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TheC7Prize Winners for Choral Music from USA and Canada

Location: North America
Voicing: Mixed
TheC7Prize (Choirs, Conductors, and Composers Collaborating on a Choral Composition Competition) is pleased to name the composers who received citations and awards in the 2014 choral composition competition ( All “Recommended works” – with the exception of two chosen for specific premieres* – are now available for performance by choirs everywhere have been uploaded to the Marketplace on TheC7Prize website– just click on any highlighted link. (
TheC7Prize is committed to helping new and recent American and Canadian choral music to get ‘out there’, be it into the largest concert halls or the tiniest churches– everywhere there are committed choirs and their conductors.   
TheC7Prize Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Works” awarded to
David Avshalomov– The Garlic Blessing; Chanukah Tonight; Julie Bernstein– Go Tell It On the Mountain; Steven Bernstein– On Music; Jeffrey Cobb– In Monte Oliveti; Samson; R. Michael Daugherty– Morning; Wallace De Pue– Why Do I Remember Christmas?; Hold My Hand; Christine Dolanc– Ave Maria; *Sarah Jaysmith–The First Spring Day; Paul Reale– I Would Not Paint; *Lincoln Sandham– Falling Slowly In Love; Bruno Dufresne– Regina Coeli; Jason Fuemmeler– Jabberwocky; William Healy– Dad's Pocket; David Lipten– A Widow's Song; Richard Moriarty– Agnus Dei; Leonard Enns– I Wonder as I Wander; Michael Gilbertson– Where the Words Go; Aiden Hartery– Süsser Friede; Sean Hussey– Lord Ronald; Andrey Stolyarov– O Magnum Mysterium; Rick Bartlett– Breathe On Me, Day! and To Go Away; Costas Dafnis– Looking Outward; Rachel DeVore Fogarty– Blessed Is the Match; Patrick Greene– My Dearest Friend; Lane Johnson– She Sat and Sang; Liam Moore– The Lake Isle of Innisfree; Justin Pounds– Music, When Soft Voices Die… 
Specific Prizes and Citations: For works that had not previously received a premiere:
Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Conductor Prize – cash award
*Sarah Jaysmith– The First Spring Day. Chosen by adjudicator Hilary Apfelstadt
*Lincoln Sandham– Falling Slowly In Love. Chosen by adjudicator Cheryl West
For works that had already received a premiere:
Citation: TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Publisher Prize – cash award from EDITIONS GAM)
Jeffrey Cobb– Samson. Chosen by Adjudicator Brady Allred
A special award was created by TheC7Prize for the highest ranking given by the combined Level One adjudicators:
TheC7Prize Recommended Work and Composer Prize – cash award donated by EDITIONS GAM
Michael Gilbertson– Where the Words Go.
The ‘Recommended’ choral compositions are found on Marketplace on TheC7Prize website (  
We wish those whose music appears on TheC7Prize website all the best of luck with their chosen works, and hope that conductors everywhere will have a look and listen to the music, and hopefully perform it. Feedback is much welcomed!
On behalf of TheC7Prize,
Elise Letourneau and Donald Patriquin
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