|INTERNATIONAL CARILLON COMPOSITION CONTEST|
RHENEN - On the occasion of Rhenen 750 year City and the fiftieth anniversary of the Van Bergen-carillon in the St. Cunera-tower the 'Stichting Beiaard Cuneratoren' is very pleased to be able to announce a Composition Competition for Carillon. This contest is organized in cooperation with the 'Nederlandse Klokkenspel-Vereniging'.
Saint Cunera was a virgin and martyr. She was born a princess from York (England). On October 29, 340, she was strangled by Aldegonde, the wife of King Radboud, out of jealousy. She is now the patroness of the city of Rhenen.
A piece must be playable on a standard European four-octave carillon: 47 bells, 4 octaves without low c# en d#. Pedal-range from c to g1, manual from c to c4. To assure total objectivity an entry may not have any signs or marks that can reveal the identity of the composer. The names of the winning composer(s) will be revealed to the jury only after their deliberations.
The jury judges on originality, musicality and usefulness or effectiveness for the instrument. The judges may also decide not to award any composition, or to divide the prize money between more than one submitter.
The announcement of the prize-winning piece(s) will take place at the annual meeting of the NKV in Rhenen (The Netherlands) on March 29, 2008. The winning piece(s) and a selection of the other entries will be performed that day. All the composers of the performed pieces will be informed in advance.
Participants have to write down their name, address, the title of the submitted piece(s) and a short curriculum vitae in a letter that accompanies the entry or entries.
Also, every participant agrees on publication and performance in the scope of the competition. The prize-winning composition(s) and a selection of other interesting entries will be published and distributed by the 'Nederlandse Klokkenspel-Vereniging' and the 'Stichting Beiaard Cuneratoren' after the competition.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday January 1, 2008.