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We offer you a very warm welcome to the website of the Central Composers´ Alliance. We are proud of this site and the work it does to promote the music of our members. We are sure that you´ll discover something to stimulate your musical appetite and, whether a fellow composer, performer or an avid web-surfer, we hope you will find many interesting pieces. The CCA is an ever-evolving organisation so be sure to check back regularly to see how we are doing. Our Composer of the Month feature [now into its ninth month] is worth exploring so do return to see what music our composers have decided to choose to represent their works...
CCA Composer of the Month – DECEMBER 2013
Past Projects and Events
15/12/13 - Versöhnungskirche, Köln
15/12/13 - Woodhouse Grove Chapel
11/12/13 - Salisbury Cathedral
28/11/13 - Ripon Cathedral
16/11/13 - Fraser Noble Hall, Leicester
Upcoming Projects and Events
22/03/14 - All Saints' Church, Leamington Spa
05/04/14 - The Ark
Fit for a King:Variations on the famous Welsh melody Sosban Fach written by members of the Central Composers’ in celebration of the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge, 22nd July 2013. Compiled by David Fisher and edited by Robert Ramskill. The theme was arranged by Robert Ramskill and the variations were by (the number after each name indicates which variation they wrote): Peter J Witchell [1 & 13]; Adrian Woolliscroft ; Margaret Vickery ; Colin Touchin ; Martin Watson ; John Middleton ; David Fisher ; John MacDonald Mackenzie ; Sonja Grossner ; Philip G Joy ; Kenneth Gange [11 & 14] & Clement Jewitt .
This work for brass quintet was arranged from the original tune by D. J. Marshall and was set as a series of variations by eight members of the Central Composers' Alliance as part of the Millennium celebrations. The number after each name indicates which variation they wrote: Peter Crump , David Fisher , Kenneth Gange , Kerry Milan , Robert Ramskill [1 & 4], Frank Stiles , Terence Thompson  and Adrian Woolliscroft [Fanfare & 7].
To commemorate the Millennium the Central Composers' Alliance collaborated with the hugely talented pianist Julian Hellaby and several other equally brilliant musicians to produce a CD which reflected the diverse composing styles of some of the members at the time. We produced the CD at ASC's studio in Macclesfield.
The Central Composers' Alliance has been very honoured to have as its Patron, the highly respected composer, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, who has been associated with our Alliance since its inception in 1995. Click on his name for an obituary of the great composer whose genres ranged from jazz to the avant-garde and film scores to symphonies.
ROMANCE, LEGEND & SONG was one of the Central Composers' Alliance's irregular workshops in which composers and performers come together to work on pieces in open rehearsal and performance. This project on February 28th 2009 involved the pianist Julian Hellaby with Clare-Louise Appleby [flute] and Jenny Saunders [soprano].