This is the first round of what will (hopefully) become a regular TC composers competition, happening every month. In order to judge the winner we hope for as many members as possible, composer and non-composer, to judge between the compositions on Youtube.
To judge, pick your favourite three and order them, if possible. These will then all be added up to find out who is the winner after two weeks. No expertise is required unless you choose to supply it - this is simply a competition on which piece is liked most by most people. Scores are optional (no one has provided them) because we are more bothered about music as sound than squiggles, and want as many judges as possible. It is hoped this will allow the composers' section of the forum to attract more attention.
The Youtube playlist description:
The competition is anonymous to help prevent bias. A fair few guesses can be made, but there is no harm in that. Also composers are unable to vote for their own pieces - any such vote will be ignored.The inaugural unofficial Talk Classical composers competition.
This round, entrants are tasked with writing a solo piano piece with a guideline upper limit of five minutes duration.
There are no specifications concerning form and scores are optional.
Two more things: I would also like to point out that there is a guideline upper length of five minutes - but this is only a guideline so please take the time to listen to any over this time limit and to judge fairly compared to the rest. Also, please try to bear in mind that this is a composition contest, not a sound-engineer one, so please try to judge the composition not the sounds. I don't think this is a huge issue here though, surprisingly.
Here are the links to the Youtube pages. They are in order of submission (i.e. more or less random). A playlist has also been made for people who live in the 21st century (not me).
1. Fugue and Variations:
2. Valse Fromage
4. Medley in C
5. Der Wecker (Alarm Clock)
6. Piano Sonata in c sharp minor movement 1
8. Piano Piece for the competition :P
9. Piano Piece in c minor
I would like to thank all any member who takes the time to judge. All comments that are not completely destructive are welcome - even on pieces you haven't included in your top 3, and any kind constructive criticism is very much appreciated.
Also, thanks go to every composer who has submitted an entry - and best luck to all!