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Anthony Milner

(1925—2002) composer


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(b Bristol, 1925; d Alfaz del Pi, Alicante, 2002).

Eng. composer. Taught at Morley Coll. 1946–62. Dir. and harpsichordist, London Cantata Ens., 1954–65. Lect. at RCM 1961–89 and at King's Coll., London, 1966–71. Lect. in mus., Goldsmith's Coll., London Univ. 1974–80. Visited USA as lecturer 1965–7. Also writer on mus. Works mainly choral, with strong religious (RC) basis, incl.:

orch.:

sym. No.1 (1972), No.2, ten., ch., orch. (1978), No.3 (1986);

Variations

(1958);

Divertimento

for str. (1961); Chamber Sym. (1968); conc. for symphonic wind band (1979); conc. for str. (1982); ob. conc. (1994).

chorus & orch.:

Salutatio angelica

(1948);

The City of Desolation

(1955);

St Francis

(1956);

The Water and the Fire

(1960–1);

Break to be Built, O Stone

(1962);

Festival Te Deum

(1967);

Roman Spring

(1969);

Motet for Peace

(1973);

Emmanuel

, counterten., ch., org., str. (1975);

Festival Chant

, ch., org. (1980);

The Gates of Spring

(1988);

The Gates of Summer

, sop., ten., ch., str. (1990).

unacc. chorus:

Mass

(1951);

Benedic anima mea Dominum

(1954);

The Harrowing of Hell

(1956);

Cast Wide the Folding Doorways of the East

(1963);

Ashmansworth

(1963);

The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

(1974).

voice & instr.:

The Song of Akhenaten

, sop., chamber orch. (1957);

Our Lady's Hours

, sop., pf. (1957);

Midway

, mez., chamber orch. (1974).

chamber music:

ob. qt. (1953); wind quintet (1964); str. qt. (1975); pf. sonata (1989).

Subjects: Music.


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