South African composers are invited to submit scores of short, original compositions of medium difficulty for alto saxophone and cello.
The aim of this call for scores is to broaden the repertoire of pieces that can be performed by students. The level of difficulty should therefore be appropriate for the average student and the use of extended techniques should be limited. Works should not be longer than ten minutes.
The Helton-Thomas Duo will select works from the submissions received for performance during their short South African tour in May 2019, and it will also be recorded later. Composers will have the opportunity (at their own cost) to rehearse with the duo in Potchefstroom before the concert.
Composers whose works are not selected to be performed and recorded, will still be able to attend reading sessions with the Helton-Thomas Duo in Potchefstroom in May 2019. Thus, even though only two or three compositions will be selected for concert performance and recording, other compositions can be performed during the reading sessions over weekends. (Composers who wish to participate in these reading sessions will have to carry their own costs.)
The score and parts of each work should be submitted by e-mail as PDF documents by Sunday 24 March 2019. Composers should also include a copy of their South African ID card or passport, and should indicate if they are SAMRO members. The material should be e-mailed to BOTH these addresses: