Composers' Competition 2010

The competition is now closed and the winner was announced on September 17th 2010 at a Presentation Evening held at and hosted by Truro College. Entries were submitted from across the country. The winner, Patrick J. Lee from West Yorkshire, was awarded the £1000 prize.

Entries were of a very high standard and were written for a wide variety of male voice repertoire types. Some composers entered more than one composition (one composer entered three compositions).

The winner was Patrick J Lee for his composition "Dust".

It was chosen by Jeffrey Wynn Davies because: "it is immediately attractive to the concert listener and sufficiently challenging also to be used for competition purposes; the text is substantial, well chosen and skilfully used; the piano writing supports the choral texture well, and should allow choirs with more modest forces to perform the piece; by the same token, the lowest of the three bass/baritone parts is optional – a very useful and flexible initiative - and there is some doubling of voice parts elsewhere from time to time."

Dust is available for download. Click here to visit that website for more information.

A special commendation was given to Elizabeth Sidebotham for her composition "Oh Puss Number One", a "great addition to the concert repertoire". This is also available in inspection copy format prior to publication, from the Festival Office.