CONTEST RESULTS

Besson Swiss Open

Date: 28 Sep 2013
Venue: Concert Hall, Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne
Adjudicator(s): Pascal Eicher, Maurice Hamers, Philip Sparke, Dr Robert Childs, Howard Lorriman
Test piece: On Alderley Edge (Peter Graham)

Pos Band Conductor Test Piece Entertainment Total
Draw Points Pos Draw Points Pos points
10 Ensemble de Cuivres Mélodia Stéphane Duboux 151 10 152 10 303 Flag
9 Brass Band Berner Oberland Corsin Tuor 159 8 165 7 324 Flag
Firebird (excerpts) (Igor Stravinsky arr Ray Farr)
8 Entlebucher Brass Ensemble Patrick Ottiger 165 5 160 9 325 Flag
7 Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan François Roh 157 9 171 3 328 Flag
6 Oberaargauer Brass Band A Armin Bachmann 164 6 167 5 331 Flag
Feste romane (L'Ottobrata and La Befana) (Ottorino Respighi arr Howard Snell)
5 Wallberg Band Professor Garry E Cutt 163 7 175 2 338 Flag
4 Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern Michael Bach 173 1 165 7 338 Flag
3 Brass Band Treize Etoiles James Gourlay 172 3 167 5 339 Flag
2 Brass Band Fribourg A Frédéric Théodoloz 173 1 169 4 342 Flag
1 Valaisia Brass Band Arsène Duc 169 4 176 1 345 Flag

Best performance of contest march: Wallberg Band (playing ?)
Best performance of orchestral transcription: Valaisia Brass Band (playing ?)

For the entertainment programme, bands were required to play an ochestral transcription, plus a march composed by a composer from a prescribed list.

The adjudicators were in separate boxes and each awarded placings for each band for both the set test piece and the orchestral transcription.  1st place is then converted to 60 points, 2nd place 59 points, and so on.  The highest and lowest marks awarded to each band were discarded and hence a maximum of 360 points (2 x 180) were available.  Points scored for the own choice march were not included in the overall mark and were for the purpose of deciding the special march prize only.