Art song judgement

So sitting in the hall waiting for the judges to come back I made my own list of the likely finalists and reflected on a few things.  I had Summerfield and Brancy clearly top, despite their contrasting styles.  Osowsky and van Mellaerts seemed the most likely to join them in the final though I would not have ruled out one of the others sneaking the fourth place.  And it turned out that Brancy, Osowsky, Summerfield and van Mellaerts were, indeed, the judges’ choice.


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