|INTERNATIONAL CARILLON COMPETITION|
LIER - On the occasion of '1510-2010, 500 years of Carillon', the city of Lier is organizing the International 'Alexius Jullien' Carillon Competition in cooperation with the 'Collegium Campanarum Lyrae'.
This contest is unique amongst carillon contests since it is mainly focusing on 18th century music of the Low Countries. It will create a forum that brings together highly qualified musicians, the appreciation of the 18th century repertoire, performance tradition, carillon culture, the general public, and the media. The contest takes place on Saturday 11 September (selection stage) and Sunday 12 September 2010 (final).
During the selection stage all candidates are required to play the obligatory work and one or two pieces of their own choice. The total playing time shall be 15 to 20 minutes. The jury may interrupt a performance if the allowed time is exceeded. The order of performing is assigned by lot. Performers will be known to the members of the jury. The three competitors who receive the highest marks will be selected to compete in the final.
During the final session all candidates are required to play the obligatory work and two or three pieces of their own choice. Candidates are permitted to play the same piece(s) as performed during the selection stage. The total playing time shall be 25 to 30 minutes. The order of performing is assigned by lot. Performers will be known to the members of the jury.
Members of the jury for the final session are: Gideon Bodden (carillonneur, campanologist), Koen Cosaert (carillonneur, campanologist), Geert D'hollander (carillonneur, composer), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichordist), Wieland Kuijken (gambist), and Bernard Winsemius (carillonneur, organist)
Freddy MariŽn (director of the Academy of Music at Lier) is the non-voting president of the jury, while Willem Van de Weerd (president of 'Collegium Campanarum Lyrae') is secretary to the jury. The decision of the judges will be final. Prizes may not be awarded at the judges' discretion.
OBLIGATED PIECE AND OTHER SCORES
Since this contest is mainly focusing on 18th century music of the Low Countries, only non-carillon scores from that time period and composers of that region are allowed like transcriptions of any kind (e.g. harpsichord, organ, or any solo-instrument with figured bass, orchestral music etc.).
Composers of that era are for example Boutmy, Fiocco, De Fesch, Loeillet ('of Ghent' & his nephew 'of London'), van Noordt, van Maldere, Le Blan, vanden Gheyn etc. Upon request, candidates interested in more music to choose from can receive the complete harpsichord suites by Fiocco, vanden Gheyn, and sonatas for flute and basso continuo by Loeillet (digital versions).
Once again, no original scores for carillon (neither "De Gruijtters Carillon Book", nor "vanden Gheyn Carillon Preludes" etc.) are permitted.