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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On 28 January the BBC Singers presented a concert dedicated to Shakespeare. When time is broke will be broadcast on April 28 in an all Shakespeare programme.
Standing as I do will be performed and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 in a concert commemorating the Somme