Bantock, (Sir) Granville
His orch. mus. is extremely brilliantly scored in a romantic manner but has not held its place in the repertory apart from occasional perfs. of his ov. Pierrot of the Minute and his tone-poem after Browning Fifine at the Fair. Prolific composer of part-songs for competitive fests., and his most ambitious works were 2 unacc. choral syms., Atalanta in Calydon (Manchester 1912) and Vanity of Vanities (Liverpool 1914) and a 3-part setting for cont., ten., and bass soloists, ch., and orch. of Omar Khayyám (1906, 1907, 1909). Other comps. incl.:STAGE: Caedmar, opera (1893); The Pearl of Iran, opera (1894); Eugene Aram, unfinished opera (1896); Hippolytus, incid. mus. (1908); Electra, incid. mus. (1909); The Great God Pan, ballet (1915); Salome, incid. mus. (1918); The Seal-Woman, opera (1924); Macbeth, incid. mus. (1926).ORCH.: Elegiac Poem, vc., orch. (1898); Helena Variations (1899); English Scenes (1900); Tone-poems: Dante (1901, rev. as Dante and Beatrice, 1910); Fifine at the Fair (1901); Hudibras (1902); The Witch of Atlas (1902); Lalla Rookh (1902); Sapphic Poem, vc., orch. (1906); ov. The Pierrot of the Minute (1908); From the Scottish Highlands, str. (1913); Dramatic Poem, vc., orch. (1914); Hebridean Symphony (1915); Pagan Symphony (1923–8); Celtic Symphony, str., 6 hps. (1940); Overture to a Greek Comedy (1941); The Funeral (1946).CHORUS AND ORCH.: The Fire Worshippers, soloists, ch., orch. (1892); The Blessed Damozel, reciter, orch. (1892); The Time Spirit, ch., orch. (1902); Ferishtah's Fancies, v., orch. (1905); Sappho, v., orch. (1906); Sea Wanderers, ch., orch. (1906); Omar Khayyám, cont., ten., bass, ch., orch. (1906–9); Song of Liberty, ch., orch. (1914); Song of Songs, soloists, ch., orch. (1922); Pagan Chants, v., orch. (1917–26); The Pilgrim's Progress, soloists, ch., orch. (1928); Prometheus Unbound, ch., orch. (1936); Thomas the Rhymer, v., orch. (1946).UNACC. VOICES: Mass in B♭, male vv. (1903); Atalanta in Calydon, sym. for ch. (1911); Vanity of Vanities, sym. for ch. (1913); A Pageant of Human Life, sym. for ch. (1913); 7 Burdens of Isaiah, male vv. (1927); 5 Choral Songs and Dances from The Bacchae, female vv. (1945).CHAMBER MUSIC: str. qt. (c.1899); Pibroch, vc., hp. (1917); va. sonata (1919); vc. sonata (1924); 3 vn. sonatas (1929, 1932, 1940); 2 vc. sonatas (1940, 1945).
Also many pf. pieces, 40 song-cycles, nearly 50 solo songs, works for brass band.
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