Category 8: Open Duet Baroque - No Age Limit
are FOUR 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, these are allowed even not marked in the printed music.
category DOES NOT REQUIRE MEMORIZATION
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.
Music piece: Couperin:
The Cuckoo in B Minor
Book: Musik aus alten Tagen – Music from Bygone Days; Leopold J. Beer, Universal Edition, UE 11003 [p.8-9, no repeat]
Music piece: Purcell:
Minuet #1 in G Major
Book: Musik aus alten Tagen – Music from Bygone Days; Leopold J. Beer, Universal Edition, UE 11003 [p.12-13]
Music piece: Muffat:
Bourree in E Minor
Book: Musik aus alten Tagen – Music from Bygone Days; Leopold J. Beer, Universal Edition, UE 11003 [p.16-17, no repeat]
Music piece: Handel - Aston:
Presto from Organ Concerto in F Major, Op.4 #5
Book: Piano Duets – Baroque Composers; Michael Aston, Oxford University Press, www.oup.com; ISBN 0-19-372118-X