Education: Win a silver plate cornet: Competition

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THE Independent is running a competition over four weeks in conjunction with the musical instrument specialist Boosey & Hawkes and the video and audio company Pickwick.

Children aged nine to 15 have the chance to win instruments for their schools, as well as a schools workshop, by correctly answering a series of musical questions. Each week's winner and four runners-up will also receive a Pickwick CD or tape, Classics For Children.

Every week the winner will receive an instrument from a different section of the orchestra. This week the prize is a Besson 600 series silver plate cornet and case. Next week it will be a string instrument, and in week four you can win woodwind, strings and brass instruments plus a a day-long music workshop ith professional musicians.

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

To enter the competition, work out your answers to questions 1 to 3 below and send them on a postcard with your name, home address, date of birth, school and authorised signature of parent/guardian/music teacher to: Week Two, Musical Instruments Competition, Marketing Department, The Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB.

To win musical instruments from every section of the orchestra for your school and to win a schools workshop, collect the four answers to the 'accumulator' questions given during the four weeks and complete a tie-breaker (full details will be given in week four).

Weekly Questions

1. Name Prokoviev's suite telling the story of a Russian soldier.

2. Name a ballet suite by Tchaikovsky, other than Nutcracker, that relates to a fairy tale.

3. What was the American adaptation of a famous Bizet opera?

Accumulator Question

What is the total length of tubing in a B flat cornet?

a) 100cm b) 133cm c) 198cm

The closing date for week two is 17 March 1994, and for the accumulator question, 31 March 1994. Standard competition rules apply and are available on request. The competition is open to children aged nine to 15 inclusive on 31 March 1994.