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Judith Weir (Composer)

Born: 11th May 1954, Cambridge, England

Nationality: English

Judith Weir CBE is a British composer and the first female Master of the Queen's Music. She studied with Sir John Tavener whilst at school and subsequently with Robin Holloway at King's College, Cambridge, graduating in 1976. Her music often draws on sources from medieval history, as well as the traditional stories and music of her parents' homeland, Scotland. Although she has achieved international recognition for her orchestral and chamber works, Weir is best known for her operas and theatrical works.

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Recording of the Week, New choral music from Iceland and England

A double-bill of contemporary works for choir - Icelandic splendour from Graham Ross and the choir of Clare College, and Westminster commissions from Dove, Weir and Martin.

Interview, Judith Weir on Airs from Another Planet

David talks to the composer about the new album of her vocal and instrumental works, just released on Delphian and encompassing a wide range of styles and influences.

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