2022 Swiss Open — 4Barsrest

Brass band Berner Oberland received their sixth Swiss Open title in Luzern.

A brace of “concrete” performances noticed brass band Berner Oberland win the thirty second Swiss Open title on the KKL Corridor in Luzern.

Pushed by Corsin Tuor, he was positioned joint third on set-work, and third for his choose of alternative as he claimed his first win within the competitors since 2018 and his sixth success total. did.

It got here with the 5,000CH first prize as they had been two factors forward of defending champion brass band 13 Etoiles with brass band Luzern Land (a fusion band of brass band Luzerner Hinterland and brass band Michaelsmeet shaped in 2013 to play on the occasion solely). , within the third.

The adjudication system didn’t take into consideration the highest and backside marks of a five-member panel individually in every topic.


Within the format, the band carried out set-work by musician Stephen Roberts referred to as ‘The Different Facet of Silence’. Impressed by the repetition of listening to stay music after the Covid-19 hiatus, it took its title from a quote from George Elliot’s novel ‘Middlemarch’.

Within the afternoon the 2 draw sections (1–5, 6–10) had been reversed, with the contestants taking part in the orchestral picks of their alternative from a set listing wherein the band positioned their 5 favourite picks so as. These are then allotted to make sure that no bands are repeatedly substituted.

strong efficiency

Brass band Berner Oberland carried out the primary and fourth actions from Respighi’s ‘Pines of Rome’, whereas brass band 13 toiles performed ‘Til Ulenspiegel’s Lustige Streich’ by Richard Strauss and Luzern, Berlioz’s ‘Benvenuto Cellini’. In fourth place the brassband Bergermusik Luzern performed two actions from Respighi’s ‘Roman Festivals’.

Talking to 4BR about his win, BBO Band Secretary Julian Pollack stated: “The joys of saying the outcomes lastly turned out to be the right day for us. Thanks to 2 very strong performances and a few luck, we had been thirty second Can take residence Besson’s trophy. Swiss Open competitors for Bernese Oberland!”

spectacular expertise

He continued: “After the morning efficiency we had lunch after which returned with our alternative. After the playful first motion we crammed the corridor with the epic sounds of the well-known Pines of Rome ‘March’, which was applauded. was rewarded with

The efficiency was described by lots of BBO’s musicians as some of the spectacular experiences ever at a contest.

We congratulate the taking part bands, particularly the brass band Treis toiles and the brass band Luzern Land, for his or her worthy podium locations and nice mates for his or her profitable participation within the Cuivares Euphonia below the route of our band coach V © Ronique Geiger-Pitelaud. Congratulations to

The joys of the outcomes lastly turned out to be the right day for us. Thanks to 2 very strong performances and a few luck, we will take residence the Bernese Oberland trophy of the thirty second Basen Swiss Open competitors!bbo


Set Work: The Different Facet of Silence (Stephen Roberts)
Judges: Carlo Balmeli, Ian Bousfield, Holger Broner, Howard Laurieman, Stephen Roberts
work set/personal alternative = whole

1. Brass Band Berner Oberland (Corsin Tuor): 171/171 = 342
2. Brass Band 13 Etoiles (Frédéric Théodoloz): 162/178 = 340
3. Brass Band Luzern Land (Roland Froescher): 172/167 = 339
4. Brasband Burgermusik Luzern (Michael Bach): 163/176 = 339
5. Ensemble de Cuivres Vallisson (François Roh): 171/164 = 335
6. Obergauer Brass Band (Patrick Otiger): 173/158 = 331
7. Wahlberg Band (Ivan Melmans): 165/166 = 331
8. Brass Band Friborg (Maurice Donet-Monay): 170/155 = 325
9. Liberty Brass Band Ostschwicz (Stephen Roth): 156/169 = 325
10. Ensemble de Cuivares Euphonia (VÃ © ronique Gyger): 161/153 = 314

Finest Percussion in Set Work: Obergauer Brass Band
Finest Personal Alternative Efficiency: Brass Band 13 Etoiles

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