Call for Scores for a very small consortium!

Call for Scores • a very small consortium

Receipt Deadline: November 20, 2015

Contact: submissions at very-small dot org

The miniaturist group a very small consortium seeks compositions for performance in February 2016. All submitted works must be “miniatures.” A work may qualify as a miniature in one of two ways:

– the piece consists of 100 or fewer notes (with the definition of “a note” left to the discretion of the composer);
– the piece is 60 seconds or less in duration.

Generally, we seek works that utilize the following forces in any combination or as soloists:
Soprano voice (1)
Mezzo-soprano voice (1)
Baritone voice (1)
B-flat clarinet (1)
Soprano saxophone (1)

Alto saxophone (2)

Tenor saxophone (1)

Bari saxophone (1)
Trumpet (1)
Horn (1)
Trombone (1)
Cello (1)
Piano (1)
Percussion (1) – (available instruments: all standard orchestral percussion, 5-octave marimba, vibraphone)

 

We would also like to feature the following ensembles – submissions for these forces are particularly encouraged:

Brass Trio (Trumpet, horn, trombone)

Soprano & Cello

Saxophone Quartet (SATB or AATB)

Submissions are accepted via email only. Please send scores (and parts, if necessary) in PDF format to the email address below. MP3 recordings are welcome but not necessary. Please also include composer contact information, a very small biography and very small program notes. Scores must be received by Friday, November 20th to be considered for the fall concerts. Scores arriving after this deadline will be retained for future consideration.

Contact: submissions at very-small dot org

Website: http://www.very-small.org

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Call for Scores • a very small consortium

The miniaturist group a very small consortium, based at the University of Wisconsin –Green Bay, seeks compositions for performance during the 2014-2015 concert season. All submitted works must be miniatures; a work may qualify as a miniature in one of two ways:

– the piece consists of 100 or fewer notes (with the definition of “a note” left to the discretion of the composer);
– the piece is 60 seconds or less in duration.

We will consider works that feature instruments/voices from the list below as soloists or in any combination. Additionally, we will consider graphic scores, text-based scores and scores with open/flexible instrumentation.

Soprano voice (1)

Mezzo-soprano voice (1)

Baritone voice (1)

B-flat clarinet (1)

Soprano saxophone (1)

Alto saxophone (2)

Tenor saxophone (1)

Baritone saxophone (1)

Trumpet (1)

Horn (1)

Trombone (1)

Violin (1)

Cello (1)

Piano (1)

Percussion (1) – (available instruments: all standard orchestral percussion, 5-octave marimba, vibraphone)

Submissions are accepted via email only. Please send scores (and parts, if necessary) in PDF format to the email address below. MP3s are welcome but not necessary. Please also include the following information:

• Composer contact information
• A very small biography (50 or fewer words, please)
• Very small program notes (1-3 sentences, please)
• We plan to stream our fall concert (which takes place on Saturday, September 27th online); in your submission, please include a sentence granting us permission to stream your piece if it is selected for this concert.

Scores must be received by Friday, August 1, 2014 to be considered for fall performances. Scores arriving after this deadline will be retained for future consideration.

Submission Email Address: submissions@very-small.org

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