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INTERNATIONAL PRIZES "CATALUNYA" FOR CHORAL COMPOSITIONS FIFTH EDITION - 2013

Dimecres 27 Març 2013

Introduction

To promote the creativity in Catalan choir music has been one of the priorities of the choirs in our country. In 1996 FCEC took the initiative to convene the International Prizes "Catalonia" for Choral Compositions. Already four editions have been realized: 1996, 2002, 2006 and 2008.

Now the Catalan Federation of Choirs organizes the fifth edition in 2013.



Prizes main purposes are:

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

According to that exposed, the Fifth Edition of “Catalunya Prizes” for Choral Compositions, will lead in the following


B A S E S


    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

    Presentation of the works.

1) Compositions must be submitted in six copies and pages numbered. They must be legible, clear, without mistakes or amendments.

2) Works headline will only show the “Title”, a “Lemma” (which will replace the name of the author) and the section under which it is presented.

3) In addition, a sealed envelope must be presented which will show the “Lemma” of the author and inside must include the participation form attached to these conditions, signed and completed all the work and personal data requested.

4) Authors may submit more than one work and apply for more than one category, with a maximum of two works for each category.


    Deadline and presentation place.

Works must be handed or send by mail, by 15 de September of 2013, at the following address:

FEDERACIÓ CATALANA D'ENTITATS CORALS

Via Laietana, 54, 2. despatx 213.

E-08003 BARCELONA


    The Jury.

The jury of the fifth International “Catalunya Prizes” for Choral Composition 2013 will be formed by the following internationally renowned conductors and composers:

    Manuel Cabero
    Baltasar Bibiloni
    Josep Lluís Guzman
    Josep Lluís Valldecabres
    Josep Vila


    Selection.

The Jury will select one work in each category.

The jury can declare any prize not awarded, if they consider that the works do not meet the quality requirements to be awarded.


7.    Verdict.

The jury will express their verdict by 31 October 2013.

The result will be reported individually to the winners and published at the FCEC Web and magazine “Aquatreveus”, “Europa Cantat” magazine and at the “International Choral Bulletin” of the International Federation of Choral Music.

The jury’s verdict will be unquestionable.


  8.    Prizes.

a) EDITION. The winning works will be published by FCEC, in his Choral Collection, and distributed to all their choir members and others upon request.
b) RECORDING. FCEC will record in CD the winning works and do the appropriate spreading.


  9.     Editions rights

FCEC has the exclusive right to edit the winning works for a period of ten years from the date of the verdict, and the exclusive right to record them until FCEC has made the first recording. This does not affect the property rights, that belongs to the author's all other effects.


  10.  Return of the not awarded works

Participants may request the return of the not awarded compositions, within three months from the publication of the verdict. Works not collected will be spread by FCEC except express wish notified writing by the author, attached to their work, or later during the allowed period.


  11.  Acceptance and understanding of the BASES

Participation in these awards implies acceptance of these rules. Their interpretation and any matter not covered will be resolved by the organization, consulted the jury if necessary.


Information:  FCEC - Federació Catalana d’Entitats Corals Tel. 0034932680668

Via Laietana, 54, 2n, despatx 213                                Fax. 0034933197436

E-08003 Barcelona                                                      fcec@fcec.cat / www.fcec.cat


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BUTLLETA D'INSCRIPCIÓ / REGISTRATION FORM / INSCRIPCIÓN

AUTOR. Nom i cognoms/Name/ Nombre:


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Adreça/Adress/Dirección:


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CP/A.Code: ................... Població/City/Población: ……….............................................................................


Tel: ................................................ @ : ..................................................................................


• Participo als PREMIS INTERNACIONALS CATALUNYA DE COMPOSICIÓ CORAL - 2013 amb les obres relacionades. Certifico ser-ne l'autor i declaro conèixer i acceptar totalment les bases d'aquesta convocatòria. Adjunto un breu currículum vitae.

• I take part at INTERNATIONAL PRIZES CATALUNYA OF CHORAL COMPOSITIONS - 2013 with the works listed below. I certify that I’m the author and that I accept the whole bases of this edition. Curriculum vitae is included.

• Participo en los PREMIOS INTERNACIONALES CATALUNYA DE COMPOSICIÓN CORAL - 2013 con las obras relacionadas. Certifico ser el autor y declaro conocer y aceptar totalmente las bases de esta convocatoria. Adjunto mi currículum vitae.


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                                                                                          Signatura/Signature/Firma.

OBRES QUE PRESENTO/WORKS SUBMITED/OBRAS QUE PRESENTO:

(Poseu el màxim de dades de cada obra)

(Write as much as possible information about each work)

(Poner el  máximo de datos de cada obra)


Modalitat/Category/Modalidad: ……...............................................................................................

Lema/Lemma/Lema: ……….…………………....................................................................

Títol/Tittle/Título: …………….............................................................................................

Veus/Voices/Cuerdas: ..............................................


Altres dades (text, etc.)/Other issues (text, etc.)/Otros datos (texto, etc.)

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