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Faber Music to represent Warner Chappell Orchestral Hire and Musicals Catalogues

Faber Music Ltd is delighted to announce a partnership with Warner Chappell Music (WCM) to represent their catalogue of stage musicals for most of the world outside North America. The catalogue includes the perennial classic Bugsy Malone. We will also be administering hire rights in the Warner Chappell concert music catalogue for all territories excluding North America and Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Read more

Faber Media Music Academy 2013

Faber Media Music Academy 2013 Places are still available for our latest Media Music Academy course – devoted to composing for film, drama and animation – which starts on 6th November. Led by Chris Smith with contributions from an extraordinary range of specialists, this part-time course takes place over five weeks on Wednesday evenings, at Bloomsbury House. Read more

Faber Music mourns the passing of David Bobby

Faber Music mourns the passing of David Bobby We are devastated to announce the sudden death of our Business Development Director, David Bobby, a hugely respected colleague and dear friend, both within the company and across the entire print publishing industry. Read more

Faber Media Music Academy 2013

Faber Media Music Academy 2013 We are delighted to announce the most wide-ranging and ambitious of our Media Music Academy courses to date, led by renowned media composer Chris Smith. Read more

New Year, New Music

New Year, New Music What better way to begin the New Year than with some of the leading figures in the contemporary music world. On 9th January the Park Lane Group will showcase three Faber composers – Thomas Adès, Francisco Coll and David Matthews – in an evening exploring composer connections and inspirations. Read more

Acclaim for Weinberg's 'The Passenger' at English National Opera

Acclaim for Weinberg's 'The Passenger' at English National Opera Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96) was one of the most important composers to have emerged in the Soviet Union in the last century. Following its first ever staged performance in Bregenz in 2010, English National Opera are giving the UK premiere performances of his opera The Passenger. Read more

Media Music Academy

Media Music Academy Faber Music is proud to launch this new and unique course for aspiring film and TV composers, to be held in late June/July 2011 at our Bloomsbury premises Read more

Christmas repertoire

New Christmas repertoire for treble voices, for mixed choirs, for chorus and orchestra, and for just orchestra are all making their mark this year. These include Anthony Bolton's homage to Britten - 'A Garland of Carols', 'The Manchester Carols' a sequence by Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning (now in versions for SATB, and SSA voices, with orchestra or chamber ensemble), plus other recent carols (from Vladimír Godár, Howard Goodall & Alexander L'Estrange). Read more

Dudamel releases Revueltas epic on DG

‘Everything is rhythm. That’s what music is to me. My rhythms are booming, dynamic, tactile, visual. I think in images that move dynamically.’ The words of Silvestre Revueltas, the Mexican composer whose epic La noche de los Mayas is now out on Deutsche Grammophon with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Coupled with The Rite of Spring it makes for a stunning experience. Read more

Elaine Gould's 'Behind Bars' attracts appreciative reviews

Elaine Gould's 'Behind Bars' attracts appreciative reviews We are incredibly excited to announce the imminent publication of Behind Bars by Faber's own Senior New Music Editor, Elaine Gould. One of the most painstakingly researched books on notation ever written, it has been a momentous project, 15 years in the making and is anticipated to become an indispensably authoritative guide to musical notation. Read more

Adès receives Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’

Adès receives Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’ Thomas Adès joined the likes of Andrea Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel on the glitzy red carpet in order to receive his award as ‘Composer of the Year’ for the EMI recording of his 2nd opera 'The Tempest', at this season’s televised awards ceremony. Read more

Alan Hovhaness: centenary 2011

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) was one of the most prolific symphonists of the last century, writing 67 in total, many of them drawing on his Armenian heritage. 8 March 2011 sees the centenary of the US composer’s birth. The Peermusic catalogue includes some of his finest works. Read more

Ingram Marshall comes to UK for Glasgow festival focus

US composer Ingram Marshall is best-known for his Fog Tropes, heard on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island”, but that’s just one of many of his haunting soundscapes that often allude to Sibelius, Indonesian gamelan music and electronic collage techniques. Now he’s coming to the UK, where he’s featured composer at the forthcoming ‘Minimal’ festival at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Halls. Read more

New Music for Christmas

New Music for Christmas A Garland of Carols is a homage to Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. This charming set of carols includes a translation of the traditional Portuguese carol ‘Beijai o menino’, as well as original works such as Lanterns which evokes a barren winter landscape from which we are transported to a more mystical land in the middle section. Though originally written for trebles, the carols work equally well for female voices, and are suitable for being performed in totality, in smaller groups, or in Read more

Christine Brown Dies Aged 78

Christine Brown Dies Aged 78 Faber Music is sad to report the death of the renowned composer, editor and piano teacher Christine Brown, who has died of cancer at the age of 78. Read more

Goodall 'Composer of the Year' at Classical Brits

Goodall 'Composer of the Year' at Classical Brits The tenth annual Classical BRIT Awards has honoured the British composer Howard Goodall has been awarded Composer of the Year at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards, in a glittering gala event held in London's Royal Albert Hall on 14 May. Read more

Dame Fanny Waterman Honoured With 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

Dame Fanny Waterman Honoured With 'Lifetime Achievement Award' Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, co-founder, Chair and Artistic Director of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, was presented with a Variety Club Lifetime Achievement Award at the 22nd Variety Club Children’s Charity Business Awards. 400 members of the business community supported the prestigious annual event, which was hosted at the Queens Hotel, Leeds on 12th December, and VIP guests included quadruple Olympic gold medalist Sir Matthew Pinsent OBE and the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Read more

Paul Harris: Improve Your Teaching! Clinic

Paul Harris: Improve Your Teaching! Clinic Would you like to: Re-energise your teaching? Explore ideas and discuss teaching issues with one of the UK's leading educationalists? Have a more hands-on approach to training to complement your professional development? Share experiences with other colleagues in a relaxed environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy day? ..... and improve your teaching? What is is? Some of you may have attended a workshop, lecture or in-service training with the reknowned music ed Read more

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations

Ann Bryant Joins Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations Myth, Magic and Minibeasts is the intriguing title for an exciting day of children’s concerts taking place in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on June 10th. Tying in with both the National Year of Reading and Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture 2008 status, the project aims to introduce both literacy and classical music to 2500 local children of Key Stage 1 age. The concerts will be based on the Introducing Classical Music Through Stories book and CD series by children’s author, musician an Read more

Faber Produces National Singing Programme Resource - 'Sing Up'

Faber Produces National Singing Programme Resource - 'Sing Up' The Government has announced a £40 million initiative to put singing at the heart of every primary school. The investment is part of a wider commitment to provide £332m to support music-making in schools over the next three years. ‘Sing Up’ is the Music Manifesto’s National Singing Programme, and aims to ensure that every primary-school aged child has the opportunity to experience high quality singing as part of their everyday lives in the school, the home and the wider community. The na Read more

The Language of Song Wins Best Educational Publication Award

The Language of Song Wins Best Educational Publication Award Faber Music’s The Language of Song, selected and edited by Nicola-Jane Kemp and Heidi Pegler has won “Best Educational Publication” at the Music Industries Association Awards on October 10th at The Savoy. Singing in foreign languages can be a scary business; the problem of pronunciation and deciphering what the song is about can prove to be a challenge. Whilst the ability to do so is a much needed skill for singers, few vocal training resources tackle this aspect effectively in one book. To a Read more

Juan Martin: Flamenco Virtuoso on Tour

A celebrated virtuoso of the flamenco guitar who has been voted into the top three guitarists in the world by US magazine Guitar Player, Juan Martín is a native of Andalucía, where he still has a home in Málaga. He spends much time on tour and in London where he has formed an international company, Flamencovision, for the promotion of high quality flamenco which he rehearses and brings direct from Andalucía. He has recorded 14 albums, mostly as a composer and presently has 4 videos distributed b Read more

Isserlis to Premiere Vine’s Cello Concerto

Steven Isserlis is to premiere Carl Vine’s new Cello Concerto in Sydney on 30 June this year. Commissioned by the Sydney SO it will be conducted by Czech maestro Jiri Bilohlavek in the concert hall of Sydney Opera House. There will be further performances on 2, 3 and 5 July. Read more

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