Chester Music & Novello: New Works - February 2017
1st February 2017
Airborne Dances (2014)
Duration: 12 Minutes | Solo violin
Orchestration: String Orchestra (184.108.40.206.1 minimum) | hire
As heard on Oliver Davis’ album ‘Flight’ recorded by Kerenza Peacock and the London Symphony Orchestra. | buy CD
Duration: 10 Minutes | Orchestration: brass band | hire
Commissioned by Black Dyke Band and were written specially for the recording marking the conclusion of Gregson’s year as Composer-in-Residence.
John Luther Adams
Following John Luther Adams’ signing to Music Sales late last year, we are glad to announce that his complete catalogue is now available, either from our rental team or, for those works eligible for sale, from musicroom.com. Below is a selection from the sixty-five compositions that are now available. To view his full catalogue, click here.
Become Ocean (2013)
Duration: 42 Minutes | Orchestration: 220.127.116.11/18.104.22.168/timp.3perc/2hp.pf/str | hire
Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Music 2014 and Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary Classical Composition" 2015.
Duration: 1 Hours 20 Minutes | Orchestration: nine to ninety-nine percussion | hire
Commissioned by the Banff Centre, Muzik3 Foundation, and Furman University
Duration: 40 Minutes | Orchestration: 2pic/3perc | hire
Dark Wind (2001)
Duration: 14 Minutes | Orchestration: bcl/vibraphone.marimba/pf | buy
The Wind in High Places (2011)
Duration: 16 Minutes | Orchestration: string quartet | buy
Green Corn Dance (1974)
Duration: 8 Minutes | Orchestration: 6 percussion | buy
John Luther Adams (b. 1953)
John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world. Adams was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his symphonic work Become Ocean, and a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Inuksuit, his outdoor work for up to 99 percussionists, is regularly performed all over the world.
Born in 1953, JLA grew up in the South and in the suburbs of New York City. He studied composition with James Tenney at the California Institute of the Arts, where he was in the first graduating class (in 1973). In the mid-1970s he became active in the campaign for the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, and subsequently served as executive director of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center. Adams has taught at Harvard University, the Oberlin Conservatory, Bennington College, and the University of Alaska. He has also served as composer in residence with the Anchorage Symphony, Anchorage Opera, Fairbanks Symphony, Arctic Chamber Orchestra, and the Alaska Public Radio Network.