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Jonathan Harvey

(b. 1939)


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(b Sutton Coldfield, 1939).

Eng. composer and teacher. Cellist in Nat. Youth Orch. On staff, mus. dept., Southampton Univ. 1964–77, Sussex Univ. 1977–93 (prof. from 1980); Stanford Univ. 1993–2000. Comps., some of which use tape, incl.:

opera:

Inquest of Love

(1991–2).

church opera:

Passion and Resurrection

(1981).

orch.:

sym. (1966);

Benedictus

(1970);

Persephone Dream

(1972);

Inner Light III

(1975);

Smiling Immortal

(ballet), chamber orch., pre‐prepared tape (1977);

Bhakti

, 15 instr., quad. tape (1982);

Madonna of Winter and Spring

, orch., synth., elec.) (1986);

Lightness and Weight

, tuba, orch. (1986);

Timepieces

(1987); vc. conc. (1990);

Fanfare for Utopia

, chamber orch. (1995); perc. conc. (1997);

Calling across Time

, chamber orch. (1998);

Tranquil Abiding

, chamber orch. (1998).

instr. and chamber:

Dialogue

, vc., pf. (1965);

4 Images after Yeats

, pf. (1969);

Inner Light I

, instr., tape (1973); pf. trio (1971); str. qts. No.1 (1977), No.2 (1988), No.3 (1995), No.4 (with live elec.) (2003);

Concelebration

, fl., cl., vc., pf., perc. (1979, rev. 1980);

Modernsky Music

, 2 ob., bn., hpd. (1981);

Curve with Plateaux

, vc. (1982);

Valley of Aosta

, 13 players (1988);

Serenade in homage to Mozart

, 10 wind (1991);

Chant

, va. (1992);

Lotuses

, fl. qt. (1992);

Sufi Dance

, gui. (1997);

Death of Light, Light of Death

, ob./ca., hp./tam‐tam, vn., va., vc. (1998);

Bird Concerto with Pianosong

, pf., chamber orch., live elec. (2001);

Moving Trees

, chamber ens. (2002);

Jubilus

, va., chamber ens. (2003); trio, cl., vn., pf. (2004);

Run before Lightning

, fl., pf. (2004).

vocal and orch.:

Cantata I

(1965), Cantata IV—Ludus Amoris, sop., ten., spkr., ch., orch. (1969);

Cantata VI

, ch., str. (1970);

Cantata VII—On Vision

, sop., ten., spkr., chamber group, tape (1971);

Inner Light II

, vv., ens., tape (1977);

Hymn

, ch., orch. (1979);

The Path of Devotion

, ch., orch. (1983);

The Angels

, unacc. ch. (1994);

Ashes Dance Back

, ch., elec. (1997);

White as Jasmin

, sop., orch. (1999);

Mothers Shall Not Cry

, sop., ten., female ch., orch., elec. (2000);

Remember, O Lord

, unacc. ch. (2003).

voice and instr(s).:

Angel Eros

, v., str. qt. (1973);

Cantata II—3 Lovescapes

, sop., pf. (1967);

Cantata III

, sop., chamber ens. (1969);

Cantata V—Black Sonnet

, 4 singers, wind quintet (1970);

The Dove Descending

, ch., org. (1975);

Cantata X—Spirit Music

, sop., 3 cl., pf. (1975);

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

, ch., org. (1978, rev. 2002);

Nachtlied

, sop., pf., tape (1984);

Song Offerings

, sop., 8 players (1985);

From Silence

, sop., vn., va., perc., 3 synth., tape (1988);

You

, sop., cl., va., vc., db. (1992);

Sweet/Winterhart

, ch., vn. (2001);

Chu

, sop., cl., vc. (2002);

Buddhist Song

, mez., pf., No.1 (2003), No.2 (2004).

tape:

Time‐Points

, magnetic tape (1970);

Veils and Melodies

, 3 prepared tapes (1978);

Mortuos plango, Vivos voco

, computer‐manipulated concrete sounds (1980);

Ritual Melodies

(1989);

Mythic Figures

, tape (2001).

Subjects: Music.


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