Gothic Horror Composition Project

In 2018 to 2019, our third annual composition project for secondary school pupils celebrates the rich heritage of Gothic Horror.

This year's competition stimuli includes literature, film and a still image.

The compositions of all the nominated finalists were adjudicated by composer and alumnus Benjamin Till and announced at an awards night on 15 January 2019.

Competition entries

Overall winner and KS5 winner

KS5 highly commended

KS4 winner

KS4 highly commended

KS3 winner

KS3 highly commended

Nominated finalists: Key stage 4

Nominated finalists: Key stage 5

Resources for the 2018 to 2019 competition

Film clips as a stimulus for composition:

Literary and visual stimuli for composition:

Competition overview:

Previous competition results

You can see the finalists and resources from the 2017 Somme film music competition, Mud, Blood and Music, and the 2018 Polar Regions film music competition.