International Contest of Composition for Band

“Hymn of Valcamonica”


Submission period

Tue Feb 8 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu May 5 at 09:59PM UTC

Results date

Sun May 15 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Entry fee 50 €
The Music High School “C. Golgi” of Breno (Brescia, Italy) in cooperation with Provincia di Brescia, Comunità Montana and BIM of Valle Camonica, the city of Breno, the city of Darfo Boario Terme, the Education Office of Brescia in the person Doct. Bonelli, ANBIMA Brescia, ABMB Brescia, the Union of Musical Bands of Valle Camonica and the publisher Eufonia, organizes an International Contest of Composition for Band, with the aim of promoting, increasing and divulgating the repertoire.

Category A – COMPOSERS) Composition of an original instrumental piece – Medium difficulty
Category B – STUDENTS) transcription of an opera aria for solo voice and band – Medium difficulty

The contest is open to composers of all nationalities and ages. Each composer can apply for only one composition.
The submitted original compositions may not have been previously performed, published or awarded a prize of any kind. They must be free of any liabilities, including those with publishing houses. Sending an already-published work can lead to disqualification.

Compositions can be written in any language, trend, genre or musical form. Scores must be neat, legible, and adhere to accepted standards.
Compositions must be inspired by the Hymn of Valle Camonica “Oi della Val Camonica”.
This hymn can be freely used by competitors as a citation, theme and variation o in any other creative form.

The composition must be written considering the following musical instruments:
Piccolo; Flute 1-2; Oboe 1; Clarinet 1-2-3; Alto Clarinet (opt.); Bass Clarinet; Bassoon; Alto Saxophone 1-2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet 1-2, (3rd opt.); Horn 1-2; Trombone 1-2; Euphonium (Bass Clef); Tuba; Percussion: Mallets (Glockenspiel/Xylophone); Timpani; Snare/Bass Drum, Cymbals, Auxiliary Instruments – max 2 players

Ethnic instruments can be used, provided they can be replaced with traditional instruments.

Composition must be no more than 6,30 minutes long.

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