An archive of Malcolm Arnold’s manuscript scores may be consulted at Eton College Library, and entrants for the prize are encouraged to do so. Lists of scores may be found by searching the library’s online catalogue, and by contacting the library directly.
The completed essay of between 2500 and 3500 words should be typed in double spacing and sent to email@example.com by 1st August 2021. The adjudicators will be Dr Timothy Bowers and Paul Harris, and the winner will be announced in September. The author of the winning essay will receive £300, and the essay published in Maestro, the annual magazine of the Malcolm Arnold Society.
- 2019: Thomas Nettle (Wells Cathedral School), ‘Malcolm Arnold’s 1954 Incidental Music to “The Tempest”: a proposition for a concert suite’
- 2017: Isaac Adni (Westminster School), “’Malcolm Arnold’s concertos: masterpieces of mélange”’
- 2017 (senior prize): Eleanor Fox (KCL), ‘”Just great”: Malcolm Arnold Clarinet Concerto no. 2, op. 115’
Malcolm Arnold Trust
More information about Malcolm Arnold and the Malcolm Arnold Trust are available on the Malcolm Arnold website.