John McLeod

(b. 1934)

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(b Aberdeen, 1934).

Scottish composer and conductor. Has occupied various cond. and teaching appointments. Visiting lect. RSAMD from 1985. Prin. works:

orch. (incl. v. and orch.):

2 syms.;

The Shostakovich Connection


Lieder der Jugend

, ten., orch. (1978);

The Seasons of Dr. Zhivago

, bar., orch. (1982);

The Gokstad Ship


Hebridean Dances


The Whispered Name

, sop., hp., str. (1986); perc. conc. (1987); pf. conc. (1988);

A Dramatic Landscape

, cl., wind band (1990); vc. conc. (1996);

Sun Dances

(2000); cl. conc. (2005).


Hebridean Prayers

, ch., clarsach, org. (1979);

Canciones de los Angeles

, mez., ens. (1980);

Stabat Mater

, sop., bar., ch., orch. (1985);

Songs from the Small Zone

, sop., ch., pf. (1989);

The Chronicle of Saint Machar

, bar., ch., children's ch., pf., org., perc., str. (1998).

chamber music:

str. trio (1970); cl. quintet (1973); str. qt. (1986); vn. sonata (1986);

Fêtes galantes

, 2 vn., vc., hpd. (1991);

Small Pleasures

, ob., cl., bn. (1992);

A Moment in Time

, vn., vc., cl., pf. (2002);

Chinese Whispers

, brass quintet (2005).

Also much keyboard and vocal music.

Subjects: Music.

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