Contestants were asked to create a piece around the theme of Fireworks. 11 members signed up and the contest begins NOW! Deadline to vote is July 31st at 5 pm EST. Thanks to all who signed up and good luck! Members may vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5JL2WSF
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Let's try it that way, Stephen!
As promised I have communicated with Gav and he has responded thus:
Right now, I am focusing on a music project and want to use what little time I have for that. It’s a collaboration with another member of the forum, and I am sure we will post it when complete. Perhaps after that there will be time for another contest. I did see the fugue comments and like the idea.
So, unless somebody else is willing to take on the mantle of competitions secretary (one which Gav has handled magnificently to date and which, I gather, he'd happily relinquish), we are in his hands with regard to the date of the next contest.
Any thoughts, anyone?
If Gav will be ready to run the next contest sometime by Winter, I don't see a problem waiting. Unless people here are simply dying to get started on fugue (or fugue-like) writing?
As Stephen noted, I am busy right now with another project. if anyone wants tips from me about running a contest, I would be happy to share. I have learned over years of running these contests some things which I think have helped the contests to be more successful with each incarnation (the last two contests got the most votes of any contests I have run, which is my measure of success). Nothing I do in the contests is technically difficult, anyone could do it. The voting software I use is free and easy to use. I will even offer an initial thought to a prospective contest-runner on the current fugue idea: "fugue-like" is more likely to draw entrants than "fugue." Many composers on this site I suspect are not aware of how to write an actual fugue (example: me, and I think Mariza made a similar comment earlier on this thread). But the idea of writing a piece with multiple melody lines that interact with each other I think would appeal to any composer. If anyone is interested to run the "fugue/or fugue-like" contest, PM me please, some "magician's secrets" should not be revealed to the public -
Best to you all -
In preparation of the Fugue's Contest I tried to write one:
Thanks for listening!
Comments are much appreciated.
Well done, I like this a lot...maybe you could extend it to become a 'long' fugue instead. The staccato style suits the mood very well indeed. I'd appreciate a sight of the score if you can manage it.
As soon as I heard of the fugue-like idea as a competition piece I was 'inspired' to compose the following for choir and organ...even if I say so myself I quite like the end result - what say you?
Rudi [Rudolf Schmitt] said:
Stephen, I really would like to have a listen! But where's the link?
The score has still to be reworked (especially the accidentals).
Rudi, It seems the files were too big to send at the same time....here's the score in PDF. I'll send the MP3 in the next post.
There's no PDF ...
I've sent you message, Stephen.