Cecilia McDowall is another of the new generation of highly communicative musicians who favours writing which, without being in any way facile, is brightly cogent, freshly witty and expressive in its own right.
She constantly tweaks the ear with her range of spicy rhythms and colours then suddenly produces a highly atmospheric and grippingly expressive interlude which is just as compelling.
'Night Flight', for SSATB and cello solo, wins the 2014 British Composer Award - Choral category.
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Award-winning folk music artist, Lisa, reflects on the Shipping Forecast. Sean Street, Ian Anderson and Cecilia McDowall share their thoughts on the Shipping Forecast.
The BBC Singers and Bob Chilcott give the first performance of a Shakespeare setting, 'Give me some music'.