Fulton, (Robert) Norman

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Fulton, (Robert) Norman

Fulton, (Robert) Norman, English composer and teacher; b. London, Jan. 23, 1909; d. Birmingham, Aug. 5, 1980. He studied harmony and composition with Demuth at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1929–33). After serving on the staff of the BBC (1936–60), he was prof. of harmony and composition at the Royal Academy of Music (from 1966).


DRAMATIC Augury, ballet (I960); radio and film music. ORCH.: Serenade for Strings (1944); 5 Entertainments for Small Orch. (1946); Overture (1950); 3 syms.: No. 1, Sinfonia pastorale (1950), No. 2 (1955), and No. 3, Mary Stuart (1971–73); Curtain Wells Sketches for Small Orch. (1959); Waltz Rhapsody for Piano and Orch. (1961); Symphonic Dances (1965). CHAMBER: Sonata da camera for Viola and Piano (1946); Introduction, Air, and Reel for Viola and Piano (1950); Piano Trio (1950); 3 Movements for Clarinet and Piano (1951); Scottish Suite for Recorder and Piano or Harpsichord (1954); Oboe Sonatina (1962); Night Music for Flute and Piano (1969). KEYBOARD : Piano : Sonatina (1945); Waltz, Air, and Polka for 2 Pianos (1947); Prelude, Elegy, and Toccata (1954); Fantasy on a Ground (1969); 3 Pieces (1970). VOCAL: Choral music; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire