Round I :: Jazeps Vitols International Choral Conductors Competition ::

Round I

Conducting with the piano and work with the Mixed Choir of JVLMA


1. The competitor conducts one vocal-instrumental piece chosen from the repertoire of Round III. The score is performed on a piano by two pianists provided by the organizer.

Pēteris Barisons Brīnumzeme (Musica Baltica Ltd) Full score, piano score

Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied op. 54 (Breitkopf&Härtel, EBPB 3220)

Giuseppe Verdi Stabat Mater/Quattro pezzi sacri (Edition Peters Nr. 4257)

Rihards Dubra Silence, Love and Light (Musica Baltica Ltd) Full score, piano score


2. Work with the Mixed Choir of JVLMA (20 minutes)
2.1. The competitor conducts Karaļmeita by Jāzeps Vītols without rehearsal Score
2.2. Work with the choir (in English) on one of the following pieces:

Francis Poulenc Salve Regina (Édition Salabert, SALABERT 12039)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Warum toben die heiden (C. F. Peters, 6065)

Francis Poulenc Marie (Durand, DF 12691)

Benjamin Britten Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the most high (Faber Music, ISBN 0-571-51138-4)

Javier Busto O Magnum mysterium (Bustovega, BUSTO-BV1AN2)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Jauchzet dem Herrn (Carus Verlag, CV 70.200)

Einojuhani Rautavaara Credo (Edition Fazer, F 5401314)

Marek Jasinski A Hymn of Praise (Edition Ferrimontana, EF 2155)

The choir has prepared these pieces in advance, the conductor works on the interpretation of the performance. The exact pieces for each contestant will be opted by drawing lots on the first day of the competition.