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Category 8: Open Duet Baroque - No Age Limit

There are THREE LEVELS in this Category. Contestants may choose to enter one or more levels, but only once in each level and only with the pre-selected pieces listed below. No Repeats.

For Baroque Music: Guidelines will be given to judges concerning "commonly known" Baroque performance practices which include ornaments, phrasings, dynamics and articulations, even not marked in the printed music.
This category DOES NOT REQUIRE MEMORIZATION
– although contestants are strongly encouraged to play from memory if at all possible, especially at the Prizewinners’ Concerts.
Note: Only one of the contestants will need to register for the event. The other contestant will be added by USOMC according to the contestant login email address. Every contestant must complete the application fee payment. All contestants' login email address must be entered when register. Make sure that the Login Email address reflect the contestant's name and NOT the parent's name nor teacher's name.

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OPEN DUET BAROQUE ELEMENTARY OPEN DUET BAROQUE ELEMENTARY


ELEMENTARY LEVEL:
No Age Limit.

Contestants may only perform the pre-selected piece listed below:

J.S. Bach - Petzold - Minuet in G

Book: Sheet music can be purchased at https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/minuet-in-g-for-piano-duet-digital-sheet-music/21377939

OPEN DUET BAROQUE JUNIOR OPEN DUET BAROQUE JUNIOR

JUNIOR LEVEL:
No Age Limit,
Contestants may only perform the pre-selected piece listed below:

Music Piece:
Lully: Menuet in Eb Major
pages 8-11. Follow D.C. al Fine, then play the first 12 bars only on p.8 & 9. End at bar 12.

Book: Jean-Baptiste Lully - Court Dances; Easy Festival Duets, Bk 1; Stainer & Bell H222

OPEN DUET BAROQUE INTERMEDIATE OPEN DUET BAROQUE INTERMEDIATE

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:
No Age Limit
Contestants may only perform the pre-selected piece listed below:

Music Piece:
John Stanley: Andante from Organ Voluntary in E Minor, Op.6 #9
pages 58-61

Book: Piano Duets - Baroque Composers - Michael Aston, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-372118-X