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Edward McGuire

(b. 1948)


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(b Glasgow, 1948).

Scottish composer and flautist. Won Nat. Young Composers' comp. 1969. Flautist with folk group The Whistlebinkies from 1973. Prin. works:

operas:

The Loving of Etain

(1990);

Cullercoats Tommy

(1993);

Cake Talk

, children's opera (1996).

ballets:

Peter Pan

(1989);

The Spirit of Flight

(1991);

Defying Fate

(2005).

orch.:

Calgacus

(1977);

Source

(1979); gui. conc. (1988);

A Glasgow Symphony

(1990);

Scottish Dances

(1990); tb. conc. (1991);

Symphonies of Scots Song

(1992); acc. conc., acc., str. (1999);

Ceòl Mor, Ceòl Beag

, chamber orch. incl. bagpipes (2000); db. conc. (2000);

Chinese Air and Dances

, str. (2004).

ens.:

Rebirth

(1967–74);

Interregnum

(1974);

Liberation

(1975);

Euphoria

(1980);

Riverside

, folk group, orch. (1991);

Symphonies of Trains

(1992);

Sidesteps

(1992);

Zephyr

(1993);

Earthrise

, brass band (2003).

voice & instr(s).:

Quest

, sop., ens. (1978);

Moonsongs

, sop., db. (1979);

Prelude 8

, ten., tape delay (1981);

5 Songs

, female v., va., pf. (1982);

Citysongs

, bar., pf. (1983);

Life‐Songs

, 12 solo vv., 2 vn., va., vc., db. (1983);

Songs of New Beginnings

, mez., fl., ob., cl., bn., hn. (1984);

Loonscapes

, sop., 2 vn., va., vc., db. (1986);

The Web

, sop., pf., fl., va., gui., perc. (1989);

Cameron's Lament

, ch., fl., pf. (1997);

The De'il's Awa' wi' th' Excise Man

, ch., cl., 2 vn., va., vc., hp. (2003).

chamber music:

7 Modal Duets

, va., vc. (1966–75);

3 Dialogues

, fl., ob. (1966–78);

3 Dialogues

, vc., pf. (1966–82);

Trio

, fl., ob., bn. (1967–71, rev. 1977–81);

Chamber Music

, 3 cl., hp., pf. (1968);

Prelude 123569

, vc. (1975), , bcl. (1975), , fl. (1976–82), , gui. (1981), , va. (1981), , cl., tape delay (1972–82);

Rant

, vn. (1977);

Divertimento

, 20 vas. (1979);

Movement

, fl., va., hp. (1979); wind octet (1980); quintet No.1, pf., cl., vn., va., vc. (1981), No.2, fl., cl., vn., vc., pf. (1986);

Fast Peace II

, vc., org. (1982); str. qt. (1982);

Fantasy Qt.

, pf., vn., va., vc. (1984); str. trio (1986);

3 Dialogues

, va., db. (1987);

Elegy

, pf. trio (1991);

Eastern Echoes

, fl., gui. (1991);

Fountain of Tears

, fl., gui. (1992);

Remembrance

, ob. trio (1993);

Air and Dances

, vn., pf. (1995);

Caprice

, fl., pf. (1999);

Chinese Knotwork

, 4 cl. (2001);

Aria

, fl., pf. (2004).

keyboard:

12 White‐Note Pieces

, pf. (1971);

12 Studies in C major

, pf. (1971);

Reflections

, 2 pf. (1979);

Prelude 4

, org. (1980);

Fast Peace I

, pf. (1980);

Prelude 7

, pf. (1981–2).

Subjects: Music.


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