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Andrew Toovey

(b. 1962)


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(b London, 1962).

Eng. composer. Dir. of Ixim, contemp. mus. ens., from 1987. Comps. incl.:

operas & music theatre:

The Spurt of Blood

, 3 singers, 4 players (1988–90);

Ubu

, opera (1991–2);

The Juniper Tree

, opera (1993).

orch.:

Ātē

, chamber ens. (1986);

Black Light

, chamber ens. (1989);

Mozart

, str. (1991);

Acrobats

, ww., brass, str. (1995); ob. conc., str. (1997); va. conc. (2004).

voice(s) & ens.:

Winter Solstice

, v., 7 players (1984, rev. 1988);

An die Musik

, mez., vib. (1989);

Adom Adamah

, sop., ens. (1991);

Ja ja ja ja ja, nee nee nee nee nee

, vv., ens. (1991);

Irish Settings

, ten., mez., va. (1994);

I'll be there for you

, sop., mez., ten., bar., pf. (2000).

ens.:

White Fire

, cl., opt. dbn., pf., vn., vc. (1988);

Adam

, ob., cl., 2 tb., vc., db. (1989);

Splice (for Bridget Riley)

, bcl., hn., pf., vn., vc. (1991).

chamber music.:

Untitled String Quartet

(1985);

Veiled Wave III

, fl. (with picc. and alt. fl.), , cl. or bcl. (1985);

Cântec

, va., pf. (1986);

Shining

, vn., vc. (1987);

Shining Forth

, pf., vn., vc. (1987);

String Quartet Music

(1987);

(nobody'll know)

, vc., pf. (1988);

Shimmer Bright

, str. trio (1988);

Lament, Strathspey, Reel

, vn. (1988);

Whisper(ingly) Crumbling (into) Silence

, perc. trio (1988);

Snow Flowers

, picc., va., hp. (1988);

Whirling

, pf., perc. trio (1989);

Still Far Off

, fl., ob., pf. (1990);

Fallen

, v., vn. (1991);

Your Mouth

, va., perc. (1993);

Fast Net

, vn. (1994);

Transparencies

, vn. (2000);

Going Home

, str. qt. (2003).

piano:

Artaud

(1986);

Fragments after Artuad

(1988);

Out Jumps Jack Death!

(1989);

Down there by the sea

(1989);

Embrace

, 2 pf. (1990);

Cantus firmus

(1992);

Techno Stomp

(1997);

Red Bird

(2003);

Dear Judith

(2004).

Subjects: Music.


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