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6th International Composition Competition - Homburg Symphony Orchestra

Friday, March 31, 2023

Homburg, Germany

The Homburg Symphony Orchestra, in cooperation with the City of Homburg/Saar, is organizing the 6th International Composition Competition of the City of Homburg in the fall of 2023. The overall theme of the competition is: “Orchestra Song in the XXI Century”. Orchestra songs / works for voice and orchestra can be submitted. The vocal range is either soprano (a - c‘‘. No exposed excursions in the high register, neither long phrases on the lowest notes) or bass-baritone (low bass-baritone, height up to es‘ or e‘, occasional f‘ possible. Falsetto possible). Texts must be notated in latin letters. Spoken language, German or other language.

Participation: Only work by composers born after January 1st 1988 is eligible to be accepted for the competition. Submission must be unpublished work. The level of difficulty should be consistent with the expectations of an ambitious amateur orchestra.

Duration: approx. 8 minutes

Largest permitted instrumentation:
-3Fl (2nd and 3rd also picc), 2Ob (2nd also EH), 3Cl (3rd also Bass cl.), 2Fg (2nd also dbsn)
-4Hrn, 3Tr, 3Trb, Tb, Timp + 2Perc. (possible instruments: Snare Drum, bass Drum, cymbals, TamTam, chimes)
-Strings (about 8/8/6/6/4)

Three prizes will be awarded with total prize money of 3500€. The decision of the jury is not contestable. The legal process is excluded. Travel expenses (within Europe) to the prize winner‘s concert as well as accommodation costs in Homburg will be covered.

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