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26 Oct  

The British Academy of Songwriter, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has announced its nominees for its 2017 composer awards, which will be presented in London on 6th December.


2017 British Composer Awards Nominations:


Amateur or Young Performers

The Feast That Went Off With A Bang by Ed Hughes

The Hogboon by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Who We Are by Kerry Andrew


Chamber Ensemble

Khadambi’s House by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian

Skin by Rebecca Saunders

The wreck of former boundaries by Aaron Cassidy



Affix Stamp Here by Leo Chadburn

Proclamation of the Republic by Andrew Hamilton

The Temptations of Christ by Barnaby Martin


Community or Educational Project

Anything but Bland by Brian Irvine

BIRDS and other Stories by Emily Peasgood

Crossing Over by Emily Peasgood


Contemporary Jazz Composition

Loop Concerto for jazz trio & large ensemble by Benjamin Oliver

Muted Lines by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian

You Are My World by Robert Mitchell



Forest by Tansy Davies

Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) by Emily Howard

Two Eardley Pictures by Helen Grime


Small Chamber

In Feyre Foreste by Robin Haigh

Omloop Het Ives by Laurence Crane

Tuvan Songbook by Christian Mason


Solo or Duo

Inside Colour by Deborah Pritchard

Merula Perpetua by Sally Beamish

Piano Sonata No. 2 by Stuart MacRae


Sonic Art

cloud-cuckoo-island by Hanna Tuulikki

Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde

Untitled Valley of Fear by Sam Salem


Stage Works

4.48 Psychosis by Philip Venables

Empty Hand, Peaceful Mind by Ben Gaunt

The Tempest by Sally Beamish


Wind Band or Brass Band

Anemoi by Joseph Davies

Four Études by Edward Gregson

In Ictu Oculi by Kenneth Hesketh


More details available at the BASCA website.

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