Saturday, January 10, 2004


Front-rank British composer Peter Maxwell Davies' future compositional plans will concentrate entirely on chamber (including choral) music, reports the latest issue of Schott Acktuel: The Journal (1:2004). Schott published Max during the 1950s and early 1960s, and in more recent times have put out a number of his scores, including 'Carolisima'. There are more plans for 2004 starting with 'Angelus', an acapella work for the BBC Singers, which will be given its world premiere at St Giles Cripplegate, near London's Barbican Centre, in connection with other celebrations for the composer's 70th birthday. These include performances of 'St Thomas Wake'. 'Eight Songs for a Mad King' and 'Worldes Blis' with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Rumon Gamba.

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