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Mark-Anthony Turnage

(b. 1960)


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(b Grays, Essex, 1960).

Eng. composer. Comp.‐in‐association with CBSO 1989–93. Distinctive if eclectic style deriving from many sources incl. rock and jazz. Prin. comps.:

operas:

Greek

(1986–8);

Killing Time

(tv) (1991);

The Country of the Blind

(1996–7);

The Silver Tassie

(1997–9).

orch.:

Let us sleep now

, chamber orch. (1979, rev. 1982);

Night Dances

(1980–1);

Kind of Blue

(1981–2);

Ekaya

(1984);

Gross Intrusion

, amp. str. qt., str., 14 players (1987);

Three Screaming Popes

(1988–9);

Momentum

(1990–1);

Drowned Out

(1992–3);

Your Rockaby

, sax. conc. (1993);

Dispelling the Fears

, 2 tpt., orch. (1994–5);

Still Sleeping

(1997);

Bass Inventions

, db., orch. (2000);

Dark Crossing

(2001);

Scorched

, jazz trio, orch. (2002);

Eulogy

(2002–3);

On Opened Ground

, va. conc. (2003);

Scherzoid

(2003–4);

Crying Out Loud

(2004);

Yet Another Set To

, tb. conc. (2005);

Hidden Love Song

, sax. conc. (2005).

voice(s) & ens.:

Lament for a Hanging Man

, sop., ens. (1983);

One Hand in Brooklyn Heights

, 16 vv., perc. (1986);

Greek Suite

, mez., ten., ens. (1989);

Some Days

, mez., orch. (1989);

Leaving

, sop., ten., ch., ens. (1990, rev. 1992);

Her Anxiety

, sop., ens. (1991);

Twice Through the Heart

, scena, mez., 16 instr. (1994–6);

2 Baudelaire Songs

, sop., ens. (2003–4);

When I Woke

, sop., ens. (2005).

chamber ens.:

And Still a Softer Morning

, fl., vib., hp., vc. (1978, rev. 1983);

After Dark

, wind quintet, str. quintet (1982–3);

On All Fours

, chamber ens. (1985);

Sarabande

, sop. sax., pf. (1985);

Release

, 8 players (1987);

Kai

, vc., ens. (1989–90);

3 Farewells

, fl., cl., hp., str. qt. (1990);

Are You Sure?

, str. qt. (1990, rev. 1991);

3 Lullabies

, vc., pf. (1992);

This Silence

, cl., hn., bn., str. qt. (1992–3);

Set To

, brass ens. (1992–3);

Blood on the Floor

, large ens. (1993–4);

Two Elegies Framing a Shout

, sop. sax., pf. (1994);

An Invention on Solitude

, cl. quintet (1997);

A Fast Stomp

, pf. trio (2004); pf. quintet (2005);

Bleak Moments

, hn., str. quintet (2005).

piano:

Entranced

(1982);

Tune for Toru

(1996).

Subjects: Music.


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