X ANNUAL SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST FOR BANDS

The municipal cultural institute, ‘Joaquin Chapaprieta’ has organised
the (tenth) annual ‘SYMPHONY COMPOSITION CONTEST – CITY OF
TORREVIEJA’ which will take place under the following
rules:

RULES.

1.- All those composers who wish to participate may do
so.

2.    The compositions should be original and
unedited an-d not be a copy, modification or a version of any existing
composition nor have been previously published through any media. Any entry
which has been, or appears to have been previously presented to the public or
received its ‘premier’ outside of this competition may be disqualified by the
decision of the jury. The composition should have a duration of more than
fifteen minutes and less than twenty minutes.

3.    The content of the work, as well as its
form, shall be of ‘free choice’ (not allowed to work for solo instrument and
wind orchestra), and arranged for the instruments detailed in the attached
annex. It should be noted that the jury will expect the use of ALL of the
instruments listed in the annex except those which are indicated as optional.
Failure to comply with this rule could result in the disqualification of the
entry.

4.    Works should be submitted in quintipulate
“printed” on paper size DIN A3 (297mmx420mm), and accompanied by the individual
material (partichelas) of the corresponding part for each of the instruments as
detailed in the annex.

The individual material (or partichelas)
of the work may be sent optionally on a CD (in PDF archives), in order to reduce
the cost of shipping by the composer.

Together with the work and the individual
material submitted, which should not bear either the name nor known pseudonym of
the composer but merely a chosen title, should be enclosed a separate, sealed
envelope which is clearly marked on the outside with the chosen title of the
work. Within this envelope should be enclosed details of the composer: name,
surnames, address, copy of national identity document or passport, telephone
number and electronic mail address if applicable. Any non-compliance of this
rule may lead to disqualification.

5.    All entries must be received by
31st October 2012 and the jury’s decision will be announced before
the end of the year 2012.

6.    Entries should be sent, within the
specified time, to:

EXMO. AYUNTAMIENTO DE TORREVIEJA

INSTITUTO MUNICIPAL DE CULTURA

“JOAQUIN CHAPAPRIETA TORREGROSA”

REGISTRO – OFICINA PROP – C/ HERMANOS BAZAN,
6

03181 TORREVIEJA – ALICANTE –
ESPAÑA.

7.     PRIZES:

7.1. A single prize of twelve thousand euros
(12,000€) will be offered to the winner.

7.2. The prize will be subject to taxes
according to law. This will apply both to Spanish nationals as well as non
Spanish competitors regardless of their place of
residence.

8.    The jury which will decide the winning
entry will be composed of five members, all recognised within the world of music
and nominated by the Ayuntamiento de Torrevieja (Town
Council).

  1. The prize-winning composition will receive its “PREMIER” during a
    special concert by the “UNION MUSICAL TORREVEJENSE” (www.unionmusicaltorrevejense.com) sometime during the
    first semester of 2013.

9.1.  Regardless
that the rights of ownership of the entry will remain with the author, he /
she, in accordance with the rules of this competition, will be obliged to ensure
that, in any future publication of the composition, the winning entry will be
publicised with the following annex: “PRIZEWINNER OF THE X ANNUAL SYMPHONY
COMPOSITION CONTEST “CIUDAD DE TORREVIEJA”. 2012.

10.  All other works submitted and not deemed
to be the winner will be kept by the ‘Ayuntamiento’ of Torrevieja for a period
of three months from the date of the publication of  jury’s decision, after
which the composers may collect their entries in person or by sending an
authorised representative.

11.  The competition shall be declared void if
the jury should decide that the standard required has not been
reached.

12.  The submission of any entry to this
competition shall be considered as a full acceptance by the competitor of these
rules. Any decision by the jury, with regards to the winning entry or any other
matter relatining to this competition, shall be considered as
final.

E-MAIL CONTACT –
PEDRO HERNANDEZ:
pedro@gesadem.com

ANNEX TO RULE 3

Piccolo
Flute 1,2
Oboes  1,2,
English Horn
Bassoons 1,2,
Clarinet E Bemol
Clarinet  B Bemol Solo and 1º
Clarinet B Bemol  2º

Bass Clarinet
Sax Sopr B
Bemol

Alt Sax  E Bemol 1,2

Tenor Sax B Bemol 1,2

Bariton Sax E
Bemol

Bass Sax (Opcional)

Horn  F  1,2,3,4

Trumpets B Bemol
1,2,3,4

Trombone 1,2,3 y 4    (Trombone 4º may be
replaced by Bass Trombone)

Flügelhorn B Bemol 1, 2
(Fliscorno)

Euphonium B bemol 1, 2
(Bombardino)

Tubas in C

Violoncello

Double Bass

Piano (Opcional)

Arpa (Opcional)

Timpani

Percusión

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The spirit and intention of this
competition is that the entries should be suitable for playing by musician
members of a “Banda Sinfónica”, (as understood in Spain). Works which do not
strictly meet this criteria may be disqualified.

WINNERS OF PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS:

1st Edition: “SINFONIA HAMLET” by
D. Santiago Quinto Serna (Spain) (2003).

2nd Edition: “CUMBRE DE MASADA” by D. José Miguel
Fayós Jordán (Spain) (2004).

3rd Edition: “VENTS DEL GARBI” by D. José Miguel
Martínez Giménez (Spain) (2005).

4th Edition: “FANTASIA PER LA VITA E LA MORTA” by
D. Bert Apermont (Belguim) (2006).

5th Edition: PRIZE NOT AWARDED
(2007).

6th Edition: “ELEMENTS” by Pablo
Anglés Galindo (Spain) (2008).

7th Edition: “CASTELO DO INFERNO”
by Ferrer Ferran (Spain) (2009).

8th Edition: “THE SECRET OF THE
HILLS” by Andre Waignein (2010).

9th Edition: “EL FESTIVAL DE POSEIDON” by Juan
José Solana Gutiérrez (2011).

E-MAIL CONTACT –
PEDRO HERNANDEZ:
pedro@gesadem.com

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