The Entries

Composers Challenge VII! 8 minutes of composition while integrating classic Hollywood themes with new ones. It’s certainly no walk in the park, but the musical opportunities are boundless! Let’s take a look shall we?

A little background:
The Composers Challenge is an initiative designed to help emulate the experience of a film composer for participants. Through a long process, the composer is given a clip and asked to score it. His/her music is then passed along a panel of adjudicators made up of prominent film music critics in the community, along with other professionals in the industry (we’ve been known to have composers and renowned musicologists on board). The work is then reviewed and feedback is offered. The piece is finally put up to vote to determine final scores with the public and set a victor to the competition. It’s a process in which every composer learns and an experience from which all participants have something to take out of.

As previously stated, this new challenge was for participants to underscore an 8-minute scene from one of the Harry Potter films. The clip:

Take the opportunity to listen to some great music that people have composed.

Here is a convenient playlist:


Now, let’s start with another one of cs_tbl’s great intros:

That was a nice look back at our previous challenges. Let’s move on to the entries.


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All you have to do is give each entry a rating out of 10, and pick your top 3 entries. Then you guys can offer some feedback and share your opinions on each individual piece. This would all be sent to to be compiled for final ratings. Your feedback is extremely useful and contributes to the final analysis of the event at the end. I am sure many of you will agree with me that despite the lengthy nature of all the clips, the musical journey of each entry is certainly worth the time!

Starting from the Monday of next week, reviews from our adjudicators panel will be posted. For that, I thank these judges on behalf of all the participants. Bios for the following judges will be set up in due time:

– Craig Richard Lysy

– Mikko Ojala

– Edmund Meinerts

– Maarten van Strien

And of course, we cannot go without thanking our special guest who will be featuring in this challenge’s Hear From the Pros feature. Many thanks goes out to Abel Korzeniowski for joining us in this event.

Yet again these aspiring composers need your support. Take the time to listen through these fantastic entries for it will not be an uninteresting journey. Then simply take time to send me an email telling me what rating out of 10 you would give each entry while finishing off with your top 3 favourites. Include your criticism, your commentaries and your feedback which will all help the composers a lot. Much of your feedback from past challenges were quite useful.

You guys have about 2 weeks to send your votes to me at

I await your feedback on all these great entries.

All the best!

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