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[Ed Hughes. Photo: Katie Vandyck]
Ed Hughes. Photo: Katie Vandyck

20th October 2014

Ed Hughes work shortlisted for BASCA British Composer Award

Ed Hughes's Chaconne for Jonathan Harvey for solo organ has been shortlisted for a British Composer's Award in the Liturgical category.

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[Bernard Rands]
Bernard Rands

15th October 2014

Bernard Rands concert and seminar in Sheffield

George Nicholson, Reader in Composition at the University of Sheffield's Music Department, is hosting a visit to Sheffield by Sheffield-born composer Bernard Rands, in honour of Rands' 80th birthday. The visit starts with a research seminar on his music on the morning of Wednesday 5th November (10am) at the Department of Music, and culminates in an evening concert in Firth Hall on Sunday 9th November at 7.45pm with the Sheffield University New Music Ensemble. A pre-concert talk/conversation

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[Catherine Pluygers, Festival Director]
Catherine Pluygers, Festival Director

10th October 2014

17th London New Wind Festival

The 17th London New Wind Festival brings us another year of birthday celebrations, on Wednesday 22nd October, at 7.30pm. Composers Anthony Gilbert and Jeremy Dale Roberts, who have turned 80 this year, and Evis Sammoutis, who was 35 in May, are programmed in the 'Birthday Composers and Friends' concert at Regent's Hall,

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[<em>Sen no ongaku</em>, ALCD-1]
Sen no ongaku, ALCD-1

13th August 2014

Kondo's Sen no ongaku (Linear Music) - new CD and book

40 years on, Jo Kondo's very first LP album, Sen no ongaku (Linear Music), initially released in 1974, has been re-mastered to CD by ALM Records, Tokyo. In conjunction with the CD, Kondo's first book of the same title,

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[National Youth Choir of Great Britain]
National Youth Choir of Great Britain

5th August 2014

'Europa: Incognito' - National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Thomas Simaku's Three Albanian Folk Songs will be performed by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain in a programme entitled 'Europa: Incognito - an exploration of music from Estonia, Norway, Albania, Sweden, Bulgaria and Ireland, as well as works from closer to home' on 11th August at Tonbridge School Chapel

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31st July 2014

Happy 80th Birthday to Anthony Gilbert

UYMP wishes a very happy birthday to Anthony Gilbert, who turned 80 on 26th July.

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7th July 2014

"Exhilarating" - James Weeks's Radical Road premiere

A review of the world premiere of James Weeks's choral work Radical Road has described the work as "exhilarating".

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11th June 2014

Tinoco's O Silêncio e as Pedras released

Luís Tinoco's O Silêncio e as Pedras (The Silence and the Stones) has been released by Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble on the Miso Music Portugal label (5th June, 2014). This double CD, MCD 33 and 34 (Volumes II and III), features live recordings of chamber works by 10 contemporary Portuguese composers, performed by the Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Sébastien Bereau.

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9th June 2014

Zeta Potential: HCMF releases album of young composers' works

Huddersfield Contemporary Records has released Zeta Potential: a downloadable album of 21 'striking, innovative' live performances, including the eight works by UYMP's Composers from HCMF, published through the ECPDP scheme.

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15th May 2014

Sadie Harrison piano work on new NMC release

NMC have included Sadie Harrison's Labyrinth from Impresa Amorosa on a new collection of solo piano music.

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[SMP Ensemble]
SMP Ensemble

9th May 2014

Nicholson in New Zealand concert swap!

SMP Ensemble of New Zealand, directed by Karlo Margetic, will play the world premiere of George Nicholson's Shailing and Wambling for viola and violoncello on 20th June at Adam Concert Room, Victoria University of Wellington, as part of a new concert swap initiative with the University of Sheffield. More information may be found at: smpensemble.com

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1st May 2014

High praise for Hughes When the Flame Dies; new commissions

The double CD/DVD release of Ed Hughes's chamber opera When the Flame Dies has received further high praise in Gramophone's May 2014 edition, David Patrick Stearns commenting that the question is not if you like it but if you can tear yourself away from it.

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