New Higgins work at Aldeburgh Festival

A new cantata by composer Gavin Higgins will be featured at the famous Aldeburgh Festival next month.

  Gavin Higgins continues to make a major impact on the music world

Composer Gavin Higgins continues to make a major impression on the musical world.

On Friday 17th June, the National Orchestra of Wales under the baton of Martyn Brabbins will perform his new cantata, 'The Faerie Bride' featuring singers Marta Fontanals-Simmons and Roderick Williams at the high profile Aldeburgh Festival.

Lady of the Lake

The 40 minute work is a Britten Pears Arts commission which dramatises the Welsh myth 'Lady of the Lake' in which the faerie who emerges from the water to become a local man's bride is rejected by the local community but takes matters into her own hands.

It forms part of a concert that will also feature Grace Williams' 1944 work, 'Sea Sketches' and Benjamin Britten's 'A Suite of English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was'.

The 40 minute work is a Britten Pears Arts commission which dramatises the Welsh myth 'Lady of the Lake' 4BR


The Forest of Dean composer's CV includes a trio of Proms commission, including his latest which will see Tredegar Band team up with the National Orchestra of Wales for a Proms performance on August 8th.

His 2015 ballet score to 'Dark Arteries' with Rambert Ballet, and 2019 Covent Garden opera 'The Monstrous Child' gained widespread critical acclaim, whilst his Trombone Concerto, 'The Book of Miracles' claimed a prestigious Ivor Novello Award.

Recently 'As Spoke Albion' made a huge impression at the European Brass Band Championships in Birmingham.

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