INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER'S COMPETITION

MUSICA SACRA NOVA

COMPOSER'S COMPETITION

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MUSICA SACRA NOVA

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER'S COMPETITION

RULES 2021

1. The competition is open to composers of any nationality.
2. Age limit: up to 35 years old (on 15 January 2021).
3. More than one score per composer is permitted (maximum three compositions per category).
4. Submitted compositions must be unpublished, should not have been performed in public previously and should not have been awarded a prize at any other competition.
5. Applicants can submit compositions to one or both of the categories below:
Category A:
A composition for unaccompanied mixed choir (up to a maximum of 16 voices) to a latin Christian text.
Category B:
A liturgical composition for mixed choir (4 to 6 voices) with organ to a Latin liturgical text.
6. Duration of the composition: 3-8 minutes.
7. The organizers reserve the rights for the first performance of the prize-winning compositions.

The following prizes will be awarded:

Category A- work for choir

1st Prize: 2.500 Euro First performance during the “Laboratory of Contemporary Music Festival” in Gdańsk (Poland) by the Polski Chór Kameralny directed by Jan Łukaszewski. Further performances: in Cambridge by The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge directed by Stephen Layton and in Vilnius by the Jauna Muzika Vilnius Municipal Choir directed by Vaclovas Augustinas. Publication of the score by Schott Music (Germany).
2nd Prize: 2.000 Euro First performance during the “Laboratory of Contemporary Music Festival” in Gdańsk (Poland) by the Polski Chór Kameralny directed by Jan Łukaszewski. Further performance in Vilnius by the Jauna Muzika Vilnius Municipal Choir directed by Vaclovas Augustinas. Publicationof the score by Schott Music (Germany).
3rd Prize: 1.000 Euro First performance during the “Laboratory of Contemporary Music Festival” in Gdańsk (Poland) by the Polski Chór Kameralny directed by Jan Łukaszewski. Further performance in Vilnius by the Jauna Muzika Vilnius Municipal Choir directed by Vaclovas Augustinas. Publication of the score by Schott Music (Germany).
1.000 Euro Special Prize of General Consulate of Republic of Poland for the best polish composer

Category B- Liturgical piece for choir and organ

1st Prize: 2.000 Euro First performance during the “Musica Sacra Nova” Festival in Brauweiler (Germany).
2nd Prize: 1.500 Euro First performance during the “Musica Sacra Nova” Festival in Brauweiler (Germany).
3rd Prize: 1.000 Euro First performance during the “Musica Sacra Nova” Festival in Brauweiler (Germany).

Additional Prize

One prize winner will be invited by the University for Catholic Church Music and Musical Education, Regensburg, to a Masterclass of Composition for Choirs. In case of ex-aequo, the prize will be split in two parts. The Jury reserves the right not to award a prize. The decision of the Jury is final.

1. The score should be submitted anonymously and marked with a letter emblem. Furthermore the envelope has to be marked with the category (A or B) for which the work is meant.  Applicants must submit three anonymous copies of each score, each of them marked with the same emblem.
2. A sealed envelope marked with the same letter emblem should also be attached containing the following information:
a)
composer’s full name
b)
date and place of birth
c)
nationality
d) address, telephone and e-mail address
e)
title of the composition
3.
The sealed envelope marked with the letter emblem must also enclose the following signed and dated declaration: “I declare that this composition submitted to the Musica Sacra Nova 2021 competition has hitherto neither been publishednor performed before a public audiencenor awarded a prize in any other competition.”
4. The entries may be sent online: https://form.jotform.com/theconductor/musicasacranova or by post to the following address:

Musica Sacra Nova 2021 Composer’s Competition
Prof. Richard Mailänder
Erzbistum Köln Generalvikariat Kirchenmusik
Marzellenstr. 32;
50668 Köln, Germany

The deadline for submission of scores is 15 January 2021. The postmark is decisive. Results will be announced by the end of February 2021

30 € for each composition submitted. The fee of 30 € can be paid by credit/debit card via PayPal.
A copy of the payment receipt must be enclosed with the submitted score. Cheques cannot be accepted. The entry fee is not refundable.
Final Provisions:
1. By participating in the Competition you accept the terms and conditions above.
2. Compositions not meeting the requirements stated in the above terms and conditions will not be admitted to the Competition.
3. Contentious cases will be resolved based on the English version of the terms and conditions of the Competition.
4. The submitted scores will become the property of the organizer and will not be returned

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JURY MEMBERS 2021

HONORARY PRESIDENT OF JURYProfessor Marian Borkowski

Boris Alvarado (Chile);   Andrea Angelini (Italy);   Vaclovas Augustinas (Lithuania);   Irina Bogdanovitch (Russia);   Vincenzo da Gregorio (Italy);   Rihards Dubra (Latvia);   Thierry Escaich (France);   Eriks Esenvalds (Latvia);   Johannes Geffert (Germany);   Stephen Layton (United Kingdom);   Jaakko Maentyjaervi (Finland);   Richard Mailander (Germany);   Walter Marzilli (Italy);   Chifuru Matsubara (Japan);   Vytautas Miŝkinis (Lithuania);   Thomas Müller (Germany);   Ivar Munk (Denmark);   Silvano Presciuttini (Italy);   Enjott Schneider (Germany);   Michael Utz (Germany);   Volker Wangenheim † (Germany);   Paul Wingfield (United Kingdom)
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Andrzej Banasiewicz (Poland);   Augustyn Bloch † (Poland);   Marian Borkowski (Poland);   Sławomir S. Czarnecki (Poland);   Marek Jasiński † (Poland);   Aleksander Kościów (Poland);   Bartosz Kowalski (Poland);   Jan Łukaszewski (Poland);   Paweł Łukaszewski (Poland);   Stanisław Moryto † (Poland);   Edward Pałłasz † (Poland);   Maria Pokrzywińska (Poland);   Marian Sawa † (Poland);   Kazimierz Szymonik (Poland);   Jan Węcowski (Poland);   Maciej Zieliński (Poland);   Ryszard Zimak (Poland)

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WINNERS 2020

A meeting of the Jury of the 16th International “Musica Sacra Nova” Composers Competition 2020 took place in Rome on 8 February 2020. 78 compositions from 16 countries, including Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, Austria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, USA, were sent to the competition.

The Jury composed of: Paweł Łukaszewski (Poland) – chairman, Vaclovas Augustinas (Lithuania), Eriks Esenvalds (Latvia), Vincenzo de Gregorio (Vatican City), Andrea Angelini (Italy), Stephen Layton (Great Britain) oraz Enjott Schneider (Germany) decided to award the following prizes:

CATEGORY A

mixed choir a cappella

I prize: Aleksander Jan Szopa (Poland) for Ubi caritas, 2500 €.
II prize: Paolo Orlandi (Italy) for Ave Regina caelorum, 2000 €.
III prize: Steven Heelein (Germany) for Lux et origo, 1500 €.

The premieres and recordings of the works awarded in this category will take place at the “Musica Sacra Nova” International Festival of Sacred Music in Brauweiler. The composition of the winner of the first prize will be also performed in Cambridge, Vilnius and Gdańsk.

CATEGORY B

liturgical composition for mixed choir and organ

I prize: Fe Yuen (Hong Kong) for Ave maris Stella, 2000 €.
II prize: Joanna Widera (Poland) for Agnus Dei, 1500 €,.
III prize: Johannes X. Schachtner (Germany) for Missa brevissima, 1000 €.

The compositions awarded in this category will be premiered at the International Festival “Laboratory of Contemporary Music” in Gdańsk.

Special Prize of The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne for the best Polish composer in the amount of 1.000 € went to Aleksander Jan Szopa.

WINNERS 1996-2019

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SCORES

Francisco Carbonell – O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
Aleksandra ChmielewskaVENI EMMANUEL
Phillip CookeO SALUTARIS HOSTIA
Katarzyna DanelMISERICORDIAS DOMINI
Szymon Godziemba-Trytek – BEATUS VIR 
Szymon Godziemba-Trytek
MISERERE MEI DEUS MISERERE MEI
David Ho-yi ChanAVE, REGINA CAELORUM
Janusz Krzysztof KorczakCUM ENIM QUIETUM SILENTIUM CONTINERET OMNIA, … 
Janusz Krzysztof KorczakMISSA SANCTI JOSEPHI 
Bartosz Kowalski – REX TREMENDAE MAIESTATIS 
Jan Krutul VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES
Andrej MakorO EMMANUEL
Michał MalecSALVE REGINA
Ethan McGrath NUNC DIMITTIS
Ethan McGrathSANCTUS
Douglas Pew AGNUS DEI
Douglas Pew KYRIE
Irina RebhunaLIBERA ME, DOMINE
Artur Słotwiński SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST  
Jakub SzafrańskiGLORIA DE ANGELIS
Michał Ziółkowski AGNUS DEI

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WORKS BY

Maciej Zieliński
Maciej Żółtowski
Miłosz Bembinow
Wojciech Widłak
Marcel Chyrzyński
Bartosz Kowalski
Anna Maria Dudzińska
Weronika Ratusińska
Michał Moc
Dariusz Łapiński

WORKS BY

Piotr Wróbel
Agnieszka Szydłowska
Bartosz Kowalski
Mi-Jin Lee
Joanna Garbacz
Aldona Nawrocka
Klaudia Pasternak
Łukasz Farcinkiewicz
Patryk Różycki
Wojciech Blecharz

WORKS BY

Hideyuki Nishimura
Agata Krawczyk
Jakub Kowalewski
Piotr Tabakiernik
Michał Łukasz Niżyński
Stephan Nicolay
Cristian Gentilini
Kamil Kosecki

WORKS BY

Emil Bernard Wojtacki
Łukasz Urbaniak

WORKS BY

Aldona Nawrocka

WORKS BY

Bartosz Kowalski; Nicholas Paul Vines; Ulrich Alexander Kreppein; Olga Hans; Hideyuki Nishimura; Agata Krawczyk; Jakub Kowalewski; Piotr Tabakiernik; Michał Łukasz Niżyński; Stephan Nicolay; Cristian Gentilini; Kamil Kosecki;
Izabela Adamska; Dariusz Przybylski;
Rafał Janiak; Emil Bernard Wojtacki; Łukasz Urbaniak; Adrià Barbosa

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WINNERS 2019

CHOIR CATEGORY

1st PrizeMichał Malec (Poland) O vos omnes
2nd Prize –  Beata Juchniewicz (Lithuania) Lacrimosa
3rd PrizeJakub Szafrański (Poland) O vos omnes

LITURGICAL CATEGORY

1st Prize – Katarzyna Danel (Poland) Missa simplex: pro quacumque necessitate
2nd PrizeAleksander Jan Szopa (Poland) De profundis
3rd PrizeCarles Prat Vives (Spain) Jubilate Deo

Special Prize of The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne
for the best Polish composer Michał Malec (Poland) O vos omnes

WINNERS 2018

CHOIR CATEGORY

1st PrizeEthan McGrath (USA) Nunc dimittis
2nd PrizeJakub Szafrański (Poland) Gloria de Angelis
3rd Prize David Ho-yi Chan (United Kingdom)
Ave Regina caelorum

ORGAN CATEGORY

2nd PrizeAleksandra Chmielewska (Poland)
Fantasia Veni, veni Emmanuel
3rd PrizeMichał Schaefer (Poland) Lumiere de Laube

LITURGICAL CATEGORY

1st PrizeJanusz Krzysztof Korczak (Poland) Missa Sancti Josephi
2nd PrizeEthan McGrath (USA) Sanctus

Special Prize of The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne for the best Polish composer Jakub Szafrański (Poland) Gloria de Angelis

WINNERS 2017

CHOIR CATEGORY
 
1st PrizeKatarzyna Danel (Poland) Misericordias Domini
2nd PrizeAndrej Makor (Slovenia) O Emmanuel
3rd PrizeJanusz Krzysztof Korczak (Poland) ..Cum enim quietum silentium contineret omnia..

Special Prize of Archbishop of Cologne
Irina Rebhuna (Latvia) Libera me, Domine

ORGAN CATEGORY

2nd PrizeMichał Schaefer (Poland) …Et verbum caro factum est…And He dwells among us…
3rd PrizeKatarzyna Danel (Poland) Anastasis

Special Prize of The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Cologne for the best Polish composer Katarzyna Danel (Poland)

WINNERS 2016

CHOIR CATEGORY

1st Prize Szymon Godziemba-Trytek (Poland) Beatus vir
2nd PrizeAleksandra Chmielewska (Poland) Veni Emmanuel
3rd PrizeFrancisco Jose Carbonell Matarredona (Spain) O magnum mysterium

ORGAN CATEGORY

3rd PrizeMichał Malec (Poland) Meditation sur la Croix

WINNERS 2015

CHOIR CATEGORY

1st PrizeMarek Raczyński (Poland) Media vita
2nd PrizeMonika Sokaite (Lithuania) Lacrimosa
3rd PrizeMichał Ziółkowski (Poland) Ave maris stella

ORGAN CATEGORY

1st PrizeFrancisco Jose Carbonell Matarredona (Spain)
Victimae paschali laudes
2nd PrizeSteven Heelein (Germany) In paradisum
3rd PrizeMichał Schaefer (Poland) Blue Ventus

WINNERS 2014

1st Prize – Michał Ziółkowski (Poland) Agnus Dei
2nd Prize – Jan Krutul (Poland) Victimae paschali laudes
3rd Prize – Szymon Godziemba-Trytek (Poland) Miserere mei, Deus

WINNERS 2013

Istprize Artur Słotwiński (Poland) Seven Last Words Of Christ
IInd prize Douglas Pew (USA) Kyrie
IIIrd prize Łukasz Farcinkiewicz (Poland) Pater noster

WINNERS 2012

Ist prize Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)
IInd prize Phillip Cooke (United Kingdom)
IIIrd prize Michał Malec (Poland)

Special Prize of Archbishop of Cologne Douglas Pew (USA)

 

WINNERS 2011

Ist prize Daniel J. Knaggs (USA)
IInd prize Łukasz Urbaniak (Poland)
IIIrd prize Mattia Culmone (Italy)

Special Prize of Archbishop of Rouen Alexander Campkin
(United Kingdom)

WINNERS 2010

Ist prize Aldona Nawrocka (Poland)
IInd prize Hilary Jocelyn Campbell (United Kingdom)
IIIrd prize Alexander Campkin (United Kingdom)

WINNERS 2009

Ist prize Emil Bernard Wojtacki (Poland)
IInd prize Łukasz Urbaniak (Poland)
IIIrd prize Adria Barbossa Torregrosa (Spain)

WINNERS 2008

Ist prize Izabela Adamska (Poland)
IInd prize Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)
IIIrd prize Rafał Janiak (Poland)

WINNERS 2007

Ist prize Michał Łukasz Niżyński (Poland)
IInd prize Stephan Nicolay (France)
IIIrd prize Cristian Gentilini (Italy)
IVth prize Kamil Kosecki (Poland)

Special Prize for the youngest winner Kamil Kosecki (Poland)

WINNERS 2006

IInd prize Hideyuki Nishimura (Japan)
IIIrd prize Agata Krawczyk (Poland)
ex aequo Jakub Kowalewski (Poland)
IVth prize Piotr Tabakiernik (Poland)

Special Prize for the youngest winner Piotr Tabakiernik (Poland)

WINNERS 2005

Ist prize Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)
IInd prize Nicholas Paul Vines (Australia)
IIIrd prize Ulrich Alexander Kreppein (Germany)
IVth prize Olga Hans (Poland)

Special Prize for the youngest winner
Ulrich Alexander Kreppein (Germany)


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 WINNERS 2004

Ist prize Łukasz Farcinkiewicz (Poland)
IInd prize Patryk Różycki (Poland)
IIIrd prize Wojciech Blecharz (Poland)

distinction Miłosz Aleksandrowicz (Poland)
distinction Katarzyna Głowicka (Poland)


MUSICA SACRA POLISH COMPOSER’S COMPETITION

 WINNERS 2003

IInd prize Seweryn Ścibior (Poland)
IIIrd prize Sławomir Opaliński (Poland)
ex aequo Jerzy Wołosiuk (Poland)

distinction Łucja Szablewska (Poland)
distinction Ewelina Wdziekońska (Poland)


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 WINNERS 2002

Ist prize Aldona Nawrocka (Poland)
IInd prize Klaudia Pasternak (Poland)


MUSICA SACRA POLISH COMPOSER’S COMPETITION

 WINNERS 2001

Ist prize Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)
IInd prize Joanna Garbacz (Poland)
IIIrd prize Mi-Jin Lee (South Korea)

distinction Aldona Nawrocka (Poland)
distinction Judyta Wrona (Poland)


MUSICA SACRA POLISH COMPOSER’S COMPETITION

 WINNERS 2000

Ist prize Agnieszka Szydłowska (Poland)
ex aequo Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)
IInd prize Mi-Jin Lee (South Korea)
IIIrd prize Joanna Garbacz (Poland)

distinction Dariusz Łapiński (Poland)
distinction Leszek M. Gorecki (Poland)


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 WINNERS 1999

Ist prize Weronika Ratusińska (Poland)
IInd prize Michał Moc (Poland)
IIIrd prize Dariusz Łapiński (Poland)

distinction Piotr Wróbel (Poland)
distinction Piotr Wróbel (Poland)


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 WINNERS 1998

IInd prize Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)
IIIrd prize Marcel Chyrzyński (Poland)
ex aequo Anna Maria Dudzińska (Poland)

distinction Małgorzata Grabska (Poland)
distinction Bartosz Kowalski (Poland)


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 WINNERS 1997

Ist prize Miłosz Bembinow (Poland)
IInd prize Wojciech Widłak (Poland)
IIIrd prize Marcel Chyrzyński (Poland)

distinction Aleksander Kościów (Poland)
distinction Wojciech Widłak (Poland)


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 WINNERS 1996

IInd prize Maciej Żółtowski (Poland)
IInd prize Maciej Zieliński (Poland)

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