Call for Scores (horn and percussion)

Attention Female Composers

Maria Serkin and John R. Beck are soliciting female composers to create new music for horn and percussion for a potential performance at the International Women’s Brass Conference at Arizona State University May 21 -25, 2019.* All compositions submitted will be included in a survey of literature at the IWBC with the winning composition receiving a performance and recording.

The online submission form will be open from November 5 - March 1. The winner will be announced March 15, 2019. Details about instrumentation will be posted soon. Length of composition ca. 5 - 7 minutes.

*If our proposal is not accepted for the 2019 conference the performance and recording will take place at the UNC School of the Arts.

Published compositions for horn and percussion include:

Solo Suite for Horn and Improvisatory Percussion - Alec Wilder 1954

HornVibes - Verne Reynolds (Belwin Mills) 1986

Variations for Horn and Percussion - Stuart Jones 1988

Dragons in the Sky - horn, percussion, tape/horn, percussion, wind ensemble – Mark Schultz (JOMAR Press) 1989

Thoughtful Wanderings - natural horn and percussion (or tape) - Douglas Hill 1990

Sonata for Horn and Marimba - Charles Taylor (C. Alan Publications) c. 1991

Call of the Boromir - horn and marimba – Daniel McCarthy (C. Alan Publications) c. 1997

A Command Performance for the King of Tonga – J. Mark Scearce 1998

Ancient Methods - horn and chimes - Nick Rissman 1999

Shared Spaces - 2 horns/2percussion – Lynn Glassock (C. Alan Publications) c. 2005

New Wine in Old Bottles - 2 natural horns, percussion - Jeffrey Agrell (JOMAR Press) 2011

Brave Wind - horn and field drum - Mark Goodenberger 2014