Shostakovich gets Ivor Novello songwriting award nomination for Plan B hit Ill Manors

See the Ivor Novello nominations in full, below

During his lifetime Dmitri Shostakovich was awarded the Stalin prize in Arts and named a Hero of Socialist Labour.

Now the Russian composer will battle indie band Alt-J for a prestigious Ivor Novello award after the incorporation of his Seventh Symphony into a chart hit by Plan B was nominated for last year’s Best Contemporary Song.

"Ill Manors", Plan B’s furious response to the 2011 riots, featured a sample of the fourth movement of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7.

The Russian’s stirring composition, premiered in 1942 and dedicated to the citizens of Leningrad, was adopted as a symbol of his countrymen’s heroic struggle against a relentless German bombardment during the War.

In the hands of Plan B, the stage name of London rapper and songwriter Ben Drew, its “marching” string motif provided the propulsive backing for his scathing attack on the Coalition and the demonisation of disaffected urban youth which he believes provoked the riots.

Shostakovich was credited by the Novellos as co-songwriter of the top ten hit, alongside Drew and four other collaborators.

"Ill Manors" competes against "Fitzpleasure" by Mercury music prize winners Alt-J and "Pelican" by Brighton rock band The Maccabees.

Although Shostakovich, who died in 1975, received a number of honours from the Soviet government, including the Lenin prize and the Order of the October Revolution, he enjoyed a turbulent relationship with the Kremlin.

His compositions were denounced as “formalist” by Soviet officials in the late 1930s and his 8th Symphony was unofficially banned. He was rehabilitated when he finally joined the Communist Party in 1960.

Plan B, who like Shostakovich has turned his skills to soundtrack composition, receives a second nomination for Best Original Film Score for Ill Manors, the big-screen version of his “hip-hop musical”, which reached number one.

Emeli Sandé’s success looks to set to continue after she was nominated for two awards.

The Brit award-winning singer’s hit, "Next To Me", is in the running to be named best song musically and lyrically after it was shortlisted along with Laura by Bat For Lashes.

Newcomer Jake Bugg, the teenage singer-songwriter from Nottingham boasting a Dylan-esque sneer, also competes in this category with "Two Fingers".

Sandé is also nominated for the Most Performed Work prize for "Next To Me". Alt-J also received a second nomination for the album award, for their debut An Awesome Wave.

The annual awards - in their 58th year - are highly prized because they are voted for by songwriters and composers.

They will be handed out at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Thursday May 16.

Ivor Novello Award nominations:

  • Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Laura

Written by Natasha Khan and Justin Parker

Performed by Bat for Lashes

 

Next to Me    

Written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, Anup Paul and Emeli Sandé

Performed by Emeli Sandé

 

Two Fingers 

Written by Iain Archer and Jake Bugg

Performed by Jake Bugg

 

  • Best Contemporary Song

 

Fitzpleasure

Written by Thomas Green, Joe Newman, Gwilym Sainsbury and Augustus Unger-Hamilton

Performed by alt-J

 

Ill Manors      

Written by Pierre Baigorry, David Conen, Benjamin Drew, Vincent Graf-Schlippenbach, Dmitri Shostakovich and Al Shux

Performed by Plan B 

 

Pelican          

Written by Sam Doyle, Rupert Jarvis, Orlando Weeks, Felix White and Hugo White

Performed by The Maccabees         

 

  • PRS for Music Most Performed Work

 

Dance With Me Tonight

Written by Claude Kelly, Oliver Murs and Steve Robson

Performed by Olly Murs

 

Next to Me    

Written by Hugo Chegwin, Harry Craze, Anup Paul and Emeli Sandé

Performed by Emeli Sandé

 

Paradise

Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin and Brian Eno

Performed by Coldplay

 

  • Album Award

 

An Awesome Wave

Written by Thomas Green, Joe Newman, Gwilym Sainsbury and Augustus Unger-Hamilton

Performed by alt-J

 

Every Kingdom

Written by Ben Howard

Performed by Ben Howard

 

Is Your Love Big Enough?

Written by Lianne Barnes and Matthew Hales

Performed by Lianne La Havas

 

  • Best Original Film Score

 

Anna Karenina

Composed by Dario Marianelli

 

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax

Composed by John Powell

 

Ill Manors

Composed by Benjamin Drew and Al Shux

 

  • Best Television Soundtrack

 

Lucian Freud: Painted Life

Composed by John Harle

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Composed by John Lunn

 

Upstairs Downstairs Series 2

Composed by Carl Davis

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksAn evocation of the conflict through the eyes of those who lived through it
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
Independent
Travel Shop
the manor
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on city breaks Find out more
santorini
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on chic beach resorts Find out more
sardina foodie
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on country retreats Find out more
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    Save the Tiger: Meet the hunters tasked with protecting Russia's rare Amur tiger

    Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

    In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
    Transfers: How has your club fared in summer sales?

    How has your club fared in summer sales?

    Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
    Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

    'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

    Warwick Davis on Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter and his perfect role
    The best swim shorts for men: Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer

    The best swim shorts for men

    Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
    Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

    Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

    Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
    Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

    Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

    Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
    Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

    Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

    When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
    5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

    In grandfather's footsteps

    5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
    Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

    Martha Stewart has flying robot

    The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
    Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

    Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

    Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
    A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

    A tale of two presidents

    George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
    Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

    The dining car makes a comeback

    Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
    Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

    Gallery rage

    How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
    Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

    Eye on the prize

    Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
    Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

    Women's rugby

    Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup