Competition brief from our wind orchestra conductor George Morton:
orchestrate an excerpt of Richard Strauss’s Wind Serenade op.7 for full Wind
Orchestral forces (see below). The winning entry will be asked to
orchestrate/arrange the whole work.
Attached at the bottom of the page. It’s a brief extract from the Serenade and I’m looking for creative orchestration that is idiomatic for wind orchestra instruments. For the entries I’m not expecting use of every available instrument, but a demonstration of an excellent work knowledge of wind, brass and percussion instruments, chord voicing, doubling etc.
in B-flat 1.2.3
Clarinet in B-flat
(timpani + standard orchestral definite and indefinite pitch)
Please submit both a PDF and a Sibelius/Music XML file of your arrangement to [email protected]. The panel will be also be looking for a fundamental knowledge of music engraving and score layout. Submissions will be anonymised before judging.