|Musical Appreciation and Presentation (MAP) competition format|
The RSPBA is introducing a new Musical Appreciation and Presentation (MAP) competition format in 2006 at Major Championships for Grade 4 and Novice Juvenile pipe bands. To assist bands in preparing for the new competition format a self-development educational programme has been created by the RSPBA’s Academy of Pipe Band Musicianship.
Starting in 2007 MAP tunes were introduced as the playing requirements at
championships for Grades Novice, 4A and 4B. Grades Novice and 4B should choose 4
Marches from the tune list 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”).
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.
2/4 Marches - 2 parts
Strathspeys - 2 parts
Reels - 2 parts