Released on 27 Oct 2010
Oxford composers shortlisted for the British Composer Awards
Works by three Oxford composers are considered for important industry awards.
Oxford University Press is delighted to announce that three of its composers have been shortlisted at this year's British Composer Awards.
The shortlisted works and their categories are:
Howard Skempton - Only the Sound Remains
Michael Finnissy - The Transgressive Gospel
Cecilia McDowall - Deus, Portus Pacis
Presented annually, the British Composer Awards celebrate the wealth of UK composing talent. The Awards are recognised as one of the highlights of the year for composers, and all works premiered in the UK in the preceding year are eligible for nomination. Judging panels of leading professionals from the music industry rigourously assess the hundreds of nominated compositions to ensure that only the very best new work is shortlisted in the 13 categories.
The British Composer Awards are presented by BASCA (the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors), sponsored by PRS for Music, and are broadcast on BBC Radio Three. The 2010 winners will be announced at a ceremony on 30 November 2010.
Notes for Editors
Howard Skempton, Michael Finnissy and Cecilia McDowall's music is published by Oxford University Press
For more information about the composers, contact:
OUP Music Department
+44 (0)1865 355067
Email the Music Department
Scores and parts for 'Only the Sound Remains' by Howard Skempton and 'The Transgressive Gospel' by Michael Finnissy are available from the OUP Music Hire Library
+44 (0)1865 353323
Email the Music Hire Library