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opera-weekender-occo-s-eternal-act_960“All those years, I never wanted these people. And now I can’t be rid of them” Trapped in a Purgatorial space peopled with four significant characters from his life, Occō forces them to perform, for you, his imaginary audience. Daniel Saleeb’s Occo’’s Eternal Act – a chamber opera for five voices with a libretto by Oge …

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Michael Zev Gordon. Photo: Claire ShoveltonMusic and Ideas; Remembering Memory In this lecture/recital Michael Zev Gordon reveals elements of the genesis of his 12-movement solo piano work entitled On Memory. Andrew Zolinsky, the work’s dedicatee, also sheds light on the process of collaboration before performing the work in its entirety. Tickets: Free but required

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January 2018 sees two performances of John Palmer’s Athena for solo piano by Heloïse Ph Palmer. Of the myth of Athena Palmer writes “In the pantheon of ancient religions, the myth of Athena is possibly the most intriguing and diversified of all the gods. Throughout the years her image has been persistent in my dreams …

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The 2017 CD release of Thomas Hyde’s single man opera That Man Stephen Ward has been very well received, most recently as featured on BBC Radio 3’s Record review.  Performed by baritone Damian Thantrey with George Vass conducting the Nova Music Opera Ensemble, the work takes a satirical almost farcical approach to the infamous Profumo Affair. …

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The British Cello CDJoe Cutler’s piece for cello and piano 2016 was a Sad Year for Pop Music has been recently released on SOMM Records, on the excellently received latest disc from Alexander Baillie and John Thwaites. This often contemplative piece was written at the request of Baillie and Thwaites, and is dedicated to them. It’s less than …

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Composers Edition offers ready access to professional composers' own imprints, delivered in days to your door, or downloaded in seconds!

Our speedy print-on-demand and digital download service means that new works can be available days after the composer has finished composing.

What's more, because composers retain all rights to their works, by purchasing through Composers Edition customers are helping to ensure that composers get the maximum return for their skilled creative endeavours.

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Composers Edition offers a subscription based service to professional composers.

Providing you produce well presented scores and parts and can demonstrate significant demand for your works, then Composers Edition can help.

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