31st Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet Contest, 23rd May 2020

This year’s the event will be held at Southgate Methodist Church, Elland. Once again piano accompaniment will be available for all solo’s and duets and we are hoping our two classes for tuned percussionist’s will attract some entrants. Once again the event is being sponsored by Band Supplies.

The adjudicator for this year’s special event is renowned Eb Horn soloist Sheona White.

Over the years contestants have travelled from across the country to come and take part in the traditional contest to perform their unaccompanied Slow Melody. Traditionally, a “Slow Melody” is a song, aria or ballad to illustrate the performers lyrical ability and tonal quality. Examples of a traditional slow melody are:

The Lost Chord The Holy City
Softly Awakes My Heart Rusalka’s Song to the Moon
The Flower Song The Star of Bethlehem
Nirvana Bless This House
Abide with Me Sunshine of Your Smile
The Iceberg Lend Me Your Aid

The competition includes 7 Slow Melody Sections, 2 Duet Sections and 2 Quartet Sections, plus two percussion classes. Annual trophies are awarded to the winners of each category plus 2nd and 3rd prize winners receive a keep sake trophy, depending on the number of entries per class. We also have novice sections for first time entrants.

  • Junior Novice Under 13
  • 11 years & Under
  • 14 years & under
  • 16 years & under
  • Junior tuned percussion (Under 16)
  • Senior Novice (open age)
  • Veterans (over 40)
  • Open Age (Any age)
  • Senior tuned percussion (Open Age)
  • Junior Duets (16 & Under)
  • Junior Quartet (16 & Under)
  • Open Age Duets (Any age)
  • Open Age Quartet (Any age)

Please click on the link below to download a poster and entry form for this years event.

Slow Melody Poster 2020

For more information please contact Kathleen Harrison on 01484 717126 or fill out our Contact form.