BAROQUE AND CLASSICAL COMPETITION
Date: December 2, 2023
Deadline: November 4, 2023
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.
-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:
10747 Royal Ridge Ave
Baton Rouge LA 70810
See further rules below.
2022 Competition Results
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 substitute fee at the time of registration to avoid disqualification of students or provide a substitute worker(s).
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:
A - Limited to 5th grade or below. Easiest selections from Baroque composers other than JS Bach. Composers such as Lully, Telemann, Graupner, and Speer
Clark - King William's March
Rameau - Menuet en Rondeau
Handel - Gavotte
B - Selections from Anna Magdalena Notebook, and pieces of similar difficulty
J.S. Bach - Prelude in C Major WTC I, BWV 846
C.P.E. Bach - March in Dmajor
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
J.S. Bach - Courante from French Suite No. 5
Daquin - Le Coucou
Telemann - Fantasy
D1 - Scarlatti sonatas
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
Handel - Harmonious Blacksmith
A - Limited to 5th grade or below. Easiest selections from Classical composers, such as Carr and Reinagle
Diabelli - Waltz in C Major
Duncombe - Sonatina in C Major
B - Easy Sonatina movements by composers such as Attwood, Latour, and Beethoven
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
Beethoven - Fur Elise
D1 - Some sonata movements by composers such as Mozart, (early) Haydn, and Beethoven
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