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Results for Andrew March :
- Spiritus (2004)
- In Memoriam (2002)
- Boy in Ice (2002)
- Nymphéas for 2 Pianos (2001)
- Be Still and Know (2001)
- Alto Flute and Harp Book (2000)
- A Stirring in the Heavenlies (2000)
- Irish Reel (2000)
- Marine — à travers les arbres (1997)
- Easdale (1996)
- Poem I from Chamber Music by James Joyce (1996)
- Two Songs of Laurie Lee; [Black Edge, Invasion Summer] (1993)
Andrew March (b.1973) was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. A composition student at the Royal College of Music from 1992-1996, Andrew Studied with Jeremy Dale Roberts, While at the RCM, Andrew won numerous prizes, including the English Song Prize, Cobbett & Hurlstone Prize, United Music Publishers Prize, and the prestigious Constant & Kit Lambert Award. He had his works performed by the Twentieth Century and Composers’ Ensembles. His graduation work, Easdale, for orchestra, received its first performance by the RCM Symphony Orchestra and Edwin Roxburgh, and was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Composition Prize in 1996.
Since graduating from the RCM, and has achieved world-wide acclaim as a composer. His orchestral piece, Marine - à travers les arbres, was the winning work in the 1998 Masterprize International Composing Competition. The work has received 13 performances throughout the world including Zurich, Diisseldorf, Moscow and at the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1998. The work has been recorded by the BBC for the European Broadcasting Union, and by the London Symphony Orchestra for the EMI Debut Series (CDZ5 72826-2). The recording by the LSO was released on the cover-mount CD of the BBC Music Magazine in March 1998.
Following a commission to celebrate the Quincentenary of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, Andrew’s 16-minute orchestral piece, A Stirring in the Heavenlies was premièred by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in December 2000.
In 2001, Nymphéas for Two Pianos was written for pianist brothers duo Peter & Patrik Jablonski, who gave the World première in the Royal Palace, Stockholm, in the Autumn of 2002, and then followed with a tour that programmed the piece in and around Scandinavia. Andrew was involved in another collaborative project, in 2005, to write a number of bespoke choral pieces for the Chapel Choir of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. A CD, Regina Caeli (LAMM188D) was later released by Lammas Records.
In 2009, Andrew composed an elegy for strings, Sanguis Venenatus which was recorded by PARMA Recordings in 2011 in Olomouc in the Czech Republic and released on CD towards the end of 2012. The elegy has subsequently been broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s "Late Junction" and internationally on Estonia’s Klassikaraadio and Hungary’s Rádió Bartók, with repeat airings during drive-time programmes on stations such as Sweden’s P2 Klassiskt and South Africa’s Classic FM. More recently, Sanguis Venenatus has been accepted for streaming by Pandora.
In June 2013, a setting of De Profundis was published by Paraclete Press and later that year, Andrew visited New York City to attend rehearsals and introduce his Three Pieces for Solo Cello which were premièred at Weill Hall, Carnegie by Romanian-born cellist Ovidiu Marinscu. In 2014, Indianapolis publisher Colla Voce Music Inc. published two sacred choral settings, Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord? and the evening vesper, Marian Antiphon No. 3.
In January 2016, Amoration for Piano and Strings was recorded at the MRTV studios in Skopje with the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra. The piece has since been broadcast on the UK’s Classic FM, Central New York's WCNY 91.3, Canada’s Radio-Classique, and on Classic FM Netherlands. Later that year, four pieces were published by Alea Publishing and Recording in the USA; Equipoise for Bass Clarinet and Piano, Nymphéas for Clarinet Choir, Dragonfly for Flute, Viola and Harp, and Spring Tide Arabesque for Bass Clarinet Duo. Towards the end of 2016, Alliance Publications, Inc. (API) signed 6 of Andrew's sacred choral pieces.