online list of prize-winning musical works by Paul Ayres  

please note, this is not the complete catalogue of works, which can be found HERE, but an index of pieces that have been awarded prizes, or received special mentions, or that have been shortlisted, in competitions and calls-for-scores

for a list of commissioned musical works by Paul Ayres, click HERE

if you are interested in commissioning new music from Paul, click HERE

 

reverse chronological order (date of prize)
click on the title of each piece for more information

 

2017

For Sale
shortlisted for Hartford Opera Theater's New in November competition

2016

For Sale
second prize in the Ivan Spassov composing competition

Miserere mei Deus
for choir
shortlisted (semifinalist) and received a judges' commendation in the Elysian Singers' Psalmfest competition

Mostly Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor
for organ
second prize in Seattle AGO's Bach to the Future competition

When I consider thy heavens
for choir SATB and organ
shortlisted in John Armitage Memorial Concert call for scores

2015

Almighty Framer of the Skies
for choir SATB and organ
runner-up in Hendrix College Candelight Carol Competition

The players ask for a blessing
for choir SSA
winner of first International Choral Music Competition "Festa de la Música Coral" Barcelona (female-voice choirs category)

I am love
for choir SATB
shortlisted for Cro Patria Choral Composition Competition Croatia

Five Senses
for choir SSATB
shortlisted for Cro Patria Choral Composition Competition Croatia

2014

Hodie nobis de caelo pax
for choir SSATB and organ
shortlisted for British Composer Awards

I asked for Peace
for choir SSA or three solo voices
second prize in AlpenChorFestival Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb Switzerland

The isle is full of noises
for choir SATB and piano
first prize in Edwin Fissinger Composition Competition at North Dakota State University

The isle is full of noises
for choir SATB and piano
second prize in Meistersingers California's Knapp Award

On this mountain
for choir SATB and organ
first prize in Freudig Singers of Western New York's international composition competition

2013

Just So family opera (Tegumai's Tales)
opera/musical
shortlisted project in North Cambridge (Massachusetts) Family Opera commission competition

Mr Noah's Packing List
children's voices
fourth prize in Cambiata Composition Initiative 

Nick a ting tock a ting
women's voices
second prize in Croatian Choral Directors' Association "Sounds of June" competition

Wish you were here
flexible scoring
one of the selected piece for Redshift Music Postal Pieces project Vancouver

2012

Loughborough Cantata
for choir SATB and piano
winner of the Loughborough University Olympics Composing Competition

Fantasia 150
for organ
first prize in Harrison & Harrison composition competition

O praise ye the Lord
choir, organ and percussion
first prize Union University Tennessee Benjamin Britten Centenary Composition Competition

Morning so fair to see
hymn
winner of Unitarian-Universalist Musicians' Network Vincent Silliman Prize

I give you the end of a golden string
SATB voices
joint second place in William Blake Society Tithe Grant competition

Red red rose
for choir SATB
selected for performance from San Francisco Choral Artists' call for scores

2011

Take O take those lips away
solo voice
selected for performance from Vox Novus' 15-minutes-of-fame call for scores

2010

Green Suite 
for organ
first prize in Brindley & Foster composition competition

Finchley Service
choir and congregation/assembly
honourable mention in Foundation for Sacred Arts' composition competition

2009

Deilig er den himmel blå (Beautiful the azure sky)
for choir SSAATTBB
semifinalist in Choral Arts Ensemble Rochester's call for scores

Come let us sing together
for choir SSA and organ
first prize in Emma Willard School centenary composition competition

2008

Toccata Duo 
for any melody instrument and organ
second prize in AGO's Organ Spectacular composition competition

2007

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen 
for organ
joint first prize in the New Zealand Association of Organists' composition competition

When I consider thy heavens
for choir
shortlisted for Fort Worth First UMC's Outside the Bachs competition

2005

The Stolen Moon
children's opera
shortlisted for British Composer Awards

Te lucis ante terminum
for choir SSATB
shortlisted in John Armitage Memorial Concert call for scores

Te lucis / The Spring / Red red rose
portfolio of choral works
winner of Esoterics Seattle Polyphonos International Commission Prize

2004

Exite Fideles
for organ
selected in the Society for the Promotion of New Music call for scores

Fairies' Song
for upper-voice choir
selected in the Society for the Promotion of New Music call for scores

2003

It came upon the midnight clear
for choir and piano
honourable mention in Amadeus Choir of Toronto Composition Prize

So hallow'd and so gracious is the time
for choir and piano
first prize in Amadeus Choir of Toronto Composition Prize

2002

The Princess and the Goblin
musical
shortlisted for workshop performance in Greenwich Theatre's Musical Futures Festival

The Lord my pasture shall prepare
for choir and organ
"highly commended" in the RSCM's Harold Smart Composition Prize

Ecce sacerdos magnus
for choir and three trumpets
selected for performance in John Armitage Memorial Concert call for scores

2001

Outwithin 
for voices
"recommended for performance" in Jihlava Music Festival call for scores Czech Republic

Fable
for voice and ensemble
semi-finalist in the Tampa Bay Composers' Forum call for scores

Poor Fish
for voice and piano
"recognition of excellence" in the Diana Barnhart American Song Competition

2000

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel
for voices and accompaniment
special mention in RSCM's Harold Smart Composition Prize

Heidelberg Music
for violin, clarinet, cello and piano
selected work / finalist in Surrey Sinfonietta call-for-scores

1999

Sonatina / Banquet / Springtime Round
portfolio of existing works plus newly-created computer-generated score
third prize in Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur Canada

The Ballad of the Boys of Bighorn O'Malley / Pastrio
portfolio of works plus proposal for new piece
shortlisted for Purcell School's Ralph Vaughan Williams Prize Commission

1996

Hymnus Amoris
for choir and ensemble
finalist in the Richard Gregson-Williams Memorial Prize

Heidelberg Music
for violin, cello, clarinet and piano
shortlisted for Cambridge Contemporary Music Festival Prize

Sonatina
for violin and piano
shortlisted for Match Composition Prize

1995

après-garde 
for chamber ensemble (strings, one each of trumpet, flute, clarinet and oboe)
finalist in the Richard Gregson-Williams Memorial Prize

jollymerry
unison voices, oboe and string quartet
"highly commended" in BBC Composing for Children Prize

jollymerry
unison voices, oboe and string quartet
shortlisted for Jackdaws Educational Trust Prize

1994

The Three Kings
for any voices
joint prize prize in the Amadeus Choir of Toronto Composition Prize

Winter is icummen in
for choir SATBdiv
shortlisted for Barbara Johnstone Prize

1991

The Ballad of the Boys of Bighorn O'Malley 
chamber opera (cast of 10 / 8 instruments)
finalist in BBC Young Composer of the Year competition