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David Sawer
*14.09.1961

Future Performances

Bronze and Iron
07.09.2014, Liverpool (GB)
Bronze and Iron
07.09.2014, Widnes (GB)
Bronze and Iron
07.09.2014, Liverpool (GB)
Bronze and Iron
07.09.2014, Chester (GB)
The Lighthouse Keepers
09.05.2015, Norfolk (GB)

News

  • David Sawer
    18.03.2014
    Bronze and Iron
    Bronze and Iron

    The world première of David Sawer’s Bronze and Iron takes place on 22 March in Glasgow.

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  • David Sawer
    26.06.2013
    Trapped in the Lighthouse
    Trapped in the Lighthouse
    David Sawer’s The Lighthouse Keepers for two actors, ensemble and tape will be performed for the f [...]
  • 14.02.2013
    David Sawer: World première of Flesh and Blood
    David Sawer: World première of Flesh and Blood
    The world première of Flesh and Blood takes place on 15/2/2013 under Ilan Volkov. [...]

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David Sawer

The Composer

Catalogue of works

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David Sawer studied music at the University of York and subsequently won a DAAD scholarship to study in Cologne with Mauricio Kagel. In 1992 he was awarded the Fulbright-Chester-Schirmer Fellowship in Composition. A Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award followed in 1993 and, in 1995, the Arts Foundation’s Composer Fellowship. In 1996 he was composer-in-association with the Bournemouth Orchestras; in 2006 he was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship.

The 1990s saw a succession of important commissions. Byrnan Wood, his first large-scale orchestral piece, was premiered at the Proms and recorded on the NMC label by the BBC Symphony [...]

About the Music

Sawer, From Morning to MidnightFrom Morning to Midnight (NMC D116)

The first full-length disc from David Sawer, featuring the greatest happiness principle for orchestra, ensemble works Tiroirs and The Memory of Water, and a specially-arranged orchestral suite taken from Sawer’s opera From Morning to Midnight, heard here for the first time.

The disc features the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Susanna Malkki.

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Review

"Though the most substantial work in this collection is the 'symphonic' suite that the composer extracted from his opera, From Morning to Midnight, ... the other pieces, all from the late 1990s, show the unfailing [...]

10 of 38 Works