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    Piano Composition Contest

    Friends and Forum Members:

    Recently, I became a "Listener Award" winner. As I stated before, having been recognized by my fellow Forum members is a satisfaction that surpasses any material award and, again, I thank you.

    In my opinion, the Garritan Authorized Steinway Piano is a cherished sample library. One that is coveted by all that own one. When I won that prize, I had to confess to Gary that I had already purchased his great library. He then offered (in his own inimitable way) to present me with ANY library of my choice. Thinking this over, I realized that many of our Forum musicians are not able to purchase the Steinway for one reason or another, but would love to have one........so this is my plan:

    I'm going to give my Garritan Authorized Steinway Piano away to the winner of a "private" piano solo composition contest. Here are the rules:

    1. Contest is open to all current Garritan Forum Members that
    do not have the new Garritan Authorized Steinway Piano.

    2. Submit a piano solo composition of not more than 3 minutes.
    May be a short work or part of a larger work.

    3. Submit in Mp3 format to JCMusic@sbcglobal.net no later
    than November 5. Entries WILL NOT be posted on the Garritan
    Forum.

    4. Rendering is not a critical criteria. I realize that a lot of good
    musicians are not audio specialists so your work will not be
    judged in that area. The composition is the important thing
    and may be written in any genre (Baroque, Classical, Romantic,
    Modern, Contemporary, etc.).

    5. The entries will be judged by myself. Truse me as I am a fairly
    competent judge (two degrees in music; Piano and Composition).
    The winner and his/her composition will be announced and posted
    by Mr. Gary Garritan
    as soon as possible after the closing date.

    I hope this will be fun for all that want to own the new Steinway library. For me, the satisfaction of knowing that someone will win this sample library, which will motivate and stimulate their music production, is reward enough.

    Let's face it........Things can't be better than when one "Listener's Award" makes more than one person happy........

    Please direct ALL questions to me (Jack) at JCMusic@sbcglobal.net

    Now, let's start composing.........

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Jack, what wonderful generosity on your part -- and
    a great idea!

    Let the games begin!

    Good luck to all...

    My best,



    David
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    David Sosnowski
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Thank you David. Your posts are always so full
    of cheer and motivation.

    Would you believe that I have already received an
    entry in the Piano Composition Contest...2:59......
    That's as close to 3m as anyone can get......lol

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Jack, congratulations on winning the Listener Award, which I am sure you deserve!
    Pardon my ignorance, but how does one merit this award?
    Alas I won't be able to enter the competition, as I have already have GAS.
    Regards
    Eugene

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Eugene:

    I have no idea how candidates are selected for the "Listener's Award."

    I think that Gary is responsible for announcing the winners, but I don't
    know what the general qualifications or rules are for selection.

    Sorry I can't help any more than this.

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Sounds like an interesting competition. Thanks for the fantastic generosity on your part, Jack. You are exemplary of the type of people that make up this wonderful forum!
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Jack,

    I would like to say thank you for you generosity.
    I think we all get that wonderful feeling and inspiration when we recieve new instruments

    Thanks again


    Dan.
    (I better get going if im to have a chance!!!)
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Jack this is wonderful of you! Well done on being a great listener but also a great person as it seems!

    And good luck to everyone! I would hope to get to listen to the compositions when all of this is over!

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    Jack! What an absolutely cool idea. Your generosity is really very much appreciated. I currently have several Garritan libraries, by I do not own the steinway, and I would like to. So I will be sending you an MP3 of a short piano prelude that I wrote.
    Thanks again for this great opportunity.
    -Jay

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    Re: Piano Composition Contest

    I'll give it a go. Hardly get a chance to do piano music so could be fun.


    I'll call it Wall Street Minimalists.

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