Stewart Copeland joins the Music Sales Group
1st October 2006
Copeland's concert works include the ballets Lear for the San Francisco Ballet (choreographed by Victoria Morgan) and Prey for Ballet Oklahoma, several orchestral works, including Arise Awake for chorus and orchestra for the Brighton Festival, and the operas Holy Blood and Crescent Moon for the Cleveland Opera, Horse Opera for BBC Channel 4 and the chamber opera The Cask of Amontillado (after Edgar Allan Poe's timeless tale).
Copeland continues to perform having made his percussion solo debut with the Seattle Symphony in a concert with his own compositions, and tours with groups such as the percussion quartet Ensemble Bash, the progressive group Gizmo, and his 20-piece ensemble Orchestralli, which presents concert arrangements of his original scores.
On signing his new contract Copeland remarks, "I'm all puffed up, and yet very humbled to join the company of Barber, Ives, and Ellington. With stable-mates like these, my nostrils are flaring and the music is rising!"
Barrie Edwards, President of Music Sales Corporation, comments: "We welcome the multi-talented Stewart Copeland to Schirmer/AMP, our new Schirmer Media division, and to the international companies of the Music Sales Group. We're very much looking forward to bringing his innovative operas, ballets, and concert music to audiences who may previously only have known him as a percussionist and film composer. As we work with him on new projects in a wide variety of media we expect the energy of his music will resonate widely."