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This post is to announce our Winter Music Contest - members were asked to create a piece which evokes the idea of Winter. The rules of the contest are simple: any instrumentation, 7 minutes or less in duration. 16 members total submitted entries, making this one of the most-participated-in contests which I have run on this site! Please take some time to listen to these entries and vote your top three. The winners will have the honor of having their entries posted to the top of the home page of the site until the first day of summer! Please click the link below to cast your vote! Deadline is 2/14/2015 at 5 pm EST!!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R2733RF

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Composer A - "Winter Scenes"

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Composer B - "Winter's End." Author's description: "From below, uncertain rustlings can be discerned as creatures hairy, smooth or scaled begin to waken from their long winter hibernation. But the last of the great winter storms approaches, so they lie abed a little while longer. Then, at last, watery sunshine brings warmth and the bleary-eyed creatures begin to emerge - anticipating the pleasures of their annual renewal of life. Peace reigns."

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Composer C - "Scenes from a Magical Snow Globe." Author's description: "Imagine, if you will, the miniature world of an old fashion musical snow globe. You wind it up and give it a shake. Inside, the Trotter family notices it's snowing and decides to hop in their horse drawn sleigh and go to the nearby park and frozen pond. They play and build a snowman. Then the snow starts falling heavier as they run for the picnic shelter. A squall passes over, then the sun comes back out and the skaters appear to perform an ice dance. Scenes from a Magical Snow Globe; a trilogy."

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Composer D - "Midnight Squawl"

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Composer E - "Hot Apple Cider." Author's description: "Partly inspired by a certain winter-imagery-filled tune that is frequently played around the holidays"

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Composer F - "In Winter"

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Composer G - "Impressions of Winter Time." Author's description:

1. Snow Falls :00 to :56
2. Snowball Fight: Serious! :57 to 1:33
3. Two Views of a Winter Landscape 1:34 to 3:58
4. Memories of Pretty Things and Lost Loves 3:59 to 5:20
5. Spring Stirrings 5:21 to 7:07

Music: http://youtu.be/FEsp64NlZmI

[Note to Composer G - I had to upload your music to my YouTube page as it was too big to upload to the forum due to the 7MB file limit. I will leave it on my page until the contest and post-contest discussion have concluded]

Composer H - "Snow Falling"

Music: https://soundcloud.com/greatook/snow-falling

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Composer I - "Solitary Music"

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Composer J - "Snowflakes"

Music: http://youtu.be/jurCnlEbAbQ

[Note to Composer J - I had to upload your soundfile to my YouTube page as it was larger than this site accepts (7 MB). I will leave it on my page until the contest and subsequent discussion have completed]

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Composer K - "Scherzo"

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