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Dillon, James

Dillon, James (b Glasgow, 1950). Scottish composer. As a boy, played in pipe band. Studied medieval, Renaissance, and non-Western mus. Awarded Kranichsteiner prize, Darmstadt 1982. His mus. was featured at Bath and La Rochelle fests., 1984. Works incl.: Babble, 40 vv. (1974–6); Dillug Kefitsah, pf. (1976); Cumha, 12 str. (1976–8); Incaain, 16 vv. (1977); Ariadne's Thread, va. (1978); Crossing Over, cl. (1978); Ti-re-Ti-ke-Dha, solo drum (1979); … Once Upon a Time, 10 instr. (1980); Spleen, pf. (1980); Who do you Love, v., 8 instr. (1980–1); Evening Rain, solo v. (1981); Parjanya-Vata, vc. (1981); Come Live with Me, mez., 4 instr. (1981); A Roaring Flame, v., contrabass (1981–2); Time Lag Zero, v., va. (1982); East 11th St. NY 10003, perc. (6 players) (1982); str. qt. No.1 (1983), No.2 (1991); Zone (… de azul), 8 instr. (1983); Le Rivage, wind quintet (1984); Sgothan, fl. (1984); helle Nacht (orch.) (1986–7); str. trio (1991); Blitzschlag, fl., orch. (1995).

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