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Simon Holt

(b. 1958)


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(b Bolton, 1958).

Eng. composer. Featured comp., Bath Fest. 1985. Has written several works to commissions from London Sinfonietta and Nash Ensemble. Works incl.:

opera/mus. theatre:

The Nightingale's to Blame

, opera (1998);

Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?

sop., bar., pf., vn., orch. ens., elec. (2002).

orch.:

Syrensong

(1987);

walking with the river's roar

, va., orch. 1990–1);

Minotaur Games

(1993);

witness to a snow miracle

, vn., orch. (2005).

instr. ens.:

Palace at 4 am

, fl., ob., cl., vc. (1980);

Mirrormaze

, 3 fl., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 hn., perc., db. (1981);

Kites

, fl., ob., cl., bn., hn., str. quintet (1983);

Shadow Realm

, cl., vc., hp. (1983);

… era madrugada

, picc., cl., hn., pf., va., vc., db. (1984);

Burlesca oscura

, cl. quintet (1985);

Capriccio spettrale

, fl., cl., hn., tpt., 2 vn., 2 va., vc., db. (1988);

Danger of the Disappearance of Things

, str. qt. (1989);

Sparrow Night

, fl., ob., cl., hn., hp., pf., vn., va., vc., db. (1989);

Lilith

, fl., cl., hn., hp., vn., va., vc., db. (1990);

Icarus Lamentations

, 2 cl., cimbalon, hp., str. (1992);

Daedalus Remembers

, vc., ens. (1995);

eco‐pavan

, pf., ens. (1998);

The Coroner's Report

, ens. (2004).

instr. ens. & voice(s):

Wyrdchanging

, mez., 2 fl., ob., cl., bcl., hn., perc., 3 vn., va., 2 vc., db. (1980);

Canciones

, mez., fl., ob., hn., hp., str. quintet (1986);

Ballad of the Black Sorrow

, 2 sop., mez., ten., bar., bass, fl., ob., 2 cl., bn., hn., 2 tpt., tb., hp., 4 vn., 2 va., 2 vc., 2 db. (1988);

A Song of Crocuses and Lightning

, sop., hn., hp., va., db. (1989);

Tanagra

, sop., fl., ob., bcl., hn., perc., hp., vn., vc., db. (1991);

A Knot of Time

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

Sunrise' Yellow Noise

, sop., instr. ens. (1999);

Boots of Lead

, alto, instr. (2002).

chamber music:

Lunas Zauberschein

, mez., bfl. (1979);

Maïastra

, fl. (1981);

Banshee

, ob., perc. (1994);

Sphinx

, ca., perc. (2000);

Odradek

, picc., bfl., tpt., glock. (2002);

feet of clay

, vc. (2003);

the other side of silence

, fl., va., hp. (2004);

brief candles

, cl. (2004).

piano:

Piano Piece

(1984);

Tauromaquia

(1985);

Duendecitos

(1988);

Nigredo

(1994);

The night of the blood red moon

(2000);

ashes, ashes

(2004);

Klop's last bite

(2005).

Subjects: Music.


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