The Chapel Choir of Worcester College, Oxford, invites entries for its annual Carol Composition Competition, now in its fifth year.
Compositions are invited from composers aged 26 or under to set the anonymous for four part mixed choir (with optional divisi). Settings may be unaccompanied or with organ accompaniment and should last no longer than 4 minutes. Compositions must be currently unpublished works. The winning composition will be premiered at the College Carol Service on December 1st 2019. Entries will be adjudicated by Professor Robert Saxton, Dr Thomas Hyde, Dr Matthew Cheung Salisbury, and Thomas Allery. The deadline for entries is October 21st 2019.
The winning composition will win a prize of £350.
Text to be set:
I sing of a maiden That is makeless,
King of all kings To her son she ches.
He came all so still Where His mother was,
As dew in April That falleth on the grass.
He came all so still To His mother’s bower,
As dew in April That falleth on the flower.
He came all so still Where His mother lay,
As dew in April That falleth on the spray.
Mother and maiden Was never none but she:
Well may such a lady God’s mother be.
Entries should be accompanied by a short biography of the composer and sent by PDF to:
Or by post to:
Carol Composition Competition
to arrive no later than October 21st 2019.
All entries received will be acknowledged.