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BBC Proms 2019: Academy members spotlight

Ahead of this year’s Proms season we explore the works created by our members, Fellows of the Academy and recent Academy Award winners.

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From world-wide premiers to an opening of the iconic Last Night of the Proms, here’s our guide to the works being performed by our composing community.

John Adams
8th September, Prom 66: John Luther Adams’s In the Name of the Earth
In the Name of the Earth (50 mins) – European premier

Malcolm Arnold
5th August, Prom 23: Swan Lake
Overture ‘Peterloo’ (10 mins)

Sally Beamish
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

Sir Harrison Birtwistle
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

9th September, Proms at … Cadogan Hall 8: Tribute to Oliver Knussen
Fantasia upon all the notes (9 mins)

Richard Blackford
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

Martyn Brabbins (conducting)
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

17th Aug, Proms at … Holy Sepulchre London
Missa del Cid (20 mins)

Jonathan Dove
22nd July, Proms at Cadogan Hall 1: VOCES8
Vadam et circuibo civitaem (9 mins)

19th Aug, Prom 43: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
We Are One Fire (10 mins) – world premiere

Jonny Greenwood
10th September, Prom 70: Jonny Greenwood
Miniatures from Water – No. 3 (5 mins)
88 (NO.1) (7 mins)
Horror vacui – for solo violin and 68 strings (22 mins) – world premiere

Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian (performing)
27th July, Proms at … Battersea Arts Centre

Daniel Kidane
14th September, Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
Woke (9 mins)

Oliver Knussen
22nd August, Prom 46: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
The Way to Castle Yonder(8 mins)

9th September, Proms at … Cadogan Hall 8: Tribute to Oliver Knussen
… upon one note – Fantasia after Purcell(3 mins)
Study for ‘Metamorphosis'(5 mins)
Songs without Voices(8 mins)

James MacMillan
2nd August, Prom 19: Strauss, Schumann & MacMillan
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie (26 mins)

Clint Mansell
7th August, Prom 27: The Sound of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music
Moon

Mica Levi
7th August, Prom 27: The Sound of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music
Under the Skin

Colin Mathews
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

Thea Musgrave
17th Aug, Proms at … Holy Sepulchre London
Rorate coeli (11 mins)

Laura Mvula
14th September, Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
Sing to the Moon (4 mins)

Carly Paradis
7th August, Prom 27: The Sound of Space: Sci-Fi Film Music
The Innocents

Anthony Payne
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

John Pickard
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

David Sawer
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

Dobrinka Tabakova
31st August, Prom 56: Henry Wood Tribute
New work, world premiere (10 mins) – BBC Commission

Errollyn Wallen
15th August, Prom 39: Elgar, Errollyn Wallen, Mendelssohn & Mussorgsky
This Frame is part of the painting (10 mins)

Jennifer Walshe (performing)
27th July, Proms at … Battersea Arts Centre

Judith Weir
13th August, Prom 35: Enigma Variations
Pictured Within: Birthday Variations for M. C. B.(30 mins)

Roderick Williams (performing)
14th August, Prom 37: The Childhood of Christ

Ryan Wigglesworth
28th August, Prom 52: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Ryan Wigglesworth
Piano Concerto(25 mins) – BBC co-commission with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: world premiere

Hugh Wood
29th August, Prom 53: Elgar’s The Music Makers
Scenes from Comus (28 mins)

The BBC Proms takes place from 19th July – 14th September. For further information and for tickets visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/proms

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