Liz Lane

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Serenata - a second broadcast on BBC Radio 3

Serenata, recorded by Grimethorpe Colliery Band and conducted by Jack Stamp on the album Postcards from Grimethorpe, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Classical music to start the day with Petroc Trelawney.
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I am a British composer whose music has been described as  'spell-binding', 'moving', 'powerful', 'sensitive', 'stunning' and 'brilliantly creative'

My compositions have been performed by some of the world's top musicians in major concert halls and venues throughout the UK and internationally, with commissions encompassing orchestral, choral, ensemble, wind band and brass band genres, as well as being broadcast on BBC One, ITV and BBC Radio 3. In 2021 I was appointed Composer in Association with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

I enjoy writing for performers of all abilities, diverse occasions and, more recently, music for brass band and an increasing number of community and outreach projects.​ I love working with melody but sometimes unexpectedly, often underpinned by rich harmonies -perhaps described as broadly tonal with a twist.

I was awarded a PhD in composition in 2010 from Cardiff University. Alongside my freelance work as a composer, I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, also Associate Lecturer at the Open University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.


'Can't decide which was my favourite percussion moment of #Innovation216 by @lizlanecomposer tonight. Maybe the twigs on the bass drum simulating old propeller planes…. Or maybe the tubular bell descending into a bucket of water to simulate the Doppler effect sound of passing aircraft.’

‘Innovation 216… awesome job @lizlanecomposer stunning piece’

‘loved the #Innovation216 piece from #composer @lizlanecomposer’

'Liz’s Holding the Hill had me in tears from the very beginning and I know I wasn’t the only one. It was the perfect way to remember the veterans.'

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A Greater Love | The Royal School of Church Music Bath Course 2024 | Summer Choral Residential | Hugh Morris

A Greater Love | The Royal School of Church Music Bath Course 2024 | Summer Choral Residential | Hugh Morris

August 25, 2024
Bath Abbey