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Horn Sonata Commissioning Consortium

French Horn and Piano Commissioning Consortium


The composition

I would like to compose a Sonata for Horn and Piano in memory of a dear friend and Horn player, David Baptist. The composition will be at an advanced college level.
Sonata will be in three movements and last about 10 minutes. David was a very talented musician who had amazing credentials. If you would like to read about Dave, please go to http://todd.macshare.com/davidbaptist/credits.html If you would like to hear some of his Horn compositions, go to http://todd.macshare.com/horn.html I am in the process of making Dave's music available commercially and I hope to have it available by the end of the year. I hope the piece will capture his friendly spirit and his sense of humor. Videos of the movements will be posted here when they are completed.
Number of participants and cost

  • Cost of participation is $25 payable through GoFundMe
  • A minimum of 5 participants are needed for this project to move forward. People can join the consortium at any time before October 15, 2018, which is the anticipated project completion date.
  • Each participant should make a commitment to perform the composition at least once during the year following the receipt of score and parts.
  • The score and parts will be delivered as PDF files.
  • Each participant will be listed on the composition as part of the consortium and will have local premiere rights.
  • After one year, the composition will be made available for purchase by the general public. The copyright will remain with Co-op Press.
  • Participants may submit a recording of their performance and be eligible to receive the $100 prize for the best recording submitted. In order for the prize to be awarded, a minimum of 2 submissions from different performers are needed .
  • It may be possible for Sy Brandon to attend your performance.
Deadlines
  • By October 15, 2018 - expression of interest using email link at the bottom of this page.
  • By October 15, 2018 - payment of $25 made through GoFundMe.
  • December 1, 2018 - composition emailed to participants
  • December 1, 2019 - Last date to submit a recording to be considered for the $100 prize

Participants as of 9/11/18:

James Boldin - University of Louisiana, Monroe
Erwin Chandler - Mohnton, PA
Patrice Chandler - Mohnton, PA

Promotion of the Commissioning Consortium
Please feel free to use news groups, forums, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin), and word of mouth to recruit participants.

Email us using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page to express interest or to ask questions.