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National Championship of Great Britain (Crystal Palace)

Sat 25 Sep 1926

Format: Test Piece Contest
Test Piece: An Epic Symphony 1926
Adjudicators: Hubert Bath , James Brier
Venue: Crystal Palace (Concert Hall), Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham, County of London, England, UK

Position Band Conductor Draw
1 St. Hilda Colliery William Halliwell 7
2 Carlisle St. Stephens William Lowes 13
3 Wingates Temperance William Halliwell 14
4 Sowerby Bridge William Halliwell 3
5 Creswell Colliery J. A. Greenwood 6
6 Black Dyke Mills William Halliwell 12
Harton Colliery J. A. Greenwood 1
Irwell Springs William Halliwell 2
South Moor Colliery Joseph Crawford Dyson 4
Horwich RMI J. A. Greenwood 5
Callender's Cable Works Tom Morgan 8
Fodens Motor Works William Halliwell 9
Luton Red Cross William Halliwell 10
Marsden Colliery J. A. Greenwood 11
W Australian Commonwealth
W Carlton Main
W Gwaun Cae Gurwen
W Hebden Bridge


1st: 100 Pounds plus the 1000 Guinea Trophy
2nd: 50 Pounds plus the Daily Telegraph Challenge Cup
3rd: 30 Pounds
4th: 20 Pounds
5th: 10 Pounds

The Test Piece was recorded on three 12" sides in a relay from CP and issued shortly after on the Columbia label. The fourth side was the Hallelujah Chorus (Handel). The recording quality is excellent and is one of several made at various events during that year.

Printed from https://brassbandresults.co.uk/