BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL CONTEST

Date: December 10, 2022

Deadline: November 5, 2022

Location: O'Neill's Music House, 10689 Perkins Road #C, Baton Rouge

Repertoire: Any piece written by a Baroque or Classical composer

Fee: $20 per entry ($40 if entering both categories)

Time: All students will be given a playing time between 8:30 am-4:00 pm

-Must be a BRMTA member to enter students in this event.

-Teachers who send students are required to work or pay a substitute fee when submitting forms. Fees listed below.

-Student registration list can be found here. Email student list to chingsongpiano@gmail.com.

-Judge's sheets can be found here. Please sort each category in alphabetical order by last name.

-Write checks to BRMTA. Fees are non-refundable.

-Mail check and judge's sheets to:

Ching Song

10747 Royal Ridge Ave

Baton Rouge LA 70810

See further rules below.

2021 Competition Results

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Level A in each category is limited to 5th grade or below. Please enter students in the correct category and level to avoid disqualification. This year, teachers should arrange their student paperwork in category order prior to submitting. Ex: All papers in alphabetical order for Baroque A first, then B, C, and D1-2. Then all paperwork in alphabetical order for Classical A, then B, C, and D1-2. 

 

Enter the piece duration without the decimal and round up to the nearest whole number. Ex: 1:45 should be entered as 2 minutes.  No time requests will be honored this year. No changes to the repertoire or assigned time will be made after the schedule is made, and the registration fee is non-refundable. If you have any questions about the level of difficulty for a piece, please email chingsongpiano@gmail.com or text (225) 603-3546 before the registration deadline.

Teachers entering students are required to work 8:15 am - 4:30 pm. If unable to work, the teachers will pay the following substitute fee at the time of registration to avoid disqualification of students:

1-10 students: $75

11-20 students: $150

21-30 students: $225

31+ students: $300

 

2-3 winners will be chosen per group with one cash award per group. Judges may award honorable mention. Winners of each group will be announced as soon as the group is finished. Teachers may pick up their students' comment sheets and certificates at the end of the competition at O'Neill's Music House.

 

The five levels of difficulty for each period are as follows:

Baroque

A - Limited to 5th grade or below. Easiest selections from Baroque composers other than JS Bach. Composers such as Lully, Telemann, Graupner, and Speer

Examples:

Clark - King William's March

Rameau - Menuet en Rondeau

Handel - Gavotte

B - Selections from Anna Magdalena Notebook, and pieces of similar difficulty

Examples:

J.S. Bach - Prelude in C Major WTC I, BWV 846

Kreiger - Minuet in A Minor

Scarlatti - Sonata in C Major K. 73b, L. 217

C - Two-and Three-part inventions, preludes, and pieces of similar difficulty

Examples:

J.S. Bach - Courante from French Suite No. 5

Daquin - Le Coucou

Telemann - Fantasy

D1 - Scarlatti sonatas

Examples:

Sonata K. 64, L. 58

Sonata K. 9 L. 413

Sonata in C Major K 159 L. 104

D2 - Most Preludes and Fugues from WTC by J.S. Bach and pieces of similar difficulty, including any movement of the Italian Concerto

Examples:

Handel - Harmonious Blacksmith

Classical

  A - Limited to 5th grade or below. Easiest selections from Classical composers, such as Carr and Reinagle

Examples:

Diabelli - Waltz in C Major

Duncombe - Sonatina in C Major

B - Easy Sonatina movements by composers such as Attwood, Latour, and Beethoven

Examples:

Haydn - Scherzo in F Major, Hob. XVI:9, 3rd movement

Clementi - Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No.1, 1st movement

C.P.E. Bach - Solfegietto

Diabelli Op. 151 No. 1

C - Difficult Sonatina movements by composers such as Clementi, Kuhlau, Diabelli

Examples:

Beethoven - Fur Elise

Cimarosa sonatas

​D1 - Some sonata movements by composers such as Mozart, (early) Haydn, and Beethoven

Examples:

Mozart Sonata in C Major K. 545 (1st movement)

Mozart Sonata in A Major K. 331 (3rd movement)

Mozart Fantasy K. 397

Haydn Sonatas Hob. XVI/4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 35

Beethoven Sonata Op. 49 Nos. 1 or 2

D2 - Other difficult sonata movements by composers such as Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven

Mozart Sonata in A Major K. 331 (1st movement)

Mozart Sonata in B-flat Major K. 333

Beethoven Sonata Op. 13, Op. 31, and Op. 109

Haydn Sonata Hob. 16, 34, and 37