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Rare Gems Themed Recital open for submissions!
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The "Rare Gems" Themed Recital is now open for submissions!

A "rare gem" is typically understood to be a piece short in duration, but exceptionally moving or striking for whatever reason.

1) Only pieces that YOU think meet the "Rare Gems" criteria.
2) All skill levels are welcome (this is the ABF!).
3) Any genre, any time period.
4) Duplicate submissions are fine - we are all unique.
5) Multiple submissions are fine.

The deadline is 6AM US Eastern Time October 15 2020.

Read more about it, and see what others have pledged to play, in the Themed Recital subforum.

Ready to submit? go to recitals.pianoworld.com

Sam

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Submitted! This themed recital is probably going to turn out as my favourite, as I adore rare gems in music. Looking forward to it!


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We're off to a good start. I've got that very odd Schubert minuet recorded, but I'm hoping for a better take later. And I am still plugging away at the "Graceful Ghost".

Sam

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I still cannot believe I am the first. I was on my way to turn off my PC when I saw Sam's message and decided, yes, why not submit now. cool


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One week until submissions close! At about this time (6AM US Eastern time) on the 15th of October, the recital will close for submissions and go live.

We have 25 submissions so far. Want to join in? Go to recitals.pianoworld.com to submit something.

Sam

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Sam S #3033396 10/08/20 01:10 PM
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Hi, new to the recitals. How do we hear the submissions? I went to the linked page and see the list but nothing seems playable. Thanks


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Originally Posted by WBLynch
Hi, new to the recitals. How do we hear the submissions? I went to the linked page and see the list but nothing seems playable. Thanks
Not playable until the 15th as explained.
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Originally Posted by WBLynch
Hi, new to the recitals. How do we hear the submissions? I went to the linked page and see the list but nothing seems playable. Thanks
Not playable until the 15th as explained.
Ian

Yes, the recitals always have a 2 week submission period. You can't listen until the recital closes to submissions. On the 15th I will start a new thread in the "Themed Recitals subforum" where you can listen.

Sam

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Originally Posted by Beemer
Not playable until the 15th as explained.
Ian
Thanks - but it doesn’t seem it was explained. Maybe subliminally?


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Originally Posted by Sam S
Yes, the recitals always have a 2 week submission period. You can't listen until the recital closes to submissions. On the 15th I will start a new thread in the "Themed Recitals subforum" where you can listen.

Sam

Thanks for the clarification. Looking forward to it.


-Bill L. - former tuner-technician
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Originally Posted by WBLynch
Originally Posted by Beemer
Not playable until the 15th as explained.
Ian
Thanks - but it doesn’t seem it was explained. Maybe subliminally?
not subliminally, if you had gone to the submission link shown you would have read this:

How the Recital Works
For the Quarterly Recitals, four times a year a "Call for submissions" thread will be started by the administrator of the recitals, operating under the forum name of ABForumRecital. Any and all styles of music are welcome; the only requirement is that it be piano related. Only one recording may be submitted per forum member (although that recording may consist of a medley of two or more very short related pieces).
For the Themed Recitals, usually there is a sign-up period followed by a "Call for submissions" thread from the recital organizer. Rules for submitting vary from recital to recital. The one recording per forum member rule may be waived for the Themed Recitals.

Recital submissions must be in MP3 format. The maximum size of the file is 20 MB. We recommend encoding the recording at 192 kbs with a constant bitrate, as that works best with the online streaming player. At that bitrate, a 20 MB file works out to be about 7 minutes in length. Submitted recordings are normalized when placed in the consolidated zip files, but the original link will still be available for those who want it.

For those who are new to recording their music, there are several threads in the forum archives that address the ways and means. See the Important Topics on AB Forum thread for links to various threads giving advice on recording equipment and methods.

Once the recital is opened for submissions, and your mp3 file is ready, the content at the top of this page will change to allow recording uploads (ONLY during the two week interval that the recital is open to submissions). Once you have uploaded your info to the automated recital software, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission any time up until the deadline. If you have any problems at all using the new website, or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours, just contact the administrator or post your question in the "Call for Submissions" thread. If you have not participated in past recitals using this software, you may want to submit your recital piece at least a day in advance in case you run into any problems with it.

The recital software uses the following submission template to be filled out along with your attached music file. You may want to have your responses to these fields prepared in advance so all you have to do is cut and paste:

Performer's Name: {forum ID and real name if you'd like}
Where you are located: {optional}
Avatar image link: {optional}
Experience: {Yrs/Mos of piano playing experience}
Link to YouTube or other video: {optional}
Home page link: {optional}
Title of piece/composer:
Source of music: {sheet music, improvised score, play-by-ear, etc}
Instrument used: {Piano make, keyboard model, etc.}
Recording method: {audacity, Zoom, digital to PC, etc.}
Constructive technical feedback wanted: {Yes/No}
Additional Info: {Your thoughts on the piece, etc. etc.}
Again, the recital will be presented in the order the pieces were received, so the sooner you send in your piece, the higher you will be on the list! You can revise your entries on the template (e.g., thoughts about your piece, adding YouTube links, and the like) any time and not lose your place in the recital queue, but if you resubmit your recording at any time, for any reason, you will be bumped to the end of the list.


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Okay... come on now. Where is the simple phrase “you can listen to the submissions after the deadline” buried in all of that? I’m not trying to be obstinate but take offense at being accused of ignorance.

I did read the linked pages that’s why I asked in the first place. A simple sentence at the top of the submitted list would be helpful.

Thanks all. I’m out.


-Bill L. - former tuner-technician
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Originally Posted by WBLynch
Okay... come on now. Where is the simple phrase “you can listen to the submissions after the deadline” buried in all of that? I’m not trying to be obstinate but take offense at being accused of ignorance.

I did read the linked pages that’s why I asked in the first place. A simple sentence at the top of the submitted list would be helpful.

Thanks all. I’m out.
To be out is your decision but this is a friendly group and I was not accusing you of anything. In case you remain interested and hopefully want to participate the information you were seeking is here:
http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthre...hemed-recital-sub-forum.html#Post2905969
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