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David Horne

(b. 1970)


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(b Stirling, 1970).

Scottish pianist and composer. Won Musicians' Union prize for outstanding promise at Huddersfield Fest. 1986, Nat. Mozart Comp. 1987, pf. section of BBC Young Musician of the Year 1988, and Yorkshire Arts Assoc. young composer's prize at Huddersfield 1988. BBC Proms début 1990 (Prokofiev's 3rd conc.). Works incl. str. qt. (1988); Splintered Unisons, cl., vn., vc., pf. (1988); towards dharma…, 6 players (1989); light, emerging, orch. (1989); Out of the Air, ens. (1990); Contraries and Progressions, fl., cl., pf., vn. (or va.), vc. (1991); Nocturnes and Nightmares, pf. (1991); The Burning Babe, children's ch., ens. (or pf.) (1992); Northscape, ens. (1992); 3 Dirges, fl., hp. (1992); The Lie, cantata, sop., ten., ch., ens. (1992–3); pf. conc. (1992–3); Jason Field, chamber opera (1993); Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1993); Travellers, opera (1994); Undulations, str. qt. (1995); Aureole, bn., tape (1996); Beyond the Blue Horizon, mus. th. (1996–7); Filters, va., pf. (1998); Friend of the People, opera (1998–9); Pan's Song, sop., vn., vc., cl., pf. (1999); Blunt Instruments, large ens. (2000); Elegy, tpt., pf. (2000); The Year's Midnight, ten., ch., orch. (2002); double vn. conc. (2 vns., str.) (2003); Conc. for Orch. (2003); Flight from the Labyrinth, str. qt. (2004); Gossamer, sax. qt. (2004); Splintered Instruments, orch. (2004); double conc., pf. quintet (2005).

Subjects: Music.


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