David Lang, Composer of the Year

David Lang receives two of America’s highest musical honours in 2013. He is the recipient of Musical America’s 2013 Composer of the Year Award, an apt distinction for one of the country’s pre-eminent compositional voices. Additionally, Carnegie Hall has appointed Lang to the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for the 2013-2014 season. As a key element of his season-long residency, Mr. Lang will lead a special collaborative workshop in November 2013, offering commissioning opportunities for composers and chamber ensembles.

News – Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune

The UK premiere of a new opera by Judith Weir takes a roller-coaster ride through life in the company of fate. Based on an old Italian folk tale, the opera tells the story of Tina, a young woman whose wealthy family suddenly meets hard times. She decides to make her own way in the world, working in grueling occupations. Each time her luck seems to turn for the better, she is thrown by another misfortune. Later, however, she makes the acquaintance of Fate, and after this, her life changes for the better.

Scanner joins Music Sales

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner has entered a long term publishing agreement with Chester Music, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.

Music Sales at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

This July and August the eyes of the world will be on Great Britain as London hosts the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to the sporting events, there is the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad – the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The culmination of this is the London 2012 Festival where music is an integral part. Music Sales has been working closely with some of the major partners in the Festival and is very proud that some of its composers are a key part of this, five of them being Martin Creed, Philip Glass, Ludovico Einaudi, Joel Cadbury and Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner.

Music Sales at the 54th Grammys

Music Sales is delighted to congratulate Chester Music composer Eric Whitacre on winning the Grammy for Best Choral Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards held yesterday in Los Angeles.

The Orchestra, reinvented for iPad

Music Sales, Touch Press, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra have joined forces to create The Orchestra – a ground-breaking iPad app, giving unprecedented interactive exploration of orchestral music and instruments.