The Gesualdo Six - Composition Competition 2018-19

Deadline: 18 December 2018 17:00

The Gesualdo Six - Composition Competition 2018-19

Composers are invited to submit a new work for The Gesualdo Six’s second Composition Competition. The winning works will be premiered by the ensemble at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 7 March 2019 and will be considered for publication by Novello & Co Ltd, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.

A prize fund of £1000 is available.ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1. Entrants are required to submit a setting of one of the six texts printed within this document.
2. The work should be scored for six unaccompanied voices (AATTBarB).
3. The work should ideally last between three and five minutes based on a metronome mark given
at the head of the composition, but works outside of this guideline will be considered.
4. Scores may be handwritten or computer-set but in any case should be suitable for performance
without further typesetting. Entries must not bear the name of the composer but should use a
pseudonym (or a random code of letters/numbers).
5. The competition is open to composers of any nationality and of any age.
6. Only one application per composer will be considered.

SUBMISSIONS


1. Postal submissions
a. Scores should be sent to: Owain Park, The Old Music Office, Trinity College, Cambridge,
CB2 1TQ.
b. The composer should use a pseudonym (or code) on the printed score.
c. One unbound copy of the score should be sent.
d. The application form below should be completed, and should be enclosed with a copy of
the first page of music from the score in a separate sealed envelope marked clearly with
the pseudonym used.
e. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 5pm.

2. Email submissions
a. Scores should be sent in PDF form to: composers@thegesualdosix.co.uk. This email
address will be monitored by an external administrator; only the scores will be seen by
members of the panel when adjudicating.
b. The composer should use a pseudonym (or code) on the score.
c. The application form below should be completed, and should be attached as part of the
email submission.
d. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 18 December 2018 at 5pm. 

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