Calefax
Composers
Competition

Welcome to the archive of the Calefax Composers Competition. This page provides free access to the scores and parts of works that have been submitted in this yearly competition. By putting this collection online we aim at making as much reed quintet repertoire available as possible to all other existing Reed Quintets in the world. Music should sound!

The instrumentation of a ‘Reed Quintet’ is slightly flexible. All pieces in this archive can be performed by five musicians and do not exceed the instrumentation that is required for the Calefax Composers’ Competition:
1 Oboe / Cor anglais / Oboe d’amore
2 Clarinet (B-flat / A)
3 Saxophone (Alto / Soprano)
4 Bass clarinet / Basset horn (a few scores ask for Contrabass clarinet)
5 Bassoon

Only scores from composers who explicitly granted permission are presented in this archive. We were able to contact many but not all composers of the past six editions of the competition. Participants who don’t find their piece here but do want to be listed are kindly requested to contact us through productie@calefax.nl. If you’d like to perform one of the works on a concert, please also contact Calefax, so we can get you in touch with the composer. Thank you!

2017

Ron van Effrink – Going to the East
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Evgeny Irshai – Ikigai
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Christiaan Janssen – Suite 6
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Michal Lesniak – Mandragora
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Ryszard Lubieniecki – Isorythmic Composition no. 3
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Andrew Middleton – Five Pieces for Reed Quintet
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Mithatcan Öcal – Avis Nocturna
(winnaar CCC 2017)
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Rósza Pál – … for Reed Quintet
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Heather Pinkham – A Balancing Act
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Ryne Siesky – Dispositive Contours
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Rob Verdurmen – A Short Adventure
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Mark Zuckerman – Close Reeding

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2015

Dario Arciniega – Children on a Winter Morning
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Hans Bakker – Het Verre Nabij
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Paul Bruinen – Metamorphosen
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Steve Ege – The Return
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Christiaan Janssen – Cortège
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Paul Kopetz – Axolotl Rag
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Joaquín Mendoza Sebastián – The bitter taste of green buildings
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Mathieu Polak – Big Ben
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Pál Rózsa – Easy piece, with love Op. 575
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Yimin Wu – Orientation Day
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2013

Hans Bakker – The Valley Spirit Never Dies
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Bart Delissen – Prelude & Allegro
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Alp Durmaz – Clowns
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Peter Greve-Side Effects
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John Leszczynski-Variations in the Reeds (sample)
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Jean de Lière – Poema per Quintetto di Ancia (Ode aan de Noordermarkt)
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César Lüttger – Échecs
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di Maggio – Diego in Arona
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Kaori Nakano – Fu Jin
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Ruud Roelofsen – Glitch
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Hans Tolhuijs – Departure-Change flight-Arrival
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Toon Vandevorst – Elephant Grass
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Huub de Vriend – Tabee, Tabee, New York
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Arthur Wagenaar – sly buxom baggage
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2014

Roman Blum – Sinfoniesatz in C minor
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Silvia Coricelli – QuinteTango
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Trevor Cramer – Mahler Songs
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Bernard Homan – Petit Quatuor
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Cornelia Sommer – Kapustin Variations
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2012

Rodrigo Baggio – Skyways
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Diane Berry – From the Salish Sea
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Andrea Coppini – Images of Sardinia
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Paul Gelsing
 – Liebe Grüsse aus Prag
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Luciano Guimaraes – A Musical Postcard from Brazil
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Evagelia Siarvali – Dias
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Pieter Simons – Kreta
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Rick van Velthuizen – weltjugend U6
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2011

Christos Alexopoulos – A walk in the part (he’s mad though…)
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Jose Mora Jimenez – MOBILE3
(winnaar CCC 2011)
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Pál Rózsa – Greetings from Hungary
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Pieter Simons – war is over
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2010

Jeffrey Harrington – Ranae (and 3 other reed quintets)
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(winner CCC 2010)

Pieter Simons – il festo
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Winners Calefax Composers Competition

The winners of our last nine editions of the Calefax Composers Competition were:

Mithatcan Öcal  (2017, Turkije)
Janco Verduin (2015, NL)
Michael Walsh (2014, UK)
Corey Dundee (2013, VS)
Didier Marc Garin (2012, Frankrijk)
José Mora-Jiménez (2011, Costa-Rica/NL)
Jeffrey Harrington (2010, VS/Frankrijk)
Heleen Verleur (2009, NL)
Holger de Bruin (2008, NL)