excellence in music education. In 2014 Kay was also a finalist in the BBC Community Heroes Awards in Education in respect of her work in developing ‘Stringbabies’.

Over recent years, Kay worked as a consultant to Trinity Guildhall, selecting and co-selecting repertoire for graded exams and diplomas.

Kay is a Trustee and member of the Executive council of the European String Teacher’s Association (ESTA) as well as chairman of Horsham Performers Platform.

Kay became an Adjudicator Member of the British and International Federation of Festivals in 1997 and undertook the Post-graduate Certificate in Adjudication in 1999/2000, www.stringbabies.com.

Crispian Steele-Perkins

Crispian Steele-Perkins is known as a virtuoso solo trumpeter who performs at London’s Royal Albert, Festival and Barbican Halls, previously also New York Carnegie, Boston Symphony, Sydney Opera and Tokyo Suntory Halls. He also enjoys appearing at British provincial festivals and concert clubs. During the first twenty years of his long career he played in major orchestras [Royal Philharmonic, English National Opera, English Baroque Soloists] . His playing is best known for the signature tune to The Antiques Roadshow and as a prolific recording artist he was described by Continuo Magazine [USA] as ‘the world’s foremost exponent of the Baroque Trumpet’. In Oct 2015 the BBC’s CD Review selected his recording of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto as the best available. As well as playing on many film and TV scores he has accompanied singers such as Dame Kiri te Kawana, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Leslie Garrett and on TV Kate Bush and Sir Cliff Richard; in a varied career he also played lead trumpet for Led Zeppelin and Frank Zappa.

Ann Hohenkerk ALCM FISM

Ann has been involved in the world of music for most of her life! She took piano and recorder lessons from an early age with the late Mrs Violet Harvey, a very well-known music teacher in Hastings. Ann began teaching at the age of 15, and is still running her own music school in Fairlight. Her passion for the keyboard and electronic organ began back in the 80’s when she trained as an organ teacher with Yamaha Music UK. She went on to become a Regional Instructor for them, training many teachers throughout the UK. Ann became an examiner for the London College of Music, travelling and examining extensively throughout the UK and the Far East. She has published a book of keyboard band arrangements for LCM, and has been an advisor for their keyboard curriculum. Ann is delighted to be asked to adjudicate this year. She has been involved with the Hastings Musical Festival for over 50 years, and would like to wish all of the performers, young, and not so young, a very happy time at the festival!.