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Hoyland, Vic(tor)

Roger Marsh

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Wombwell, Yorkshire, Dec 11, 1945). English composer. He studied music at the University of Hull and then composition with Rands at the University of York (DPhil 1974). Since 1981 he has been associated with the University of Birmingham, first as Haywood Research Fellow, later as lecturer and now as Professor of Composition in the department of music. Throughout the 1970s Hoyland worked chiefly for Universal Edition, editing and preparing scores by Birtwistle, Rands and others. During this decade he composed a number of striking semi-theatrical and instrumental works which brought him to public attention, including EM for 24 voices (1970) and Jeux-thème for mezzo soprano and ensemble (1972). In 1980 he co-founded and directed the Northern Music Theatre company (along with the composer David Sawer and the conductor Graham Treacher), which gave a series of influential performances in London, Huddersfield and Bath, including UK premières of works by Kagel and Hoyland’s extended monodrama ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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