PIANO SYLLABUS

Registered Charity Number: 283503

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron

PIANOFORTE

Adjudicator: Dennis Lee LRSM (Pf Perf) ARCM Hons (Pno Perf)

2019 Pianoforte Section of our festival will take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th November 2019

ALL CLASSES OPEN TO COMPETITORS FROM ANY DISTRICT

PLEASE NOTE: No ‘simplified’ versions of the work of classical composers will be accepted. No repeats to be played in set pieces unless otherwise stated. Time limits to be strictly observed; marks may be deducted by default.

Own Choice Classes (other than Recitals): Unless otherwise stated, 1 or 2 pieces may be played; performers must keep to the overall performance time for the class.

COPIES OF OWN CHOICE (primo and secondo for Duets) must be provided for the Adjudicator (failure to do so may result in a loss of marks). Pianists must play from the original. The Music Publishers Association has recently issued a revised code of practice on copying copyright works:

“When an Own Choice work is selected from a publication containing several different works and which is not published separately, one copy may be made for the use of an adjudicator at a competition or festival provided that the competitor or participant has already purchased his/her own copy and that the copy made is retained and destroyed immediately after the event.”

 

SENIOR PIANO SOLO CLASSES – (16 years and over)
Where possible, to be held on the Saturday evening of the Piano competitions
ALL CLASSES IN THIS SECTION ARE OPEN TO
AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS

Overall Award for the most promising Senior Piano Solo performance
(at the Adjudicator’s discretion) to be announced at the end of the Piano Competitions:
The Dorothy Bose Memorial Cup

101 RECITAL – Senior 16 yrs & over
Total time 15 mins
The Laura Matilda Bacon Cup
The Jena Pang Senior Piano Recital Prize (£50)
Competitors are required to perform 2 or 3 pieces of their own choice in contrasted style from any 2 or 3 of the following 4 periods:

(a) Early period (prior to 1750); (b) Classical (c) Romantic; (d) Composed from 1900 onwards.

Consideration will be given in the marking to the choice of the programme.

102 20th/21st CENTURY MUSIC – Senior 16 yrs & over
The Douglas Oates Memorial Cup
Own choice of any piano music composed from 1900 onwards to present date, excluding jazz and music from films/musicals.

Time limit 8 minutes

103 J S BACH – Senior 16 yrs & over
The Vera Grand Challenge Cup
Own choice (no transcriptions).

Time limit 8 minutes

104 MOZART, HAYDN & BEETHOVEN – Senior 16 yrs & over
The Clare Christison Challenge Cup
Own choice of one work or movement by any of the above.

Time limit 10 minutes

105 CHOPIN – Senior 16 yrs & over
The M. Lawton Challenge Cup
Any one composition by Chopin.

Time limit 8 minutes

106 BAROQUE – Senior 16 yrs & over
Own choice of baroque work composed between 1600 – 1750 (excluding works by J S Bach)

Time limit 8 minutes

107 RAGS, BLUES and JAZZ – Senior 16 yrs & over
Own choice of one piece, improvisation optional.

Time limit 6 minutes

108 ETUDE/STUDY – Senior 16 yrs & over
Own choice of one etude or technical study by any composer.

Time limit 6 minutes

109 PIANO SOLO – Senior 16 yrs & over
The Alfred Music Shield
Own choice of one piece.

Time limit 10 minutes

JUNIOR PIANO SOLO CLASSES
(15 years and under)

Overall Award for the most promising Junior Piano Solo performance
(at the Adjudicator’s discretion) to be announced at the end of the Piano Competitions:
The Piano Pavilion Trophy

120 THE HONOR JACKSON JUNIOR RECITAL CLASS 11 to 15 yrs

Total time 12 mins
The Honor Jackson Memorial Trophy for Piano Playing and cash prize of £25 from Jena Pang
Competitors are required to perform 2 or 3 pieces of their own choice in contrasted style from any 2 or 3 of the following 4 periods:

(a) Early period (prior to 1750); (b) Classical (c) Romantic; (d) Composed from 1900 onwards.

Consideration will be given in the marking to the choice of the programme.

121 20th/21st CENTURY MUSIC – Junior 15 yrs & under
The Benney Memorial Cup
Own choice of any piano music composed from 1900 onwards to present date, excluding jazz and music from films/musicals which have separate classes.

Time limit 5 minutes

122 J S BACH – Junior 15 yrs & under
The Norah B. Cable Challenge Cup
Any composition by J S Bach (no transcriptions).

Time limit 5 minutes

123 MOZART, HAYDN & BEETHOVEN – Junior 15 yrs & under
The Eleanor Button Challenge Cup
Cash Prize donated by Olive Redfarn ARCM
Own choice of one work or movement by any of the above composers.

Time limit 6 minutes

124 CHOPIN – Junior 15 yrs & under
The Agnes Bateson Memorial Cup
Any one composition by Chopin.

Time limit 5 minutes

125 BAROQUE – Junior 15 yrs & under
The Phyllis Miller Memorial Cup
Own choice of baroque work composed between 1600 – 1750, excluding works by J S Bach.

Time limit 5 minutes

126 RAGS, BLUES and JAZZ – Junior 15 yrs & under
The Rowan Jazz Trophy
Own choice of one piece, improvisation optional.

Time limit 5 minutes

127 ETUDE/STUDY – Junior 15 yrs & under
Own choice of one etude or technical study by any composer

Time limit 5 minutes

128 PIANO SOLO 15 yrs & under
The Florence & Peggy Taffs Challenge Cup
A choice of either: A) Kabalevsky: A Short Story from Op.27; or
B) Kabalevsky: Sonatina from Op. 27 (Any Edition)

129 PIANO SOLO 15 yrs & under
The Margaret White Memorial Cup
Own choice – one piece only. Time limit 6 minutes

130 JUNIOR CLASSIC 13 yrs & under
The H. J. Harding Memorial Cup
Beethoven: Romance from Sonatina in G WoO, Anh.5 (Any edition). No Repeats

131 PIANO SOLO 11 & 12 yrs
The Alfred Music Prize (Juniors)
Wynn-Anne Rossi: Bella bossa nova (from Musica Latina Book 2; Alfred)

132 PIANO SOLO 12 yrs
The Michael Lewis & Family Silver Challenge Cup
Own choice.

Time limit 4 minutes

133 PIANO SOLO 11 yrs
The Jena Pang Challenge Award
Own choice.

Time limit 3 minutes

134 JAZZ CLASS 11 yrs & under
The Alfred Music Prize (Jazz)
Mier: A Neat Beat (from Jazz, Rags & Blues Book 1; Alfred)

135 PIANO SOLO 9 to 10 yrs
The Katie Ayers Cup
Trad. Catalan: El Noi de la mare (Arr. Anne Marshall; from Piano Mix 1; ABRSM)

136 PIANO SOLO 10 yrs
The Jena Pang Rose Bowl
Own choice

Time limit 2 minutes

137 THE MRS STEVENS JUNIOR CHALLENGE CUP 10 yrs & under
Burgmuller: Etude op 100 No. 1 ‘Openness’ / ‘La Candeur’ (any edition).

138 PIANO SOLO 9 yrs
The Muriel Muddiman Encouragement Trophy & cash prize
Own choice

Time limit 2 minutes

139 PIANO SOLO 7 to 8 yrs
The Joan Bransgrove Memorial Trophy
American Trad. Polly Wolly Doodle (Hall: Piano Time Pieces Book 1; OUP)

140 PIANO SOLO 8 yrs
The Amy Cheung Challenge Award
Own choice

Time limit 2 minutes

141 PIANO SOLO 7 yrs
The Chan Family Trophy
Own choice

Time limit 2 minutes

142 PIANO SOLO 6 yrs & under
The Jane Cotton Trophy (set piece)
A choice of either: A) Old MacDonald; or B) Pussy cat (from Waterman/Harewood: Me and my piano Book 1; Faber)

143 PIANO SOLO 6 yrs & under
The Jane Cotton Trophy (own choice)
Own choice

Time limit 2 minutes

 

“ANY AGE” PIANO SOLO CLASSES

150 CONCERTO CLASS (Amateur or Professional) Any age
The Jena Pang Piano Concerto Award
One movement from any Concerto or work for Piano and Orchestra. Performance time should not exceed 30 minutes, unless permission is specifically obtained from the Festival.

Max. time 30 minutes
NB Competitors are required to provide their own second pianist (not adjudicated).
An electronic piano will be made available for this purpose.

151 IMPRESSIONIST STYLE CLASS (Amateur or Professional) Any age
The Cambridge Press Trophy for Piano Playing
Own choice of one composition in the Impressionist style

Time limit 10 minutes

152 FILM MUSIC CLASS Any age
Own choice of one piece from Film, TV, Musical, or Game music

Time limit 5 minutes

153 NOCTURNE CLASS Any age
The Isobel Kennedy Trophy
Own choice of one nocturne by any composer

Time limit 10 minutes

154 MEMORY MASTERCLASS Any age
An opportunity to test your memorisation skills in a non-competitive situation, playing one piece of your own choice (at least Grade 5 standard)

Time limit 8 minutes

155 ACCOMPANIST CLASS (Amateur or Professional) Any age
Time limit 5 minutes
The Clare Christison Piano Accompaniment Trophy
Competitors may accompany any solo instrumentalist or vocalist in music of their choice, excluding show songs and light ballads. Standard of choice will be taken into consideration; the piece may not be one performed by the same people in any other class in this Festival.

GRADED CLASSES – only ONE class may be entered

Any one piece from the Associated Board or Trinity/Guildhall syllabus from 2000 onwards; excluding the jazz syllabus. Competitors must not have passed any grade higher than the one from which the choice is made and must not play the piece in any other class.

160 PIANO GRADE 1 Any age
The H C Taffs Memorial Shield

161 PIANO GRADES 2 and 3 Any age
The L E Hyde Memorial Cup

162 PIANO GRADES 4 and 5 Any age
The R L Richardson Memorial Prize

163 PIANO GRADES 6 and 7 Any age
The Eve Garwood Trophy & Prize

164 PIANO GRADE 8 and DIPLOMA Any age

CLASSES FOR OTHER AGE GROUPS

170 PIANO SOLO – 60 years and over 60 yrs & over
Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

171 PIANO SOLO – Adult Beginners & Elementary Learners 19 yrs & over
The Alfred Music Prize (Adult Beginners)
Own choice. A class intended for adult beginners and/or adults returning to piano lessons at elementary level

Time limit 3 minutes

172 PIANO NOVICE CLASS 12 to 18 yrs
The John Stewart Memorial Shield
Own choice

Time limit 3 minutes
Competitors must not have been learning for more than 18 months at date of entry.

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SOUTHEND MUSICAL FESTIVAL
NEEDS MORE HELPERS

Could you help at the Southend Musical Festival?

We are always looking for new stewards
to help run our sessions.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in finding out more
about how you might help, please contact our Chief Stewards,
Jim Ryan 07787 848994 or Pam Bearman 07826 618998
email stewards@southendmusicfestival.co.uk

 

Thank you.
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THE ELENA COBB STAR PRIZE CLASSES

 The repertoire list for the following classes has been chosen by Elena Cobb for us in conjunction with the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech.

The pieces may be purchased here:
https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/southend-musical-festival/

An individual may only enter one Elena Cobb class, best suited to his/her ability

175 Elena Cobb Star Prize Piano Solo – Elementary Any age
Elena Cobb Star Prize of £50, badge & certificate
Prep test: Evening Bell, from Piano Dreams book 1 by Anne Terzibaschitsch (Trinity)
Grade 1/2: Paris – Valse, from Sound Sketches by Graham Lynch book 1 (EVC Music)
https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/southend-musical-festival/ and https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/terms-and-conditions/

176 Elena Cobb Star Prize Piano Solo – Intermediate Any age
Elena Cobb Star Prize of £50, badge & certificate
Grade 3/4: Caterpillar Blue, from Piano Tales For Alice by Nikki Iles (EVC Music)
Grade 5: From The Frog’s Diary, from Album For The Young by Irina Nenartovich (EVC Music)
https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/southend-musical-festival/ and https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/terms-and-conditions/

177 Elena Cobb Star Prize Piano Solo – Advanced Any age
Elena Cobb Star Prize of £50, badge & certificate
Grade 6: Lavender Haze, from Piano Recital Solos book 1 by Elena Cobb (EVC Music)
Grade 7: Hummingbird Étude-Tableau by A.Higgins from Birds Études-Tableaux (EVC Music)
Grade 8: Arabia Étude-Tableau by Elena Cobb, (EVC Music)
https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/southend-musical-festival/ and https://www.elenacobbstarprize.com/terms-and-conditions/

IMPORTANT:

Please read all the terms and conditions and guidelines issued by Elena Cobb here:

Terms And Conditions

DUETS AND TRIOS
Duets: the adjudicator should be given copies of both the primo and secondo parts
* Teacher & Pupil classes: the pupil should pay a solo fee; no fee is payable by the Teacher

180 PIANO DUET – Teacher and Pupil 18 yrs & under
The Andrew Palmer Cup
(Pupil only to be adjudicated). Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

181 PIANO DUET – Teacher and Adult Pupil 19 yrs & over
(Pupil only to be adjudicated). Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

182 PIANO DUET – Family Class Any age
Any two members of a family. Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

183 PIANO DUET 10 yrs & under
The H.T. Neath Memorial Shield
Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

184 PIANO DUET 15 yrs & under
The Daphne J. Rowland Challenge Cup
Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

185 PIANO DUET Any age
Own choice

Time limit 8 minutes

186 TRIO, 1 PIANO, 6 HANDS Any age
The Margaret Helen Mills Challenge Cup
Own choice

Time limit 4 minutes

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION CLASSES – for any instrument(s) or voice(s)

To be performed (without repeats) by the composer, or performers of his / her choice.
A copy for the Adjudicator must be submitted at time of entry….. please see FAQ’s.

190 ORIGINAL COMPOSITION (SENIOR) 16 yrs & over
The Joan McCrimmon Cup

191 ORIGINAL COMPOSITION (INTERMEDIATE) 13 to 15 yrs

192 ORIGINAL COMPOSITION (JUNIOR) 12 yrs & under