Annual Slow Melody & Quartet Contest

The Elland Silver Band Slow Melody and Quartet Contest has been running for over 10 years, attracting over 60 competitors each year. 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 5 Slow Melody Sections, 2 Duet Sections and 2 Quartet Sections. 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.

  • 11 years & Under
  • 14 years & under
  • 16 years & under
  • Veterans (over 40)
  • Open Age (Any age)
  • Junior Duets (16 & Under)
  • Junior Quartet (16 & Under)
  • Open Age Duets (Any age)
  • Open Age Quartet (Any age)

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