CALL FOR SCORES – works for full (but not Wagnerian) symphony orchestra, ideally between 3-7 minutes.

March 16, 2017 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

http://www.bristolmillenniumorchestra.co.uk

Deadline – 6th May 2017

CALL FOR SCORES – works for full (but not Wagnerian) symphony orchestra, ideally between 3-7 minutes.

Works for full orchestra = 2222 (possibly triple woodwind), 4331, timps, perc, strings.

Also of particular interest in this call – piano concertos.

NO ENTRY FEE.

The Bristol Millennium Orchestra is planning a composers’ workshop on Monday 17 July 2017 (date tbc) on 2 or 3 new pieces, playing through with composers present. The aim is to give composers an opportunity to hear their orchestral works tried out, and for the orchestra to experience some more new music.

Please email scores (ideally Sibelius file and pdf) ideally plus mp3 to John Pitts at bristolcomposers@blueyonder.co.uk with your contact details. [No Dropbox please]. Please also say whether you’re likely to be able to attend (Clifton, Bristol, UK). Composers of selected pieces will be contacted soon after the deadline and will then need to provide a set of parts (at their own cost). We’ll aim to record the sessions for each composer’s interest.

Please read this:

At our last call for scores we received over 150 scores – so please do not send in scores for anything other than full orchestra: we cannot consider anything where any of our players are left out, nor pieces that need additional forces (except possibly triple woodwind/piano/harp). Also, please no unusual seating arrangements (if we were subsequently to decide to programme it in a concert, it would need to be practical to perform).

We are an amateur orchestra who perform a good range of music, and we sound best when the instruments are well-written for and being well used – bare scores may sound great but can be less enjoyable to play, and it is frustrating for players to count 92 bars rest before playing their only three notes! Ie: purposeful, rich, inclusive scoring is good – scoring which feels as good quality as established romantic/20th-century/film orchestral repertoire.

On this occasion we’d also be particularly interested to receive piano concerto scores (of any length).