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Category 9: 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.


ELEMENTARY LEVEL:

Francois Couperin - L. Beer: Andantino from Minuetto in E Minor
page 6-7, No Repeat; 24 bars total

Book: Musik aus alten Tagen (Music from Bygone Days) - Easy Pieces for Piano Duet, Universal Edition, UE 11003

JUNIOR LEVEL:

Music Piece:
J.P. Rameau - arranged: Rigaudon from Court Dances
page 2-7. Play bars 1 to 23. Skip bars 24 to 89. Continue at bars 90 to 98; 32 bars total.

Book: Jean Philippe Rameau - Court Dances; arranged for Piano Duet, Easy Festival Duets, Bk 2; Stainer & Bell H223, ISMNM-2202-1281-9

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

Music Piece:
J.P. Rameau - arranged: Tambourin En Rondeau from Court Dances
page 8-11, No Repeat

Book: Jean Philippe Rameau - Court Dances; arranged for Piano Duet, Easy Festival Duets, Bk 2; Stainer & Bell H223, ISMNM-2202-1281-9