Abbey Road announces results of anthem competition

By | Published on Tuesday 15 November 2011

Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios has announced the winners of an international competition, launched back in March, to find an “anthem of our time”. As previously reported, unsigned composers were asked to write an orchestral/choral piece in celebration of the legendary studio’s 80th anniversary.

“Winning this competition led me to work with some of the country’s finest musicians in a great atmosphere and historic location”, enthuses Steven Jackson of Manchester, one of the eight finalists to have their compositions performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. He continues: “It has been an amazing experience. I’m so pleased with how my track has come together”.

With over 900 entries submitted, the eight winning recordings will be available to listen to at from 28 Nov.

Abbey Road’s actual 80th anniversary was last weekend, neatly coinciding with the day its owner EMI was ripped apart by a bunch of odious bankers. Perfect timing. Let’s have a party.