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Martin Dalby

(b. 1942)


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(b Aberdeen, 1942).

Scottish composer. Violist in Nat. Youth Orch. On BBC mus. staff in London 1965–71, Glasgow Univ. 1971–2. Head of Mus. BBC Scotland from 1972. Compositions incl.:

orch.:

Waltz Overture

(1965); sym. (1970);

Concerto Martin Pescatore

, strings (1971);

The Tower of Victory

(1973); va. conc. (1974);

El Ruisenor

(1979);

Chamber Sym

. (1982);

Nozze di Primavera

(1984);

The Mary Bean

(1991);

Adagio for Strings

, str. (1997);

The Cabrach

(1999);

Fyvie Castle

(2000).

chamber

& instr.: ob. sonatina (1969);

Commedia

, cl., vn., vc., pf. (1969);

Whisper Music

(1971);

Cancionero para una Mariposa

, 9 instr. (1971); str. quintet (1972);

Yet Still She is the Moon

, brass septet (1973);

Unicorn

, vn. and pf. (1975);

Aleph

, 8 instr. (1975);

Almost a Madrigal

, wind and perc. (1977);

Man Walking

, octet for wind and str. (1980);

A Plain Man's Hammer

, sym. wind ens. (1984);

De Patre ex Filio

, octet for wind and str. (1988);

Butterfly Music

, brass quintet (1995); str. qt. (1995);

Bandit

, cl., pf. (2001).

vocal & choral:

The Fiddler

, sop. or ten., vn. (1967);

Cantica

, sop. or ten., cl., va., pf. (1969);

The Keeper of the Pass

, sop., instr. (1971);

Orpheus

, ch., narr., 11 instr. (1972);

Cantigas del Cancionero

, 5 solo vv. (1972);

El Remenso del Pitido

, 12 solo vv. (1974);

Ad Flumina Babyloniae

, motet (1975);

Call for the Hazel Tree

, ch., elec. (1979);

Antoinette Alone

, mez., pf. (1980);

My Heart Aflame

, unacc. ch. (1983);

Five Sonnets from Scotland

, sop., ten., pf. (1985);

Et resurrexit

, ch., org. (1990);

Cantata: John Clare's Vision

, sop./ten., str. (1993);

The Loch Ness Monster's Song

, mez./bar., sax., mar., vc., pf. (1994);

Sunbeam for Sheba

, sop./ten., pf. (2002).

piano:

sonatas, No.1 (1985), No.2 (1989), No.3 (1997).

Subjects: Music.


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