Resonate – supporting the best UK orchestral music written in the last 25 years

Resonate is the new fund and resource which encourages professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. A joint initiative between the Association of British Orchestras and the PRS for Music Foundation, with funding from The Foyle Foundation, Resonate aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of outstanding contemporary repertoire.

The PRS for Music Foundation will offer grants of up to £10,000 to orchestras who commit to exploring contemporary UK repertoire as part of a season or tour and longer term audience development programme. BBC Radio 3 is the broadcast partner for Resonate and will aim to broadcast as many of the Resonate pieces as possible.

The fund is available to all members of the ABO and includes all works commissioned by a professional orchestra and also written by a British composers since 1990. The ABO have created a comprehensive database of eligible works of which over 90 are written by Chester Music Ltd and Novello & Co Ltd composers.

There is a huge variety of repertoire available from short concert openers such as Stars, Night, Music and Light by Judith Weir to large scale works for chorus and orchestra including Requiem by John Tavener.

Explore available works by clicking on the composer name:

Craig Armstrong Simon BainbridgeBrian EliasEdward GregsonHelen GrimeJohn HarleDave HeathSimon HoltJohn JoubertStuart MacRaeRoger MarshBenedict MasonPeter Maxwell Davies John McCabeThea MusgraveMichael NymanRichard Rodney Bennett Robert SaxtonJoby TalbotJohn TavenerParam VirJudith WeirHugh Wood

Listen to a selection of the works

The deadline to apply is September 15 2016 and details of how to do this and much more about the project can be found on the PRS for Music Foundation website.

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