Alun Hoddinott

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Overview

Internationally known Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott has played a major role in the promotion of contemporary music in his country through his own prolific compositions—operas; orchestral, chamber, band, and solo instrumental pieces; choral music; songs; and incidental music—and as a professor of music at Cardiff University and artistic director of the Cardiff Festival of Twentieth-Century Music. This bio-bibliography includes a catalog of his works, classified by genre, which documents 278 compositions (plus numerous derived pieces) composed from 1946 to 1991, indicating commissioning, dedication, instrumentation, duration, manuscript information, publication, recordings, and premieres and selected performances.

The works catalog is cross-referenced to recordings in a discography section and to related items in an annotated bibliography, which includes a large number of reviews and writings by the composer. An introductory biography, appendices listing the musical compositions alphabetically and chronologically, and a general index complete the volume. Prepared with the full cooperation of Hoddinott, this is the first detailed publication on this important composer.

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Following a brief biographical sketch of prolific Welsh composer Hoddinott (b. 1929), artistic director of the Cardiff Festival of Twentieth-Century Music, is a catalog of 278 musical works, plus derived pieces, annotated with in formation on commissioning, dedication, instrumentation, duration, manuscript and publication, recordings, and performances. This works catalog is cross-referenced to a discography section and the annotated bibliography, which includes numerous reviews and writings by the composer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313273216
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/1993
  • Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series , #44
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

STEWART R. CRAGGS is Development Services Librarian at the University of Sunderland Library, United Kingdom.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Biography

Works and Performances

Operas

Orchestral

Chamber and Solo Instrumental

Choral

Songs

Incidental Music

Music for Brass, Wind Ensembles

Discography

Bibliography

Appendix I: Alphabetical List of Compositions

Appendix II: Chronological List of Main Compositions

Index

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