Derby Cathedral and Friends of Cathedral Music Composition Competition

• The work should be scored for SATB choir and organ. Some occasional divisi
is permitted
• Scores must be typeset and a midi file of the work should also be submitted
• The score and midi file should not bear your name and must be submitted
with a competition application form
• The work must be set to the translation of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
in the Book of Common Prayer
• Scores and midi files should be sent to Rachel Randall, Choir Clerk, Derby
Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP or
• The competition deadline is noon on Thursday 5 March 2020
• The work must be original and must not have been performed or recorded
• The panel will consist of Alexander Binns (Director of Music at Derby
Cathedral), Christopher Gower (former Director of Music at Peterborough
Cathedral and Grants Secretary and Trustee of the Friends of Cathedral
Music) and Edmund Hunt (Lay Clerk at Derby Cathedral and Postdoctoral
research fellow in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
• The decision of the panel is final
• The panel reserve the right not to award the prize
• Composers will retain all copyright to their works, except in the case of
the winner, to whom a publishing contract with Encore Publications may be
offered. Subject to negotiation, the winner will assign the copyright in his/
her entry to Encore Publications on completion of the publishing contract.
The publishing contract with the winner will be in line with industry standards
in respect of royalty rates and other arrangements. If a publishing contract
cannot be agreed between Encore Publications and the winner, or no entries
are deemed suitably creditworthy for publication, then the judges and Encore
Publications reserve the right not to publish any of the entries. If a publishing
contract is awarded then the winner must submit a Sibelius file of the work.
Please direct any queries to Rachel Randall at:

5 Mar 2020
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