Robert Sherlaw Johnson


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(b Sunderland, 1932; d Appleton, Oxon., 2000).

Eng. composer and pianist. Lect., Leeds Univ., 1961–5, York Univ., 1965–70, Oxford Univ. from 1970. Specialist in mus. of Messiaen and author of book on him. Works incl. opera The Lambton Worm (1977); Songs of Love and Springtime, sop., pf.; 3 pf. sonatas (1963, 1967, 1976); The Resurrection of Fêng‐Huang, sop., unacc. ch. (1968); 7 Short Piano Pieces (1968); The Praises of Heaven and Earth, sop., pf., tape (1969); Green Whispers of Gold, sop., pf., tape (1971); Carmina Vernalia, sop., chamber orch. (1972); Triptych, fl., cl., va., vc., pf., perc. (1973); Asterogenesis, pf. (1973); Festival Mass of the Resurrection, ch., orch. (1974); Where the Wild Things Are, sop., tape; 2 str. qts. (1974); cl. quintet (1974); sonata, fl., vc. (1975); Anglorum Feriae, sop., ten., ch., orch. (1977); Veritas veritatis, 6 vv. (1980); pf. conc. (1983); Encounters, cl., str. qt., pf. (1988); Sinfonietta Concertante (1989); Hymn to the Seasons, sop., cl., pf. (1990); Fanfares and Chorales, 4 hn., 4 tpt., 4 tb. (1992).

Subjects: Music.

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