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new contest 7-18-14 ending Oct 31

New contest 7-18-14
Ok, admittedly, the last contest was a fiasco but this is a real contest, honest. There will be no reanimated judges, no secret invisible winning compositions, no fake winning free trip to a tropical paradise. Instead, here is the deal:
1. only compositions that are actually visible to all can be submitted and entered.
2. The administrator chinadoll (who will not be allowed to enter the contest) will be the sole judge.
3. Entries must be original compositions.
4. Each person entering may submit multiple compositions.
5. Any composition either already posted or newly posted between 7-18 and 10-31 may be entered. to enter, just post a composition or request that one already posted be entered.
6. Entries will be judged based on originality/novelty, humor, silliness, and fun.
7. All compositions will receive a detailed critique of at 30-50 words in length (if that matters to you) by the administrator
8. The prize for the winner will be the honor of winning.
9. The contest will end 10-31-14 and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced at this site shortly thereafter.
10. of course, all this is assuming anyone actually enters the contest...

Writing a Piano Concerto

Hello; I am currently trying to write a fourth piano concerto (which will be the first uploaded here), but I am having somewhat of trouble in several areas... I have written several fragments of it, but cannot get any coherency or particular interest. I am increasingly busy, and so I offer the fragments I've written to whomsoever wishes to use them to write their own concerto with my beginnings.

If you wish to use anything there, you may... I haven't got the energy to finish it...


No. 1 in F minor, Opus 2, No. 1 (1795)
No. 2 in A major, Opus 2, No. 2 (1795)
No. 3 in C major, Opus 2, No. 3 (1795)
No. 4 in E flat major, Opus 7 "Grand Sonata" (1797)
No. 5 in C minor, Opus 10, No. 1 (1798)
No. 6 in F major, Opus 10, No. 2 (1798)
No. 7 in D major, Opus 10, No. 3 (1798)
No. 8 in C minor, Opus 14 "Pathetique" (1798)
No. 9 in E major, Opus 14, No. 1 (1799)
No. 10 in G major, Opus 14, No. 2 (1799)
No. 11 in B flat major, Opus 22 (1800)
No. 12 in A flat major, Opus 26 "Funeral March" (1801)
No. 13 in E flat major, Opus 27, No. 1 "Sonata quasi una Fantasia" (1801)
No. 14 in C sharp minor, Opus 27, No. 2 "Sonata quasi una Fantasia" "Moonlight" (1801)
No. 15 in D major, Opus 28 "Pastorale" (1801)
No. 16 in G major, Opus 31, No. 1 (1802)
No. 17 in D minor, Opus 31, No. 2 "Tempest" (1802)
No. 18 in E flat major, Opus 31, No. 3 "The Hunt" (1802)
No. 19 in G minor, Opus 49, No. 1 (1805)
Nol. 20 in G major, Opus 49, No. 2 (1805)
No. 21 in C major, Opus 53 "Waldstein" (1803)
WoO (Without Opus) 57 Andante Favore (original middle movement of the Waldstein) (1804)
No. 22 in F major, Opus 54 (1804)
No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57 "Appassionata" (1805)
No. 24 in F sharp minor, Opus 78 "A Therese" (1809)
No. 25 in G major, Opus 79 (1809)
No. 26 in E flat major, Opus 81a "Les Adieux/Das Lebewohl" (1810)
No. 27 in E minor, Opus 90 (1814)
No. 28 in A major, Opus 101 (1816)
No. 29 in B flat major, Opus 106 "Hammerklavier" (1819)
No. 30 in E major, Opus 109 (1820)
No. 31 in A flat major, Opus 110 (1821)
No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111 (1822)

There are 3 other sonatas attributed to Beethoven marked as WoO. They may be spurious, If genuine they are all works composed prior to the first Opus 2 sonatas. they are as follows:

No. 33 in E flat major, WoO 47, No. 1 "Kurfurstensonaten"
No. 34 in F major, WoO 47, No. 2 "Kurfurstensonaten"
No. 35 in D major, WoO 47, No. 3 "Kurfurstensonaten"

Update (11-16-11): I forgot to mention three more sonatas by Beethoven that may also be spurious:

No. 36 in C major, WoO 51 supposedly written in 1798 after the 4th sonata.
No. 37 in G major, Anh 5, No. 1, also supposedly written in 1798
No. 38 in F major, Anh 5, No. 2

The latter two are Sonatinas. I just happen to have recordings of all of these.

Great Piano Group for Composition Competitions!

There are many good ones out there...
But they do not have competitions very often.
You have constraints and rules you have to follow. Sometimes it is as easy as writing a dissonant Minuet, sometimes it might be as challenging (for some people) as writing a Fugue. So come on! Enter your first competition! The winner (whoever recieves the most votes) will be moderator/co administer to the group until the winner of the second competition wins! Hurry! Deadline is August 8!


You may participate also by submitting video performances of these pieces for the video score work that will need to be done.

If you have a fairly decent sound system and wish to submit a performance it would be greatly appreciated, and will be a great way to get some exposure, as these will eventually be posted to YouTube and other sites.

If you have a performance that you would like to submit, simply make a YouTube video, and it will eventually be tied to the score and sent to YouTube in a format that features this particular project.

Notify us of your performance by posting the URL below.

Competion 2


1- Submit your best score to your group(s) that you are a part of.

2- Submit any score that YOU have written, whether it be concert band, orchestra, quartet, trio, ect. Any music Genre or group of instruments is accepted, unless your leader says otherwise.

3- Your score has to be at least 25 seconds long (no limit to how long it can be)

4- If you are a member of multiple groups, select only one group to submit your music to please; we don't want 1 user winning all the groups' competitions

5- Do NOT vote on your own score. EVER.

6- Please post only scores with playable parts (ask a member that plays the instrument that has the hard or impossible part, if you can't tell)

7- Enter ONLY music that you have written (no arrangements, or anything that isn't written by yourself). If anyone tries to win this competition by posting an arrangement under their own name, they will be banned from this group forevermore.

8- Post a reply to a discussion on your instrument group telling which composition you would like to vote on by whatever date we choose.


10-- ALL entries MUST BE RECEIVED by August 20th, 2012 & VOTED ON BY August 24th, 2012.

(I love copy and paste)

The ultimate musescore songbook

I have just created a group to compile a songbook of songs from Musescore (See group description for more detail, here's the link: We need all the people we can get to join, as it 30+ people to really kick start the path to publishing the song book, so it would be great for everybody to join!

Thanks in advance!


Since this group is connected to the Master Composers, were going to have a contest to decide who will go compete in their competion. The song has to be posted by April 29th. It will be a group vote and you can not vote for your own. If you can't make voting, feel free to vote early. The song must have written "Song for the Contest" in the title, subtitle, or description. The song can have a couple other insrtuments than the piano but I would prefer that the main instrument be piano. These are the requirments....

1. The song is 1 minute long

2. Has an A and B section

3. Has atleast 3 sharps or flats OR 1 key change OR 1 tempo change. (Ritards and Accelerandos do not count)

Good luck and please participate!