Choirs can win a newly commissioned work

Choral competition on Mårten Jansson's “Maria IV”

Bärenreiter are holding a choral competition in which the winners will receive a newly commissioned work from the Swedish composer Mårten Jansson. Choruses interested in taking part should study his “Maria IV” (BA 7412, PDF of first page), record it on video, upload it onto YouTube, and send the link to The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2018. An international jury of choral experts will assess the submitted videos and determine the winners. Three prizes will be awarded:

First Prize: a composition by Mårten Jansson tailored to the winning chorus, with the option of giving the world première; also a EUR 500 voucher for Bärenreiter sheet music.
Second Prize: a EUR 300 voucher.
Third Prize: a EUR 200 voucher.

Mårten Jansson has acquired worldwide fame with his sacred choral music. Since 2014 many of his works have been published by Bärenreiter and become widely known in the international choral community.

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