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Chapple, Brian

Chapple, Brian (b London, 1945). Eng. composer. Influenced by Messiaen, has used serial technique but is one of group of Eng. composers who moved to a more tonal idiom in the 1970s. Works incl.: Green and Pleasant, orch. (1973); pf. conc. (1977); Veni Sancte Spiritus, double ch. (1974); In ecclesiis, sop. and ch. (1976); Summoned by Bells, pf., alarm clocks (1968); Concert Piece, 2 pf. qts. (1969); 5 Blake Songs, ten., pf. (1972); Light breaks out where no sun shines, sop., pf. (1978); Cantica, sop., ten., ch., orch. (1978); Venus Fly-Trap, chamber ens. (1980); Delphine, orch. (1980); 5 Shakespeare Songs, 6 male vv. (1981); 5 Carols, women's vv., pf. (1982); Little Sym., str. (1983); Lamentations of Jeremiah, ch. (1984); pf. sonata (1985); Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (1986); Magnificat, sop., ten., ch., orch. (1987); Confetibor, ch., org. (1988); In Memoriam, str. (1989); Tribute I and II, pf. (1990); Requies, pf. (1991).

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