RULES

ART. 1 - CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

Composers may be of any nationality, without an age limit.

The composition that will be presented at the competition has to be original, and cannot have already been performed in public, published, recorded or awarded in other competitions. The participants have to attach along with the application form, which has to be completed in all of the sections, a declaration stating that the work has all the above-mentioned conditions. The full score may be hand-written or in electronic form, but must be perfectly legible. Whoever fails the compilation, without respecting the rules, will be disqualified.

The jury will respect the anonymity of the participants until they have taken their decision.

ART. 2 – WORK REQUIRED

The fifth edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Umberto Giordano (1967 – 2017). The task of the competition is to compose a Kyrie for choir in four part SATB and organ ad libitum (length between 8 up to 12 minutes) the same formation used by Umberto Giordano for his Kyrie composed in 1946.

The composers have to submit:

Complete score: The participant will mark the score with a freely chosen title or motto which does not give any indication to his/her identity or to his/her work. The composer’s name or signature doesn’t have to appear on the score.

A sealed envelope marked with the same title or motto will contain the documents requested in point 3.

ART.3 - REGISTRATION

The musical score has to be sent in five copies to the competition secretary.

The entry should contain the copies of the full score and the sealed envelope marked with the same title or motto containing:

completed competition registration form

curriculum vitae

proof of payment of the registration fee of 75,00 euros.

Bank details as follows: IBAN: IT55J0312403210000000237107 BIC/SWIFT CODE: BAFUITRRXXX

registered in the name of “Accademia Romana dell’Opera Ass. Cult.”, via Gabrio Serbelloni, 78 – 00176 Roma

All entries should be sent by registered mail or courier service to the competition secretary:

5th International competition of sacred music composition Papa Benedetto XVI, Via Gabrio Serbelloni, 78 - 00176 Roma

The registration deadline is set for October 9, 2017, with the postmark as proof of the dispatch.

The musical scores and the documents will not be returned to the sender, except in case mentioned in art. 6.

ART.4 - JURY, DECISIONS

An international Jury of outstanding composers and musicians will evaluate the works.

After the decision about the awards and special mentions, the winners will be personally notified and the results will be published on the website www.concorsopapabenedettoxvi.com.

The proclamation of winners and the awards ceremony will be the November 12, 2017.

The concert will be proposed and replicated during the celebrations to Umberto Giordano of the Conservatory of Foggia.

ART. 5 – PRIZES

The following prizes will be provided:

1st prize 2000,00 euros - Score published by Sillabe Editore

2nd prize 1000,00 euros

3rd prize 750,00 euros

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The Jury may also decide not to award the Prizes, if no one of the compositions will reach the tasks request in point 2. The ex-aequo prizes will be divided into equal parts.The Jury’s decisions cannot be appealed.

The compositions, not complying with the rules, will not be taken in consideration. The compositions awarded or with special mention can not be performed, published, recorded nor broadcasted before the gala concert. The penalty will be the loss of the award and the title as winner. The organization will decide how to perform and/or publish the works that have not won.

The organization can use all the works sent in, without charge, for public performances, for concerts and for religious events, including in the presence of radio-television broadcasts.

ART. 6 – CANCELLATION

Should causes beyond control prevent the competition from taking place, applications shall be annulled and entry fees refunded.

ART. 7 – PROTECTION OF THE WORKS

The composer will take charge to register his/her work with the S.I.A.E., Society of Authors and Publishers, and/or with a similar foreigner society.

ART. 8 – COMPETENT COURT

In case of controversy, the sole competent court is the Court of Rome.

ART. 9 - ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

Those rules are translated in many languages but anyway only the original Italian language text is legally valid.

Application form

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