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Review of Fishguard contest

FOUR CITIES SYMPHONY
FISHGUARD 2014

A three hour journey lay ahead;
Not ideal, it must be said.
To add to this the coach was late
Which we could not anticipate.
At six o’clock we were all tired
But resolute and fully fired
As we set out to this contest
Determined we would do our best.
Four cities far away from home,
London, Paris, Moscow, Rome.
Each one different from the rest
Interpreting would be the test.
Robin, with his usual flair
Brought feeling to the music there.
Good opening for the LONDON style,
Contrast good, which brought a smile.
The music really flows along
With very little going wrong.
PARIS, romance in the air,
Complete contrast to be fair.
Heavy and uneven start
But Lauren played with all her heart..
Adjudicator not dismayed,
At K elegantly played.
ROME, again a different story
Monastries in all their glory.
Tuning problems showing there
But Pritchard-Jones was aware
That “good dynamic contrast made”
By all the players as they played.
Good style, just to set the mood
The movement ending “very good”.
MOSCOW, pomp and circumstance,
Now the players had the chance
To show how well it would be played;
Adjudicator not dismayed.
“Not overdone, played with style,
Controlled and rhythmic all the while”.
Results were out, justice done.
NEWPORT BAND PLACED NUMBER ONE!
A second trophy handed out
To Robin, who was without a doubt
The Best Conductor on the day,
Inspired the Band their best to play.
Thanks to Matthew and Dean too
For helping make our dreams come true.
Another contest now to face
And aim to have a winning place.
NEWPORT BAND WILL FACE THE TEST
And prove to all they are THE BEST!!
Olive Horton

Olive Horton

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