Other Birthdays: Composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
, 67; former Prime Minister John Major, 60; actress Julie Goodyear, 58; American actor Christopher Lambert, 46; Director-General of the National Trust Fiona Reynolds, 45; Dutch footballer Marc Overmars, 30; American tennis player Jennifer Capriati, 27.
His works have been recorded by such notable pianists as Eric Parkin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
, and the Marco Polo company has recently issued a CD of orchestral arrangements of his works.
Best original music for a television/radio broadcast - Gormenghast, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
Peter Broadbent's Joyful Company of Singers performs specially-composed works by John Tavener, Judith Bingham, John Rutter, David Matthews, Sir Paul McCartney, Roxanna Panufnik, Michael Berkeley, Giles Swayne and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
. Preceding these is the only pre-existing work, Vaughan Williams' atmospheric Silence and Music, for the 1953 Coronation collection of choral miniatures A Garland for the Queen.
John Tavener, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
, Michael Berkeley and John Rutter are among the eminent composers who have contributed to the piece getting its first performance at Charter House School in Surrey last night, aimed at raising pounds 2 million for cancer research and British music.