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James Erber Memoriae Sacrum for piano solo will be performed by Pavlos Antoniadis in Berlin on Tuesday 3 December. This concert is a hommage to composer Klaus Karl Hübler who died in March 2018. In this concert I present Hübler’s own solo piano piece, along with works by composers who were influenced either directly or …

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Liz Johnson’s Gentle Flame Cantata was premiered on Tuesday 12 November by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore, soloist Samantha Lewis at the Bradshaw Hall, Birmingham. Composers Edition was delighted to hear this performance has received a 5-star review from Christopher Morley (Midlands Music Reviews). And at the heart of …

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Composers Edition is delighted to have two works nominated for this year’s Ivors Composer Awards (formally the British Composer Awards). Mark Bowden’s Sapiens for soprano saxophone and ensemble was commissioned by London Sinfonietta and premiered with soloist Simon Harem in December 2018. Find out more about the work with this interview with Simon Haram, Mark …

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Joe Cutler Photograph © Ian CuthbertOn Friday 6 December Joe Cutler’s new saxophone concerto Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii receives its premiere at London’s SouthBank Centre, performed by Trish Clowes (saxophone) with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Ben Palmer. The 20 minute work was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and will be broadcast on Friday 10 January. It is inspired by …

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Colin Riley’s Snow Down for choir will be performed by Commotio conducted by Matthew Berry on Saturday 7 December at SJE Arts Oxford. In the gloom of whiteness,In the great silence of snow,A child was sighingAnd bitterly saying: “Oh,They have killed a white bird up there on her nest,The down is fluttering from her breast!” …

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The Festive season brings two carols concerts featuring works by Liz Lane: On Saturday 7 December Light a Candle is performed at University of the West of England, where Liz Lane holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Music Technology – Composition and Performance. For this occasion, Light a Candle has been orchestrated by a …

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Charlotte Bray Photo Nicholas DawkesDecember brings Charlotte Bray’s music in performance all over Europe. On Friday 13 December, Hanna Dahlkvist cello and Johannes Thorell alto saxophone perform Midnight Interludes in Stockholm, Sweden. Concert starts at 12:15pm at Grünewaldssalen. On Saturday 14 December, The Certainty of Tides for cello and strings receives its World Premiere at Kings Place, London, 7pm, …

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On Sunday 22 December pianist Késia Decoté performs John Palmer’s Shambhala for solo piano in an intimate piano recital in the The Abbey Sutton Courtenay in Oxfordshire. This concert is titled Light, Leve, Luz, suggesting a reflection about the word ‘light’ in its varied meanings when applied to music. This programme is presented to honour the …

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Saturday 11 January 2020 sees the world premiere of Emma-Ruth Richards’ The Sail of a Flame for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard and Lucy Schaufer. Composers Edition’s Dan Goren caught up with Schaufer as she prepares for this major performance. Dan Goren: You’ve been working with Emma-Ruth …

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We’re delighted to see that LORELT have released a 2-CD set of the entire cycle of works forming Silvina Milstein’s of gold and shadows which includes the 2018 RPS Award-shortlisted Shan Shui for nonet. Performed by Lontano, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez it includes performances by the Tarli-Varbanov Piano Duo, Helen Tunstall, Dominic Saunders, …

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