News

  • 1 Mar 2004

    'Light Garden' released

    Harrison's The Light Garden (Metier) was released to critical acclaim in 2003 and, according to Musical Pointers, is "a 'cross-over' offering of the highest quality, with no compromise for popular taste... This is without question one of my top recordings of the year, a ground-breaking release".

  • 1 Mar 2004

    New works by David Blake

    David Blake's most recent works are two song cycles on the same theme: settings of Chinese poems in his own English versions. The Lonely Wife is a theatre (or concert) piece for soprano, flute and percussion (all female performers), duration 16 minutes, and The Lonely Wife II is for mezzo and guitar, duration 8 minutes.

  • 1 Mar 2004

    Anthony Gilbert - World Premieres

    Anthony Gilbert's Rose Luisante penetrated straight to the heart of music's soul according to a Keith Potter of the Independent, describing the world premiere.

  • 1 Mar 2004

    Thomas Simaku - The Flight of the Eagle

    London Premiere by Ian Pace, 11th February 2004

  • 1 Sep 2003

    Sadie Harrison's Light Garden Trilogy

    To celebrate the latest portrait CD dedicated to Harrison's music on Metier, the Light Garden receives its first complete performance at Marylebone Parish Church on 30 September.

  • 1 Sep 2003

    BBC World Premiere for Vic Hoyland's Qibti

    The world premiere of Vic Hoyland's vibrant piece 'Qibti' was presented by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on 18 December 2003 at the Barbican Centre and was given excellent reviews.

  • 1 Jul 2003

    Robert Saxton's 50th Birthday Proms

    In celebration of Robert Saxton's 50th birthday this year, the BBC have commissioned a new work for the 2003 Proms. The substantial set of Five Motets for the unaccompanied vocal forces of Edward Wickham's The Clerk's Group, will be premiered alongside Josquin's Missa Fortuna and other 16th century works, and interleaved with In nomine settings played by His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts.