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Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award
Summary:Orchestral Competition
Deadline: 28 September 2018
Date Posted: 05 September 2018
Details: Eligible scores

Compositions for orchestra in any format except concerto, within the following instrumentation and to be performed with one conductor.
Scores that have been published, performed in public concert or commercially recorded before “Final Concert” are not eligible.


Flute 3 (may double on piccolo or alto flute)
Oboe 3 (may double on English horn)
Clarinet 3 (may double on E-flat or bass clarinet)
Bassoon 3 (may double on double bassoon)
Horn 4
Trumpet 3
Trombone 3
Tuba 1
Extra wind 1 (one extra wind not listed above may be included)
Harp 2
Keyboard 2 players (may include piano(s), celesta, synthesizer)
Percussion 4 players (including Timpani)
Violin 30
Viola 12
Cello 10
Double Bass 8

• A change in instrumentation may be requested if unusual wind / percussion instruments are used.
• Any keyboard used (synthesizers included) must be easily available in Japan. If a specific model is required, please consult with the secretariat beforehand.
• Any applicant requiring inclusion of a keyboard or synthesizer must provide their own programmed sample and tone data, compatible with the model being used.
• Computer-based synthesizers, including software synthesizers, may be included but the keyboard player must be able to play the instrument from a piano-style keyboard. The applicant must also prepare the computer, software and interface.
• Use of real-time electric amplification / modulation, or accompaniment by recorded sound tape / CD playing is not permitted.

No shorter than 10 minutes nor longer than 20 minutes.

Qualified applicants
Any person, regardless of nationality, who is not over 35 years old at the end of the year of the application deadlines.

Please submit 2 copies of the bound score, together with a completed application form.

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