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Exciting British Music

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I have been listening to music by composers who won British Composer Awards in 2011 and it is great to get a flavour of what is being written in the UK now.
There is so much inspiring new music around but it is not always that easy to know where to begin.

All of the compositions for the British Composer Awards had to have a performance in the UK in the year before the Awards take place.

Have a look at some of these extracts by winning composers not of the winning works themselves, apart from the Sorensen which is the actual winning composition. I think there is some really exciting music here.

Outreach category won by Graham Fitkin
An extract from Log for 6 electric pianos

Vocal category won by Huw Watkins
An extract from his Violin Concert – a stunning performance by Alina Ibragimova

International category won by Bent Sorensen
An extract from the Piano Concerto, La Mattina

Wind Band or Brass Band won by Lucy Pankhurst
An extract from Wired for Brass Band

Stage Works won by Orlando Gough
An extract from Ariel Songs performed by Shout

tutti has CDs of music by many past and present British Composer Awards winners including from the above, Huw Watkins and Graham Fitkin. Well worth hearing more of. Hope you like them as much as we do.

Geraldine Allen

passionate about music is us!

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Well here we are, with our first post on the passionate about music blog. My name is Sarah Rodgers and I’m a composer. I live in London, England and I write classical music. That’s only the start of the story and I’m not going to be able to get it all down today so please come back for further instalments. There will be contributions from others who share musical passions – some the same and some different – and all from different aspects. There’s Geraldine who is a clarinettist, Olly who is a violinist, Catherine who plays the piano and organ, Michele who is a trumpeter and Rachel who drives fast cars (she’s passionate about that, too!) We are all part of a team which works on promoting contemporary classical performance, recording and composition and we get this out to the wider world through our website tutti.co.uk. The tutti team is passionate about music and looks forward to sharing that passion with as many people as possible.

More soon,
Sarah Rodgers

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