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 A4 Brass Quartet
Summary:Brass Quartet Competition
Deadline: 10 April 2020
Date Posted: 11 December 2019
Details: This year A4 Brass are looking for a concert work inspired by the city, culture, and/or heritage of Manchester the quartet's spiritual home.

Works for either acoustic brass quartet or works incorporating backing tracks and/or audio electronics will be accepted.


The brief for the compositions is very free, but the following must apply to each entry:

Compositions must be of 4-8 minutes in duration

Works must never have been performed before

Instrumentation of: Bb Cornet (doubling Flugel), Tenor Horn in Eb, Baritone Horn in Bb (treble clef) and Euphonium in Bb (treble clef)

Mutes are available if required for all instruments

It is not necessary to submit scores anonymously

Please consider score/part presentation, practicality and suitability for concert performance for the entry

Entries MUST contain a set of BOTH score and parts.

Under 24 award (if both 1st and 2nd prize fall into this category, the next highest U24 entry will receive this award).

1st Prize: 400 and regular performances on the quartet's concert series in 2020/21.

2nd Prize: 150 and regular performances on the quartet's concert series in 2020/21.

Under 24 Prize: 100

How to Enter:
Scores can be submitted as either a Sibelius 7 (or earlier) file OR as PDF files accompanied by an mp3/m4a file, and need to be emailed to with 'A4 COMPOSITION COMPETITION' in the subject line.

The closing date for entries is Friday 10th April 2020.