We are delighted to see two recent recordings in The Sunday Times Best of 2013 list.
Congratulations to Philip Cashian and Alexander Goehr and all the wonderful artists involved in these two releases.
'Five fine works by this inventive composer make a rich sequence' Sunday Times
'A genuine pleasure to see a selection of Philip Cashian's music gathered together on disc' IRR
'A collection ... that proclaims his [Cashian] mastery, and establishes him as a voice I must not miss ... terrific stuff' Gramophone
'Since Brass, Nor Stone … is written for the unlikely combination of percussion and string quartet (Colin Currie and the Pavel Haas Quartet), but brings it off brilliantly, creating an arresting sound-world of immense rhythmic variety and surprise' Guardian
‘These performances render the sound worlds of Goehr’s sources so consummately that his own twists and turns through them come through persuasively’ Gramophone
We are delighted to team up with Sound and Music to release this collection of works that were recorded between 2004-2006 as part of the Contemporary Voices scheme and are now held in the British Music Collection.
The eight volumes display a huge range of musical styles from choral pieces by Gabriel Jackson and Richard Baker, solo piano works by Tansy Davies and Luke Stoneham, ensemble works by Philip Cashian, Joe Cutler, Graham Fitkin, electro-acoustic works by Paul Whitty and Sam Hayden and electronic sound art by Katharine Norman and Evelyn Ficarra.
All the scores for these works are held in the British Music Collection, an archive that includes over 30,000 scores and recordings from British composers, dating from 1900 to the present day. Sound and Music, the national agency for new music, is working to develop the archive into a 21st century resource for today’s listeners and composers to explore the story of British music. The Collection contains both published and unpublished works, including many pieces that are out of print or hard to obtain. High-profile composers, such as Britten, Tippett, Birtwistle, Maxwell Davies, Cardew, Harvey, Weir, MacMillan, Turnage and Adès, are featured alongside currently emerging or less well-known composers whose work deserves rediscovery.
Purchase all 8 volumes for just £35 Release date 25 November
Over eight hours of music by 28 composers including Richard Ayres, Joe Cutler, Sam Hayden, Graham Fitkin, Tansy Davies, Luke Stoneham, Laurence Crane, Joseph Phibbs, Paul Whitty, Michael Zev Gordon, Geoff Hannan, Richard Baker, Katharine Norman, Andrew Toovey and Gabriel Jackson
Individual volumes are £5.99 (mp3) and £6.99 (FLAC)
Visit the project page here
Composers select and discuss their favourite pieces in the collection. Read their blogs on the Sound and Music website