Rihards Dubra (1964–) is a Latvian composer whose compositions are always deeply influenced and inspired by his religious faith. His Cantata in Nativitate Domini, premiered in New York in the year 2000, is a beautiful work for the Christmas season.
Cantata in Nativitate Domini (2000) 21 minutes for solo tenor, mixed choir and orchestra 188.8.131.52–184.108.40.206–Perc—Hp—Str Listen
Matthew Taylor (1964–) is a British composer of symphonies, concertos, works for wind orchestra, string quartets and songs. He often takes inspiration from the landscape, and his music is powerful and evocative. His Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was premiered in St Petersburg in 2013 in a performance conducted by the composer and is a wonderfully vibrant example of his work.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2011) 23 minutes for solo violin and orchestra 2(Picc).2(II=CA).2.2–220.127.116.11–Timp–Hp–Mand–Str View Score | Listen
Colin McPhee (1900–1964) was a Canadian composer and musicologist who was instrumental in introducing Balinese gamelan music to western composers and audiences. His love of world music was especially influential on Benjamin Britten, who composed a number of Balinese-inspired works after working with McPhee. Nocturne is an atmospheric work from late in McPhee’s life which grows from and elaborates on a beautiful folk-tune played on the flute.
Nocturne (1958) 7 minutes for orchestra 1(Picc).1.1.1—0.0.0.0—Perc—Pf—Cel—Str Listen