Ian Parrott

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Ian Parrott (5 de marzo de 1916 – 4 de septiembre de 2012)[1] fue un prolífico compositor anglo-galés y escritor de música. Sus distinciones incluyen el primer premio de la Royal Philharmonic Society por su poema sinfónico Luxor, y las comisiones de la BBC y la Universidad Yale, y para muchos músicos británicos más importantes. En 1958 su concierto en corno inglés primero fue realizado en el Cheltenham Festival, y en 1963 su concierto en violonchelo fue dada por William Pleeth y la Orquesta Hallé - Ambos conciertos fueron realizados por Sir John Barbirolli.

Obras seleccionadas[editar]

Formación

Orquestal

  • Pensieri for string orchestra (1950)
  • Family Prelude and Fugue for strings and piano (1958)
  • Symphony No. 2 (1960)
  • Symphony No. 3
  • Partita (1967)
  • Harrow March (1970)
  • Homage to Two Masters (1970)
  • Reaching for the Light for chamber orchestra (1971)
  • El Alamein, Symphonic Prelude
  • Fanfare Overture
  • Luxor, Symphonic Poem
  • Romeo and Juliet, Solemn Overture
  • Seithenin, Concert Overture
  • Suite of Four Shakespeare Dances
  • Three Moorish Princesses
  • Variations on a Theme of Dufay
  • Y fair (Three Ladies Suite)

Banda de viento

  • Land of Song, Fantasia on Welsh Tunes (1969)

Concertante

  • Concerto for English horn (cor anglais) and orchestra (1958)
  • Concerto breve for cello and orchestra (1963)
  • Concerto for trombone and wind band (1968)
  • Concertino (1973)
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra
  • Prelude and Waltz for recorder or flute and string orchestra
  • Sinfonia Concertante for recorder, solo violin, string orchestra and percussion
  • Suite for violin and orchestra

Música de cámara

  • Minuet for oboe and piano (1950)
  • Aquarelle for clarinet or viola and piano (1952)
  • Welsh Airs, Arrangements for 2 descant recorders with piano or harp ad libitum (1955)
  • String Quartet No. 2 (1955)
  • String Quartet No. 3
  • Septete 1962 for flute, clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello and piano (1962)
  • String Quartet No. 4 (1963)
  • Pantglas for violin and piano (1967)
  • Two Dances for flute and piano (1969)
  • Fresh about Cook Strait, Wind Quintet No. 2 for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (1970)
  • Devil's Bridge Jaunt for cello and piano (1974)
  • Fanfare and March for 2 trumpets, trombone and tuba (1976)
  • Gleaming Brass, for 2 trumpets (or cornets), horn, trombone and tuba (1977)
  • Rhapsody for trumpet and organ (1977)
  • Fantasy-Sonata for clarinet and piano (1982)
  • Kaleidoscope for violin, cello and piano (1985)
  • Duetto for violin and viola (1986)
  • Autumn Landscape for oboe and piano (1987)
  • Duo for 2 guitars (1988)
  • Fun Fugato and Awkward Waltz for bassoon and piano (1989)
  • Arabesque and Dance for flute and piano (or treble recorder and harpsichord) (1990)
  • Fantasising on a Welsh Tune: Dygan Caerws, Trio for recorder or flute, oboe and piano (1995)
  • Portraits for treble recorder or flute and piano (1999)
  • Rondo giocoso for bassoon and piano (1999)
  • Dialogue and Dance for recorder and organ (2002)
  • The Choral Preludes for cello and piano

Arpa

  • Ceredigion, 3 Pieces with Interludes (1962)
  • Soliloquy and Dance (1974)

Órgano

  • Toccata in C major (1965)
  • Suite [No. 1] (1977)
  • Suite No. 2 (1986)

Piano

  • Betinka, Romance (1940)
  • Fanatasy and Allegro for 2 pianos (1946)
  • Theme and Six Variants (1947)
  • Westerham, Rhapsody (1948)
  • Aspects (1975)
  • Fantasy (1986)
  • Theme from a Symphony for piano 4-hands (1986)

Vocal

  • I heard a linnet courting for voice and piano (1948); words by Robert Bridges
  • In Phaeacia for high voice and piano (1948); words by James Elroy Flecker
  • Leaves for voice and piano (1949); words by Elizabeth Ward
  • Dafydd y gareg wen for voice and piano (1969)
  • Flamingoes for medium voice and piano (1973); words by Jane Wilson
  • Two Thoughtful Songs for high voice and piano (1977); words by William Blake and Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • No Complaints for voice and piano (1984)
  • Eastern Wisdom, 3 Songs for voice and small orchestra (1987); words by Luo Yin, Rabindranath Tagore and from Ecclesiasticus
  • Song of Joy for voice and piano (1988)
  • Aphorisms and Arias of Death and Life for soprano, baritone and piano (1996)
  • Nothing like Grog for voice and piano

Coral

  • Psalm 91 for bass solo, chorus, semi-chorus and orchestra (1946); Biblical words
  • Carol plygain (Dawn Carol) for mixed chorus and piano (1958)
  • Can mewn bar salwn (Song in a Saloon Bar), Part-Song for male voices (tenor, baritone, 2 basses) and piano (1963); words by A. S. J. Tessimond; Welsh words by T. H. Parry-Williams
  • The Song of the Stones of Saint David's for chorus and organ (1968)
  • Offeren yn arddull canu gwerin (Welsh Folk-Song Mass) for unison chorus, organ or piano and percussion (1974)
  • Surely the Lord Is in This Place, Introit for mixed chorus a cappella (1977)
  • Money Talks for male chorus and piano (1978); words by A. S. J. Tessimond; Welsh translation by T. H. Parry-Williams
  • My Cousin Alice for soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, piano and optional tape of North American birds (1982)
  • Anthem of Dedication for mixed chorus and organ (1985)
  • The Christ Child (The "Mother Christmas" Carol) for mixed chorus with piano or organ (1987); words by Barbara Bonner-Morgan
  • My Sweetheart's Like Venus, Welsh Folk-Song arranged for baritone solo and mixed chorus (1987)
  • Master Hughes of Saxe-Gotha (An Unknown Musician) for mixed chorus and piano (1987); words by Robert Browning
  • Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, Setting for treble voices and organ (1987)
  • Adam lay y bounden for unison voices and piano or organ (1990)
  • Arglwydd ein Iôr ni (O! Lord Our Sovereign), Psalm 8 for mixed chorus a cappella (1993)

Literario

  • Pathways to Modern Music (A. Unwin, 1947)
  • A Guide to Musical Thought (Dennis Dobson, 1955)
  • Method in Orchestration (Dobson, 1957)
  • The Music of "An Adventure" (Regency Press, 1966)
  • The Spiritual Pilgrims (Llandybie: C. Davies, 1969)
  • Elgar (Dent, 1971)
  • The Music of Rosemary Brown (Regency Press, 1978)
  • Cyril Scott and His Piano Music (Thames Publishing, 1991)
  • The Crying Curlew: Peter Warlock, Family & Influences, Centenary 1994 (Gomer, 1994)
  • Parrottcisms: The Autobiography of Ian Parrott (British Music Society, 2003)

Premios (selectos)[editar]

Bibliografía[editar]

  • The Spiritual Pilgrims (C. Davies, Llandybie, 1969)
  • Elgar (Master Musicians Series) (Dent, London, 1971) ISBN 0-460-03109-0
  • The Crying Curlew: Peter Warlock, family & influences (Gomer, Llandysul, 1994) ISBN 1-85902-121-2
  • Parrottcisms (British Music Society, Upminster, 2003) ISBN 1-870536-24-X

Referencias[editar]

  1. Add to Timeline. «IAN PARROTT : Obituary». BMDs Online. Consultado el 09-09-2012.

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