New works from old
This project will commission, perform and record 14 new pieces. Each will re-imagine a preexisting
work for saxophone, choir and organ, bringing a fresh perspective on our rich choral heritage to a new generation of listeners. Four of these works will be chosen by competition, which will be open to all and free to enter.
- To re-imagine an existing choral or instrumental work. The new composition does not
necessarily need to closely resemble the existing piece.
- Set for solo saxophone (sop or alto), choir (SATB or S or ATB) and organ (if required).
- 3 – 5 minutes in length.
- The new composition must not infringe any copyright of the existing piece that it draws
- Text may be sacred or secular.
- The piece should be appropriate for a choir of men and boys and/or teenage girls.
- The recording and premiere will take place in Canterbury Cathedral.
- Finished scores to be delivered by 1st March 2021.
There will be four winning entries, who will each receive the following prize:
- Work will be professionally recorded by Canterbury Cathedral Choir and Sam Corkin
(saxophone) for Signum Records.
- Work will be premiered at a launch concert in Canterbury Cathedral as part of the
How to enter
A score in pdf format together with a short explanation of the piece should be submitted
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st 2021. An
accompanying mp3 sound file is desirable, not obligatory. Questions regarding the
competition can be directed to this same email address.
Terms and conditions
- Submissions must be the original work of the applicant.
- Submissions should be no longer that 5 minutes in length.
- Submissions must be for alto or soprano saxophone and choir. Organ can also be used
- Physical copies will not be accepted. All submissions must be through the competition
email address in pdf format.
- Adjudication of the entries will be carried out by the panel of judges appointed by the
- The judges’ decision will be final, and there will be no requirement to disclose or
explain the decision process.
- Winners will be acknowledged as the composers of their works, but all intellectual
property rights pertaining to audiovisual and broadcasting material related to the
competition shall fall to the project. The project retain the right to record, issue and
transmit or broadcast in any way and on any medium any performance of the winning
entries, without the need to request applicants’ consent and without any obligation to
pay any fee or compensation whatsoever.
- In the case of unforeseen circumstances, the project reserves the right to move the
date of the competition deadline.
- In submitting entries for the competition, applicants will be deemed to have accepted
these Terms and Conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them.