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Musgrave, Thealocked

  • Jennifer Barnes


(b Barnton, Midlothian, 27 May 1928). Scottish composer. She began her studies at the University of Edinburgh with Gál, whose teaching of counterpoint formed a firm foundation for her compositional technique. She was also influenced by Tovey (though she never knew him), and was in particular concerned with developing Tovey’s sense of ‘long-term harmony’, i.e. implying a number of harmonic relationships over an extended period of time: ‘the overall line of what a piece would be’ (Musgrave); in her final year at Edinburgh, she was awarded the Donald Tovey Prize. In ...

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