5. Edition of “Catalunya Prizes” for Choral Compositions

fcec_1The Catalan Federation of Choirs organizes the fifth edition of the International Prizes “Catalonia” for Choral Compositions. Prizes main purposes are:

  • To encourage the creation of choral works based on poems and literary texts in Catalan language
  •  To encourage the creation of new harmonization on the extensive repertoire of traditional songs of Catalan Countries
  • To facilitate the renovation and upgrade of the choral repertoire with these new songs, to be played by as many choirs as possible
  • To promote the Catalan literature music and to release the richness of our traditional repertoire all over the world.

Participation: This is a free International convocation without any inscription rights.

Contest Regulations: There are six categories of participation according to the following sort of works and its difficulties:

A1: Choral composition “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for mixed voices. Low performing level.
A2: Choral composition “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for mixed voices. Medium performing level.
A3: Choral composition “a cappella”, upon a text in Catalan language, for equal voices. Medium/low performing level.
B1: Harmonization “a capella” of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for mixed voices. Low performing level.
B2: Harmonization “a capella” of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for mixed voices. Medium performing level.
B3: Harmonization “a capella” of “Catalan Countries traditional songs”, for equal voices. Medium/low performing level.

This year, in the centenary of the birth of Salvador Espriu and the tenth anniversary of the death of Miquel Martí i Pol, in the categories A1, A2 and A3, compositions made from poetic texts of these authors will be apreciated.
In the harmonization of traditional songs (categories B1, B2, B3) it must be stated of what publication the original melody is taken, the publisher and year of publication.
Works must be original, unpublished and not previously awarded before at any other competition.
The maximum duration of the works is estimated four minutes.
It will be is considered that the difficulty of the works match and not exceed the specified levels of difficulty for each category of the bases.

Deadline: Works must be handed or send by mail by 15 de September of 2013.

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