|INTERNATIONAL CARILLON CONTEST GORINCHEM|
GORINCHEM - On Saturday 26 September 2009 the Nederlandse Klokkenspel-Vereniging organizes in cooperation with the City of Gorinchem an International Carillon Competition on the carillon of the 'Grote Toren' in Gorinchem. Immediate cause for the city of Gorinchem to initiate this contest is the occasion of Henny Blom being city carillonneur since 25 years.
The carillon of Gorinchem is tuned in equal temperament. All 47 bells, in the range c1 - d1 - e1 - chrom. - c5 and attached as such to the keyboard, were cast in 1965 by bell-foundry Petit & Fritsen in Aarle-Rixtel. The carillon is installed in the top of a fairly closed tower and has a standard North-European keyboard.
Category A (with diploma) is performing in the afternoon. For this category the compulsary work is 'Allegro' of Samuel Barber (1910-1981). The compulsary piece will be sent to each candidate. Every candidate has to play at least one freely chosen original carillon composition and can pick other works as desired. It is however not allowed to exceed the maximum playing time of 20 minutes.
Category B (still without a diploma on 1 January 2009) is performing in the morning. For this category the compulsary pieces are 'Dirge' of Samuel Barber (1910-1981). The compulsary piece will be sent to each candidate. Every candidate has to play at least one freely chosen original composition. More works are allowed, on the condition that the maximum playing time of 20 minutes is not exceeded.
OTHER CONTEST REGULATIONS
In each category not more than six candidates are admitted. In the case of a disproportionate distribution of the number of candidates over the two categories, the board of the NKV may decide to change the partitioning of the prize money and the number of participants in a category. All participants will be informed timely about such decisions.