Rae, Allan

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Rae, Allan

Rae, Allan , Canadian composer; b. Blairmore, Alberta, July 3, 1942. He studied arranging and theory at the Berklee School of Music in Boston (graduated, 1965) and took courses in electronic music at the Royal Cons. of Music of Toronto (1970–73); then was on its faculty (1973–74).


DRAMATIC: Music Theater and Multimedia: An Approach to Improvisation (n.d.); Like Gods, Like Gods among Them for 6 Speaking Voices, Chorus, Dancers, and Orch. (1973); Mirror Mirror (1974); C.3.3., chamber opera (1988); incidental music. ORCH.: Trip (1970); Wheel of Fortune for Winds and Strings (1971); 3 syms.: No. 1, In the Shadow of Atlantis (1972), No. 2, Winds of Change (1978), and No. 3, Alam-Al-Mithal (1980); The Hippopotamus (1972); A Crack in the Cosmic Turtle for Jazz Group and Orch. (1975); Image (1975); Sonata for Clarinet and Strings (1976); Harp Concerto (1976); 4 Paintings of Salvador Dali, concerto for Double Bass and String Orch. (1977); Concerto for Violin and String Orch. (1979); Mirror ofGaladriel (1982). CHAMBER: 2 string quartets (1966, 1967); A Day in the Life of a Toad for Brass Quintet (1970); Impressions for Wind Quintet (1971); Sleep Whispering for Alto Flute, Piano, and Vibraphone (1971); 4 brass quartets for 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones (1975); Improvizations for String Quartet (1977); Whispering of the Nagual for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1978); Images No. 1 for Horn and Trumpet (1979), No. 2 for Flute and Clarinet (1979), No. 3 for Trumpet, Horn, and Trombone (1979), and No. 4 for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1979); Kiwani Owapi (Dakota: Awakening of Earth) for Clarinet, 2 Pianos, and Percussion (1981); Reflections for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1981); En passant for 2 Marimbas (1982).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire