The UYMP office is closed while the staff are on furlough. You can still obtain music from our catalogue in the usual way, from Musicroom.com, and hire from our agent Wise Music Classical. Please contact UYMP composers directly, via their own websites, if you have any queries. We expect to re-open by December.
9 Jun 2020
Joanna Wyld of Notes upon Notes has produced a lovely, short film about Luis Tinoco's percussion music, as performed by Drumming Grupo de Percussão on his Odradek CD 'Archipelago'. The film also has brilliant graphics by Andrew Thompson! Watch the film on Facebook at the following link:
3 Jun 2020
UYMP is delighted that hugely popular Chinese media site ‘WeChat’ (‘weixin’) has chosen Luis Tinoco’s ‘The Blue Voice of the Water’ CD on Odradek as an Editor’s recommendation. The Editor writes: 'Composer Luis Tinoco spent most of his life living at the confluence of the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean, wrapped in a bright blue sky all day long in Lisbon. The four modern orchestral works in the album are performed by four orchestras. The composer cleverly used orchestral music in "O Sotaque Azul Das Auguas" to talk about....
2 Jun 2020
We are delighted that Sadie has continued to receive premieres during lockdown with new works written for the pianist Rolf Hind and members of the Kreutzer String Quartet - Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandilovski and Clifton Harrison.
Rolf Hind premiered the miniature ‘Barkarolle’ on 15 May 2020 as part of his ongoing series of online performances of new works composed in lockdown:
28 May 2020
Following the difficult decision made to cancel the Harrogate International Festival this Summer in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, one of UYMP’s house composers Dr David Lancaster, was commissioned to compose the work for brass band, Eclipse.
21 May 2020
Here at UYMP, we were very pleased to hear that David Lancaster’s work for solo piano, Angelus, has been performed both within Duncan Honeybourne’s Contemporary Piano Soundbites Project and by pianist Francesca Hurst within her ‘Daily Dose of Piano’.
13 May 2020
James Weeks’ beautiful new work Düsseldorf was aired on BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show on Saturday 9th May. Performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Weeks, and recorded by the BBC, Tom Service described the work as ‘made from an exquisite sensitivity to a particular soundscene’. It is written for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and tubular bells. Weeks says, on the programme: ‘Düsseldorf is a very simple piece in some ways, because it’s a kind of sound postcard of a moment from my life.
4 May 2020
30 Apr 2020
UYMP is extremely excited to announce that one of our house composers, Sadie Harrison, is taking part in a project devised by Julian Leeks, the director of Sound World, to raise funds, and provide essential support, for freelance musicians from the Bristol Ensemble who are struggling with great losses of work during the lockdown period due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
9 Mar 2020
Here at UYMP, we are delighted that Sadie Harrison has been appointed as this year’s Composer-in-Residence for the Schools Compose Quartets Project 2020 with SOUNDSTORM and the Asana String Quartet (drawn from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra). SoundStorm is the award winning Music Education Development Agency for the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole conurbation, in South West England. Sadie will be working alongside students from Leaf Studio and The Bishop of Winchester Academy, composing quartets to be performed in July 2020.
3 Mar 2020
Ed Hughes’s new CD Time, Space & Change will be released on Metier on 13 March 2020. The CD will be launched at a special event in Lewes on Saturday 7 March featuring a 30' showing of Cesca Eaton’s beautiful film ‘Cuckmere: A Portrait' with Ed’s evocative score recorded live by the Orchestra of Sound and Light at the Brighton Festival 2018, followed by a Q&A with Ed Hughes, film maker Cesca Eaton, the President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park, chaired by writer and musician Eleanor Knight.
Tickets are available from Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/POF .
27 Feb 2020
Here at UYMP, we are exceedingly pleased to announce the release of our new volume of choral works for sopranos, altos and unison male singers which has been published by The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM).
24 Feb 2020
Ian Mitchell (clarinet/clapsticks), Caroline Balding (viola/clapsticks) and members of Gemini (reciters/percussion) will give the premiere of Fire in Song by Sadie Harrison on 2 May 2020 as part of the Late Music York Series, at the Unitarian Chapel, York. Fire in Song tells the creation story about fire for the Yolngu group of Aboriginal Australians who live primarily in north-east Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The work was written during the catastrophic bush fires that swept much of Australia in 2019-2020. It reflects on the Aboriginal approach to the fires, one that remained largely ignored in news coverage at the time.