Call for scores: recorder quartet with harpsichord

Colchester New Music has announced a call for scores for recorder quartet with harpsichord. The selected works will be performed in spring 2016 by harpsichordist Francis Knights with the Dulcis Venti quartet led by Stephen Watkins.

This is a surprisingly neglected combination of instruments, and therefore excitingly uncharted territory for the composer. We are looking to develop a repertoire of attractive, imaginative, practical and programmable works, which are feasible for performance by professional players with limited rehearsal time. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 5 minutes in length.

There are no entry restrictions by age or nationality.

For the further details including application form and payment link, please visit:

They will be holding a workshop on 20 October 2015 at the Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute, 11am-1pm, where the performers will demonstrate the instruments and discuss how to write for them.