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Young Composers Award - National Centre for Early Music

Friday, February 17, 2023

Manchester, United Kingdom

Young composers (18 and under; 19 - 25) are invited to write a new work for the virtuoso period instrument group: The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble. Instrumentation: 2 cornetts, 3 sackbuts, optional chamber organ. 3 - 4 mins. Your work will be based on popular tune from the Spanish 16th & 17th centuries (2 tunes are given on website). Use the given melody as a starting point for your own ideas. Send your entry in A4 format as a pdf file. Entrants under 18 must have parent or guardian permission. Will be judged on skill and imagination. Up to 8 entries will be chosen for a full-day workshop on 12 May 2023 in York, UK. You will hear your pieces played and they will be streamed. Accomodation and transport costs will be provided. The winning piece(s) will be selected for a public concert in Manchester which will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast.

DEADLINES: To register: 17 February 2023. To send scores: 17 March 2023

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