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About the instrumental classes
Welcome to the instrumental classes for the 2017 Eisteddfod.

We are all looking forward to celebrating the arts at our annual Eisteddfod and we welcome your entries to the instrumental classes. There are many classes for you to select from and the adjudicator and I look forward to hearing you perform. Class descriptions may be different from previous years so please read them carefully. Do check out our Partnership classes.

Can I remind past competitors to select pieces that you have not performed at the Kettering Eisteddfod within the last two years. Please contact me if you need any further information.

Lynda Langdell (Music Secretary)

This years pieces were chosen by Diana Morris
Our adjudicator is Mrs Eileen Field ARAM,GRSM,LRAM,ARCM,PGCA


  • PLEASE NOTE
  • The official accompanist may be used in Classes 25 to 59 (inclusive)
  • Competitors who wish to use the official accompanists in “Own Choice” classes should indicate this on the entry form and MUST send their copy to the Music Secretary no later than 1st February 2017. NO reminders will be sent and the official accompanists reserve the right to refuse to play music not received by the due date
  • TIME LIMITS must be STRICTLY adhered to and refer to the actual performance time
  • Unless otherwise stated all classes are 'Own Choice'

Pianoforte Solo Classes
Class 1 Pianoforte solo 7 years and under
  ‘Ladybug’ by Jane Smisor Bastien
from ‘Bastien Piano Basics Performance Level 1’WP211
(Pub. Neil A Kjos Music Company)

Class 2 Pianoforte solo 8 years and under
  ‘Bill Grogan’s Goat’ by Jane Smisor Bastien  - The use of the pedal is optional.
from ‘Bastien Piano Basics Performance Level 1’WP211
(Pub. Neil A. Kjos Music Company)

Class 3 Pianoforte solo 9 years and under
  ‘Black and White Blues’ by Heather Hammond
from ‘Even Cooler Piano Funky Pieces Book 1’ (Pub. Kevin Mayhew)

Class 4 Pianoforte solo 10 years and under
  ‘The Swinging Sioux’ by Gillock
from ‘The Best of Grade 1 Piano’ (Pub. Faber)

Class 5 Pianoforte solo 11 years and under
  ‘Melody’ by Schumann
from ‘Album for the Young Op.68’ (Pub ABRSM) OR any good edition
OR from ‘The Best of Grade 1 Piano’ (Pub Faber)

Class 6 Pianoforte solo 12 years and under
  ‘Spider in the Bath’ by Wedgwood
from ‘Piano For Fun’ by Pam Wedgwood (Pub. Faber)

Class 7 Pianoforte solo 14 years and under
  ‘Blueberry Blues’ by Wedgwood
from ‘Piano For Fun’ by Pam Wedgwood (Pub. Faber)

Class 8 Pianoforte solo 16 years and under
  ‘Valse Lente’ by Oskar Merikanto - No repeats.
from Grade 6 Exam Pieces 2017-2018 (Pub. ABRSM)

Class 9 Pianoforte solo 18 years and under
  “Any piece on the current Associated Board, Trinity Guildhall or London College of Music Grade 8 Syllabus

Class 10 Pianoforte solo Open
  Time Limit 10 minutes

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Pianoforte Duet Classes
Class 11 Pianoforte duet 8 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 12 Pianoforte duet 9 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 13 Pianoforte duet 10 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 14 Pianoforte duet 11 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 15 Pianoforte duet 12 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 16 Pianoforte duet 14 years and under
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 17 Pianoforte duet 16 years and under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 18 Pianoforte duet Open
  Time limit 10 minutes

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Pianoforte Trio - six hands
Class 19 Pianoforte trio - six hands - 8 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 20 Pianoforte trio - six hands - 10 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 21 Pianoforte trio - six hands - 12 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 22 Pianoforte trio - six hands - 14 years and under
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 23 Pianoforte trio - six hands - 16 years and under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 24 Pianoforte trio - six hands - Open
  Time limit 10 minutes

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Ocarina Classes
  • In all Ocarina Classes the Time Limit is 3 minutes

 
Class 25 Ocarina, School Key Stage 1, solo

Class 26 Ocarina, School Key Stage 1, group

Class 27 Ocarina, School Key Stage 2, solo

Class 28 Ocarina, School Key Stage 2, group

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Solo Instrument Classes
  • In all Solo Instrumental Classes competitors may perform more than once in the same class if performing on a different instrument

String Solos (including Guitar)
Class 29 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 8 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 30 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 9 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 31 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 10 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 32 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 11 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 33 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 12 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 34 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 14 years and under
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 35 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 16 years and under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 36 Any Stringed Instrument Solo 18 years and under
  Time limit 8 minutes

Class 37 Any Stringed Instrument Solo, Open
  Time limit 10 minutes

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Brass or Woodwind Solos (including Recorders)
Class 38 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder Solo 8 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 39 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 9 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 40 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 10 years and under
  Own choice   Time limit 3 minutes

Class 41 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 11 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 42 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 12 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 43 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 14 years and under
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 44 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 16 years and under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 45 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo 18 years and under
  Time limit 8 minutes

Class 46 Woodwind, Brass or Recorder solo Open
  Time limit 10 minutes

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Ensemble and Orchestra Classes
  • In all Ensemble and Orchestra Classes a teacher may act as accompanist and/or conductor
     

Ensemble and Orchestra (2 to 12 players)
Class 47 Instrumental ensemble 8 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 48 Instrumental ensemble 9 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 49 Instrumental ensemble 10 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 50 Instrumental ensemble 11 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 51 Instrumental ensemble 12 years and under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 52 Instrumental ensemble 14 years and under
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 53 Instrumental ensemble 16 years and under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 54 Instrumental ensemble open
  Time limit 10 minutes
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Ensemble, Band or Orchestra (More than 12 players)
Class 55 Orchestra, band, or instrumental ensemble, 11 years and under
  Own choice(s)    Time limit 10 minutes

Class 56 Orchestra, band, or instrumental ensemble, 16 years and under
  Own choice(s)    Time limit 10 minutes

Class 57 Orchestra, band, or instrumental ensemble, Open
  Own choice(s)    Time limit 10 minutes

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Recital Classes
  • In Recital Classes competitors may perform more than once in the same class if performing on a different instrument

  • Own choice of at least two contrasting pieces excluding music set for piano classes or performed in any other class in this Eisteddfod.


Class 58 Mini Recital, any instrument, 13 years and under
  Time Limit 10 minutes

Class 59 Recital class, any instrument, 14 to 18 years
   Time Limit 15 minutes

Family Class
Class 60 Family Entertainment by 2 or more performers, Open
  Any combination of instruments and/or voices and/or speech
ALL performers must be members of the same family
The official accompanist may not be used in this class
Time limit 10 minutes

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Partnership Classes
  • Partnership classes are for two performers - any combination of instrument and voice

  • BOTH performers will be adjudicate

Class 61 Partnership Class, 14-18 Years 
  Time limit 8 minutes

Class 62 Partnership Class, Open
  Time limit 10 minutes

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