Teed, Roy (Norman)

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Teed, Roy (Norman)

Teed, Roy (Norman), English pianist, organist, teacher, and composer; b. Herne Bay, Kent, May 18, 1928. He studied composition with Lennox Berkeley, piano with Virginia McLean, and harmony and counterpoint with Paul Steinitz at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1949-53). From 1966 to 1992 he was on its faculty, and from 1966 to 1979 he also taught at the Colchester Inst. Music School.


dramatic: Opera: The Overcoat (1988-93). ORCH. : Piano Concerto (1952); Festival Suite for Cello and String Orch. (1958); Around the Town, comedy march (1962); Music for a Ballet, suite (1975); A Celebration Overture, for Sir Lennox Berkeley’s 80th birthday (1983); Concertino for Treble Recorder and Strings (1984); Overture (1989). CHAMBER: Introduction and Scherzo for Flute, Oboe, and Piano (1960); Quartet for Flute and Strings (1961); Serenade for 10 Winds (1982); Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1985); Sextet Variations for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1987); Elegy, Scherzo, and Trio for Trumpet and Piano (1988); Rondo with Variations for Violin and Piano (1991); Concert Piece for Oboe and Piano (1994); Violin Sonata (1994); organ works. VOCAL: 5 Funny Songs for Medium Voice and Clarinet or Piano or Orch. (1954); So Blest a Day, Christmas cantata (1960); The Pied Piper for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1961); The Jackdaw of Rheims, narrative cantata (1964); The Pardoner’s Tale for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1966); 2 sets of 5 Epitaphs, humorous song cycles (1969, 1978); Music of the Seasons for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1980); Music Fills the Air for Chorus (1984); A Trip to the Zoo, 23 songs for Very Young Singers and Piano or Orch. (1987); Psalm 89 for Chorus and Organ (1993); 6 Poems for Medium Voice and Piano or Strings (1994); 5 Love Poems for Tenor and Piano or Piano Quintet (1995); other choral pieces and songs; carols.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire