James Cave wins Laurence Sterne prize

James Cave has been announced as the winner of the  ‘Same Notes – Ten Times Sweeter’ Competition

This competition was for a piece for unaccompanied descant or treble recorder, three to four minutes long. The  piece will be performed by Carmen Troncoso in St. George’s Hanover Square, London on March 22nd 2018 as part of the Laurence Sterne Trust’s commemoration of Sterne’s funeral, held there exactly 250 years earlier.  James also receives a prize of £500.

The piece takes its inspiration from Sterne’s character Maria, who appears in both Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey, and plays ‘her vespers upon her pipe, with her little goat beside her’.

Maria and her goat