UYMP to publish David Lancaster’s winning work ‘Rough Cut’

UYMP (University of York Music Press) is delighted to publish David Lancaster’s work, Rough Cut.

The solo violin score won the cmrc’s national Call for Scores 2015.

The winning piece was chosen by internationally-renowned soloist, Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and was premiered during Skaerved’s solo recital at the National Centre for Early Music on 9th June 2015.

Works by UYMP’s Sadie Harrison and Thomas Simaku were also performed during Skaerved’s recital.

The title of Lancaster’s work is borrowed from a particular process in film production: the ‘rough cut’, which is the second stage of editing that follows the initial assembly of scenes but which takes place before the ‘final cut’ is produced.

Lancaster writes:

“In making the rough cut the editor will move blocks around into different arrangements to find the best sequence and will experiment with timings and durations of scenes to find suitable proportions… This process closely mirrors my approach to building musical structures during composition.”

Lancaster, who is Head of Department for Music, Media and Performance at York St John University, is currently completing a dramatic work for solo soprano and large ensemble with film, as well as a new piece for piano solo.  He is currently completing a PhD in Composition under the supervision of Roger Marsh


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