We are delighted to announce that once again, Andy Scott has been shortlisted for the British Composer of the Year Award 2015 in the Wind Band or Brass Band category. A Child Like You was commisioned by Foden's Band through the New Music Biennial in 2014 in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games.
A Child Like You, depicts the real life story of a 17-year old Ugandian Asian who fled Uganda in 1972, under the brutal regime of Idi Amin, and who subsequently lived with the family of composer Andy Scott, via UK refugee camps. Andy has composed music and lyrics that are powerful and thought-provoking, producing a 15-minute mini-opera that features soprano/narrator Anna-Clare Monk, harpist Lauren Scott, the world famous Foden’s Brass Band and four young musicians from Foden’s Youth Band who both play and narrate.
Winning or losing doesn't matter, it's just good to have an endorsement of your work, and makes you think that maybe you are barking up the right tree?!! - Andy Scott
The shortlist can be seen here. The 2015 British Composer Awards ceremony will take place on 9 December at the British Film Institute, Southbank, London and will feature in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast.
Andy Scott was shortlisted and won the British Composer Award in 2006 for Dark Rain in the Wind Band or Brass Band category; and was shortlisted for the British Composer Award in 2012 for Spirit of Mingus. Well done Andy and to all the other shortlisted candidates who beat stiff competition to be short-listed.
On Sunday 8th November 2015 and now in its 16th Year, Co-Artistic Directors Rob Buckland and Andy Scott present another action packed day of events.
Everyone is welcome and the day is relaxed and informal.
As a saxophonist you may choose to go to a workshop or visit Trade Stands or chat with saxophone playing friends over a coffee!
For more info visit the RNCM website for more details about the Saxophone Day and click here to download the PDF poster with more information.
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