SCL2021 HG "So far away, yet so close"

 

At the SCL Festival 2022 we will beautifully encompass the topics of music, art, home, earth, nature & and being close to other humans. For us, 2022 is going to be an eagerly anticipated reunion with topics that are dear to the heart and real life. With the suspension of face-to-face concerts teachers, students and families faced an unprecedented challenge: to build and sustain the musical and pedagogical bond, an emotional base. A necessary reflection emerged on the meaning, the impact and the lessons that such a new reality can bring to us.

 
The pandemic and its immediate consequences clearly stressed the importance of music as a personal gift that gives meaning not only to the day-to-day lives of young people, but also, in a deeper and more dramatic way, to all of humanity. From the challenges we faced an opportunity emerged simultaneously - to transform teaching by addressing real and complex problems and giving rise to new knowledge. Therefore, at the SCL Festival in 2022, we choose to move from "with you in the distance" to "so far away, yet so close". 

Our invisible ties that made such emotional closeness viable in the middle of a period of estrangement are invincible.
We will play and enjoy face-to-face live and alive music for each other. We will celebrate!  



SCL 2022

The festival will take place: 2022, July 1 - 6 

 

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Compulsory pieces 2022

CHOIRS:


Mixed Choir:

Clara Wieck-Schumann (1819 - 1896):   From „Drei gemischte Chöre“:
No.1 „Abendfeier in Venedig ‘Ave Maria’“
www.stretta-music.com/en/schumann-nauhaus-drei-gemischte-choere-nr-135705.html

 

Treble Choir:

Eva Ugalde (1973):   "Ave Maris Stella" (5:00)
www.doblinger.at/en/Item/Ave-Maris-Stella-315708.htm

 

Male Choir:

Veljo Tormis (1930-2017):   Kord me tuleme tagasi: Meie varjud
(Once We Will Reappear: Our Shadows)
(4:39)
www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/once-we-will-reappear-kord-me-tuleme-tagasi-sheet-music/19264662

 

Children’s Choir (up to the age of 12):

 

ORCHESTRAS:


Symphony Orchestra:

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):   Hungarian Dance No. 5 (3:45),
Hungarian Dance No. 6 (2:51)
(full score & instrumental parts): https://imslp.org/wiki/21_Hungarian_Dances_(Orchestra),_WoO_1_(Brahms,_Johannes)

 

Chamber Orchestra with Winds:

Franz Schubert (1797-1828):   Symphony No. 5 in B♭ major, D. 485, 1. movement Allegro (6:55) 1.2.0.2.2.str
(full score & instrumental parts): www.stretta-music.com/en/schubert-feil-woodfull-harris-symphony-no-5-in-b-flat-major-d-485-nr-141819.html

 

String Orchestra:

Leonie Holmes (1962):   Prelude for Strings (06:15)
(full score & instrumental parts): https://www.sounz.org.nz/works/11891

 

 

BANDS:

John Williams (1932):   Fanfare from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1:49)
(full score & instrumental parts): https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/fanfare-from-e-t-the-extra-terrestrial-sheet-music/19222564
Katherine Bergman (1985):   Dream Machine (7:00)
(full score & instrumental parts): https://www.katherinebergman.net/dream-machine.html

 

 

SUMMA ENSEMBLES:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):   Symphony No. 5, I. Allegro con brio (07:30)
Summa Ensembles will perform the compulsory piece in a format and instrumentation adapted to the respective performing ensemble, while staying as faithful to the original composition as possible needs.
A full score can be found here: https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5,_Op.67_%28Beethoven,_Ludwig_van%29

 

 

Choir - Workshop Pieces 2022:

All choirs taking part in the Competition are asked to prepare their compulsory piece(s) for the first workshop. For the second workshop, the workshop lecturer may choose a piece from your additional program or another piece suitable for your respective category.

For all choirs taking part in the Celebration: The workshop lecturer may choose a piece from your additional program or another piece suitable for your respective category.

 

 

Orchestra - Workshop Pieces 2022:

All orchestras taking part in the Competition are asked to prepare their respective compulsory piece for the first workshop. For the second workshop, please select one piece from the list of your respective category. You may also choose a piece from your additional program. This piece, however, needs to be confirmed by the Artistic Director first.

All orchestras taking part in the Celebration are invited to prepare two pieces from the list of your respective category. You may also choose a piece from your additional program. This piece, however, needs to be confirmed by the Artistic Director first.

 


Symphony Orchestra:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93, IV. Allegro vivace
Hector Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven: One movement from 1st, 2nd, 4th or 5th Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven: One movement from Egmont, Coriolan or Fidelio Overture
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38, 3rd movement, Scherzo Molto Vivace
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in a minor Op. 56 (“Scottish”), 2nd movement, Vivace non troppo
Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances No. 3 and 8

Chamber Orchestra:
Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major I. Adagio – Allegro or IV. Finale: Spiritoso
Franz Schubert: One movement from Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (D 485)
Joseph Haydn: One movement from Symphony No. 43 in E flat major Hob.I: 43 (“Mercury”)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: One movement from Symphony Nr. 29 in A major, KV 201
Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances

String Orchestra:
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Sinfonia No. 4 in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: One movement from Divertimento KV 136 or KV 137 or 138
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Josef Suk: One movement from Serenade for Strings in E flat-major Op. 6
Edvard Grieg: One movement from Holberg Suite
Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
Johann Sebastian Bach: 3. Brandenburgisches Konzert, 1st movement
Georg Friedrich Händel: One movement from Concerto grosso Op. 6 / No. 5 in D major

 

 

Band - Workshop Pieces 2022:

 

All Bands taking part in the Competition shall prepare the compulsory piece for the first workshop. For the second workshop, you may choose a piece from your additional program. This piece needs to be confirmed by the Artistic Director.

All Bands taking part in the Celebration may choose one piece from their Musikverein program and one piece from their additional concert program. These pieces need to be confirmed by the Artistic Director.

 

Summa Ensemble - Workshop Pieces 2022:

 

All Summa Ensembles taking part in the Competition shall prepare the compulsory piece for the first workshop. For the second workshop, you may choose a piece from your additional program. This piece needs to be confirmed by the Artistic Director.

All Summa Ensembles taking part in the Celebration may choose one piece from their Musikverein program and one piece from their additional concert program. These pieces need to be confirmed by the Artistic Director.

 

 

Inspiration: Film Music

As the festival wants to encourage ensembles to include film music into their repertoire, we have compiled a list of suggestions. The following pieces are not compulsory and celebration groups are also welcome to draw inspiration from the list!

Mixed Choir: From "Home Alone":
Mykola Leontovich (1877 - 1921) - Carol of the Bells
www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/carol-of-the-bells-sheet-music/3555974
(This piece can be sung in numerous different languages, the ensembles are free to choose)
Treble Choir / Children’s Choir: From "Les Choristes":
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) - Hymne à La Nuit
www.stretta-music.com/rameau-rille-hymne-a-la-nuit-nr-461456.html

From "Som i Himlen" (As it is in heaven):
Stefan Nilsson (*1955) - Gabriellas Sång (with piano)
www.stretta-music.com/en/nilsson-baeckman-wallenaes-gabriellas-saang-nr-447115.html
Male Choir: From "Som i Himlen" (As it is in heaven):
Stefan Nilsson (*1955) - Gabriellas Sång (with piano)
www.stretta-music.com/en/baeckman-nilsson-caplin-gabriellas-saang-nr-498423.html
Symphony Orchestra: From "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade":
John Williams (*1932): Scherzo For Motorcycle and Orchestra
www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/scherzo-for-motorcycle-and-orchestra-from-indiana-jones-and-the-last-crusade-sheet-music/20109754

 

 

 

 

  • SCL Festival Venues - Konzerthaus

    The opening ceremony held in the Konzerthaus
  • SCL Festival Venues - Musikverein

    The Competition and the Celebration held in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein (and/or in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus). Music lovers throughout the world know...
  • SCL Festival Venues - Golden Hall of the Musikverein

    ...the Musikverein as the center of Viennese musical culture, as the focus of the international concert circuit and as the Eldorado of classical music.

    www.musikverein.at

  • SCL Festival Venues - Konzerthaus

    The Gala Winner’s concert, held in the sold out Konzerthaus. In the heart of the Konzerthaus (which consists of more than 600 rooms) lies the Konzerthaus’ flagship, the Grosser Saal (Great Hall). In this room, artists, audiences and atmosphere blend into a harmonious triad...
  • SCL Festival Venues - Great Hall of the Konzerthaus

    ...Home to world-famous orchestras, virtuoso soloists, renowned conductors and legendary jazz musicians, the Great Hall can accommodate an audience of 1,800 and offers the perfect venue for a wide variety of musical activity.

    www.konzerthaus.at

  • SCL Festival Venues - University of Music in Vienna

    Workshops and seminars held in the University of Music in Vienna, one of the largest arts universities in the world.
  • SCL Festival Venues - Rathaus / Vienna City Hall

    Closing ceremony held in the magnificent Festival Hall of Vienna City Hall, hosted by the Lord Mayor of Vienna.

    www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/sights/from-l-to-r/city-hall

 

+ Festival program



Festival Day 1: Friday
Afternoon Opening Ceremony (St. Stephen's Cathedral / Musikverein or Wiener Konzerthaus) for all participants
Conductor’s Kick-Off Meeting (all conductors)


Festival Day 2: Saturday
All day Competition and Celebration at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein for Choirs, Orchestras, Bands and Summa Ensembles
All day Individual concerts and performances in Vienna and around Vienna (all groups)


Festival Day 3: Sunday
All day Competition and Celebration at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein for Choirs, Orchestras, Bands and Summa Ensembles
All day Workshops at the University of Music in Vienna for Choirs, Orchestras, Bands and Summa Ensembles
All day Individual concerts and performances in Vienna and around Vienna (all groups)


Festival Day 4: Monday
All day Workshops at the University of Music in Vienna for Choirs, Orchestras, Bands and Summa Ensembles
Visit to the Haus der Musik*, an interactive sound museum
All day Individual concerts and performances in Vienna and around Vienna (all groups)


Festival Day 5: Tuesday
Morning Individual city exploration of Vienna*
Lecture, preparation for Gala Winners’ Concert and group photo at the Wiener Konzerthaus (all groups)
17:00 Evening Gala Winners' Concert (winners of the Competition on stage, all other participants in the audience) at the Great Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus
20:30 Award ceremony, farewell reception (all participants)


Festival Day 6: Wednesday
Departure from Vienna, further European concert tour where applicable


* details as per individual group itinerary


- Program subject to change -