This is the second round of our informal TC composers competition.
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 two*, posting your favourite and second favourite. 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.
The Youtube playlist description:
The competition is anonymous to help prevent bias. Composers, however, are unable to vote for their own pieces - any such vote will be ignored.In this round entrants are tasked with composing a piece for five instruments and one soloist, the instruments used are entirely of the composer's choosing. There is a guideline duration of 7 minutes.
As in the first round, there are no special considerations to be made regarding form and scores are optional.
Two more things: there is a guideline duration of seven minutes - but as before this is only a guideline so please pay attention to pieces both well above and below this length of time. Also, like last time, please try to bear in mind that this is a composition contest, not a sound-engineer one, so judge the composition not the sounds.
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 if you prefer.
1. Bittersweet Tears:
2. Call and Entry for Méaoire Seatain:
3. Gloomy Greenwich in E minor:
4. Violin Sextet:
5. Piece in 3 movements:
* It has perhaps not escaped people's notice that there are less pieces than last time. This is perhaps due to the time of year: some people have told me they are busy with school etc. However, it is also to be noticed that these pieces are longer. It seemed sensible that instead of the top 3 votes like last time, the top 2 would be more suitable there being only five entries. I hope everyone will agree with me.
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 2, 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!