Brown, Christopher (Roland)

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Brown, Christopher (Roland) (b Tunbridge Wells, 1943). Eng. composer. On staff RAM from 1969. Early works were mainly religious, but increasingly has developed impressive command of instr. style. Works incl.:OPERA: The Ram King, for children (1982).ORCH.: The Sun Rising: Threnody (1976); Triptych (1978); Sonata for Strings (1974); Sinfonia (1971); org. conc. (1979); Festival Variations, str. (1981).VOICE(S) & ORCH.: Soliloquy (1976); David, cantata for bar. soloists, ch., and orch. (1970); 3 Mediaeval Lyrics, sop., ten., ch., and orch. (1973, rev. 1979); The Snows of Winter for vv. and chamber ens. (1971); Chauntecleer, sop., ten., bar., ch., and orch. (1980); Magnificat, SATB soloists, ch., orch. (1980); Magnificat, SATB soloists, ch., orch. (1981); The Vision of Saul, sop., alto/counterten., ten., bar., ch., orch. (1983); Tres Cantus Sacri, ch. and chamber orch. (1984); Fair and Feast, bar., ch., orch. (1986); Landscapes, sop., ch., orch. (1987);CHORAL (unaccompanied): Hymn to the Holy Innocents, chamber cantata (1965); Aubade (1968); Gloria (1968); Laus Creatorum (1969); 4 Motets (1970); 3 Mediaeval Carols (1969–73); Hodie Salvator Apparuit (1970); Oundle Jubilate (1972); Even Such is Time (1977); I sing of a maiden (1983); From the Doorways of the Dawn (1985).CHAMBER MUSIC: Chamber Music, cl., hn., vn., vc., pf. (1974, rev. 1979); str. qt. No.2 (1975); trio, fl., bn., pf. (1975); All Year Round, ten., gui. (1976); Festival Variations, str. qt. (1981); Into the Sun, str. (1984); Images, brass quintet (1987).