A Dictionary-Catalog of Modern British Composers [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]

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This catalog of works, organized alphabetically by composer, details the compositions of 54 modern British composers born between 1891 and 1923. Volume one covers composers from John Addison to Arnold Cooke. Volume two covers Christian Darnton to Elisabeth Lutyens. And volume three includes Elizabeth Maconchy to David Wynne. Compositions are listed chronologically and include pertinent information about the performance, year of composition, music history, first recordings, and original manuscript location. Concert music is listed separately from documentary and feature films and from music composed for radio, television or stage.

As a tool for further research, this catalog will appeal to soloists, chamber musicians and scholars of classical music. A selective bibliography is included for each composer. Each volume includes a title index organized by composer.

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Editorial Reviews

This three-volume reference provides information on British composers from 1891 to 1923, including several composers who were still composing as recently as 1999. Entries are arranged alphabetically, and each provides a chronological listing of works including year of composition (and completion, where known); dedicatee; commissioning/funding sources; performance information including duration, instrumentation, and publication data; music history such as first concert, broadcast, premieres (with names of performing artists, groups, orchestras, and conductors); original manuscript location where known; and a selective bibliography. Concert music is listed separately from documentary and/or feature films as well as from other incidental music (for radio, television and stage), with arrangements and various appendices shown last. Each volume contains an alphabetical title index for the composers listed therein. The third volume contains an addendum covering amendments, corrections, and additions to all three volumes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313316234
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2000
  • Series: Music Reference Collection Series
  • Pages: 1786
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 3.93 (d)

Meet the Author

ALAN POULTON is a freelance pianist, composer, and writer living in Guildford, England.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
Acknowledgements: Personal Notes about the Composers xv
Composer Productivity: An Analytical Approach xxvii
Abbreviations xxxix
Composer Catalogues
1. John Addison (1920-1998) 1
2. William Alwyn (1905-1985) 21
3. Denis ApIvor (1916-) 65
4. Richard Arnell (1917-) 83
5. Malcolm Arnold (1921-) 105
6. Don Banks (1923-1980) 173
7. Stanley Bate (1911-1959) 187
8. Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960) 201
9. Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) 219
10. Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) 257
11. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) 309
12. Alan Bush (1900-1995) 425
13. Geoffrey Bush (1920-1998) 457
14. Francis Chagrin (1905-1972) 483
15. Arnold Cooke (1906-) 521
Title Index 543
Vol. 2
Abbreviations ix
Composer Catalogues
16. Christian Darnton (1905-1981) 579
17. Howard Ferguson (1908-1999) 595
18. Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) 603
19. Benjamin Frankel (1906-1973) 627
20. Peter Racine Fricker (1920-1990) 653
21. John Gardner (1917-) 683
22. Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) 719
23. Ruth Gipps (1921-1999) 745
24. Eugene Goossens (1893-1962) 759
25. Patrick Hadley (1899-1973) 789
26. Iain Hamilton (1922-) 801
27. Herbert Howells (1892-1983) 829
28. Gordon Jacob (1895-1984) 879
29. Daniel Jones (1912-1993) 955
30. Constant Lambert (1905-1951) 973
31. Walter Leigh (1905-1942) 991
32. George Lloyd (1913-1998) 1001
33. Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983) 1013
Title Index 1071
Vol. 3
Abbreviations ix
Composer Catalogues
34. Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) 1107
35. E.J. Moeran (1894-1950) 1147
36. Herbert Murrill (1909-1952) 1167
37. Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991) 1183
38. Ian Parrott (1916-) 1203
39. Priaulx Rainier (1903-1986) 1227
40. Alan Rawsthorne (1905-1971) 1239
41. Franz Reizenstein (1911-1968) 1273
42. Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) 1291
43. Humphrey Searle (1915-1982) 1329
44. Matyas Seiber (1905-1960) 1363
45. Robert Simpson (1921-1998) 1395
46. Bernard Stevens (1916-1983) 1409
47. Phyllis Tate (1911-1987) 1427
48. Michael Tippett (1905-1998) 1451
49. William Walton (1902-1983) 1485
50. Peter Warlock (1894-1930) 1535
51. Grace Williams (1906-1977) 1591
52. Peter Wishart (1921-1984) 1609
53. William Wordsworth (1908-1988) 1627
54. David Wynne (1900-1983) 1645
Title Index 1657
Addenda 1693
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