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This year's finest new music - a showcase

Kate Molleson and Tom Service host the Ivors Composer Awards, the British music industry's annual showcase celebrating composers in contemporary classical, jazz and sound art.

The Ivors Composer Awards 2019 from the British Museum.
Kate Molleson and Tom Service host the British music industry's annual showcase celebrating the creative talent of composers and sound artists to promote the art of composition in contemporary classical, jazz and sound art. With twelve awards - with nominations coming from other musicians - in categories ranging from young performers and sonic art, choral music and jazz to large scale orchestral compositions, this promises to be a lively and thought provoking evening. There is also a Lifetime Achievement award, presented in association with the Music Publishers Association. The awards are held in association with the Performing Rights Society and BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Keyboard Engine, Construction for Two Pianos (excerpt)

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Performer: Tamara Stefanovich.
  • Barnaby Martin

    Partials (excerpt)

    Performer: Jeremy Cole.
  • Charlotte Bray

    Invisible Cities (excerpt)

    Performer: Barbara Buntrock. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Charlotte Bray: Chamber and Solo Works.
    • Nimbus.
  • Howard Moody

    Agreed (excerpt)

    Librettist: Anna Moody. Choir: Glyndebourne Youth Opera. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Orchestra: Glyndebourne Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Moody.
  • Gary Carpenter

    On Some Ghostly Companions at a Spa (excerpt, from 'Ghost Songs')

    Choir: Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir. Choir: Liverpool Philharmonic Junior Choir. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Edward Gregson

    The Salamander and the Moonraker (excerpt)

    Choir: Hallé Children's Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Narrator: Christy Matthews. Narrator: Zoe Villiers. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Michael J McEvoy

    Mother Medusae (excerpt)

    Performer: Thomas Gould. Performer: Kristjan Randalu. Performer: Stephan Braun.
  • Simon Thacker

    Quadriga in 5 (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Simon Thacker's Ritmata.
    • Tàradh.
    • Slap The Moon Records.
    • 9.
  • Alison Rayner

    There Is A Crack In Everything (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Alison Rayner Quintet.
    • Short Stories.
    • Blow The Fuse.
    • 3.
  • John Pickard

    Mass in Troubled Times (excerpt)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Andrew Griffiths.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    O Virgo prudentissima (excerpt)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Choir: Harry Christophers.
    • An Enduring Voice.
    • CORO.
    • 9.
  • Geoff Hannan

    Pocket Universe (excerpt)

    Choir: Exaudi. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • Matthew Sergeant

    Meeting the Universe Halfway (excerpt)

    Ensemble: House of Bedlam.
  • Julian Anderson

    String Quartet No. 3 (excerpt)

    Ensemble: JACK Quartet.
  • James Weeks

    Leafleoht (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Bozzini Quartet.
  • Jimmy Hamilton

    Aurora (excerpt)

    Performer: Jimmy Hamilton.
  • Neil Luck

    Regretfully Yours, Ongoing

    Performer: Neil Luck. Performer: Benedict Taylor. Performer: Fiona Bevan. Performer: Adam de la Cour. Performer: Athina Vahlar. Performer: Luna. Choir: Musarc. Orchestra: LCMF Orchestra. Conductor: Jack Sheen.
  • Martin Green

    Aeons: A Sound Walk for Newcastle (excerpt)

    Performer: Dominic Aitchison. Singer: Becky Unthank. Choir: Opera North Chorus. Orchestra: Opera North Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Brunt.
  • Tansy Davies

    Cave (excerpt)

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson.
  • Charlotte Harding

    Them (excerpt)

    Orchestra: Sadler’s Wells Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Knoop.
  • Hilda Paredes

    Harriet (excerpt)

    Performer: Claron McFadden. Ensemble: HERMESensemble. Conductor: Manoj Kamps.
  • John Joubert


    Performer: Sally Beamish.
  • Anna Meredith

    Paramour (exceprt)

    Performer: Anna Meredith. Performer: Maddie Cutter.
    • Fibs.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
    • 9.
  • Gary Carpenter

    Mondrian (excerpt)

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Orchestra: Ensemble 10/10. Conductor: Yalda Zamani.
  • Mark Bowden

    Sapiens (excerpt)

    Performer: Simon Haram. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
  • Dai Fujikura

    Flute Concerto (excerpt)

    Performer: Claire Chase. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    All the Hills and Vales Along (excerpt)

    Performer: National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Emily Peasgood

    Never Again (excerpt)

    Choir: Sea Folk Sing Choir. Conductor: Tania Holland-Williams.
  • Charlotte Harding

    Convo (excerpt)

    Orchestra: Tri-borough Music Hub. Conductor: Ben Palmer.
  • Jonny Mansfield

    On Marsden Moor (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Jonny Mansfield's Elftet.
  • Mark Lockheart

    This Much I Know is True (excerpt)

    Performer: Liam Noble. Performer: John Parricelli. Performer: Sebastian Rochford. Singer: Tom Herbert.
    • Days on Earth.
    • Edition Records.
    • 3.
  • Laura Jurd

    Jumping In (excerpt)

    Performer: Laura Jurd. Performer: Alex Paxton. Performer: Soosan Lolavar. Performer: Rob Luft. Performer: Elliot Galvin. Performer: Anja Lauvdal. Performer: Conor Chaplin. Performer: Liz Exell. Performer: Corrie Dick. Ensemble: Ligeti Quartet.
    • Stepping Back, Jumping In.
    • Edition Records.
    • 1.
  • Kenneth Hesketh

    Uncoiling the River (excerpt)

    Performer: Clare Hammond. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Helen Grime

    Woven Space (excerpt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Grime: Woven Space - EP.
    • LSO Live.
  • Gavin Higgins

    The Book of Miracles (excerpt)

    Performer: Helen Vollam. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov.
  • Erika Fox

    Quasi Una Cadenza (excerpt)

    Ensemble: Goldfield Ensemble.
    • Erika Fox: Paths.
    • NMC.
    • 2.


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