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Date: Tuesday, 14th August 2007
Contributor: Ian Embelton - Chief Executive

MAP plans for 2008


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Musical Appreciation and Presentation Format 2008

Requirements for MAP 2008

The MAP format will continue to apply in the Grade 4 (A & B) and Novice Juvenile competitions at all Major Championships, and at the Ulster and English Championships. In the MAP Heats, Bands will require to present 3 two-parted 2/4 marches selected from the 22 tunes listed below. The required “Style and Interpretation” will continue to be “Spirited and Lively” (i.e. “rhythmic and expressive with clarity of execution and good musical effect”).

Requirements for the Final will be unchanged – i.e. 2 minutes 45 seconds to 4 minutes 30 seconds of Quick March Rhythm – and any MAP tunes played in the Heats can also be played in the Final. This gives Bands the opportunity to take MAP tunes into their main selection thus enhancing the skills already attained/practiced.

MAP Marches for 2008

All 14 from 2006 list have been retained being:
01. Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
02. Corriecholies’s 43rd Welcome to the Northern Meeting
03. Greenwood Side
04. I’ll Gang Nae Mair Tae Yon Toon
05. Jenny’s Bawbee
06. MacKay’s Farewell to the 74th
07. Mhari Bhan
08. Pipe Major William Ross’s Farewell to the Scots Guards
09. Teribus
10. The 72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen
11. The Brown Haired Maiden
12. The Drunken Piper
13. The Earl of Mansfield – (First 2 Parts)
14. The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel

Added for 2008:

15. Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering – (First 2 Parts)
16. Auchmountain’s Bonnie Glen – (First 2 Parts)
17. Australian Ladies – (First 2 Parts)
18. McKenzie Highlanders
19. Men of Argyll – (First 2 Parts)
20. The Pipers Cave
21. Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin
22. The 25th K.O.S.B.’s Farewell to Meerut – (First 2 parts)

It is emphasised that the tunes are not test pieces and, therefore, bands may customise the music by adding or deleting embellishments as they see as appropriate to suit their ability. Bands are strongly recommended to refer to the guidance offered in “The Language of Music” provided with the original MAP pack, copies of which can be purchased from the RSPBA Online Store.

Music for the additional tunes will be sent to Bands late September 2007. All MAP tunes will also be available via the RSPBA Website for download at that time.


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