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Malcolm Forsyth

(b. 1936)


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(b Pietermaritzburg, 1936).

S. African‐born Canadian composer, trombonist, conductor, and teacher. Co‐principal trombonist Cape Town Municipal Orch. 1961–7. Settled in Canada (Can. cit. 1974). Prin. trombonist Edmonton SO 1973–80. Joined teaching staff of Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1968, prof. of mus. 1977, art. dir. of mus. dept. 1987–9, and McCall Professor 1990–1. Works incl. 3 syms. (1968–72, 1976, 1980–7); pf. conc. (1973–5); tpt. conc. (1987); Valley of a Thousand Hills, orch. (1989); Kora Dances, 2 hp. (1990); Tre vie, sax., orch. (1992); Electra Rising, vc., chamber orch. (1995); Siyajabula! We Rejoice!, orch. (1996); Glasnost, ch., tape (2000); acc. conc. (2001).

Subjects: Music.


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