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Michael Blake Watkins

(b. 1948)


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(b Ilford, 1948).

Eng. composer. Fellow in television comp. with London Weekend tv 1981–3. His double conc. won Menuhin comp. prize 1975. Works incl.:

orch.:

Proem

(1972); Double Conc. (After Psallein), ob., gui., orch. (1972);

Concertante

, 11 players (1973);

Clouds and Eclipses

, gui., str. (1973); hn. conc., str., opt. hp. (1974);

Dreams

(1975); vn. conc. (1977);

Étalage

(1979);

Sinfonietta

(1982); tpt. conc. (1988); vc. conc. (1991–2).

ens.:

Psallein

, gui., with gui. ens. of 6 players, clavichord, perc. (1971);

The Magic Shadow‐Show

, vc., ens. (1980).

voice(s) & instr(s).:

Those Dancing Days Are Gone

, ten., vn., cl., gui. (1969);

Invocation

, ten., lute (1972);

Before the Beginning of Years

, sop., ten., pf. (1972);

Youth's Dream and Time's Truth

, ten., tpt., hp., str. (1973);

Solarium

, school ch., orch. (1974);

All That We Read in Their Smiles

(5 Songs), ten., hn., pf. (1977);

The Spirit of the Universe

, sop., ens. (1978);

The Bird of Time

, ten., ob. (1979);

The Spirit of Night

, ten., gui. (1980).

chamber music:

Synthesis

, pf. (1969);

Cavatina

, vc. (1972); gui. qt. (4 guitars) (1972);

Solus

, gui. (1975);

The Wings of Night

, vn. (1975);

The Spirit of the Earth

, gui. (1978); str. qt. (1979); quintet, cl., vn., va., vc., pf. (1981); ob. qt. (1984).

brass:

Aubade

, brass band (1973);

From the High Towers

, 2 tpt., hn., ten. tb., tuba (1976).

Subjects: Music.


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