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The Orchestral Song Composition Competition

In Past Events on November 1, 2009 at 10:53 am

This competition was held to commemorate the opening of the Ishikawa Prefectural Ongakudo Concert Hall in 2001,
sponsored by the Ishikawa Prefectural Government.

Its aim was to solicit works for solo singer/s and orchestra based on works by Muro Saisei, Tokuda Shusei and Izumi Kyoka,
three of the greatest figures in early twentieth-century Japanese literature,
each of whom was closely connected with Ishikawa Prefecture.

Works should be scored for the basic instrumentation of Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa,
and there should be no more than two solo singers,
but recitation or a chorus may be used in a supplementary capacity.

Basic Instrumentation of Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa:
1st violins (8) 2nd violins (6) Violas (4) Cellos (4) Double basses (2) Flutes (2) Oboes (2) Clarinets (2) Bassoons (2)
Horns (2) Trumpets (2) Timpani (1) Percussion (1) Total: 38 players

-Results-

A total of 49 candidates from the following 4 countries participated in the competition: Austria, Italy, Japan, USA.

Prize for the most outstanding work: 1,000,000 yen and certificate of commendation (1 work)
Tatsuya Kurachi (Japan)– ‘Shoukei-Ijou’
Prize for outstanding work: 300,000 yen and certificate of commendation (2 works)
Mikayo Hojo (Japan)– ‘5 Songs’ / Satoru Ikeda (Japan)– ‘Yashaga-Ike’
Prize for work of merit: 100,000 yen and certificate of commendation (1 work)
Yoshiyuki Hiroki (Japan)– ‘Gassyo’

Performance of works included in the main examination: 3 November 2001 at the Ishikawa Prefectural Ongakudo Concert Hall
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa conducted by Hiroyuki Iwaki

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