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Buller, John

Buller, John

Buller, John, English composer; b. London, Feb. 7, 1927. He studied music as a child, beginning formal composition lessons in 1959 with Anthony Milner in London. He served as composer-in-residence at the Univ. of Edinburgh (1975–76) and at Queens Univ. in Belfast (1985–86).

Works

The Cave for Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, and Tape (1970); 2 Night Pieces from Finnegans Wake for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Piano, and Cello (1971); Finnegans Floras for 14 Voices, Hand Percussion, and Piano (1972); Poor Jenny for Flutes and Percussion (1973); Le terrazze for 14 Instruments and Tape (1974); The Mime of Mick, Nick, and the Maggies for Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Chorus, Orch., and Speaker or Tape (1976; London, Feb. 6, 1978); Proenca for Mezzo-soprano, Electric Guitar, and Orch. (London, Aug. 6, 1977); Sette spazi for 2 Clarinets, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1978); The Theatre of Memoryfor Orch. (London, Sept. 7, 1981); Kommos for Voices and Electronics (St. Bartholomew’s Festival, June 21, 1982); Towards Aquarius for 15 Players and Tape (London, Nov. 1, 1983); A la fontana del vergier for Countertenor, 2 Tenors, and Baritone (1984); Of 3 Shakespeare Sonnets for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello (London, June 12, 1985); Bakxai, opera (1991–92); Bacchae Metrics for Orch. (1993).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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