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John McCabe

Publisher: Novello & Co

Some of the best music composed for some time by anyone, anywhere occurs in McCabe's Concerto for Orchestra. - Peter Stadlen, Daily Telegraph

McCabe makes an impressive edifice by a process of gradual accretion…Nothing is wasted; there is a complete absence of gilt or gratuitous ornamentation. - Clive O'Connell, The Age
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Career Highlights:
  • 2014 Composer in Association with the English Symphony Orchestra
  • 2014 Awarded The Ivors Classical Music Award
  • 2014 Awarded The Iles Medal for contributions to the brass band movement
  • 2009 Composer in Residence at the Three Choirs Festival, Hereford
  • 2004 received Distinguished Musician Award from the Incorporated Society of Musicians
  • 1995 premiere of Edward II with Stuttgart Ballet, choreographed by David Bintley
  • 1994 University of Cincinnati Residency
  • 1984 Rainforest I commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York
  • 1983 awarded CBE for services to music
  • 1982 Concerto for Orchestra with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Georg Solti
  • 1974-6 recorded the complete Piano Sonatas of Haydn (reissued later on CD) for Decca/London

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