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Crosse, Gordon

Crosse, Gordon (b Bury, 1937). Eng. composer. Tutor, extra-mural dept., Birmingham Univ. 1964–6 and in mus. dept. 1966–9. Fellow in Mus., Essex Univ., 1969–76. Works incl.:OPERAS: Purgatory (1965); The Grace of Todd (1969); The Story of Vasco (1974).MUSIC DRAMA: Wheel of the World (1972); World Within, speaker, sop., chamber ens. (1977).BALLET: Young Apollo (1984).ORCH.: Elegy (1959); Concerto da camera (vn. conc. No.1) (1962); sym. I (1964); Ceremony, vc., orch. (1966); vc. conc. (1979); vn. conc. No.2 (1969); Some Marches on a Ground (1970); Ariadne, ob. and 12 players (1972); Epiphany Variations (1975–6); Play Ground (1977); Wildboy, concertante, cl. and 8 players (1977); Thel, fl., 2 str. septets, 2 hns. (1978); Studies for str. qt., set 2 (1977); sym. No.1 for chamber orch. (1976 rev. of Sinfonia Concertante, 1965); Dreamsongs, small orch. (1979); Elegy and Scherzo alla marcia (adapted from str. qt.) (1981); Array, tpt., str. (1986); Quiet, wind band (1987).CHORAL: Changes, sop., bar., ch., orch. (1965); The Covenant of the Rainbow, ch., org. (1968); Harvest Songs, ch., orch. (1980); Dreamcanon I, ch., 2 pf., perc. (1981).VOCAL: For the Unfallen, ten., hn., str. (1968); Memories of Morning, Night, mez., orch. (1971); The New World, 6 poems by Ted Hughes, v., pf. (1978).CHAMBER MUSIC: str. qt. (1980); Wave Songs, vc., pf. (1983).FOR CHILDREN: Meet My Folks! (poems by Ted Hughes), spkr., children's ch., instr. (1964); Potter Thompson (A. Garner), mus. drama, solo vv., children's ch., orch. (1974); Holly from the Bongs (A. Garner), Nativity opera (1974).

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