The Composer in Residence scheme started in 2010 as a collaboration between the composition department of the Royal Academy of Music and the LMC. Through the scheme, young professional composers of proven talent are given structured opportunities to establish their voice in the world of choral/liturgical music. Special emphasis is given to developing the skills necessary for writing music that is practical and singable, yet distinctive in style.
At the start of the residency, the composer is commissioned to write several new works, suitable for church or concert use, and is given plenty of professional guidance and workshopping opportunities during the process of completion. The LMC then continues to support and promote these works through performance, recording and publication, in the hope that they will go on to make a valuable and practical contribution to the world of contemporary choral music. The composer in residence also attends and contributes towards the LMC's choral courses, at which the new music is rehearsed and performed.
If you would like to support these young composers and the scheme, please take the time to browse their work on our publications page, and consider introducing their music to your local choirs.
Singers at LMC events cover a wide range of repertoire by many different composers. Each year, we nominate a composer from the British choral tradition and select works which will receive particular attention on the courses.
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The LMC publishes a small number of works by some of the UK's most talented young choral composers, including pieces commissioned as part of the Composer in Residence scheme.
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Samuel Bordoli:Nunc Dimittis
Samuel Bordoli:Orbs of Light and Shade
Samuel Bordoli:Almighty and Everlasting God
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