Music Saturday 21st March 2020

Music Rules

  1. General: All the Festival’s General Rules apply to Music classes. Additional rules for Music are detailed below.
  2. Accompanist: A competent official accompanist will be provided. No other will be allowed.
  3. Pieces: No competitor may perform a piece with which they have previously been awarded first prize in this Festival. Own choices must be detailed on the entry form, and where there is an accompaniment,  a copy must be sent with the form. Each piece must be stuck (not stapled) together in a way suitable for the accompanist. On the day of the competition the competitor must bring an original copy of each own choice piece for the adjudicator. Failure to do this will lead to cancellation of the entry. Pieces of music must be collected at the end of the class; any not collected will only be returned by post after the cost of postage is received.
  4. Adult singing competitors may, if they choose, have their music on a stand by their side to be used as an aide memoire.
  5. Musical Theatre: All music from shows is subject to copyright law. Songs from shows in current production may be sung as a concert item, with no movement or costume, without need for copyright permission. Where movement or costume is included in a performance copyright permission is required and the Festival committee accept these entries on the basis that copyright permission has been granted.
  6. Copyright: The Festival cannot be held responsible for any breaches of the copyright law and it should be noted that copyright regulations protect music works for 70 years after the death of the composer. The Music Publishers Association, however, has issued a Code of Practice on copyright works with the following concession: When an Own Choice Piece is selected from a publication containing several different works and which is not published separately, one copy may be made for the use of an adjudicator at a competition or festival provided that the competitor or participant has already purchased his/her own copy. The photocopy will be retained and destroyed by the administrator of the competition or festival immediately after the event. The permission specifically does not apply to set works. Other items must not be photocopied without the permission of the copyright holder in each case.
    When using music downloaded from the Internet, the performer should also print off and submit the permission statement that accompanies the music submitted with the entry form.
  7. Fees: Entrance fees are £5.50 for each children’s class, £6.50 for each open or adult class, £6 for each duet class and £3 per person in ensembles of 3 – 6 entrants. There is also an administration charge of £2.00 per entrant. On the day there will be a spectator fee of £5 for adults and £3 for children (8 years and above).
  8. All Music and Singing entry forms must be received, with the proper fees, by the Music Co-ordinator, Pippa Kirk, 38 Gregory Place, Lytham FY8 4SB. Fees are not refundable. The closing date for Music and Singing entries is Friday 13th December 2019.
Class Number Class Choice

Singing Classes – Open

A limit of 6 minutes for each piece of music in all singing classes.

V1 British Song Own choice of a song by a British composer, excluding opera or musicals
V2 Sacred Music Own choice from any oratorio or sacred solo song or an aria from any oratorio
V3 Operatic Own choice excluding light opera, either English or original language
V4 American Classical Includes folk songs, spirituals, songs and arias
V5 Musical Theatre  Own choice
V6 Lieder/Chanson Own choice in the original language
V7 Early Italian Song Own choice
V8 Favourite Song Own choice
Final The winners of Classes V01, V03, V06, will compete for the Critchley Rose Bowl.

Singing Classes – Children’s

Junior Children’s Vocal Classes Open to children in Year 6 and below
S1 Age 9 and under Classical British Song own choice
S2 Age 9 and under Classical own choice
S3 Age 9 and under Musical Theatre own choice
S4 Age 11 and under Classical British Song own choice
S5 Age 11 and under Classical own choice
S6 Age 11 and under Musical Theatre own choice
S7 Age 11 and under Folk Song own choice
Senior Children’s Vocal Classes Open to children in Year 7 and above
S08 Age 13 and under Classical British Song own choice
S09 Age 13 and under Classical own choice
S10 Age 13 and under Musical Theatre
S11 Age 13 and under Folk Song
S12 Age 16 and under Classical British Song own choice
S13 Age 16 and under Classical own choice
S14 Age 16 and under Musical Theatre own choice
S15 Age 16 and under Folk Song own choice
S16 Age 18 and under Classical British Song own choice
S17 Age 18 and under Classical own choice
S18 Age 18 and under Musical Theatre
S19 Age 18 and under Operatic own choice
S20 Age 18 and under Sacred own choice
FINAL One singer from the following age groups, 13 & under, 16 & under, 18 & under, will be chosen to compete for the Marjorie Parkinson Trophy for the Most Promising Junior Singer.