|INTERNATIONAL CARILLON CONTEST BOLSWARD|
BOLSWARD - On Saturday 28 August 2010 the Nederlandse Klokkenspel-Vereniging organizes in cooperation with the City of Bolsward an International Carillon Competition on the carillon of the City Hall in Bolsward. Immediate cause for the city of Bolsward to initiate this contest is the 555th anniversary of the city and the installation of the carillon, 55 years ago.
The carillon with 44 bells is tuned in equal temperament and has a fully chromatic range c2 - chrom. - g5, attached to the keyboard as c1 - chrom. - g4. The bells of this first carillon of bell-foundry Eijsbouts in Asten were cast in 1949 en installed in the tower of the 17th century city hall in 1955. The carillon is located at a height of about 25 meter in an open spire and has a standard North-European keyboard. The instrument was renovated in 2005.
Category A (with diploma) is performing in the afternoon. For this category the compulsary work is 'Bell Canto' of Geert D'hollander (born 1965). The compulsary piece will be sent to each candidate. Every candidate has to play at least one freely chosen original carillon composition and can pick other works as desired. It is however not allowed to exceed the maximum playing time of 20 minutes.
Category B (still without a diploma on 1 January 2010) is performing in the morning. For this category the compulsary pieces are 'Gavotte et Double' of Willem de Fesch (1687-1759). The compulsary piece will be sent to each candidate. Every candidate has to play at least one freely chosen original composition. More works are allowed, on the condition that the maximum playing time of 20 minutes is not exceeded.
OTHER CONTEST REGULATIONS
In each category not more than six candidates are admitted. In the case of a disproportionate distribution of the number of candidates over the two categories, the board of the NKV may decide to change the partitioning of the prize money and the number of participants in a category. All participants will be informed timely about such decisions.