Higgins and Gregson nominated for Ivors Composer Awards
Composers Edward Gregson and Gavin Higgins have been nominated for this year's Ivors Composers awards, which honour the best new works by UK contemporary composers in classical, jazz and sound art.
Gavin Higgins' Trombone Concerto, 'The Book of Miracles' is nominated in the Orchestral Category alongside works from Kenneth Hesketh ('Uncoiling the River') and Helen Grime ('Woven Space').
Meanwhile, Edward Gregson's 'The Salamander and the Moonraker' is nominated in the Amateur or Young Performers category alongside 'Agreed' by Howard Moody and 'Ghost Songs' by Gary Carpenter'.
Sir James MacMillan and John Pickard, who are also familiar to those in the brass band movement are nominated in the Choral category. The winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony at the British Museum in London on Wednesday 4th December 2019.
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