One of the most esteemed composers of his generation, Anderson's music is regularly performed around the world and in his native UK. 

Anderson first commission from the group, 2005's Book of Hours received its world premiere under the baton of the late great Oliver Knussen and was realised in partnership with CBSO, during the composer's tenure as the orchestra's Composer-in-Association residency.

Anderson has been described as a 21st century Debussy and this piece might share a connection with the composer's contribution for BCMG's recent Tombeau de Debussy. It will be a song, part of a larger cycle including a commission from Das Neue Ensemble. It may feature a text in French, scored for soprano and chamber ensemble.


Julian Anderson at Schott Music

Support Julian new song today and get: 

  • Behind-the-scenes updates & priority news
  • An invitation to rehearsals & first performance reception
  • Your name in the score (£150+ Sound Investor level up)
  • Opportunity to buy a score signed by the composer

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Get closer to the music

Hear first

As a supporter you will receive behind-the-scenes updates on the piece, from the composer and BCMG.

You'll hear first about exciting developments with the music and be invited to a reception at the world premiere.

Attend rehearsals

There’s something magic about being in the room as a new piece is prepared for its first ever performance.

Something we’ve heard this time and again from the hundreds of supporters across the years. Rehearsals provide unparalleled access to the music. 

For £20, you'll be a Note Maker and invited to an open rehearsal. 

Sound Investors and up get to attend ALL rehearsals, including the first (many think this is the best - the music has never been heard before!).

Named in the score

For £150, you will be thanked personally in the first pages of the score. 

Whenever and wherever the piece is played again you'll be recognised for your part bringing it into existence! 

ALL supporters, at all levels, get the chance to purchase a score, signed by the composer. 

These are exclusive perusal scores available only for supporters.

Commissioners get all of this, and more – special opportunities to meet the composer and an invitation to a BCMG VIP event.

Choose your journey

Now choose your level of support. Scroll down for all benefits.

To set up a regular donation please specify under 'Other' the monthly amount you wish to give. 

Minimum monthly donation of £15 for 10 months.


All Sound Investment benefits relate to your chosen commission. Any funds raised in excess of the commission cost will go towards the cost of the performance.

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Note Maker

£20 and up or minimum £5 per month*

As a Note Maker you will receive the following benefits:

  • Updates on the composer and the progress of their work
  • Invitation to one rehearsal and special reception at the premiere
  • Opportunity to purchase a signed score

Sound Investor

£150 and up or minimum £15 per month*

As a Sound Investor you will receive all the benefits of a Note Maker, plus:

  • Invitation to rehearsals of your piece
  • Thanked for support in the score
  • A signed copy of the score cover received at the premiere


£500 and up or minimum £50 per month*

Commissioners receive all the benefits of a Sound Investor, plus:

  • Special opportunity to meet the composer and/or performers
  • Invitation to one VIP event
  • Special season review letter from BCMG’s Artistic Director

*for a minimum of 10 months