|Date||29 July – 14 August 1948|
|Location||Victoria & Albert Museum, London|
|Participants||8 from 5 countries|
|Judge||Eric de Normann||GBR|
There is no known list of entrants for the 1948 music competitions, although it is known that Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland sent a total of 36 entries. However, with few exceptions, only the prize winners are known in each category.
The event for vocals was a new one, replacing the event for solo and choirs with one intended for one or more solo voices. Only two entries are known: Gabriele Bianchi’s “Inno Olimpionico” (Olympic Hymn) and Ina Boyle’s “Lament for Bion.” Bianchi was a noted musical scholar, teaching at “Benedetto Marcello” in Venetia. The work of Ina Boyle, and eccentric but well-known Irish composer, received an honorable mention, despite the fact that it ostensibly had nothing to do with sport (the Bion in the work’s title is a Greek bucolic poet).
|Pos||Cat Nr||Artist(s)||NOC||Translated Title||Original Title||Title in Olympic Report or Catalogue|
|3||–||Gabriele Bianchi||ITA||Olympic hymn||Inno Olimpionico||–||Bronze|
|HM||–||Ina Boyle||IRL||Lament for Bion||Lament for Bion||–|
|–||Harry Somers||CAN||A Song of Joys||A Song of Joys||–|
|–||John Weinzweig||CAN||Of Time and the World||Of Time and the World (Of time, rain and the world)||–|
|–||Gerard Victory||IRL||True Greatness (Song)||True Greatness (Song)||–|
|–||Jan Zdeněk Bartoš||TCH||Runner of Peace (cantata)||Běžec míru (kantáta)||–|
|–||Aarre Merikanto||FIN||Laurel of Hellas||Hellaan laakeri||–||2|