SCL2021 HG 2023:  Resonate through the power of music

 

In 2023 we, at the SCL Festival, want to invite participants and audiences to embrace the concept of Resonance with the world we’re living in through the power of music.
 
One of music’s biggest powers is to touch and move people, to make them feel alive. Beyond just music these feelings are responsible for the truly cherished moments in life. They stem from human’s ability to encounter the uncontrollable, to let go of the fears and limitations that want us to make the world and our lives as controllable as possible. As sociologist Hartmut Rosa argues, this urge to conquer, master or even exploit objects, resources or situations, limits us in our possibilities to truly encounter the world and feel alive. The antidote is to open up to that which extends beyond our control, let go and resonate with the world.
 
By performing musical works of celebrated female and male composers of classical, film and modern choral and orchestral music at the beautiful historical venues in Vienna, we will enjoy connecting to and extending the idea of seeing, listening, recognizing and resonating with each other in order to interact in search of a more ‘holistic’ way of being in a world, where the parts are inherently connected to each other on their way to approach the question of the good life inside this 'whole'.
• We will introduce each other to the topic of Resonance in musical terms and as an affective relationship, more precisely from an interdisciplinary perspective in the arts. 
• We will also present the most important aspects of the experience of Resonance with the help of a unique musical program where diversity plays a main role. 
• We will explore and meet contexts of Resonance in Music and Nature. 
• We will take up these and other questions in which we will try to show to what extent Resonance can be understood as an affective relationship from an interdisciplinary educational and artistic perspective.


SCL 2023

The festival will take place: 2023, June 30th - July 5th

 

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Registration for the SCL Festival (live) is open until: February 15th 2023.

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Compulsory pieces 2023

CHOIRS:


Mixed Choir:

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897):   Sieben Marienlieder op. 22, no.5 "Ruf Zur Maria" (03:38)
www.stretta-music.com/en/brahms-marienlieder-op-22-nr-361058.html

Fanny Hensel (1805 - 1847):     "Schöne Fremde” (03:45)
www.breitkopf.com/work/3062/schone-fremde-op-3-2

 

Treble Choir:

Sarah Kirkland Snider (*1973):   "Here" (07:00) 
https://classicalondemand.com/snider-here.html

 

Male Choir:

Ola Gjeilo (*1978):   "Ubi Caritas" (03:00)
www.giamusic.com/store/resource/ubi-caritas-ttbb-print-ww1418

Ramona Luengen (*1960):   "Ubi Caritas" (04:30)
 https://cypresschoral.com/composers/ramona-luengen/ubi-caritas/

 

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

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006):   Songs from Mátraszentimre, 
2. "Igaz szerelem" (True Love). Andante (01:10)3. "Gomb, gomb" (Pom-Pom). Allegretto con moto. (01:20)
www.woodbrass.com/en-gb/vocal-choral-and-ensembles-schott-ligeti-gyoergy-matraszentimrei-dalok-2-3part-children-s-choir-a-cappella-p93138.html

Lyn Williams (*1963):   “Festive Alleluia” (02:00)

https://shop.gondwana.org.au/products/festive-alleluia

 

ORCHESTRAS:


Symphony Orchestra:

Giuseppe Verdi (1823 - 1901):   Triumphal March from Aida (06:30)
(full score & instrumental parts): www.kalmus.com/product_detail.php?id=39619

 

Chamber Orchestra with Winds:

Joseph Martin Kraus (1756 - 1792):   Pantomime, 1. movement, Allegro (02:55)
(full score & instrumental parts): www.artaria.com/products/kraus-joseph-martin-pantomime-in-g-major-vb-38-ae345?variant=26536343696

 

String Orchestra:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893):   Serenade for String Orchestra, Op.48, 2. movement, Valse (04:50)
(full score & instrumental parts): www.breitkopf.com/work/6775/serenade-c-dur-op-48

 

 

BANDS:

Klaus Badelt (*1967):   "Pirates of the Caribbean" (arr. Ted Rickets) (05:00)
(full score & instrumental parts): www.boosey.com/shop/product_detail?site-lang=es&id=2180744

 

 

SUMMA ENSEMBLES:

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897):   Hungarian Dance No. 5 (03:45)
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://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/d/d1/IMSLP30473-PMLP16016--Brahms-_Hungarian_Dances_No.5.pdf

 

 

Choir - Workshop Pieces 2023:

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 2023:

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 2023:

 

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 2023:

 

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

 

Inspiration: Music by Astor Piazzolla

In 2021 we are celebration the 100th anniversary of birth of the famous Argentine tango composer & bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. As the festival wants to encourage ensembles to include his music into their repertoire, we have a few suggestions for wonderful pieces in some of the categories.

Mixed Choir: Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Oblivión (arr. for Choir by Oscar Escalada)
www.stretta-music.com/en/piazzolla-escalada-oblivion-nr-498433.html
Treble Choir / Children’s Choir: Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Libertango (arr. for Choir by Oscar Escalada)
www.stretta-music.com/en/piazzolla-escalada-libertango-nr-484926.html
Symphony Orchestra: Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Oblivion (arr. for Symphony Orchestra by Eduardo Marturet)
Score: www.stretta-music.com/en/piazzolla-oblivion-nr-158054.html
(Parts at tonosmusic.com/en/home/ on request.)
String Orchestra: Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Intróducion al Ángel
Score: www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/introduccion-al-angel-sheet-music/18139022
Parts: www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/introduccion-al-angel-sheet-music/18547993
Bands: Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Contemplación y danza (arr. for Symphonic Band & Solo Clarinet by Néstor Alderete)
Score and parts are available from the arranger on request. Please contact the Festival team if you’re interested in playing the piece (www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzDA6ecsKhk).

 

 

 

  • SCL Festival Venues - St. Stephen's Cathedral

    The opening ceremony held in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Austria’s landmark and a symbol of Austrian identity.

    www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/sights/st-stephens-cathedral

  • 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 -