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Boosey & Hawkes is publisher to many of the world's leading contemporary composers, commissioned to create new works for the top international orchestras, ensembles and soloists.

Please view our list of living contemporary composers and listen to soundclips of their music.

If you would like to discuss repertoire plans featuring any of our house composers on the list below, please contact your nearest B&H Promotion Department:
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Composer News

For the latest news about B&H contemporary composers please visit our News Centre, including the following highlights:
> Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies at 80: summer events
> Michel van der Aa: reviews of new clarinet concerto
> John Adams: Gospel According to the Other Mary on new DG recording



Michel van der Aa

b.1970 Oss, Netherlands
Here Trilogy ... One ... After Life ...

>Listen to Michel van der Aa's music


John Adams

b.1947 Worcester, USA
Nixon in China ... Short Ride in a Fast Machine ... Violin Concerto ...

>Listen to John Adams's music


Louis Andriessen

b.1939 Utrecht, Netherlands
Hoketus ... De Staat ... De Materie ...

>Listen to Louis Andriessen's music


Dominick Argento

b.1927 York, USA
Postcard from Morocco ... Casa Guidi ... Miss Havisham's Fire ...

>Listen to Dominick Argento's music


Oscar Bettison

b.1975, Jersey, UK 
Boosey & Hawkes 'Emerging Composer'

>Listen to Oscar Bettison's music


Harrison Birtwistle

b.1934 Accrington, UK
Pulse Shadows ... The Shadow of Night ... The Minotaur ...

>Listen to Harrison Birtwistle's music


Enrico Chapela

b.1974 Mexico City, Mexico
Noctámbulos ... Ínguesu ... La Mengambrea ...

>Listen to Enrico Chapela's music


Qigang Chen

b.1951 Shanghai, China
Er Huang ...


Unsuk Chin

b.1961 Seoul, South Korea
Acrostic-Wordplay ... Violin Concerto ... Cantatrix Sopranica ...

>Listen to Unsuk Chin's music


Anna Clyne

b.1980 London, UK
<<rewind<< ... ROULETTE ... NEXT.STOP ...

>Listen to Anna Clyne's music


Sebastian Currier

b.1959 Providence, USA
Nightmaze ... Quartetset ... Time Machines ...

>Listen to Sebastian Currier's music


Michael Daugherty

b.1954 Cedar Rapids, USA
Brooklyn Bridge ... Fire and Blood ... Time Machine ...

>Listen to Michael Daugherty's music


Brett Dean

b.1961 Brisbane, Australia
Carlo ... Beggars and Angels ... Pastoral Symphony ...

>Listen to Brett Dean's music


David Del Tredici

b.1937 Cloverdale, USA
Final Alice ... Haddocks' Eyes ... The Spider and the Fly

>Listen to David Del Tredici's music


Paquito D'Rivera

b.1948 Havana, Cuba
Kites ... Conversations with Cachao ... Gran Danzón (The Bel Air Concerto) ...

>Listen to Paquito D'Rivera's music


Carlisle Floyd

b.1926 Latta, South Carolina, USA
Susannah ... Of Mice and Men ... The Passion of Jonathan Wade ...

>Listen to Carlisle Floyd's music


Detlev Glanert

b.1960 Hamburg, Germany
Mahler/Skizze ... Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Meaning ... Secret Room ...

>Listen to Detlev Glanert's music


Osvaldo Golijov

b.1960 La Plata, Argentina
Ainadamar ... La Pasión según San Marcos ... Ayre ...

>Listen to Osvaldo Golijov's music


HK Gruber

b.1943 Vienna, Austria
Frankenstein!! ... Cello Concerto ... Aerial ...

>Listen to HK Gruber's music


York Höller

b.1944 Leverkusen, Germany
Fanal ... Aura ... Gegenklänge ...

>Listen to York Höller's music


Robin Holloway

b.1943 Leamington Spa, UK
Clarissa ... Second Concerto for Orchestra ... Violin Concerto ...

>Listen to Robin Holloway's music


David Horne

b.1970 Stirling, UK
Flex ... Ignition ... Splintered Instruments ...

>Listen to David Horne's music


Karl Jenkins

b.1944 Penclawdd, UK
Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary .... The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace ... Requiem ...

>Listen to Karl Jenkins's music


Johannes Kalitzke

b.1959 Cologne, Germany
Schuberts Traum ... Wind Stille Zeit ... Inferno ...

>Listen to Johannes Kalitzke's music


Elena Kats-Chernin

b.1957 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Clocks ... Zoom and Zip ... Heaven is Closed ...

>Listen to Elena Kats-Chernin's music


Thomas Kessler

b.1937 Zurich, Switzerland
...said the shotgun to the head. ... Aufbruch ... Drumphony ...

>Listen to Thomas Kessler's music


Barbara Kolb

b.1939 Hartford, USA
All in Good Time ... Millefoglie ... Voyants

>Listen to Barbara Kolb's music


Magnus Lindberg

b.1958 Helsinki, Finland
Feria ... Fresco ... Clarinet Concerto ...

>Listen to Magnus Lindberg's music


Tod Machover

b.1953 Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Sparkler ... Toy Symphony ... Death and the Powers ...

>Listen to Tod Machover's music


Steve Mackey

b.1956 Frankfurt, Germany
Physical Property ... Deal ... Time Release ...

>Listen to Steve Mackey's music


James MacMillan

b.1959 Kilwinning, UK
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie ... Veni, Veni, Emmanuel ... Seven Last Words ...

>Listen to James MacMillan's music


Ursula Mamlok

b.1923 Berlin, Germany
Concerto for oboe and chamber orchesta  ... Grasshoppers ... Cantata (Psalm 1) ...


Peter Maxwell Davies

b.1934 Manchester, UK
Eight Songs for a Mad King ... An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise ...

>Listen to Peter Maxwell Davies's music


Edgar Meyer

b.1960 Tulsa, USA
Double Bass Concerto ... Violin Concerto ... Double Concerto ...

>Listen to Edgar Meyer's music


Meredith Monk

b.1942 New York City, USA
Astronaut Anthem ... Possible Sky ... Stringsongs ...

>Listen to Meredith Monk's music


Olga Neuwirth

b.1968 Graz, Austria
locus...doublure...solus ... Lost Highway ... torsion: transparent variation ...

>Listen to Olga Neuwirth's music


Helmut Oehring

b.1961 Berlin, Germany
Dokumentation I ... Polaroids ... Furcht und Begierde ...

>Listen to Helmut Oehring's music


Einojuhani Rautavaara

b.1928 Helsinki, Finland
Book of Visions ... Manhattan Trilogy ...

>Listen to Einojuhani Rautavaara's music


Martin Christoph Redel

b.1947 Detmold, Germany
Interplay ... Dreamdance (Traumtanz) ... Bruckner-Essay ...


Steve Reich

b.1936 New York City, USA
Music for Eighteen Musicians ... Different Trains ... City Life ...

>Listen to Steve Reich's music


Ned Rorem

b.1923 Richmond, USA
Air Music ... Lions (A Dream) ... Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra ...

>Listen to Ned Rorem's music


Christopher Rouse

b.1949 Baltimore, USA
Trombone Concerto ... Concert de Gaudí ... Rapture ...

>Listen to Christopher Rouse's music


Iris ter Schiphorst

b.1956 Hamburg, Germany
Hundert Komma Null ... Silence Moves I and II (with Helmut Oehring) ...

>Listen to Iris ter Schiphorst's music


Annette Schlünz

b.1964 Dessau, Germany
Fadensonnen ... SOL-STITIUM ... TagNachtTraumstaub ...


Wolfgang-Andreas Schultz

b.1948 Hamburg, Germany
Concerto for viola da Gamba and Orchestra ... 1st Symphony - The Voices of Chartres ...


Frank Schwemmer

b.1961 Berlin, Germany
Robin Hood ... Medea, Stimmen ... Spielzeit ...

>Listen to Frank Schwemmer's music


Kurt Schwertsik

b.1935 Vienna, Austria
Vienna Chronicles ... Tree Songs ... Sinfonia-Sinfonietta ...

>Listen to Kurt Schwertsik's music


Sean Shepherd

b.1979 Reno, USA
Wanderlust  ... These Particular Circumstances ... Tuolumne ... 

>Listen to Sean Shepherd's music


Mark Simpson

b.1988 Liverpool, UK
Threads ... A mirror-fragment ... sparks ...


Mark-Anthony Turnage

b.1960 Corringham, UK
From the Wreckage ... Chicago Remains ... Speranza ...

>Listen to Mark-Anthony Turnage's music


Pierangelo Valtinoni

b.1959 Montecchio Maggiore, Italy
Pinocchio ... The Snow Queen ...

>Listen to Pierangelo Valtinoni's music



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Michel van der Aa
John Adams
Louis Andriessen
Dominick Argento
Oscar Bettison
Harrison Birtwistle
Enrico Chapela
Qigang Chen
Unsuk Chin
Anna Clyne
Sebastian Currier
Michael Daugherty
Brett Dean
David Del Tredici
Paquito D'Rivera
Carlisle Floyd
Detlev Glanert
Osvaldo Golijov
HK Gruber
York Höller
Robin Holloway
David Horne
Karl Jenkins
Johannes Kalitzke
Elena Kats-Chernin
Thomas Kessler
Barbara Kolb
Magnus Lindberg
Tod Machover
Steve Mackey
James MacMillan
Ursula Mamlok
Peter Maxwell Davies
Edgar Meyer
Meredith Monk
Olga Neuwirth
Helmut Oehring
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Martin Christoph Redel
Steve Reich
Ned Rorem
Christopher Rouse
Iris ter Schiphorst
Annette Schlünz
Wolfgang-Andreas Schultz
Frank Schwemmer
Kurt Schwertsik
Sean Shepherd
Mark Simpson
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Pierangelo Valtinoni
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Louis Andriessen's Mysteriën premiere

Read reviews of Louis Andriessen's Mysteriën, his first large-scale orchestral work for over 45 years.

Publication of the Month

Elliott Carter
Symphonia
Full Score

This first publication of Elliott Carter's orchestral magnum opus of recent years was published in honour of the composer's 100th birthday in 2008.