Recorder

Adjudicator: Keith Allen MMus BA FTCL ARCM PGCE Closing date for entries: 1st December 2020
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD * Please send entries to:
Tony Smart
Dates: 13th – 14th February 2021Taffrail, Crede Lane, Bosham, PO18 8NX
* Online entry available here

Keith Allen was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, going on to take post-graduate studies at Birmingham, Kingston and Thames Valley Universities. He played clarinet and saxophone with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Company and others. His previous positions include: Saxophone Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire; Head of Birmingham Music Service; Musical Director: Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company and Consultant Editor, Faber Music.

Present positions include Musical Director, Birmingham Symphonic Winds; Artistic Director, National Concert Band Festival; Conductor, Solihull Youth Wind Orchestra and clarinet tutor of European Youth Summer Music.

He is also an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. In 2011, Keith directed University Wind Bands in Minnesota USA.

PLEASE NOTE: A harpsichord is not available for this section; only a piano will be available for accompaniment.

Please see the full rules and regulations here.

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CONCERTO CLASS

Own choice of one or two movements from a concerto originally intended for recorder. Performers should introduce the piece they are to play. N.B. The exact time must be stated on your entry form.


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R26Grades 5-6 £9.50
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R27Grades 7-8 £11.50
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R28Diploma £11.50

EXAMINATION MUSIC

An opportunity to play any ONE piece for your next examination (from any current syllabus).


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R12Grades 1-2 £7.00
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R13Grades 3-4 £9.50
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R14Grades 5-6 £9.50
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R15Grades 7-8 £9.50
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R16Diploma £11.50

NON-COMPETITIVE CLASS

For adult players of any standard who will be given a helpful commentary on their playing of their own choice of music.


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R22Non-Competitive Class £9.50

OWN CHOICE SOLOS

Teachers and candidates should ensure that the pieces they choose in the Own Choice categories conform to the indicated Grade.


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R1Descant Recorder Elementary Level (Pre Grade 1) £7.00
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R10Treble Recorder Grades 7-8 £9.50
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R11Treble Recorder Diploma £11.50
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R2Descant Recorder Grades 1-2 £7.00
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R3Descant Recorder Grades 3-4 £9.50
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R4Descant Recorder Grades 5-6 £9.50
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R5Descant Recorder Grades 7-8 £9.50
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R6Descant Recorder Diploma £11.50
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R7Treble Recorder Grades 1-2 £7.00
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R8Treble Recorder Grades 3-4 £9.50
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R9Treble Recorder Grades 5-6 £9.50

RECITAL CLASS

Performers should offer 2/3 contrasting pieces either with or without accompaniment and playing any recorder(s) to create a varied programme.


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R23Grades 5-6 £11.50
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R24Grades 7-8 £13.00
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R25Diploma £19.00

UNACCOMPANIED CLASS

An opportunity to play an unaccompanied piece on any recorder. One piece or one movement from a sonata or similar work or any one complete set of variations from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob Van Eyck. (Although players may select from any reliable edition, we would draw their attention to Der Fluyten Lust-hof: The Beginners’ Collection, edited by Thiemo Wind, XYZ 1042, as being particularly appropriate for the earlier grades.)


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R17Grades 1-2 £7.00
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R18Grades 3-4 £9.50
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R19Grades 5-6 £9.50
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R20Grades 7-8 £9.50
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R21Diploma £11.50