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NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL INCLUDING THE SPOKEN WORD Established 1925 Registered Charity number 1081411 Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech

President Paul Harris FRAM GRSM LRAM ARCM MTC Hon TCL

Monday 4 March –Friday 15 March 2013

SYLLABUS Adjudicators include: David Campbell Graeme Humphrey Sue Nicholls Alison Mary Sutton Allison Walker Morecroft Tim Wells

Others to be advised where appropriate Details of individual adjudicators are given at the beginning of each class.

VENUES Norwich Kings Lynn

Closing date for entries : 30 November 2012 Entries to be sent, or emailed to the Festival Administrator The Old Mission Hall, Bungay Road, Poringland, Norwich NR14 7NA Email: ncmfestival@aol.com


NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL INCLUDING THE SPOKEN WORD Registered Charity number 1081411 Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech

CONTENTS Proposed Timetable printed on inside front & back cover Page Adult Choirs/Youth Choirs (Choral) Class A 7 Belleplates Class U 39 Brass Class G 20 Chamber Groups/Orchestras/Band Class J 27 Composition/Family Music Class S/T 39 Group Music Making/Special Schools Class Q/R 37/38 Guitar - Classical/Electric/Bass Class P 36 Handbells Class V 40 Harp - New for 2012 Class HH 47 Jazz Class Y 41 KINGS LYNN DETAILS 42 Ocarinas Class W 40 Other Instruments Class X 41 Percussion/Drumming Class E 13 Piano Class K 28 Recorder Class M 33 School Choirs Class B 8 Singing- Adults excluding Choirs Class D 11 Spoken Word & Drama Class Z 42 Strings Class H 22 Woodwind Class F 15 Young Singers Class C 9

♍ From the Chairman Festival Rules Entry costs and info Entry Form/s Festival Contact Details Shorten Cup Gwendoline Lee Memorial Prize

Class J1 Class K7

Sponsors

3 4 50 Centre pages insert Various & 50 26 30 48

Information about Adjudication and Certificates Accompanists Recital classes Benjamin Britten Memorial Class

47 5 & 50 at end of solo classes & page 6 49

Please note that we will consider any other instrument or class for future festivals. Just contact the administrator. If there are enough entries then we will endeavour to provide a specialist adjudicator. In the meantime please use Category X – Other Instruments but please state your instrument so that the most appropriate adjudicator is chosen for you. 2


FROM THE CHAIRMAN Coping with Change in the 1920’s Sadly last year Olive Shorten, daughter of the founder of this festival, died well into her eighties. Although living in Bournemouth, she maintained a lively interest in the festival including funding the Shorten Cup. In her will she made a very kind bequest to continue funding the Cup and a grant towards helping the festival continue. A memorial concert was held in her memory at the Assembly House in September. Amongst her papers was a fascinating set of documents relating to the formation of the festival. In 1923 there was a massive negative reaction amongst many of the leading musicians in Norwich when they learnt that the wireless was coming to Norfolk. A high profile meeting was called at The Royal Hotel attended by Sir John Reith ( he of Reith Lecture Fame), Henry Wood, local members of parliament and, for some reason, the Head Postmaster! The BBC refused to withdraw so at the conclusion of the meeting, Arthur Shorten stood and announced that he would set up a Music Festival in Norwich that would promote amateur music making and performance thus preventing folk from just sitting at home listening to others play on the wireless. Little did he realise how successful his plan was. We still have the wireless and we still have a thriving festival which encourages a huge range of musicians from all over the county. Coping with Change 2013 For some years now we have had a web site but the recent massive increase in postal charges and the fact that almost everyone has access to a computer means the NCMF committee has decided to adopt ( and not resist!) new technology . From now on the syllabus will be distributed by the festival website and with hard copies only being available on request and with a stamped addressed envelope. We shall still have some hard copies available from some music shops and libraries; schools will be sent a hard copy. Do remember to include your email address when you return your application form as this will be our preferred method of communication with you from now on. David Capp Chairman September 2012

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Rules of the Festival 1

The object of the Festival is to raise the standard of amateur music making by giving its practitioners the opportunity to perform in public and under concert conditions, to benefit both by securing a professional assessment of their work and from the opportunity of hearing their fellow performers. An amateur is someone who does not derive his/her living from the branch of performance, defined by the class title in which s/he seeks to enter the festival. In any ensemble, all members must adhere to that principle.

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The Festival is open to residents of Norfolk and to such others as may be admitted by the Festival Committee.

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Certificates may be awarded in the categories Outstanding Performance, Highly Commended Performance, Commended Performance, and Promising Performance. In classes A1, B1A,K14, M1A, Q1A and R a certificate will be given but no award shown.

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The Adjudicators may also use the category “Participated but more security needed for a successful performance� if a sufficiently high standard is not achieved. All entrants will receive a written adjudication on application to the appropriate stewards.

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No entrant may discuss any aspect of the Festival with an Adjudicator except at the invitation of the Adjudicator.

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All applications to participate must be made on the Entry Form provided and be returned to the Festival Administrator, the Old Mission Hall, Bungay Road Poringland Norwich NR14 7NA not later than 30 November 2012. All applications must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and separate forms must be submitted for each individual entry. Additional copies of the entry form may be obtained from the Festival Secretary at the above address or the form may be photocopied. See Guidance Notes for the Entry Form.

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The Festival reserves the right to refuse entry without assigning any reason.

8

Entry fees cannot be returned.

9a

Entrants in any classes for choir, orchestra or band other than schools must have been bona fide members of the choir, orchestra or band for a period of at least 2 months prior to the first day of the Festival.

9b

In the case of school ensembles, regular members of staff may assist where appropriate but they must enter the appropriate classes for schools AND teachers.

10

Where more than one test piece is required in any one class, membership of any group taking part must be the same for each test piece performed.

11

Entrants will perform only once in each class except for class K 46 (teacher and pupil).

12

Entrants who are not ready to perform when called for will forfeit their right to appear.

13

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the advertised programme the Festival reserves the right to make modifications.

14

Pieces may be heard in whole or in part at the discretion of the Adjudicator. Repeats will not be considered essential at any time.

15

Only stewards and accompanists will be allowed on the platform with entrants.

16

It is regretted that photography, audio and video recordings are not permitted due to the legal requirements of the Performing Rights Society.

17

Copies of all music chosen and especially own choice of material MUST be provided for the adjudicator and, where appropriate, for the accompanist.

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18

Where no publisher is stated any standard publication will be accepted.

19

Participants will not be allowed to perform at any time other than that given for their class as set out in the Programme.

20a

The Shorten Chamber Ensemble Class, class J1. A Cup and prize money to the value of £200 donated by Olive Shorten may be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator.

20b

The Gwendoline Lee Memorial Prize Class K7. The prize is donated jointly by the Norwich Centre of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and St George’s Music Shop and is a voucher exchangeable at St George’s Music Shop. It may be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator subject to a performance worthy of the award. The winner of the previous year is ineligible to enter this class.

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The list of music required for the Festival has been issued to the following: St George’s Music Shop 17 – 19 St George’s Street Norwich 01603 626414 Top Joint Music 88 Waterloo Road Norwich 01603 467888 No change in the set pieces can be considered unless stocks of any become exhausted, when the Festival Secretary, in consultation with the official suppliers, will set alternative pieces. st

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The qualifying age for entrants will be calculated as on 1 March 2013.

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Accompanists – the following accompanists are happy to be contacted by any entrant and have been used in the past on Festival days. You are, of course, free to choose your own accompanist.

David Neil Jones tel 07970 279209 for classes C , D and H. Singing and Strings. Judy Tovey tel 01603 452157 for classes B and M – School Choirs and Recorders James Laird 01263 713505 class F – Woodwind, class G – Brass and additional class B- School Choirs Please note that all entrants are required to make their own arrangements for accompanists. However, all entrants using the above accompanists will not be charged for their time on Festival days only, as this cost will be borne by the Festival. 24

Participants may be invited to perform part of their programme in the Festival Concert.

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A charge for admission shall be made for each person attending a class unless they are performing or have previously purchased a full programme.

All details confirming entry into the Festival will be found in the Festival Programme which will be issued to ALL participants ( the person named in the contact details) in January 2013.

Entrance Fee for each day is £2.00 according to class which includes the programme for that specific day.

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RECITAL CLASSES These classes were first held in 2006 and have proved increasingly popular with our most advanced entrants. There is no recital concert for 2013.

Entry to this class is for SOLO performers only. There is a single category of entry with no age segregation.

RC Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Notes Performers should plan their programme carefully. It should be balanced, showing variety and contrast of style and mood but also favourably reflect the entrant’s performing style. Stage presence and presentation of the music is an important part of performance and will be part of the evaluation. The entry costs is £18.00. This reflects the extended time required for each performance. Please state your instrument/s on the entry form – this is essential. The adjudicator most appropriate for your instrument will be allocated. IMPORTANT NOTE: All entrants into the recital classes will be heard at the same time (according to instrument) as this allows for a fairer adjudication and for other entrants to listen to each other. The timing is likely to be early evening and no changes to timing will be allowed. The festival considers it vital that a good presentation and introduction of your programme to the whole audience ( not just the adjudicator) is part of your performance. The adjudicator will comment separately on a) musical performance AND b) presentation from the stage as part of the response to the performance. If you are in doubt about the meaning of presentation then please contact the Chairman (01603 712601) or the Administrator (01508 493629).

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

A

CHORAL – ADULT AND YOUTH CHOIRS

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VENUE: United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich DATE : Tuesday 5 March 2013 - 6.30 pm start according to the number of entries. ADJUDICATOR: Sue Nicholls Sue Nicholls - Following a successful career as a primary music specialist, Sue Nicholls became an Advanced Skills Teacher, a post which allowed her to follow her particular passion within music education: the support of the generalist teacher. Her books to date: ‘Bobby Shaftoe Clap Your hands’, ‘Michael Finnigin Tap Your Chinigin’, ‘Music Express’ [Foundation Stage] and ‘The Handy Band’ - published by A & C Black, demonstrate an accessible and practical approach to delivering the music curriculum. She has contributed songs to other books, including ‘Singing Sherlock 1 & 2’ and ‘Voiceworks at Christmas’ and recent books: ‘The Song Stack’ and ‘Playground Song Book’ are published by Music Education Supplies. Sue has been a music consultant for ‘Music Box’, an Early Years BBC radio programme, and currently delivers teachers’ courses and singing training nationwide, working as a free-lance music education consultant and also as a vocal facilitator for ‘Sing Up’. Her new song book for the ‘Voiceworks’ series was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Can You Help? The committee is actively looking for people with organising skills who would like to play a part in maintaining and developing the festival. Please contact the Chairman David Capp on 01603 712601 if you would like to know more. Timing allowed is to include any spoken introduction A1

Preliminary This class is intended to provide experience for recently formed choirs. Adjudication only. No class award. Own choice of two contrasting items.

A2

Womens Choirs A programme of up to 4 songs, including at least one unison song. Maximum time 12 minutes.

A3

Youth choirs A programme no longer than 10 minutes.

A4

Barbershop Choirs A programme no longer than 12 minutes.

A5

Mixed Choirs A programme no more than 12 minutes.

A6

Church Choirs Two contrasting items suitable for use in the context of a religious service. Maximum time 12 minutes.

A7

Madrigal Groups No more than 2 voices to a part; any combination of voices. Maximum time 12 minutes. 7


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Vocal Ensembles For groups of ten or under; own choice and not to exceed 10 minutes.

A9

Gospel Choirs A programme no longer than 10 minutes.

B

SCHOOL CHOIRS

♫ VENUE : St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich with sessions in both morning and afternoon due to the increasing number of entries and larger numbers in the choirs. DATES Tuesday 5 March, Wednesday 6 March, Thursday 7 March and Friday 8 March 2013 – according to number of entries. ADJUDICATOR Sue Nicholls - See under Choral above for her details In all of the following classes the adjudicator will take into consideration the suitability of the songs selected regarding content, style and vocal range. B1

School Choirs for children up to and including year 2 (KS1)

B1A

Adjudication only. No award.

B1B

Adjudication AND award.

Any contrasting two songs no more than 10 minutes in total and including any spoken presentation. Schools taking part in CASMA may also use the songs from this repertoire.

B2

School Choirs for children up to and including year 6 (KS2)-Unison

Any contrasting two songs no more than 10 minutes in total and including any spoken presentation. Schools taking part in CASMA may also use the songs from this repertoire. B3 School Choirs up to and including year 6 (KS2) – Two Part Any contrasting two songs no more than 10 minutes in total and including any spoken presentation. Schools taking part in CASMA may also use the songs from this repertoire. B4 High School Choirs A balanced programme of not more than 12 mins, drawn from any genre or tradition.

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 C

YOUNG SINGERS

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich DATE/S : Thursday 7 March, Friday 8 March and Saturday 9 March 2013 according to the number of entries. ADJUDICATOR : Alison Mary Sutton ALISON MARY SUTTON trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining honours in both Graduate and Recital Diplomas as well as winning several prizes and major awards. She has had extensive experience as a singer, having appeared at most of the major London concert halls. Performing as part of a voice/harp duo, she has fulfilled recital engagements at many music clubs and festivals, and has also broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3. She has performed many operatic roles, and has worked with a wide range of companies including Kent Opera, Pavilion Opera, London Opera Players, London Opera Factory and Opera de Lyon, touring widely in the UK, Europe and the USA. She has also worked with the Academy of Ancient Music and the Monteverdi Choir. As a member of Triple Time, she has released a CD of vocal duets. Busy as a teacher and adjudicator, Alison has also examined for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, including several tours to the Far East. She is now an ABRSM diploma examiner and mentor for the CT ABRSM course. As a choral workshop tutor for Making Music, she has worked with many choirs in the South West and also with the BBC Symphony Chorus. Adjudicating engagements have included Leith Hill and Sligo International Choral Festival, and she has also been on the jury for the AESS National Junior English Song Competition. She was the External Specialist Assessor on the final recitals panel at Birmingham Conservatoire for three years, and has returned to conduct a workshop there. Alison has been Director of Music at Rendcomb, an annual residential solo singing course, which is to be revived as part of the International Summer School of Music at Shrewsbury in 2012. She has also tutored at Hereford International Summer School and Benslow Music Trust. Alison is on the Voice Clinic team at Cheltenham General Hospital and is committed to her work as a vocal rehabilitation coach. Can You Help? The committee is actively looking for people with organising skills who would like to play a part in maintaining and developing the festival. Please contact the Chairman David Capp on 01603 712601 if you would like to know more. In Classes C1 – C5 . Entrants for these classes must sing one accompanied song from the recital or art song repertoire, suitable to their age and ability. (No Pop, Musicals etc) Time Limit 4 minutes for all classes C1- C5. C1

8 and 9 years old

C2

10 and 11 years old

C3

12 and 13 years old

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14 and 15 years old

C5

16 and 17 years old

C6

Junior Open Class 13 years and under Own choice of two contrasting songs excluding musicals and films. Not to exceed 8 minutes.

C7

Senior Open Class 14 to 17 years Own choice of two contrasting songs excluding musicals and films. Not to exceed 10 minutes.

C8

Musical Show 13 years and under Any song from a musical show – not to exceed 4 minutes.

C9

Musical Show 14 years to 17 years Any song from a musical show – not to exceed 4 minutes.

C10

Folk Song 13 years and under Any traditional unaccompanied folk song – not to exceed 4 minutes

C11

Folk Song 14 to 18 Years Any traditional unaccompanied folk song – not to exceed 4 minutes

C12

Vocal Trio or Quartet 17 years and under Classical or from a Musical and not exceeding 6 minutes.

C13

Sacred Song 13 years and under Any setting of the words of a prayer or an aria from an oratorio or other sacred work. Not exceeding 4 minutes.

C14

Sacred Song 14 to 17 years Any setting of the words of a prayer or an aria from an oratorio or other sacred work. Not exceeding 6 minutes.

C15

Vocal Duets 13 years and under Classical or from a Musical; not exceeding 4 minutes

C16

Vocal Duets 14 to 17 years Classical or from a Musical; not exceeding 4 minutes

C17

Gospel or Spiritual Song or Hymn – 14 to17 Years. Not to exceed 6 minutes.

C18

12 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 6 minutes

C19

18 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 8 minutes

C20 Open – any age Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

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C21 MUSICAL THEATRE Minimum of three players and a presentation that includes both acting, limited dancing and obviously singing! Costume allowed and encouraged. See C8 and C9 for individual songs from a musical show. Musical theatre is likely to be held on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon or evening for both Young Singers AND Adults.

 RC/C

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details

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ADULT SINGING The Official Accompanist is available – see Rule 23 - but singers are encouraged to provide their own accompanist.

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich DATES : Thursday 7 March, Friday 8 March and Saturday 9 March 2013 according to the number of entries. This will be evenings and/or Saturday wherever possible.

AJUDICATOR : Alison Mary Sutton - See under Young Singers for his details. D1

20th and 21st Century British Song 18 years and over Any song by a British Composer of the 20th or 21st century.

D2

Operatic Solo Any aria, with or without the preceding recitative, not exceeding 7 minutes in all and including the spoken introduction.

D3

Sacred Aria Any aria, with or without the preceding recitative, from an oratorio or other sacred work. Da Capos should only be sung where the singer wishes to ornament. Not to exceed 6 minutes.

D4

Folk Song Any traditional unaccompanied folk song.

D5

Lieder One song of own choice – must be sung in German

D6

Foreign Song Any song, other than German Lieder, sung in its original language.

D7

Vocal Duet – 18 years and over Classical or from a Musical; not exceeding 4 minutes 11


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D8

Vocal Trio or Quartet– 18 years and over Any two complementary songs selected to make a contrasting programme and not exceeding 10 minutes in total.

D9

Open Class – 18 years and over Own choice of two contrasting songs excluding musicals and films. Not to exceed 12 minutes.

D10

Musical Show – Solo 18 years and over Any song from a musical show and not to exceed 6 minutes. Please read note about Songs from the Shows on page 12.

D11

Victorian/Edwardian Ballad Any ballad or music hall song by a Victorian or Edwardian composer.

D12

Gilbert and Sullivan and Operetta Any aria from a Gilbert and Sullivan opera or from any operetta. Not to exceed 6 minutes.

D13

Gospel or Spiritual Song or Hymn – 18 Years and over. Not to exceed 6 minutes.

D14

18 years and under Own Choice

D15

Open – any age Own Choice

Maximum 8 minutes

Maximum 10 minutes

D16 MUSICAL THEATRE Minimum of three players and a presentation that includes both acting, limited dancing and obviously singing! Costume allowed and encouraged. See D8 and D9 for individual songs from a musical show. Musical theatre is likely to be held on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon or evening for both Young Singers AND Adults.

FOR JAZZ AND BLUES PLEASE SEE CLASS Y SONGS FROM THE SHOWS All performances using music from shows in current production are subject to copyright law. Songs from shows in current production may be sung as a concert item – ie without costume or movement – without need for copyright permission. E PERCUSSION If you wish to include costume and movement then we shall assume that entrants have obtained the appropriate copyright permission. Advice on obtaining such permission can be given by contacting the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music Dance and Speech, Festivals House, 198 Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6UD Tel 01625 428297 Fax 01625 503229 Email: info@festivals.demon.co.uk 12


Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

 RC/D

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details. E

PERCUSSION

VENUE : CNS Performing Arts Suite , Eaton Road Norwich,NR4 6PP DATE : Monday 4 March 2013 starting at approximately 5.00 pm ADJUDICATOR : To be advised Can You Help? The committee is actively looking for people with organising skills who would like to play a part in maintaining and developing the festival. Please contact the Chairman David Capp on 01603 712601 if you would like to know more. Can You Help? Percussion N B In all Percussion classes choose one of the set pieces.

SNARE DRUM E1

Primary Own Choice – maximum time 3 minutes

E2

Elementary Own Choice – maximum time 3 minutes

E3

Higher Own Choice – maximum time 5 minutes

E4

Advanced Own Choice – maximum time 5 minutes

DRUM KIT E5

Primary Own choice – maximum time 3 minutes

E6

Elementary Own Choice – maximum time 3 minutes 13


E7

Higher Own Choice – maximum 5 minutes

Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 E8

Advanced Own Choice – Maximum time 5 minutes

TIMPANI E9 Primary Own Choice – Maximum time 3 minutes E10

Elementary Own Choice – Maximum time 3 minutes

E11

Higher Own Choice – Maximum time 5 minutes

E12

Advanced Own Choice – Maximum time 5 minutes

TUNED PERCUSSION E13 Primary Own Choice – Maximum time 3 minutes E14

Elementary Own Choice – Maximum time 3 minutes

E15

Higher Own Choice – Maximum time 5 minutes

E16

Advanced Own Choice – Maximum time 5 minutes

SOLO MULTIPLE PERCUSSION E17

Higher – Own Choice not exceeding 8 minutes.

E18

Advanced –Own Choice not exceeding 12 minutes

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE The Ensemble should consist of 3 or more players. E19

Junior Percussion Ensemble Own Choice, not exceeding 8 minutes

E20

Intermediate Percussion Ensemble Own Choice, not exceeding 10 minutes

E21

Senior Percussion Ensemble Own Choice, not exceeding 12 minutes

E22

STEEL PANS – Primary Own Choice – Maximum 5 minutes

E23

STEEL PANS – Intermediate Plus Own Choice – Maximum 8 minutes 14


E24

E25

AFRICAN DRUMMING – Primary Own Choice – Maximum 5 minutes

Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

AFRICAN DRUMMING – Intermediate Plus Own Choice – Maximum 8 minutes

 RC/E Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only. Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

F

WOODWIND

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich. DATES : Monday 4 March, Tuesday 5 March and Wednesday 6 March 2013 10.00 am, 2.00 pm and 6.30 pm start. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell David Campbell is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s finest musicians and was described by the doyen of British clarinettists, the late Jack Brymer, as ‘the finest player of his generation’. Much of Campbell’s early career was spent as a clarinettist in the field of contemporary music as a member of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ chamber ensemble, ’The Fires of London’. Over recent years David Campbell has developed the solo and chamber music strands of his career, performing in over forty countries with leading orchestras and ensembles. His repertoire is wide-ranging but he still champions new works, many of which have been written for him. Recent engagements have included concerts in the Czech Republic, Venezuela, the USA and Mexico. Premières over the past few years have included concertos, written for him by USA composers, Peter Lieuwen ,and Charles Fitts, as well as clarinet quintets by Richard Blackford Roger Steptoe and Gareth Churchill and a septet by John Metcalf. In June 2010, David gave a series of televised masterclasses at the Domaine Forget International Academy in Charlevoix, Quebec. His recording of Peter Lieuwen’s ‘River of Crystal Light’ was released in May 2007 and the following year ‘Reflections’ - Clarinet Concertos by Carl Davis, Gerald Finzi and Graham Fitkin with the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon. In 2010 a recording of the Septet by Welsh composer, John Metcalf, was issued to great critical acclaim and Richard Blackford’s Quintet, “Full Moon” will be released on the Nimbus label in June 2012. A recording of Roger Steptoe’s Quintet is planned for 2013. David Campbell is also passionate about music education. He holds positions as a ‘Visiting Professor’ at Canterbury Christ Church University and ‘Head of Woodwind’ at Westminster School. Since 2002 David has been Artistic Director of Musicfest, a combined summer school and festival in Aberystwyth. He also gives a week of masterclasses at Dartington International Summer School.

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David Campbell is the UK Chair of the International Clarinet Association, and has represented the UK at the international clarinet conferences in London, Quebec, Ghent, Lubbock, Paris, Ostend, Salt Lake City, Stockholm, Vancouver and Oporto and Lincoln, Nebraska in 2012. He is Chair of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain. . Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 Can You Help? The committee is actively looking for people with organising skills who would like to play a part in maintaining and developing the festival. Please contact the Chairman David Capp on 01603 712601 if you would like to know more. FLUTE NB In all Woodwind classes one piece is to be chosen F1 Beginner a) March Militaire No 1 arr Denley from selected Exam pieces 2008-2013 Grade 2 ABRSM b) Cat Walk by Pamela Wedgwood from Really Easy Jazzin About Flute ( Faber) c) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes F2

Elementary

a) Andante Cantabile Mozart from Music through Time Bk 4 Harris & Adams b) Whistling Song by Kelly no 1 from Caribbean Suite ( Spartan) c) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes F3

Intermediate

a) Largo and Allegro 1st and 2nd movts from Sonata no 3 in F by Pepusch from selected Exam pieces 2008 -2013 Grade 6 ABRSM b) Twinkle Toes Jim Parker from Jazzed Up Too from Flute arr Parker ( BrassWind) c) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes F4

Advanced

a) Poulenc Flute Sonata 1st movt Allegro Malinconico(OUP) b) Aria and Waltz from Suite Antique Rutter c) Own Choice – maximum 5 minutes

F5

Open – Grade 5 and under – any age Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes

F6

Open – Grade 6 and above – any age Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes

OBOE F7

Beginner

a) Dance of the Scarecrows by Hincliffe no 11 from the Really Easy Oboe Book ( Faber) 16


b) Air Allemande Czerny from Timepieces Oboe Vol 1 Denley ABRSM c) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

F8

Elementary

a) Theme and 2 Variations Mozart from Divertimento no 13 from 2nd Book of Oboe Solos no 28 arr Carston and Richardson. b) Ring Around by Robert Grant no 9 from Going Solo Oboe c) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F9

Intermediate

a) Romanze by Nielsen no 1 from Two Fantasy Pieces no 2 b) 1st Movement from Handel Sonata in C minor ( Largo) op 1 no 8 c) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes F10

Advanced

a) Poulenc Oboe sonata – any one movement b) Sarabande and Allegro Grovlez c) Own Choice – maximum 5 minutes F11

Open – Grade 5 and under – any age Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes

F12

Open – Grade 6 and above – any age Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes

CLARINET F13

Elementary

a) b) c)

The Mango Walk ( Jamaican folksong) from Up Grade ed Wedgwood, Faber Music Aria by Georges Delerue pub Billaudot G 3206 B Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F14

Intermediate

a)

c)

Polka –dot Rag by Scott Joplin in Clarinet Basics Repertoire - ed Paul Harris Faber Music So close to over there by Sarah Watts in Fingerprints Ed David Campbell, Faber Music Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F15

Higher

a) b)

Serenade by Frank Bridge arr R Denwood Emerson Edition E624 Teasing Tango by Paul Harvey from Jazzy Clarinet 2 Universal Ed 109361

b)

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c)

Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

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F16

Advanced

a) b) c)

Kelleriade by Dia Succari pub Alphonse Leduc Paris A L 28 823 Csaardas no 1 by Vittorio Monti by John Fairhead pub Cascade CM 48 Own Choice – maximum 5 minutes

F17

Open – Grade 5 and under – any age Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes

F18

Open – Grade 6 and above – any age Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes

BASSOON F19

Beginner

a) b) c)

March by CPE Bach from Timepieces for Bassoon Vol 1 arr Denley A Policeman’s Lot by Sullivan Timepieces Vol 1 Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F20

Elementary

a) b) c)

Bagatelle op 119 no 1 Beethoven from Timepieces Vol 2 Bassoon The Montagues and the Capulets Prokofiev from Timepieces Vol 2 Bassoon Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F21

Intermediate

a)

Sonata in Bb K292 3rd movt Rondo Mozart from Bassoon Solos Vol 2 ed Waterhouse (Chester) Ground Force Jim Parker from the Music of Jim Parke for Bassoon ( Brass Wind) Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

b) c)

F22

Advanced Grades 4 - 5 Own Choice maximum time 4 minutes

a) b) c

Variations and Rondo op 57 Kalliwoda (Peters) Romance op 62 Elgar ( Music Sales) Own Choice – maximum 5 minutes

F23

Open – Grade 5 and under – any age Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes Open – Grade 6 and above – any age Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes

F24

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ALTO SAXOPHONE & SOPRANO/TENOR SAXOPHONE F25

Beginner

a) b) c)

March by Shostakovich from the Magic Sax arr Hare ( B&H) Chinese Take It Away by Wedgwood no 13 from Up Grade* Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F26

Elementary

a) b) c)

Bright Young Things by Parker from The Light Touch Book 2 Alto Sax La Cumparsita Rodriguez no 5 Play Latin* Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F27

Intermediate

a) b) c)

Vocalise op 34 no14 Rachmaninov arr Harle for Alto Sax Music of the Spheres Harris Concert Repertoire Alto Sax* Own Choice – maximum 3 minutes

F28

Advanced

a) b) c)

Sarabande and Allegro Grovlez Schwazer Tanzer Nigel Wood Saxtet* Own Choice – maximum 5 minutes

*

Suitable for tenor sax

F29

Open – Grade 5 and under – any age Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes

F30

Open – Grade 6 and above – any age Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes

F31

Advanced Own Choice not exceeding 5 minutes

WOODWIND DUETS

Any combination of Instruments

F32

Elementary Own choice not to exceed 3 minutes

F33

Intermediate Own choice not to exceed 3 minutes

F34

Higher Own choice not to exceed 5 minutes

F35

Advanced Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

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 RC/F

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details.

F 36  New for 2013 –

suitable for violins flute and clarinet.

Two part inventions by Allan Holsden based upon Norfolk Folk Dance Tunes ( Grades 1- 3). View and download this music ( free) from www.quanting.co.uk/evergreen or purchase from St George’s Music Shop.

♫ G BRASS VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich DATE. Monday 5 March, Tuesday 6 March and Wednesday 7 March 10.00 am, 2.00 pm and 6.30 pm start. Please note that we will try to arrange brass instruments for afternoon or evening sessions. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell- please see under Woodwind for his details.

TRUMPET/CORNET/FLUGEL In the Higher and Advanced classes choose either a) or b). G1

Beginner Own choice of one piece in the ability range up to Grade 1. Maximum 2 minutes.

G2

Elementary Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 2/3. Maximum 3 minutes.

G3

Intermediate Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 3/4. Maximum 3 minutes.

G4

Higher Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 4/5. Maximum 5 minutes.

G5

Advanced Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 6 and above. Maximum 8 minutes.

G6

Open Class: Solo – Any Age, Any Grade Own choice – Maximum 10 minutes 21


Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 FRENCH HORN G7

Beginner Own choice of one piece in the ability range up to Grade 1. Maximum 2 minutes.

G8

Elementary Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 2/3. Maximum 3 minutes.

G9

Intermediate Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 3/4. Maximum 5 minutes.

G10

Higher Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 4/5. Maximum 5 minutes.

G11

Advanced Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 6 and above. Maximum 5 minutes.

G12

Open Class: Solo – Any Age, Any Grade Own choice – Maximum 10 minutes

TENOR HORN G13

Beginner Own choice of one piece in the ability range up to Grade1. Maximum 2 minutes.

G14

Elementary Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grades 2/3. Maximum 3 minutes.

G15

Intermediate Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 3/4. Maximum 5 minutes.

G16

Higher Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 4/5. Maximum 5 minutes.

G17

Advanced Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 6 and above. Maximum 5 minutes.

G18

Open Class: Solo – Any Age, Any Grade Own choice – Maximum 10 minutes

TROMBONE G19

Beginner Own choice of one piece in the ability range up to Grade 1. Maximum 2 minutes.

G20

Elementary Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grades 2/3. Maximum 3 minutes.

G21

Intermediate Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 3/4. Maximum 5 minutes.

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Higher Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 4/5. Maximum 5 minutes.

G23

Advanced Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 6 and above. Maximum 5 minutes.

G24

Open Class: Solo – Any Age, Any Grade Own choice – Maximum 10 minutes

EUPHONIUM/BARITONE/TUBA If you wish to enter a class for Euphonium/Baritone,/Tuba please contact the Festival Administrator.

 RC/G

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details.

♫ See under Class J for Bands details. Bands will take place at the Salvation Army Citadel on Wed 6 March 2013 in the evening. H

STRINGS

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich. DATE : Wednesday 13 March Thursday 14 March and Friday 15 March 2013. ADJUDICATOR : Tim Wells Tim Wells started learning the cello while a chorister at Westminster Cathedral and continued at the RCM Junior Department. He went on to read Music with both Choral and Instrumental Awards at Christ Church, Oxford, and later studied at the RAM where he won most of the cello prizes. As a soloist and chamber musician engagements have taken him to numerous societies and festivals in this country and abroad. He has taught at the RAM Junior Department and is presently Head of Strings at Eltham College. He also teaches at Dulwich Prep London. An avid composer, inventor and arranger, Tim has composed music for television, is the inventor of the BowGroover and his works have been published in several volumes. He is regularly asked to adjudicate at festivals and, in addition to examining nationally and internationally for the ABRSM on both the graded and diploma panels, he is kept busy with other aspects of the Board’s work including syllabus selection, composition commissions and recording projects. Can You Help? The committee is actively looking for people with organising skills who would like to play a part in maintaining and developing the festival. Please contact the Chairman David Capp on 01603 712601 if you would like to know more. 23


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VIOLIN H1 Beginners ( pre Grade 1) 1 piece with piano, own choice H2 Primary ( pre Grade 1- Grade 1)1 piece with piano, own choice H3 Elementary ( Grade 2) 1 piece with piano, own choice

H4 Junior ( Grade 3- 4) 1 piece with piano, own choice

H5 Intermediate ( Grade 4-5) 1 piece with piano, own choice H6 Intermediate Concerto (1 mov. from a concerto Grade 4 – 6). Own choice.

H7

 New for 2013

Intermediate Recital Class ( Max. 3 pieces, a

balanced programme, well presented, Grade 4- 6, max. 8 min.) Own choice. H8 Higher ( Grade 6-7) Own choice. H9 Advanced (Grade 8) Own choice. H10 Unaccompanied Bach (1 movement only) Own choice. H11 Sonata ( 1 mov. from any advanced Sonata, grade 7+). Own choice. H12 Concerto ( 1 mov. from any advanced Concerto, grade 7+). Own choice. VIOLA H13

Beginners ( pre Grade 1) 1 piece with piano, own choice

H14 Primary ( pre Grade 1- Grade 1)1 piece with piano, own choice H15 Elementary ( Grade 2) 1 piece with piano, own choice H16 Junior ( Grade 3- 4) 1 piece with piano, own choice H17 Intermediate ( Grade 4-5) 1 piece with piano, own choice H18 Intermediate Concerto (1 mov. from a concerto Grade 4 – 6), own choice

H19

 New for 2013

Intermediate Recital Class ( Max. 3 pieces, a

balanced programme, well presented, Grade 4- 6, max. 8 min.). Own choice. H20 Higher ( Grade 6-7) Own choice H21 Advanced (Grade 8) Own choice 24


H22

Unaccompanied Bach (1 movement only) Own choice

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H23 Sonata ( 1 mov. from any advanced Sonata, grade 7+). Own choice H24 Concerto ( 1 mov. from any advanced Concerto, grade 7+) Own choice

CELLO H 25 Beginners ( pre Grade 1) 1 piece with piano, own choice H26 Primary ( pre Grade 1- Grade 1)1 piece with piano, own H27 Elementary ( Grade 2) 1 piece with piano, own choice

H28 Junior ( Grade 3- 4) 1 piece with piano, own choice H29 Intermediate ( Grade 4-5) 1 piece with piano, own choice H30 Intermediate Concerto (1 mov. from a concerto Grade 4 – 6). Own choice.

H31

 New for 2013

Intermediate Recital Class ( Max. 3 pieces, a

balanced programme, well presented, Grade 4- 6, max. 8 min.) Own choice. H32 Higher ( Grade 6-7) Own choice. H33 Advanced (Grade 8) Own choice. H34 Unaccompanied Bach (1 movement only) Own choice. H35 Sonata ( 1 mov. from any advanced Sonata, grade 7+). Own choice. H36 Concerto ( 1 mov. from any advanced Concerto, grade 7+). Own choice. DOUBLE BASS H37 Beginners ( pre Grade 1) 1 piece with piano, own choice H38 Primary ( pre Grade 1- Grade 1)1 piece with piano, own choice H39 Elementary ( Grade 2) 1 piece with piano, own choice

H40 Junior ( Grade 3- 4) 1 piece with piano, own choice H41 Intermediate ( Grade 4-5) 1 piece with piano, own choice H42 Intermediate Concerto (1 mov. from a concerto Grade 4 – 6). Own choice.

H43

 New for 2013

Intermediate Recital Class ( Max. 3 pieces, a

balanced programme, well presented, Grade 4- 6, max. 8 min.) Own choice. 25


H44 Higher ( Grade 6-7) Own choice. H45 Advanced (Grade 8) Own choice. Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

H46 Unaccompanied Bach (1 movement only) Own choice. H47 Sonata ( 1 mov. from any advanced Sonata, grade 7+). Own choice. H48 Concerto ( 1 mov. from any advanced Concerto, grade 7+). Own choice.

 RC/H

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. . Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details. STRING CLASSES These classes are intended for children learning in groups of 3 minimum. Any combination of instrumental group is acceptable. Children should be playing in unison wherever possible. Pieces can be played in rounds or with variations. H51

String classes from First Schools Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes.

H52

String classes from Primary/Middle Schools: Beginners Own choice of two contrasting pieces - pre Grade 1

H53

String classes from Primary/Middle Schools: Primary Own choice of two contrasting pieces – Grade 1

H54

String classes from Primary/Middle Schools: Elementary Own choice of two contrasting pieces Grade 2

STRING DUETS H55

String Duets – any combination of instruments Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes with or without piano accompaniment.

J CHAMBER GROUPS / ORCHESTRAS / BANDS /SCHOOLS MUSIC VENUE : The Salvation Army Citadel for Orchestras and Bands. Bands will take place on Wed 6 March 2013 .6.30 pm start. Orchestras will take place on Wed 13 March 2013. 6.30 pm start. Schools Music may also take place on Monday 4 March 2013 and/or Tuesday 5 March 2013 and/or Thursday 14 March 2013 and Friday 15 March 2013 at the United Reformed Church. 26


ADJUDICATOR :. David Campbell for Bands – see under Woodwind and Brass for his details. Tim Wells for Orchestras – see under Strings for his details. Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

In the following classes where Ensemble is stated, this is intended for groups of three players or more. Junior means Players up to and including Year 6 Intermediate means Players up to and including Year 9 Senior means Players of school age Open may include adults.

J1

The Shorten Ensemble Class This is a prestigious class for Instrumentalists or Singers of 18 years and under. Over the past few years entry numbers have significantly declined and there has been a strong dominance of brass and woodwind entries. In order to encourage as wide a range as possible which reflect the full scope of the festival, the following changes have been introduced. There are four categories for entry: a. b. c. d.

Brass and Saxophone Woodwind but not Saxophone Strings Vocal or any combination (eg Brass and Strings)

The total prize money of £200 will be divided so that the winning performance for each group will receive £50. This will be at the discretion of the adjudicator. The adjudicator will decide which group will receive the Shorten Cup. The ensemble should consist of at least three performers giving a balanced programme not exceeding fifteen minutes. All aspects of performance, including programme choice and presentation will be taken into account when adjudicating this class. Please state which category you are entering on the entry form. In response to many requests we will try to hear all the Shorten Ensemble Classes on the same day so that all entrants can hear the other entries. However, this will inevitably mean that the adjudicator may not be the most appropriate one for your instrument. Feedback from last year tells us that hearing all classes at the same time proved popular. The 2012 Shorten Cup was won jointly by Norwich High School Flute Quartet and the Tom Clay-Harris Quartet. J2

J3 A

Early Music Ensemble Any combination of early instruments with or without voice. Own choice music pre 17th Century; not to exceed 8 minutes. String Chamber Ensemble – one instrument to a part Junior String Chamber Ensemble – Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. 27


B C D

J4 A B C D

J5 A B C D E

J6 A B C D

J7 A B C D

Intermediate String Chamber Ensemble - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Senior String Chamber Ensemble – Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Senior String Chamber Ensemble – Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

String Orchestra Junior String Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. Intermediate String Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Senior String Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Senior String Orchestra – Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Orchestra (this assumes Full Orchestra as opposed to String) Junior Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. Intermediate Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Senior Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Orchestra – Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes First School Orchestra - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes Brass Ensembles – one instrument to a part Junior Brass Ensemble for no more than 12 players Pupils only. Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. Intermediate Brass Ensemble for no more than 12 players Pupils only. Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Senior Brass Ensemble - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Senior Brass Ensemble - Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Brass Band Junior Brass Band - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. Intermediate Brass Band - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Senior Brass Band - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Senior Brass Band - Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes

J8 Wind Ensemble The ensemble of 3 or more players to consist of a combination of wind instruments ie woodwind and/or brass, without piano or percussion. One instrument to a part. A Junior Wind Ensemble - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. 28


B

Intermediate Wind Ensemble - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes C Senior Wind Ensemble - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes D Senior Wind Ensemble - Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

J9 A B

C D

J10

Wind Band Junior Wind Band - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes. Intermediate Wind Band - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Senior Wind Band - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Senior Wind Band - Open Class - may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Folk Music – Open Class – may include adults Own Choice – not exceeding 10 minutes

J11  New for 2013 –

suitable for violins flute and clarinet. (

see also F 36) Two part inventions by Allan Holsden based upon Norfolk Folk Dance Tunes ( Grades 1- 3). View and download this music ( free) from www.quanting.co.uk/evergreen or purchase from St George’s Music Shop.

♫ K PIANO VENUE : The Music Room, The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich DATES : Monday 11 March, Tuesday 12 March , Wednesday 13 March ,Thursday 14 March and Friday 15 March 2013. 10.00 am, 2.00 pm and 6.30 pm start. ADJUDICATOR : Graeme Humphrey Graeme Humphrey studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music where he developed interests in chamber music, accompanying and teaching. He has broadcast many times and performed at the Bath and Harrogate Festivals, the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. Professor of Piano at the RAM since 1974, he maintains a substantial private teaching practice and is active in seminars for teachers in the UK and abroad. In 1997 he was elected Warden of the Private Teachers’ Section of the ISM and in 2002 was elected President of the Royal Academy of Music Club. He became Music Director of the Shrewsbury International Summer School in 2004.

Can You Help? The committee is actively looking for people with organising skills who would like to play a part in maintaining and developing the festival. Please contact the Chairman David Capp on 01603 712601 if you would 29like to know more.


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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 Please note – a) is Easy, b) is Moderate and c) is Advanced within the age groups 8 – 10 years. Please choose ONE piece from the list below. SOLO PIANO K1

8 years and under a) b) c) or

K2

Morning has Broken from Piano Time Pieces BK 1 OUP Frog Count from Piano Time Pieces Bk 1 Pauline Hall OUP Driving Force by Fiona McArdle from Piana Time Jazz BK1 OUP The Secret Garden from Piano Time Pieces Bk 1 OUP

9 years and under a) b) c)

K3

The Witch’s Lair by Pauline Hall from Piano Time Pieces Bk1 OUP Time to Celebrate by Alan Bullard from Piano Time Piece BK1 OUP The Policeman’s Holiday by Montague Ewing from Piano Time Pieces Bk3 OUP 10 years and under a) Creepy Crawly by Peter Gritton from Piano Time Jazz Bk1 OUP b) Flying Above the Clouds by Alan Bullard from Piano Time Going Places OUP c) Cavatina by Dvorak arr Peter Gritton from Simply Classics Grade 0-1 Faber

K4

11 years and under a) b) c)

K5

12 years and under a) b) c)

K6

Reviewing the Situation by Lionel Bart from More Making the Grade Grade 2 Chester Music Sales Timewarp by Peter Gritton from The Best of Grade 2 Piano Faber OR Fingerprints Arabesque by Burgműller from The Best of Grade 2 Piano Faber

Moonlight by William Gillock from Hello, Mr Gillock, Hello Carl Czemy Edit Breitkopf & Hartel A Little Flower by Gurlitt from Little Flowers Op 205 ABRSM Tango – Intermezzo by Manfred Schmitz from Mini Tango Breitkopf & Hartel

13 years and under a) Tango III ( Argentine) by Seiber from Easy Dances Vol 1 by William Gillock b) Mr Trumpet Man from Hello Mr Gillock Hello Mr Czerny Gillock Brietkopf c) The Evening Bell by Granados from Short Romantic Pieces for Piano Bk 2 ABRSM

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K7

14 years and under – the Gwendoline Lee Memorial Prize The prize is donated jointly by the Norwich Centre of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and St George’s Music Shop. It is a voucher exchangeable at St George’s Music Shop. It may be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator, subject to a performance worthy of the award. Choice of Pieces Minuet in D no7 from 12 Minuets W007 – Beethoven OR Sad Story Opus 27 no 6 Kabalevsky

K8

15 Years and Under a) Ballade by Burgműller from 25 Easy & Progressive Studies Op 100 ABRSM b) A Light Touch by Christopher Norton from American Popular Piano Repertoire Hal Leonard NV Music c) Espagnol by Mike Comick from Take Another Ten Universal Edition

K9

Preliminary Grade 12 years and Under Own Choice of ONE piece from: Roundabout or Party Time or Party Time on Holiday

K10 K11

K12

K13

Alan Haughton

Ass Board

Michael Rose

Ass Board

Alan Bullard

Ass Board

16 years and under Own choice Grades 1-2

Maximum 5 minutes

16 years and under Own Choice Grades 3- 4

Maximum 5 minutes

17 years and under Own Choice Grades 5 - 6

Maximum 8 minutes

18 years and under Own Choice Grade 7

Maximum 8 minutes

K14 Original own work – does not have to be written down. Age - Up to 16 years. Maximum 3 minutes. Please note : Adjudication only. No award. For those entrants who would like a more formal approach to original own work then the Composition class (Class S) would be more appropriate. K15

K16

Under 16 – Classical Sonata Own Choice - any movement

Maximum 10 minutes

Over 16 Classical Sonata Own Choice - any movement

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K17 K18

K19 K20 K21 K22

K23

K24

K25

Open Class - Chopin Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

Open Class - French Composer. Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

Open Class - Russian Composer Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

Open Class - Scarlatti Own choice – one or two sonatas

Maximum 10 minutes

Open Class - Bach Own Choice – one or two movements

Maximum 10 minutes

Open Class - Contemporary Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

American Composer Own Choice.

Maximum 10 minutes

Advanced 1 – Up to Grade 8 Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

Advanced 2 – Up to Diploma ABRSM Own Choice

Maximum 12 minutes

K26

Adult Beginners (18 years and over) Up to Grade 3 Own Choice Maximum 3 minutes

K27

Adult Beginners (18 years and over) Up to Grades 4 & 5 Own Choice Maximum 5 minutes

K28

Adult Beginners (18 Years and over) Up to Grades 6-7 Own choice Maximum 6 minutes

 RC/K

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. . Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details.

 New Piano Classes for 2013 K29 12 Years and Under Popular or light music. Own choice . Maximum 3 minutes. K30

13 Years and Over Popular or light music. 33


Own choice . Maximum 5 minutes. K31

6 and 7 Years Own choice of any piece written for piano. Maximum 2 minutes

Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 K32

8 and 9 Years Own choice of any piece written for piano. Maximum 3 minutes

K33

10 and 11 Years Own choice of any piece written for piano. Maximum 3 minutes

K34

12 and 13 Years Own choice of any piece written for piano. Maximum 4 minutes

K35

14 and 15 Years Own choice of any piece written for piano. Maximum 4 minutes

K36

16 and 17 Years Own choice of any piece written for piano. Maximum 5 minutes

K37 Mini Recital Class -11 years and Under. Own choice of two contrasting pieces. Maximum 8 minutes. A brief introduction would be welcomed. K38 Mini Recital Class 12 and 13 Years. Own choice of two contrasting pieces. Maximum 8 minutes. A brief introduction would be welcomed. K39 Mini Recital Class 14 and 15 Years. Own choice of two contrasting pieces. Maximum 8 minutes. A brief introduction would be welcomed. K40 Mini Recital Class 16 and 17 Years. Own choice of two contrasting pieces. Maximum 8 minutes. A brief introduction would be welcomed. PIANO DUETS One piece to be chosen from the following. K41

9 years and under a)

Puppet Show or She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountatin by Lynne Freeman from Two by Two Carl Fischer b) The Irish Washerwoman from Duets with a Difference OUP c) Hurdy Gurdy Waltz from Everyday Tunes by Joan Last Forsyth K42 12 Years and under a) Donkey Ride from Duets with a Difference OUP b) All I Want by Peter Gritton from Piano Time Jazz Duets Bk 2 OUP b) You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two from It’s Never Too Late to Play Showtunes by Pam Wedgwood Faber Music K43 15 years and under a) Blues for Two by Mike Cornick from Easy Jazzy Duets, Piano Universal Ed With repeat b) In the Fast Lane by Pam Wedgwood from Jazzin’ About Piano Duets Faber c) Waltzes by Johann Strauss from The Joy of Piano Duets Yorktown Music Press 34


OR

Wide Starry Sky by Christopher Green-Armytage

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K44

K45

K46 K47

K48

16 years and Under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

17 years and Over Own Choice

Maximum 8 minutes

Open Class : Pupil and Teacher Own choice Pupil with Teacher (pupil any age!)

Maximum 5 minutes

Open Class : Family Duet Own choice

Maximum 5 minutes.

Open Class : Trios Own choice

Maximum 10 minutes

 New Piano Duet Classes for 2013 K50 – Two Friends of any age Own choice. Maximum 5 minutes K51 – Special for this year Any duet from Anthologies of Piano Duets Level 1 or 2 ( suitable for teacher and pupil), selected and edited by Graeme Humphrey ( fourhandsplus.com) K52 Grades 4- 7 Equal Pairing Any piece from Soirees Musicales by Leon d’Ourville – a recently discovered 19th century composer (fourhandsplus.com).

♫ M

RECORDER

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich DATE : Wednesday 6 March 2013 morning (10.00 am start) ADJUDICATOR :David Campbell – see under Woodwind for his details.

ENSEMBLES. It is expected that ALL recorder groups will be played by pupils in the age range specified. If adults regularly play with the ensembles, schools should enter CLASS 8. UNISON. These classes may be accompanied by any appropriate instrument including piano. Adults may accompany pupils but are not permitted to play the recorder alongside and double up the pupils’ part. Accompanied and unaccompanied groups are adjudicated equally.

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M

Recorder Groups Minimum of 6 players. Two contrasting pieces to be played in all classes.

M1

Descant Unison Groups a) Up to and including Yr 3 Own choice. Adjudication only. b) Up to and including Yr 3 Own Choice. Adjudication AND Award. c) Year 4 to Year 6 Own choice

M2

Descant Ensemble – part playing a) Up to and including Year 3. Own choice. Adjudication only. b) Up to and including Year 3 . Own Choice. Adjudication AND Award. c) Year 4 to Year 6. Own choice. Adjudication AND Award.

All following classes are adjudication and awards. M3

Treble Unison Group a) Up to and including Year 6. Own choice. b) Over 11 years. Own choice.

Treble Unison Group – part playing a) Up to and including Year 6. Own choice. b) Over 11 years. Own choice M5

Recorder Ensemble – must have at least two from the following: descant, treble, tenor, bass. a) Up to and including Year 6. Own choice b) Over 11 years. Own choice.

M6

Recorder Consort - Primary School The consort must consist of one instrument to a part and include at least descant, treble and tenor. Own choice. Maximum time 6 minutes

M7

Recorder Consort – High School. The consort must consist of one instrument to a part and include at least descant, treble and tenor. Own choice. Maximum time 6 minutes

M8

Open Class for mixed age group Ensembles (children and adults) The ensemble may be of any combination of recorders. Own choice. Maximum time 6 minutes.

M9

Open class for adult Ensembles (over 16 years) The ensemble may be of any combination of recorders. Own choice. Maximum time 6 minutes

.

SOLO RECORDER Please note: No repeats should be played. In baroque works ornamentation should be added as if playing the repeated section the second time.

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Elementary Own choice Maximum 3 minutes

M11

Intermediate Own choice. Maximum 3 minutes

M12

Higher Own choice. Maximum 4 minutes

M13

Advanced Own choice. Maximum 5 minutes

M14

Open Class Own Choice not exceeding 10 minutes. NB This class is intended for advanced students.

SOLO RECORDER - TREBLE

M15

Elementary Own choice Maximum 3 minutes

M16

Intermediate Own choice. Maximum 3 minutes

M17

Higher Own choice. Maximum 4 minutes

M18

Advanced Own choice. Maximum 5 minutes

M19

Open Class Own Choice not exceeding 10 minutes. NB This class is intended for advanced students.

ď ˆ RC

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. . Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013. See page 6 for more details.

♍ P PE PB

CLASSICAL GUITAR ELECTRIC GUITAR BASS GUITAR

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich 38


DATE : To be Advised according to entries – see below. Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 ADJUDICATOR : TBA A specialist adjudicator will only be appointed if there are sufficient entrants to meet the cost of running this class. It there are insufficient entrants, those entering Classical Guitar may be adjudicated with the strings or piano section and Electric and Bass Guitar may be placed within the Band and Schools Music section. P1

Preliminary Own Choice not exceeding 2 minutes.

P2

Grade 1 Own Choice not exceeding 2 minutes.

P3

Grade 2 Own Choice not exceeding 4 minutes.

P4

Grade 3 Own Choice not exceeding 4 minutes.

P5

Grade 4 Own Choice not exceeding 5 minutes.

P6

Grade 5 Own Choice not exceeding 5 minutes.

P7

Grade 6 Own Choice not exceeding 8 minutes.

P8

Grade 7 Own Choice not exceeding 8 minutes.

P9

Grade 8 Own Choice not exceeding 8 minutes.

P10

Duet Own choice not exceeding 5 minutes

P11

Guitar Ensemble Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes

P12

Initial Open Preliminary to Grade 3 – Own Choice not exceeding 5 minutes

P13

Intermediate Open Grade 3 to 5 – Own Choice not exceeding 5 minutes

P14

Advanced Open Grade 6 to 8+ - Own Choice not exceeding 8 minutes

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 RC

Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. . Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013.

See page 6 for more details. PE

ELECTRIC GUITAR

PE1or PB1

PB BASS GUITAR

Preliminary Own Choice from Trinity College Rockschool Grade 1 or 2 Not to exceed 3 minutes

PE2 or PB2 Elementary Own Choice from Trinity College Rockschool Grade 3 Not to exceed 4 minutes PE3 or PB 3 Intermediate Own Choice from Trinity College Rockschool Grade 4 or 5 Not to exceed 5 minutes PE4 or PB4 Higher Own Choice from Trinity College Rockschool Grade 6 or own choice at Grade 6 level not exceeding 6 minutes PE5 or PB5 Advanced Own Choice not exceeding 8 minutes in the ability ranges Grade 8 and above. PE6 or PB6 Ensemble Ensembles should be groups of guitars or basses performing instrumentals with live backing or CD accompaniment only. Performers must bring their own equipment which they must be able to set up quickly. PA systems and Drum Kits will not be allowed, although simple percussion and vocal accompaniment are acceptable. Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes in any ability range.

♫ Q

GROUP MUSIC MAKING

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich according to group numbers and type of entries. DATE/S : Monday 4 March 2013, Tuesday 5 March 2013 ,Wednesday 6 March 2013, Wednesday 13 March 2013, Thursday 14 March 2013 OR Friday 15 March 2013 but will depend upon numbers and types of entries. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell– see under Woodwind for his details or Tim Wells – see under Strings for his details.

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

Q1

Class or Group projects involving original work a) 8 years and under – not to exceed 8 minutes NB No class award – adjudication only. b) 11 years and under – not to exceed 8 minutes c) 18 years and under – not to exceed 8 minutes

Q2

Class or Group Music Making – published works a) 11 years and under – not to exceed 6 minutes b) 18 years and under – not to exceed 8 minutes

R

SPECIAL SCHOOLS

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich according to group numbers and type of entries. DATE/S : Monday 4 March 2013, Tuesday 5 March 2013 ,Wednesday 6 March 2013, Wednesday 13 March 2013, Thursday 14 March 2013 OR Friday 15 March 2013 but will depend upon numbers and types of entries. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell– see under Woodwind for his details or Tim Wells – see under Strings for his details.

R

Own choice of Group Music Making. Any combination of voices and/or instruments. Not to exceed 8 minutes.

R1

Adjudication only – no class award.

R2

Adjudication and award.

S COMPOSITION and OWN ORIGINAL WORK VENUE, DATE and ADJUDICATOR cannot be determined at this stage as it will depend upon the number of entries and the type of composition and instrument/s involved. The most appropriate venue and adjudicator will be chosen. S1

Original own work : Solo – does not have to be written down. Any age. Maximum 5 minutes duration.

S2

Composition : Must be written down.

Entrants must produce their own original composition for any combination of performers, including soloists and not exceeding 10 minutes duration. The work must be submitted to the Festival Secretary one month prior to the Festival - that is by the 4 February 2013 for perusal by the Adjudicator. The composer must also make arrangements for the work to be performed at the Festival and be present for the adjudication. For Group or Class projects involving original work please see Q1 : Group Music Making.

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 T

FAMILY MUSIC

VENUE, DATE/S and ADJUDICATOR cannot be determined at this stage. This will depend upon the type of music and numbers involved – this should be stated on the entry form. The most appropriate venue and adjudicator will be chosen. Any piece or pieces of music not exceeding 5 minutes in length. The performers must be related to each other. U

BELLEPLATES

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich according to group numbers and type of entries. DATE/S : Monday 4 March 2013, Tuesday 5 March 2013 ,Wednesday 6 March 2013, Wednesday 13 March 2013, Thursday 14 March 2013 OR Friday 15 March 2013 but will depend upon numbers and types of entries. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell– see under Woodwind for his details or Tim Wells – see under Strings for his details. U1

First Schools Own choice not to exceed 5 minutes

U2

High Schools Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

U3

Voluntary Organisations Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

V

HANDBELL RINGERS

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich according to group numbers and type of entries. DATE/S : Monday 4 March 2013, Tuesday 5 March 2013 ,Wednesday 6 March 2013, Wednesday 13 March 2013, Thursday 14 March 2013 OR Friday 15 March 2013 but will depend upon numbers and types of entries. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell– see under Woodwind for his details or Tim Wells – see under Strings for his details. V1

Primary Schools Own choice not to exceed 5 minutes

V2

High Schools Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

V3

Voluntary Organisations Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 W

OCARINAS

VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich according to group numbers and type of entries. DATE/S : Monday 4 March 2013, Tuesday 5 March 2013 ,Wednesday 6 March 2013, Wednesday 13 March 2013, Thursday 14 March 2013 OR Friday 15 March 2013 but will depend upon numbers and types of entries. ADJUDICATOR : David Campbell or Tim Wells – see under Woodwind for details. W1

First Schools Own choice not to exceed 5 minutes

W2

High Schools Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

W3

Voluntary Organisations Own choice not to exceed 8 minutes

X

ANY INSTRUMENT OR GROUPS NOT CATERED FOR

VENUE, DATE/S and ADJUDICATOR depend entirely upon the instrument and group. Please give as many details as possible on the entry form and we will allocate the instrument/group to the most appropriate venue and adjudicator. If in doubt please contact the Festival Administrator. Own choice not exceeding 6 minutes. Please note that, apart from the availability of one piano, entrants will be expected to provide any other instrument required.

♫ Y

JAZZ

VENUE: Appropriate as according to instrument. DATE: Various according to instrument. ADJUDICATOR : The most appropriate to the instrument – please state your instrument on the entry form. INDIVIDUAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE Individual Jazz Performance includes the following: Trumpet Clarinet Piano Guitar Bass Guitar / Double Bass Vocal Drums

Saxophone Flute Trombone

Vibraphone

NOTE:

If you play an instrument not listed above then please contact us as we will always try to include this. Players may use backing tracks or an accompanist. If using playback please provide your own playback equipment.

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 Credit is given to performances which include improvisation, whether it be paraphrasing of the written material or derived from the harmonic framework of the music. It is essential that an additional copy of the music is brought in for the Adjudicator. Y1. Elementary

Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grades 1-3 Y2. Intermediate Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 4 Y3. Higher Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grades 5-6 Y4. Advanced Own choice of one piece in the ability range Grade 7 and above

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Recital Class - Minimum Grade 8 Standard. Solo entries only.

Own Choice of music and with a maximum time of 20 minutes (including tuning and setting up where appropriate). Appropriate choice of programme will form part of the adjudication. Please note that there is no recital class concert for 2013

See page 6 for more details. IMPORTANT : Please state your instrument on the booking form as well as the class letter and number. GROUP JAZZ PERFORMANCE: The group should consist of at least three performers. Please state number on the booking sheet. Credit is given to performances which include improvisation, whether it be paraphrasing of the written material or derived from the harmonic framework of the music. Please state the instrumentation of the ensemble on the entry form. Groups may perform more that one item, as long as the performance does not exceed the times listed. Y5. Junior Jazz Group - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 8 minutes Y6. Intermediate Jazz Group - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 10 minutes Y7. Senior Jazz Group - Pupils only Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Y8. Senior Jazz Group - Open Class, may include adults Own choice not exceeding 12 minutes Junior means Players up to and including Year 6 Intermediate means Players up to and including Year 9 Senior means Players of secondary school age 44


Open may include adults. Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 KINGS LYNN - All music classes offered VENUE : London Road Methodist Church , London Road, Kings Lynn PE30 5PU

DATE. Thursday 7 March 2013, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm ADJUDICATOR :. To be advised

♫ SPEECH VENUE : United Reformed Church, Princes Street Norwich DATE : Monday 11 March 2013 and Tuesday 12 March 2013 ( probably morning only for Tuesday). ADJUDICATOR Allison Walker Morecroft Allison Walker-Morecroft studied French and English at Swansea University. She taught these subjects at a girls grammar school . She studied Music during this time and gaining several diplomas .It was a natural step to acting, public speaking and further work in speech and drama. Radio 4 offered broadcasting experience in Schools Radio, She took part in several operettas and now gives poetry readings and recitals. This is now her main sphere of freelance work, along with teaching Public Speaking. PLEASE NOTE Norfolk County Music Festival has entered into an agreement with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society. This means that entrants do not have to seek copyright permission for any poetry, prose or dramatic items performed, to a time limit of 10 minutes. As such, authors will be directly reimbursed as a consequence of their works being performed at this Festival. VERSE SPEAKING – OWN CHOICE Please note that timings given include introduction/explanations Movement and gesture are allowed if you wish.

Z1

8 years and under

Maximum 1.5 minutes

Z2

10 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z3

12 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z4

14 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z5

16 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z6

18 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z7

Over 18 years

Maximum 4 minutes

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 VERSE SPEAKING –SET PIECE Books used : The Puffin Book of Twentieth- Century Children’s Verse edited by Brian Patten. Puffin Books Sylvia Plath selected poems edited by Ted Hughes. Faber and Faber I Like This Poem (A collection of poems chosen by children for children in aid of the International Year of the Child) edited by Kaye Webb. Puffin Books 100 Best Poems for Children edited by Roger McGough. Puffin Books Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T S Eliot. Faber and Faber Many of these poems can be found on the internet and in other books. All ages are as of 1 March 2013. Candidates are to perform ONE of the options for their particular class. Movement and gesture are allowed if you wish. This may be read or recited from memory.

Z8 6 years and under Cats by Eleanor Farjeon The End by A A Milne Flint by Christina Rossetti Z9 8 years and under Daddy fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes The Painting lesson by Trevor Harvey A Dragon in the Classroom by Charles Thomson Z10 10 years and under Brother by Mary Ann Hoberman The Magical Mouse by Kenneth Patchen Homework! Oh Homework! By Jack Prelutsky Z11 12 years and under The Trouble with Geraniums by Mervyn Peake The Shark by Lord Alfred Douglas The Hippopotamus’ Birthday by E V Rieu Z12 14 years and under Timothy Winters by Charles Causley The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll Babies are Boring by Peter Mortimer Z13 16 years and under Mid- term Break by Seamus Heaney Amulet by Ted Hughes Colonel Fazackerley by Charles Causley 46


Closing date for entries 30 November 2012

Z14 18 years and under The Tiger by William Blake The Moon and the Yew tree by Sylvia Plath The Listeners by Walter De la Mare A sonnet of their own choice

Z15 18 years and over Skimbleshanks: The Railway cat by T S Eliot The Huntsman by Edward Lowbury Growing Pain by Vernon Scannell ORIGINAL POEM – ENTRANTS OWN ORIGINAL WORK This may be read or memorised. Movement and gesture are allowed. Z16

Under 12 years – maximum time 3 minutes including introduction

Z17

Under 18 years – maximum time 3 minutes including introduction

Z18

18 years and over – maximum time 3 minutes including introduction

VERSE – SIGHT READING A poem to be selected for each age group by the adjudicator on the day. Age will be taken into account. Z19

12 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z 20

18 years and under

Maximum 5 minutes

SOLO PROSE READING - this may be read or from memory Any passage from a book by any living author appropriate to age. Copy to be provided for adjudicator. Z 21

10 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z 22

12 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z 23

14 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z 24

16 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z 25

18 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z 26

Over 18 years

Maximum 4 minutes

PROSE READING – SIGHT READING A passage to be selected for each age group by the adjudicator on the day. Age will be taken into account.

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 Z 27

12 years and under

Z 28

18 years and under

BIBLE OR OTHER FAITH READING - OWN CHOICE – this may be read or from memory and may be taken from any authorised version. Copy to be provided for adjudicator. Z 29

10 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z 30

12 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z 31

14 years and under

Maximum 2 minutes

Z 32

16 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z 33

18 years and under

Maximum 3 minutes

Z 34

Over 18 years

Maximum 4 minutes

CHORAL GROUP SPEAKING - OWN CHOICE. Copy to be provided for adjudicator. Movement and gesture are allowed. Z 35

Primary – up to and including age 12 years

Maximum 4 minutes

Z35A

Choral speech with no movement or dramatic interpretation

Z35B

Choral speech with limited dramatic interpretation

Z36

Junior from 13 – 17 years of age

Maximum 4 minutes

Z37

18 Years and over

Maximum 4 minutes

SOLO ACTING Z38

10 Years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z39

12 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z40

14 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z41

16 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z42

18 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z43

Over 18 Years Own Choice

Maximum 8 minutes

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Closing date for entries 30 November 2012 Z45

14 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z46

16 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z47

18 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z48

Over 18 Years Own Choice

Maximum 8 minutes

ACTING ENSEMBLES Groups of 3 – 10 in number Z49

12 years and under Own Choice

Maximum 5 minutes

Z50

13 - 17 years Own Choice

Maximum 8 minutes

Z51

18 years and over Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

Z52

Open Class – any age group Own Choice

Maximum 10 minutes

For Musical Theatre please see under Classes C and D. .

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CERTIFICATES AND ADJUDICATION – some useful information Norfolk County Music Festival is not an examination – the emphasis is on enjoyment and learning. Therefore the adjudicators use their time to talk and to explain how you can achieve an even better performance. In classes where certificates are awarded – these are most classes and those classes that are adjudication only are indicated - then a grading system is used rather than close marking. The categories are: MUSIC Outstanding Performance – an exceptional performance, both artistically and technically Highly Commended – technically accurate with evidence of artistic interpretation Commended Performance – an accurate and creditable performance Promising Performance – a good but limited performance Participated – more security needed for a successful performance

SPEECH AND DRAMA Outstanding – a performance of heightened sensibility in interpretation which commands audience involvement, sincere to the intention, content and style of the piece. Highly Commended – a performance showing the ability to evoke and experience beyond the printed word, showing imaginative insight revealed through voice and/or movement giving life and shape to the content. Commended Performance – a convincing interpretation showing understanding of meaning, shape and style. Promising Performance – a performance showing a degree of ability in presentation with developing modulation and interpretation. Participated – a performance of some ability but requiring greater vocal and physical expression.

The adjudicator may use his or her discretion to award Highly Commended Performance Plus and Commended Performance Plus where the performance merits this but is not quite the standard for the higher category. Feedback from adjudicators tells us that they appreciate this flexibility and they usually explain their decision making to entrants.

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SPONSORS Heartfelt thanks go to the following charities, businesses and private individuals for their generous financial support of Norfolk County Music Festival. The Assembly House Trust The John Jarrold Trust Paul Cray (Piano Portfolio) Aquarius Charitable Foundation Norfolk Music Education Service The Town Close Estate Charity Ted Burton Rumpole Music Olive Shorten In Memoriam Esther Harrison - Family Duets Piano (M Harrison) Juliane – Advanced Cello Class (G Pfitzer) John King Bequest - Sponsorship of the Official Accompanists

♪ Various other persons and organisations who wish to remain anonymous If you would like to become one of our supporters please contact either: Fundraising Officer email address dinbox3-fundraiser@yahoo.co.uk

Festival Administrator 01508 493629 or ncmfestival@aol.com OR Make a donation with your entry form

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Benjamin Britten Memorial Class 2013

Background The 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth falls on 22nd November (St Cecilia’s Day) 2013. Born in Lowestoft, schooled at Greshams, a long-term resident of Aldeburgh with many works premiered in Norwich, Britten’s connections with Suffolk and Norfolk are profound. His centenary therefore gives a wonderful opportunity to celebrate across the two counties the life and works of one our greatest composers. The Festival of Britten will be a celebration of the musical life of a great East Anglian. Aldeburgh naturally forms the main focus for the centenary celebrations with Aldeburgh Music and the Festival central to the plans. Alongside and including Aldeburgh, a wide range of arts organisations across the area have come together to share their plans for celebratory events and to collaborate in the promotion of a year-long festival featuring Britten and his work. The festival will begin on 22nd November 2012 and finish on 22 November 2013 with a major programme of events at Aldeburgh over the closing weekend. Aldeburgh will be at the heart of the Festival of Britten and all participants will link through the Britten-Pears Foundation. Those listed as being involved in the proposed Britten Festival are the Theatre Royal, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Aldeburgh Music, Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music, Norwich Philharmonic Society, Norwich Pops Orchestra and Norfolk County Music Service. Norfolk County Music Festival has agreed to promote the Britten Festival with an Open Class for 2013 Festival . Class BBMC

For any instrument, including voice and groups.

Any piece by Benjamin Britten and with a maximum time of 8 minutes. Please enter under the appropriate class – eg piano, string groups but with the class BBMC listed. The cost of entry into this class will be as listed under normal entry fees.

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ENTRY COSTS AND INFORMATION All details confirming entry into the Festival will be found in the Festival Programme. It will be issued to the person given as the contact name on the entry form in January 2013. Entrance Fee for each day of the Festival and not the entry cost for taking part in NCMF) is £2.00 which includes the programme for that specific day. The full programme allows for one person to attend as audience to ALL the classes held in the festival.

ACCOMPANISTS Accompanists –Following guidance from the National Federation of Festivals we no longer carry out CRB checks on any accompanists used during the festival. The following accompanists are happy to be contacted by any entrant and have been used in the past on Festival days. You are, of course, free to choose your own accompanist. David Neil Jones tel 07970 279209 for classes C , D and H. Singing and Strings. Judy Tovey tel 01603 452157 for classes B and M – School Choirs and Recorders James Laird 01263 713505 class F – Woodwind, class G – Brass and additional class B- School Choirs Please note that all entrants are required to make their own arrangements for accompanists. However, all entrants using the above accompanists will not be charged for their time on Festival days only, as this cost will be borne by the Festival. John King Official Accompanist Bequest Norfolk County Music Festival is very grateful for a bequest set up in memory of John King to assist in meeting the cost of providing official accompanist who play on festival days. John was a piano teacher and skilful accompanist who worked in Norwich for over 4o years. We are delighted to honour his memory in an art form that he so much loved.

CONTACT DETAILS The Festival Administrator Tel 01508 493629 (Mon – Fri office hours only) Email: ncmfestival@aol.com Website: www.ncmf.org.uk

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NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 INFORMATION, ENTRY FEES AND ENTRY FORMS If anything is not clear to you then please do not hesitate to contact the Festival Administrator. All entrants will receive one full programme which allows for one person to attend as audience to all the classes held in the festival with the exception of the final concerts. Additional programmes may be purchased @£4.50 each.

Email entries. It is perfectly acceptable to send in entries by email. In fact, email entries are positively encouraged as it makes it easier to read names and therefore no mistakes on the certificates! Email address : ncmfestival@aol.com These forms are on the festival website www.ncmf.org.uk in MS Word format OR entry information may be emailed directly as long as ALL the required information is given. This is the information listed on the left hand side of the entry form.

Please Note : Typed and emailed “Signatures” are acceptable, as we will assume that the rules have been read and agreed. Payments for entry fees must be sent by the closing date no matter which format of entry used. NO LATE PAYMENTS PLEASE. Cheques should be made payable to Norfolk County Music Festival. Our database will monitor those who have paid/not paid by the due date. Very late payments may incur an additional administrative charge. Entrants will be not be allowed to participate in the Festival if payments have not been received. Norfolk County Music Festival cannot take payments by debit or credit cards as we are not set up to do so. A copy of our Child Protection Policy will be sent out to all entrants, teachers and/or parents with the programme; this is published in January 2013.

Category Definitions: Adult means anyone not in full time education. FTE means anyone in full time education including further and higher education, Pre S means Pre School and generally refers to group entries. Second and subsequent additional entries are charged at this rate even if they are different classes eg piano, woodwind and singing. Groups are charged according to the number in the group; if in doubt re final numbers, choose the lower number.

Email entries:

If you wish to send the information by email and do not wish to use the form, then please send all the information needed ie contact details, entrants names and classes and final costs in an easy lay out list of your own. If you need to know precise performance details before the programme is published then please email the festival administrator at ncmfestival@ aol.com

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Use this chart to calculate the fees due and keep it for your own records. Category

Fee for first or only entry

Fee for second and/or each subsequent entries in any class

Recital Class Adult Solo Adult Duet

£18.00 £15.10 £18.10

NA £10.60 £13.60

£12.85 £14.10

£8.35 £9.60

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░░░░░░░░░░░ £17.90

£30.40

£25.90

£32.40

£27.90

£41.40

£36.90

£46.40

£41.90

░░░░░░░░░░░ £16.40

░░░░░░░░░░░ £11.90

£21.40

£16.90

£23.90

£19.40

£26.40

£21.90

£31.40

£26.90

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Running total £

Per entry – Not per person!

FTE solo FTE Duet Per entry – Not per person!

░░░░░░░░░░░ Adult Groups 8 or less Adult Groups 9 - 30 Adult Groups 31 - 50 Adult Groups 51 - 80 Adult Groups 81 or over ░░░░░░░░░░░ FTE or Pre S Groups 8 or less FTE or Pre S Groups 9 – 30 FTE or Pre S Groups 31 – 50 FTE or Pre S Groups 51.- 80 FTE or Pre S Groups 81 and over ░░░░░░░░░░░

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Programmes Number of Additional @ £4.50 - if any Donation to support NCMF - optional

Final Total

Please note that all entrants will be sent one full programme , which gives details of timings, as part of their entry fee. This will be sent to the contact name given. The programme allows for one person to attend as audience to all the classes held in the festival. For category definitions ie Adult, FTE and Pre S please see previous page. 55


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NCMF Syllabus 2013