Society of Recorder Players composers competition

Saturday 15th December 2018 12:00pm

Are you an aspiring composer? 

The Society of Recorder Players is pleased to announce its first bi-annual Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove. Four compositions will be short-listed in each category. 

Professional recorder quartet BLOCK4 will prepare, then rehearse with the composer and perform the works in the final round at the National SRP Festival in Ushaw College, Durham on 13 April 2019.  

Finalists will receive a high quality recording of BLOCK4’s performance of their work.

There are two categories:

  • Open
  • 18 or under (on 31 August 2019) 

Winners Prizes:

  • Open: £600
  • Under 18: £250
  • Audience Prize: £150 
Competition entries

Works must be:

  • original compositions, not previously published
  • written for four recorder players
  • between three to six minutes in length

Additional equipment such as electronics must be provided, set up and engineered by the entrant or someone acting for them.

Entries will be anonymous. A candidate may submit more than one work, but each work must be submitted separately.

It costs £25 to enter (£10 for those in full-time education).

Scores should be submitted by 12 noon on 15 December 2018.

More information

The entry form will be available in September 2018. For more information about the competition please visit The Society of Recorder Players website.

If you have any questions please email

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