British Composer Awards

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20071008

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcoast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Julian Anderson: Heaven Is Shy of Earth

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Andrew Davis (conductor)

20071009

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcast by Radio 3 over two weeks, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Edward Cowie: National Portraits (excerpt)

BBC Singers

Nicholas Kok (conductor)

Huw Watkins: Partita for Solo Violin

Alina Ibragimova (violin)

20071010

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

3/8. With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Param Vir: Between Earth and Sky

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Rumpf (conductor)

20071011

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

4/8. With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Jonathan Harvey: Body Mandala

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Brian Ferneyhough: Fifth String Quartet

Arditti Quartet

20071015

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

5/8. With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcoast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Michael Nyman: A Handshake in the Dark

BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra

John Storgaards (conductor)

20071016

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

6/8. With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcoast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Brian Irvine: Secret Cinema

Ulster Orchestra

Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor)

Dai Fujikura: Crushing Twister

BBC Concert Orchestra

Charles Hazlewood (conductor)

20071017

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

7/8. With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcoast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Guto Puw: Oboe Concerto

David Cowley (oboe)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Garry Walker (conductor)

20071018

BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award

8/8. With Catherine Bott. Listeners choose which piece should win the BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award in the 2007 British Composer Awards, organised with the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The 12 entries will be broadcoast over the next fortnight on Radio 3, all of them BBC commissions that had their premieres last year. To vote, call 08700 100 300 [rates apply] or vote online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio3.

Django Bates: Alison in Space

Alison Balsom (trumpet)

Colin Currie (percussion)

Django Bates (keyboard)

Judith Bingham: An Ancient Music

Simon Paisley Day (narrator)

BBC Singers

Endymion

Andrew Carwood (conductor)

20071206

Ian Skelly presents all the highlights and news from the 5th annual British Composer Awards, announced last night at the Thameside Glaziers Hall in London.

Over 300 newly created and publicly performed works are up for awards in 13 categories including Vocal, Orchestra, Stage Works and the prestigious BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award.

A concert given at the British Composer Awards by the BBC Singers conducted by David Hill, and the current BBC Radio 3 Choir of the year, Chantage, conducted by James Davey.

The programme includes two newly commissioned pieces by John Tavener and Gabriel Jackson.

20171210

British Composer Awards 2017 presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Andrew McGregor.

British Composer Awards 2017
Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Andrew McGregor report from the awards ceremony held last Wednesday at the British Museum. Celebrating the art of composition and showcasing the creative talent of contemporary composers and sound artists, the British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS for Music; in association with BBC Radio 3. With thirty composers nominated for the British Composer Awards, spanning 33 works across 11 categories, from a community project exploring the refugee crisis and featuring Donald Trump quotes, to a work examining societal perceptions of women through the metaphor of birds, to a composition calling on humankind to re-programme its attitude towards the natural world by giving nature a musical voice, the 2017 nominations underline the many ways in which contemporary composers are using music to engage in current affairs.

2017 British Composer Awards Nominations:

Amateur or Young Performers
The Feast That Went Off With A Bang by Ed Hughes
The Hogboon by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Who We Are by Kerry Andrew

Chamber Ensemble
Khadambi's House by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian
Skin by Rebecca Saunders
The wreck of former boundaries by Aaron Cassidy

Choral
Affix Stamp Here by Leo Chadburn
Proclamation of the Republic by Andrew Hamilton
The Temptations of Christ by Barnaby Martin

Community or Educational Project
Anything but Bland by Brian Irvine
BIRDS and other Stories by Emily Peasgood
Crossing Over by Emily Peasgood

Contemporary Jazz Composition
Loop Concerto for jazz trio and large ensemble by Benjamin Oliver
Muted Lines by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian
You Are My World by Robert Mitchell

Orchestral
Forest by Tansy Davies
Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) by Emily Howard
Two Eardley Pictures by Helen Grime

Small Chamber
In Feyre Foreste by Robin Haigh
Omloop Het Ives by Laurence Crane
Tuvan Songbook by Christian Mason

Solo or Duo
Inside Colour by Deborah Pritchard
Merula Perpetua by Sally Beamish
Piano Sonata No. 2 by Stuart MacRae

Sonic Art
cloud-cuckoo-island by Hanna Tuulikki
Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde
Untitled Valley of Fear by Sam Salem

Stage Works
4.48 Psychosis by Philip Venables
Empty Hand, Peaceful Mind by Ben Gaunt
The Tempest by Sally Beamish

Wind Band or Brass Band
Anemoi by Joseph Davies
Four √Čtudes by Edward Gregson
In Ictu Oculi by Kenneth Hesketh.