Education / Competition: A prize with strings attached

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This is the final week of the Independent's music competition, run in conjunction with the musical instrument specialist Boosey and Hawkes and the video and audio company Pickwick.

Children aged nine to 15 can enter by answering a series of musical questions. This week the prize is three musical instruments from the woodwind, brass and strings section of the orchestra and a day-long school music workshop with professional musicians. The winner and four runners-up will also receive a Pickwick CD or tape, Classics For Children.

Instruments produced by the Boosey and Hawkes group, which was founded more than 100 years ago, are highly regarded by professionals and students.

Pickwick's Classics For Children album is an example of the company's commitment to making classical music more accessible to a wide audience.

By now you should have collected three accumulator questions from weeks one to three. The final question, a reminder of the other three and a tie breaker are given below.

Send your answers on a postcard with your name, home address, date of birth, school and authorised signature of parent/guardian/music teacher to: Week Four, Musical Instruments Competition, Marketing Department, the Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB.

Accumulator Questions

1. Where, and in which year, was Theobald Bohm born?

2. What is the total length of tubing in a B flat cornet? (a) 100cm, (b) 133cm, (c) 198cm.

3. What are the two primary reasons for stringed instruments having sound posts?

4. Name the world-famous orchestra that is conducted by Simon Rattle.

Tie Breaker (please complete the following in no more than 20 words)

I would like to win a music workshop for my school because . . .

The closing date for entries for the final week is 31 March 1994. Standard competition rules apply and are available on request. The competition is open to children who are aged nine to 15 inclusive on 31 March 1994.