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2007 British Composer Awards

The winners of the 5th British Composer Awards were announced on Wednesday 5th December at Glaziers Hall, London.

The ceremony was hosted by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. The winners are…

Chamber – Brian Ferneyhough: String Quartet No. 5

Choral – Julian Anderson (pictured: Heaven is Shy of Earth (the winner here receives 5,000 from the PRS Foundation for New Music, to fund future projects)

Community or Educational Project – Stephen Deazley: Thrie Heids

Instrumental Solo or Duo – Harrison Birtwistle: Crowd

International Award – Wolfgang Rihm: Verwandlung

Liturgical – Tarik ORegan: Threshold of Night (the winner here receives 1,000 from the Worshipful Company of Musicians towards a new commission)

Making Music Award – Howard Jones: The Illusion of Progress

New Media – Jem Finer: Score for a Hole in the Ground

Orchestral – Thomas Ads: Tevot

Stage Works – Stephen McNeff: Tarka the Otter

Vocal – Oliver Knussen: Requiem – Songs for Sue

Wind Band or Brass Band – Edwin Roxburgh: An Elegy for Ur

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