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Steve Martland

(b. 1959)


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(b Liverpool, 1958).

Eng. composer. Formed Steve Martland Band. His works, anti‐romantic and rejecting traditional classical ens., aim (in his words) ‘to return music to the streets’. They incl. Remembering Lennon, 7 players (1981, rev. 1985); Babi Yar, orch. (1983); Drill, 2 pf. (1987); Albion, tape, film (1987–8); Skywalk, 5 vv. or mixed ch. (1989); Crossing the Border, str. (1990–1); Wolf‐gang, 6 Mozart arias arr. for wind octet (1991); Patrol, str. qt. (1992); Beat the Retreat, 11 players (1995); Shepherd's Song, unacc. ch. (1997); Dividing the Lines, brass band (1999); Hard Times, solo str., ens. (2000).

Subjects: Music.


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