Flodden music shortlisted

Composer, Sally Beamish, who wrote the piece for the Flodden 500 anniversary last year, has been shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Awards in the Large Scale section, for a piece making its first appearance in 2013.

A new work for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Flodden was premiered in September 2013, with soprano Shuna Scott Sendall.

A review in the Guardian at the time said of the work: “Called simply Flodden, it’s a 25-minute setting for soprano and orchestra of gentle poems by RS Craig, Jean Elliot and JB Selkirk. Flodden is a bold and candid work.”