8 July 2015 - Regrettably, I eventually decided I was not going to be able to prepare a suitable entry for the contest.
27 October 2013 - We visited the abbey!
18 September 2013 - The Inchcolm New Music Ensemble at Heriot-Watt University sponsors an annual contest, with a modest cash prize, for unpublished composers in Scotland. The submission is to be a medium-length work for voices and flexible instrumentation, and needs to take inspiration in some way from the plainchant tradition of Inchcolm Abbey. This sounds like an interesting opportunity, and even if I don't win (or don't wind up completing an entry), I think it will help to get my creativity in motion.