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Anthony Powers

(b. 1953)


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(b London, 1953).

Eng. composer. Taught at Dartington Coll. of Arts and Exeter Univ. Prof. of mus. Cardiff Univ. from 2004. Comps. incl.:

opera:

The Search for the Simorgh

(1981).

music theatre:

A Sussex Carol

, actors, mimes, sop., ch., orch. (1982).

orch.:

Music for Strings

(1984);

Vespers

, 21 solo str. (1986);

Stone, Water, Stars

(1987); vc. conc. (1990);

Architecture and Dreams

(1992);

Terrain

(1992); sym. No.1 (1994–6), No.2 (1999); …

further in shadow

…, ob., orch. (2001).

ens.:

Another Part of the Island

(1980);

Nymphéas

(1983);

Chamber Conc

. (1984).

voice(s) & instr.:

Souvenirs du voyage

, sop., pf. (1979–80);

Rembrandt Dying

, bass, pf. (1984);

The Winter Festival

, mez., 9 instr. (1984–5);

Venexiana III

, 2 ten., 2 vn., vc., hpd. (1985), , 2 high vv., small orch. (1986);

From Station Island

, spkr., bar., ens. (2003).

choral & vocal:

Songs for Dark Times

, unacc. ch. (1981);

Memorials of Sleep

, ten., orch. (2000);

Airs and Angels

, sop., bar., ch., orch. (2003).

chamber music:

Sonata, fl., ob., vc., hpd. (1981);

Nocturnes Book III

, tpt., vn., db. (1981), , vc. (1984); quintet, fl., cl., vn., va., vc. (1983);

Sea/Air

, cl. (1985);

Études‐Tableau Book III

, pf., vn., vc. (1986), , pf., vn., va., vc., db. (1986); str. qt. No.1 (1987), No.2 (1991), No.3 (1999), No.4 (2005);

Double Sonata

, cl., vn., vc., pf. (1993);

Fast Colours

, fl., cl., vn., vc., pf. (1997);

Capricci

, wind quintet (1994);

Five Philosophical Interludes

, cl. (2001).

piano:

Sonatas: No.1 (1983), No.2 (1985–6);

The Memory Room

(1991);

Vista

(2003);

Flyer

, 2 pf. (2004).

Subjects: Music.


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