We’re pleased to announce that two Composers Edition works have been shortlisted for the 2018 BASCA British Composer Awards
Fiery Tales was commissioned by Ronald Corp and the New London Children’s Choir, who gave the premiere on 17 March 2018 at St James’s Piccadilly, London. While the piece was written with young singers in mind, I hope it may also prove equally effective for ladies’ voices. The text is a 17th century anonymous folk poem, a form of trick verse with two meanings – one fantastical, the other common-place – depending on whether each line is read from the start or from the middle to the next line. The music responds to the poem’s striking and evocative imagery, and, by re-ordering the structure of the phrases, displays its dual meaning.
British Composer Awards Category: Amateur or Young Performers
Charlotte Bray’s Chant was commissioned by the Ducasse Trio with the support of The Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust and the RVW Trust. It was first performed by them atSt James’s Church, Piccadilly, 11th November 2017.
British Composer Awards Category: Small ChamberPreview and Details
The winners are to be announced at the award ceremony on Tuesday 4 December at the British Library