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James Erber by Mikel TomsWe're delighted to announce that James Erber has joined Composers Edition.  Beautifully crafted, his works have attracted many fine performers

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Michael CryneMichael Cryne’s Open the Eastern Windows – which takes its title from the Henry Longfellow poem Children is to be premiered by the RSNO in November with new Music Director Thomas Søndergård as part of its 2018:19 Season. Five UK composers were selected to benefit from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s RSNO Composers’ Hub – the third annual …

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Composers Edition Student SelectionLearning contemporary repertoire can be an incredibly rewarding experience – addictive for some! However, to the unfamiliar, particular stylistic and technical challenges presented by composers can appear daunting. That’s why we’ve worked with our composers to select works for students. Assessing the difficulty of contemporary works isn’t always straightforward. Some works which may at first …

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Emily DoolittleIt is with great pleasure that we can announce that Canadian-born, Scotland-based composer Emily Doolittle has joined Composers Edition. Doolittle has been commissioned by such ensembles as Orchestre Métropolitain, Tafelmusik, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Paragon Ensemble, and Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal and her music described as as ‘eloquent and effective’ (The WholeNote), ‘masterful’ (Musical Toronto), and …

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Alastair Greig’s 13 section piece for solo guitar Soledad will be premiered by, Agentinian guitarist and composer Federico Núñez on Friday 4th May. Grieg first met Núñez and Fernando Maglia (both composers and virtuoso guitarists) at a contemporary music festival in Lucca a few years ago and completed the work with their advice. “Soledad” ( Solitude) is the …

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Bushra El-TurkBushra El-Turk’s first BBC Proms commission will be premiered on Monday 27th August at Cadogan Hall.  Crème Brûlée on a Tree and composed for the mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta and pianist Michael Sikich it is a response to the recipes Leonard Bernstein set from La Bonne Cuisine – Manuel économique et pratique (ville et campagne) and will …

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The National Youth Brass Band of Great BritainThe National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, conductor Bramwell Tovey, performed Tide and Time at Cheltenham Town Hall (6 April) and Wells Cathedral) (7 April). This was originally commissioned by Foden’s Band and first performed with conductor Michael Fowles at the Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band Festival in January of this year. Score …

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ELISIONJames Gardner’s duo for violin and alto trombone torc will be premiered by Graeme Jennings and Ben Anderson of leading Australian contemporary music ensemble ELISION on Friday 11th May at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland, Brisbane. The concert also includes music by Richard Barrett and Aaron Cassidy. We look forward to publishing this work in due course. …

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Camden Reeves will be in residence at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterey, Mexico 4-10 May, working with the Cromano Quartet who will give the world premiere of Reeves’ fourth quartet – Hard Rock Vampyromorph on 8 May.  Cromano Quartet performed Reeves’ first first quartet in October 2016, which led to this commission. Reeves then goes …

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Colin Riley’s extended multi-media song-cycle for voice and ensemble In Place is to receive its premiere and album launch at Oxford’s North Wall Arts Centre Friday 11th May.  Riley has worked with writers  Robert Macfarlane, Paul Farley, Nick Papadimitrou, Daljit Nagra, Jackie Morris, Richard Skelton and Autumn Richardson, creating a work of multiple styles, cultural viewpoints and personal …

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Michael Zev Gordon. Photo: Claire ShoveltonFor Fiammetta 8 May, 7.30pm; Leighton House, London CD launch ‘ Sixteen Contemporary Love Songs’ (Orchid Classics ORC 100083) Commissioned for William Howard’s Love Song Project by Geoffrey Barnett, Michael Zev Gordon’s For Fiammetta is a four-verse song-without-words for his wife of more than 25 years. Bagatelle after Beethoven Tim Horton; 25 May, 7.30 pm; Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Oxford part of …

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Ryan LatimerRyan Latimer’s Antiarkie, originally composed for the BBC Symphony Orchestra, is to receive it’s Chinese premiere with the China National Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 19th May as part of the 2018 ISCM World New Music Days and will take place at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, hosted by the Beijing Modern Music Festival. About Antiarkie: The …

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We are delighted to report that Silvina Milstein’s nonet Shan Shui (mountain- water) has been shortlisted for a 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Award (Chamber-Scale Composition).  Premiered by Lontano, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez as part of the Arts and Humanities Word Service Festival at the Great Hall of King’s College London it has also been …

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Charlotte Bray Photo Nicholas DawkesMay sees 2 world premieres by world leading musicians for Charlotte Bray. The London Sinfonietta have commissioned Reflections in Time, following her beautiful and intimate Sinfonietta Short On the Other Shore and will premiere it at the recently refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank on Wednesday 16 May. The Arditti Quartet’s Ralf Ehlers (viola) and …

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