The Royal Opera house fanfare project is now in its second year, I have been participating in the judging as well as running workshops for the winners and orchestrating the final pieces. Some great music last year
Heres a film about last year
Royal Opera House Fanfare project Documentary
Here’s a bit of Blurb from the ROH website about this years project.
Fanfare Competition 2011
Create your sound for the Royal Opera House
Can you create a piece of music which is catchy, powerful, attention grabbing, and only 30 seconds long?
We are looking for brand new musical fanfares to be broadcast before performances at the Royal Opera House to let the audience know it is time to take their seats.
If you are aged eleven to sixteen we want you, on your own or in groups, to create your own fanfare of no more than 30 seconds to win the chance to have your music arranged, recorded and played at the Royal Opera House.
The composers of the winning fanfares will attend a workshop with a professional composer to develop and arrange their fanfare for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Winners will also attend the recording session, and will be invited to a performance at the Royal Opera House to hear a premier broadcast of the final fanfares.
The winning pieces from last year are available here to listen
(these are the Sibelius files , the full orchestral versions are currently unavailable)