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Call for Scores 2017

 

The Ensemble de la Belle Musique (EBM) is pleased to announce its inaugural “Call for Scores”. The theme is “Christmas”. 

Composers are encouraged to submit works for any combination of the following instrumentation, ranging from solo to a maximum of 15 instruments:

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses, 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 saxophone, 1 trumpet, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 1 tuba, 1 percussion (marimba OR vibraphone OR glockenspiel), 1 piano

For example: 1 viola + 1 flute + 1 marimba, or a string quartet formation.

There is no fixed style. Please use your imagination and creativity to write music so beautiful and pleasant to the ears that the musicians would love to play them over and over again and the audience would love to hear them over and over again.

The selected works will be performed by EBM on Monday, 18th December 2017, 7.30pm at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore. Any composer is eligible, regardless of age and nationality. Each work must not be more than 10 minutes. There is no minimum duration. ONLY melodious and tonal works will be accepted. Atonal and electronics works will NOT be considered. Every work must be a world premiere, and specially written for and dedicated to “Ensemble de la Belle Musique”. Works which have already been uploaded onto social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or iTunes will not be considered. Submitted scores will not be returned and may be kept for future use.

There will be audio and video recordings of the concert, and the recordings will be put up on our website. It is not mandatory to attend the concert in Singapore, but for the selected composers who are able to attend, hotel lodging for 3 days 2 nights will be provided.

 

Submission Guidelines:

There is an entry fee of USD20 for the first work. Additional entries may be submitted for USD10 each. Each composer can submit up to 3 works but each work must be submitted as a separate entry. Each entry must be emailed in pdf format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading: “EBMCFS2017 - Title of work” along with:

a. An info sheet in pdf format with the composer’s name, title of the submission, duration of the work, short bio, short write-up of the submitted work and contact information. NO handwritten scores will be accepted. You can use any reliable music notation software as long as the score is clear and legible.

b. Receipt or screenshot of completed PayPal payment. For submissions of up to 3 works, just one receipt or one screenshot of completed Paypal payment will do.

c. Mp3 or midi recording of every work submitted.

All submissions must be sent and fees paid by 11:59pm, Singapore time, on 30th June 2017. Entries and payments received after this date will not be considered. The selected works will be announced latest by 30th July 2017. The decision of EBM is final. The results will be announced on our website and across our social media platforms. Enquiries can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Rights:

The submitted compositions must be free of any rights. Non-selected candidates will have full ownership of their works and will be allowed to perform their compositions once the results have been released. In contrast, selected candidates are NOT allowed to interpret their selected compositions in any way before and on the day of EBM’s Christmas concert on 18th December 2017.

The selected composers retain their ownership of the copyright for their selected works but they have to grant EBM irrevocable rights limited to using the works for promotional purposes and for performing the works in concerts at any time without further compensation to them.

 

Deadline: 30th June 2017, 11.59pm Singapore time

Entry fee: USD20 per submission

                       USD10 for additional submission of up to 3 submissions per composer

Currency: US Dollars