The 2006 British Composer Awards were announced on Friday 24th November in a ceremony hosted by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters at Londonís Hayward Gallery. Now in its fourth year, the Awards are sponsored annually by the Performing Right Society (PRS), and run in association with BBC Radio 3. Radio 3 presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Petroc Trelawny revealed this yearís winning works, and the composer Steve Martland presented the Awards.

2006 British Composer Awards: winners

Vocal
Hugh Wood ñ Robert Graves Songs

Wind Band or Brass Band
Andy Scott ñ Dark Rain

Stage Works
Brian Irvine ñ The Tailorís Daughter

Chamber
Gary Carpenter ñ Azaleas

Liturgical
Gregory Rose ñ Missa Sancta Pauli Apostoli

New Media
Robert Jarvis ñ Magic Stones

Choral
Judith Bingham ñ My Heart Strangely Warmíd

Instrumental Solo and Duo
Patrick Nunn ñ Mercurial sparks, Volatile shadows

Community or Educational Project
Jonathan Dove ñ On Spital Fields

Orchestral
Simon Holt ñ witness to a snow miracle

Making Music Award
Chris Long ñ O Lord, Remember

BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award
Jonny Greenwood ñ Popcorn Superhet Receiver

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