2013 Making Music Award winner
The British Composer Awards celebrate the music of today’s composers living and working in the United Kingdom, as well as UK premieres of works by composers from outside the UK.
In 2013, the Making Music category, which recognises works written for voluntary, amateur or youth choirs and ensembles, was won by Peter McGarr, for his work Dry Stone Walls of Yorkshire, commissioned by Howard Jones, Artistic Director of Open Score 2012 and performed by CoMA London Ensemble.
In Dry Stone Walls of Yorkshire, live performers combine with a pre-recorded soundtrack to evoke the atmosphere, sounds and memories of this landscape. Parts of the soundtrack are field recordings made on and around Saddleworth Moor. It had it's UK premiere on the 23 October 2012 at St Leonards Church, Shoreditch, London.
Visit the British Composer Awards website for further information.
2012 Making Music Award winner
The 2012 Making Music Award went to Emily Howard for her piece Mesmerism for Piano and Chamber Orchestra commissioned by the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, a Making Music member, in its Diamond Jubilee Year with support from the PRS for Music Foundation. The winners were announced in a ceremony in London’s Goldsmith’s Hall on 3 December 2012.
Perform Emily's selected works
Since Emily won the British Composer Award, Making Music has been working with her and BASCA to enable Making Music groups to perform her wonderful music. Emily has made a specific selection available, and Making Music is offering member groups a 20% discount on the cost of hire or purchase of her selected works. Visit Emily's page to browse and hear her selected works and find out how you can apply for a member's discount to hire or purchase her music.