Norwich Baroque

Losh-Atkinson Historic Sounds Composition Competition

The Rules

- The composition should be scored for SOPRANO and FOUR PART STRING ENSEMBLE comprised of about 12 players, including continuo.

- Entry is open to composers of any age and from any country.

- The composition should last between 5 and 8 minutes in length

- The composition should demonstrate knowledge of, but not be constrained by, Baroque approaches to harmony, form, orchestration and text setting.


- Rather than pastiche, the composition should demonstrate originality of ideas to create a 21st century work with baroque roots.