Monday, November 14, 2005

The Ring Dance of the Nazarene

"[Sir] Harrison Birtwistle has been shortlisted for not just one, but two British Composer Awards [by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters].

The avant-gardist features in both the Orchestral award nominations, for his Night's Black Bird and in the Choral category, for his The Ring Dance of the Nazarene.

Also up for two awards is Judith Weir, whose Piano Trio Two is shortlisted in the Chamber category and her wackily-titled Rain and Mist are on the Mountain, I'd Better Buy Some Shoes in the Instrumental Solo and Duo category.

The Awards are set to take place on Friday, 9 December in London, and broadcast on Radio 3 the following Monday, 12 December.

The full shortlists are at:

Source: BBC Music Magazine "British Composer Awards shortlists announced" November 8, 2005.

Walker Evans Church of the Nazarene (Tennessee) 1936

Photo credit: Material History of American Religion Project
Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943


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