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Richard Witts

collab. M. Cyril Crossland (dance, choreog. P. Lewis), English National Ballet, 1994 Instrumental Large ens Mad Legs in a Sack, 2 fl/pic, 2 sax, 2 pf, elec bass gui, 1988, rev. 1995 Evol, 2 fl, 3 sax, elec pf, accdn, 5-string elec vn + vc, mar, octpads, 2 elec gui, elec b gui, 1992 Jazz Piano, 1995 (from Mad Legs in a Sack) Kenny Satan, fl, a fl, 3 sax, 2 kbd, accdn, elec vn, amp vc, vib, elec gui, Chapman stick, 1996 Chamber and solo instrumental A Little Piece, vc, pf, 1981 Trio, fl,va, hpd, 1982 Splitter – after Kurtág, pf, 1983 Communiqué

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Peter Hill

Gardens ( 1990–93 ) is the first in a series of works inspired by Klee and other 20th-century painters (in whose work Young finds a freedom of invention lacking in music). In his collection of piano pieces Herr Schoenberg Plays Ping-Pong ( 1992–9 ) Young widened his scope to encompass jazz, popular dance music, film scores and even advertising jingles – transformed into a personal musical universe that has the same sense of fun and daring as Calvino's Cosmicomics . MSS in GB-Lbl Works ( selective list ) Stage Ludwig ‘Fragments

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Karin Pendle

heritage also provides sounds for African Hands ( 1997 ), a concerto for African drummer and orchestra. Works showing a strong influence of jazz include Miles Per Hour for trumpet ( 1990 ), which recalls the style of Miles Davis, and Friday Night ( 1995 ) for jazz singer and ensemble. Works ( selective list ) Opera Gbeldahoven: No One's Child, 1996 Instrumental Equipoise by Intersection, pf, 1978 Miles Per Hour, tpt, 1990 Orch Suite, 1992 Sketches,

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Karel Steinmetz

sax, jazz orch, 1959–64 Per orchestra sintetica, jazz orch, wind orch, 1960 Conc. for Jazz Orch, 1964 Study, ¼-tone tpt, jazz band, 1964 10′ 30″, 1965 Für Graz, jazz orch, 1965 Dedicated to Berlin, jazz orch, 1966 Pour Ellis, tpt/s sax, jazz orch, 1966 24 VI 1967, jazz orch, 1967 D–E–F–G–A–H–C, jazz orch, 1968 Quattro per Amsterdam, S, chbr orch, jazz orch, 1969 Halekačka [Herding Call], classical orch, jazz orch, 1970 3 Pieces for E. Verschuaeren, big band, 1971 Jazz-Suite für Stuttgart, big band, 1972 Svita pro Gustava Broma, 1972 In modo classico, str qt, jazz orch

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Masakata Kanazawa

yoru konpojishon [Compositions based on Jap. Melodies], nos.1–5, 1962–6 Autonomy for Str, 1963 Original, nos.1–2, jazz orch, 1968, 1970 Jazz Orch. '73, 1973 Jazz Orch. '75, 1975 Kōkyōteki hen′yō [Sym. Metamorphoses], 4 pts, 1978–87 Mar Conc., 1980 Natsu [Summer], sym. poem, 1988 3 syms., 1990, 1991, 1997 Chamber and solo instrumental Shitsunai konpojishon [Chbr Composition], fl, cl, bn, hn, tpt, trbn, 5 perc, 1958 3 Dimensions, 3 brass ens

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Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr

doctorates, and commissions from the Berkshire Music Center, Yo Yo Ma and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, among others. Anderson’s music constitutes a poignant mixture of traditions, from tonal and avant-garde jazz, blues and spirituals to the music of Ives and Berg. His predilection for rhythmic complexity and his imaginative use of instrumental colour are particularly notable. His orchestration of the score for Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha facilitated its première in Atlanta in 1972 . His own one-act chamber opera Walker ( 1992 ) is a musical meditation

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Jeremy Drake

Martin, Laurent ( b Toulon , June 6, 1959 ). French composer . At first a jazz pianist, he discovered contemporary classical music only when settling in Paris in 1987 . He studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Jolas and Bancquart, and has been in residence at the Villa Medici in Rome ( 1993–4 ) and the Casa de Velasquez in Madrid ( 1997–8 ). In a relatively short period Martin has established a sizable and coherent output. Writing mainly for small instrumental groups, he creates a dynamic of fluidly evolving microtonal textures from the interweaving

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music, dance and drama. Works ( selective list ) Instrumental Playing Gambus, Malaysian gambus, tablā, ṭār, 1986, rev. 1998 Dikr, gambus, ṭār, rebana, 1993 Bahtara, female v, sruti-box, darbuka, 1994 Fajar di Atas Awan, vv, gui, sruti-box, rebana, cymbals, 1994 Nyanylan Kekasih [Poetry Song], male v, gambus, rebana, ṭār, 1994 Acoustic Gig, gui, ṭār, jembe, snare drum, cymbal, 1996 Niesya, solo db, gui, Toba Batak gordang bolon, snare drum, cymbals, perc, 1996 I've Got Ya, jazz band, 1998 Path Finder, jazz band, 1998 Dream-Drums, Mandailing gondang bulu, jembe

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Paul Griffiths

revised by Andrea Musk

Sonate pour un ballet, small orch, 1968 Lumières et formes animées, str, 1970 Ouverture latine, 1972, rev. as Sym., 1973 Conc., 7 brass insts, orch, 1974 Chamber and solo instrumental Les insolites, 1956 Str Qt no.1, 1959 Le soleil multicolore, fl, va, hp, 1969 Musique pour un jazz différent, perc qt, 1971 3 nocturnes, gui, 1971 Swing no.1, fl, hp, 1972 Swing no.2, gui, 1972 Swing no.3, perc qt, 1973 Incid music, film music Principal

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Gene Biringer

revised by David McCarthy

1979 , 1983 ). After an initial interest in serial techniques, Fox has drawn more heavily on his considerable experience as a jazz musician; out of this freer, more intuitive approach have grown such representative works as Night Ceremonies for orchestra ( 1979 ) and the Sonaspheres series of chamber works (from 1980 ), all of which manifest a pliancy and spontaneity in rhythmic and melodic invention that is characteristic of jazz. Several of his works have been recorded. Works Orchestral Vn Conc., 1971 Matrix, vc

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Yoko Narazaki

Tudor; in 1995 he became its musical director. Among the many exhibitions and festivals at which he presented sound installations was Für Augen und Ohren, held in Berlin in 1980 . In 1994 he won the John Cage Award for Music. His interests lie in Messiaen’s rhythmic modes and in jazz, rock and folk music; his performances on the electric violin and on electronic modulation devices are informed by oriental sonic gestures. Works ( selective list ) Events Anima I, long string, 1961 Micro I, microphone, 1961 Anima II ‘Chamber Music’, large bag with

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Jonathan Cross

Butler’s rhythmic imagination, include Tin Pan Ballet ( 1986 ), Jazz Machines ( 1990 ) and O Rio ( 1990 ). Works Stage The Siren’s Song (op, 1, C. Butler), 1986 cond. T. Antoniou, Heraklion, Garden Theatre, 24 Aug 1986 Craig’s Progress (an operatic adventure story, 2, S. Pruslin), 1993–4 cond. A. Manson, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 29 June 1994 A Better Place (op, 1, C. Oswin), 1998–9 Instrumental Orchestral From an Antique Land, ww,

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Adrian Thomas

Clouds’], vn, pf, 1993 Tchnienie i pył [Breath and Dust], chbr orch, 1993 Nieustanne rzeczy wirowanie [The Ceaseless Spinning of Things], vn, 1995 Puzzler, chbr orch, 1995 Turlajśpiewka, sax qt, 1997 Figury w oplocie [Frayed Figures], ens, 1998 Metanoja, hpd, tape, 1998 Light music, jazz, incid music, film scores Principal publisher: Brevis

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Arnold Whittall

revised by Malcolm Miller

1993, arr. of jazz ballads; Mag and Nunc, 1995 The Baboon and the Crocodile, 2 spkrs, trebles, SSA, chbr orch, 1996 At dawn we start again (A. Ambert), spkr, brass octet, timp, perc, 1997 Songs of a Woman (Ambert), Mez, va, 1998 Zulu Proverbs (Nyembezi), T, Bar, B, I, 1999, II, 2000, III, 2001 A Greenwich Sym., chorus, orch, 1999 Sufi Canticles (N. Advani), 6 female vv, fl, hp, 1999 Abafazi [Women] (Glasser), 5 female vv, 1999 The Planet of Love (Wood), 4 school choirs, jazz band, 2001

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Khokhlov, after drawings by J. Eiffel), 1968 Rozovïy gorod [The Pink Town] (TV jazz ballet, Ghazarian), 1972, TV broadcast, Moscow, 1972 Kak kot remeslu uchil [How the Tomcat Learnt a Trade] (children’s musical, G. Chiginov and A. Grigoryan), 1981, Yerevan, K. Stanislavsky Theatre of Drama, 1981 Ėrnest Kheminguėy (op, 2, Chiginov, after E. Hemingway), 1984, Havana, Grand Teatro de La Habana, 17 Oct 1987 Mir Pikasso [The World of Picasso] (ballet, Ghazarian), 1997 Instrumental Str Qt, 1965 Pf Sonata, 1967 Ww Qt, 1967 Sonata, vn, pf, 1972 Sonata, tpt, pf, 1974

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Scott Wheeler

orchestral clatter of Messiaen with the jazz style of Stan Kenton’s band. The opening triadic material of Light ( 1991 , rev. 1993 ), while reminiscent of Górecki and Pärt, is followed by a polyrhythmic explosion that lies outside the expressive range of those composers’ works. Works Orchestral A Fire’s Bright Song, 1981, rev. 1987 2 Part Invention, 1986 Clash and Glitter, 1989 January Music, 1993 Big Band, 1994 Chamber and solo instrumental 2 Pieces, a sax

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Susanna Pasticci

explored by the avant garde of the 1950s and 60s and has obtained a new musical syntax by synthesizing their various aspects with his broader musical concerns. His Suite 1984 for orchestra, jazz quartet and percussion ensemble from Guinea is the most striking example of this tendency to create a polyphony of mixed idioms, ranging from Machaut to Stravinsky, orchestral writing to jazz or Italian folklore to African percussion. Amidst these stylistic contexts, the function of memory – understood not only as the remains of past experiences but also as a source of creative

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Matjaž Barbo

Foundation Award, one of Slovenia’s most important cultural accolades. His compositions are characterized by their formal accessibility and by their striking musicality. Some of his earlier works have an improvisational quality, possibly as a result of Mihelčič’s preoccupation with jazz during his youth. His form of expression is predominantly modern and intimate in character. His works for orchestra are colourfully orchestrated, and are inspired, thematically, by Slovenian folk music (e.g. Prizori iz Bele Krajine , ‘Scenes from Bela Krajina’; Slike, ki izginjajo

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José Iges

elaboration is increasingly at the service of a personal intimacy of style, as can be seen in Sabor a cristal ( 1991–2 ), an ambitious electro-acoustic work which shows Díez’s various expressive registers, and Saxo, mentiras y cinta de audio ( 1996 ), with its distant reminiscences of jazz. Works ( selective list ) Orchestral Microformas, fl, str, 1981 Iliverir, 1983 Pasión cautiva, 1997 Vocal 3 canciones que tratan de España (B. de Otero), S, pf, 1980 Libertad

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Josephine Wright

style that fuses elements of jazz and black folksong with 20th-century compositional techniques. A few of his works, including Hymn to Freedom ( 1989 ) and Christmas Lullaby ( 1996 ), have been recorded. An interview with the composer appears in Y.C. Williams: ‘The Making of the Opera Blake by Leslie Adams’, New Perspectives on Music , ed. J. Wright with S.A. Floyd Jr (Warren, MI, 1992 ), 172–209. Works ( selective list ) Opera Blake (4, D. Mayers), 1980–86 Instrumental Pastorale