Latin Composition Contest: We have a Winner!

The results are in! Noteflight is proud to present the winning entry in our Latin Composition Contest:

El Pavo Real by Preston Nowakowski

There were many truly excellent pieces submitted. This particular score stood out not only for being a great piece of music but also for the way Preston made use of the samples… he chose interesting combinations and he found a way to make everything sound natural and vibrant. Congratulations, Preston!

With so many great submissions, it wasn’t easy to narrow things down. To recognize a few other stellar entries (among many more), here are five runners-up. All runners-up will receive two free years of Crescendo. (Please note that not all of these scores may load if the composers have not shared them publicly; they may do so later, but if not we are respecting their wishes. Still, we wanted to recognize them here.)

Runners up:

Late Night Songo by J. Scott Olsen

The Mango by Jerrod Campion

Casus in urbe by Cody Smith

Descarga de la Mujer Insondable by Simon Dawkins

La Pelada de Cartagena by Daniel Fifield

Many thanks to all of our users who participated in this contest – we were completely wowed by the huge number of fantastic entries. And many thanks to our contest sponsor, Tycoon Percussion, which made all this possible.

And of course a big thank you to our fabulous contest judge: pianist, record producer, and composer Israel Tanenbaum. This would not have been possible without his wonderful insight, musicianship, and expertise.

We want to highlight what a positive experience this was for us and, we hope, for everyone who participated. Israel commented on how he “discovered that there is a supportive community among the participants… cheering each other on, recognizing whose arrangement is better, etc.” That kind of supportive community spirit is exactly what Noteflight is about. We look forward to offering new contests in the near future!