Call for scores NY Licorice Ensemble “Warabe-uta (Japanese traditional songs) Remix!”

February 27, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by newmusicscotland

NY Licorice Ensemble (Japanese professional all female clarinet ensemble) is looking for new works for the 3rd CD “Warabe-uta (Japanese traditional songs) Remix”.

The chosen piece(s) will be recorded and performed by the ensemble in July 2015, in Japan.
Winning composers will be given opportunities to pursue publishing options.
Recording of finalists available to all contestants.
Works will also be considered for further performance opportunities in Japan and US.

3 to 10 minutes in length
Using one of the Japanese Warabe-uta melody as a motive.

6 to 8 clarinets, include up to 2 Eb clarinets and 3 bass clarinets (low C).
No alto (can be played by basset horn or bass clarinet) and contra clarinet. No tape music.

a brief bio (in English or Japanese)
a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or may be one file)
program notes (in English or Japanese)
a link to an audio file recording of the piece; it may be on Soundcloud, Dropbox, etc. (good midi or piano renditions are ok – just as long as we can tell what’s what.)
by 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, March 20th, 2015

There is NO LIMIT to the number of pieces a composer can submit.
Chosen works remain under the copyright of their composers and do not transfer in any way to the ensemble.
Although we would really love to have the composer of the chosen work attend the concert, no travel stipend can be offered at this time.
There is no prize money associated with the Call for Scores at this time.
NY Licorice Ensemble reserves the right to not choose a piece if none are deemed suitable or we cannot accommodate them in the time given. We also can accept up to 60 minutes of music for the CD so send your stuff!!
The decision will be published by the end of April 2015 on
To determine our level of performance you can visit this dropbox folder and listen to some sound samples.
Click here to view the downloadable resources (PDF files of the Warabe-uta melodies & words)