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Wilson, Thomas (Brendan)

Wilson, Thomas (Brendan) (b Trinidad, Colorado, 1927; d 2001). Scottish composer. Lect., Glasgow Univ. 1957–72, Reader from 1972, Prof. from 1977. CBE 1990. Works incl.:OPERAS: The Charcoal Burners (1968); Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1974).BALLET: Embers of Glencoe (1973).ORCH.: syms.: No.1 (1956), No.2 (1965), No.3 (1979), No.4 (Passeleth Tapestry) (1988); Toccata (1959); Variations (1960); Pas de Quoi, str. (1964); Touchstone, a Portrait (1967); Concerto for Orchestra (1967); Threnody (1970); Ritornelli, str. (1972); Mosaics, chamber orch. (1981); pf. conc. (1985); Chamber Conc. (1986); St Kentigern Suite, 11 solo str. (1986); va. conc. (1987); Chamber Sym. (1990); Carillon (1990); vn. conc. (1993).CHORAL: Missa pro mundo conturbato, ch., perc., hp., str. (1970); Sequentiae passionis, ch., orch., tape (1971); Te Deum, ch., orch. (1971); Songs of Hope and Expectation, ch., pf., elec. org., hpd. (1977); Amor Christi, chamber ch., perc., hp., str. (1989).CHAMBER MUSIC: str. qts. No.3 (1958), No.4 (1978); vn. sonata (1961); cl. sonatina (1962); Fantasia, vc. (1964); Concerto da camera (1965); pf. trio (1966); Sinfonia, 7 instr. (1968); Soliloquy, gui. (1969); 3 Pieces, gui. (1971); vc. sonata (1971); Canti notturni, fl., cl., vn., va., vc., pf. (1972); Coplas del Ruisenor, gui. (1972); Complementi, cl., vn., vc., pf. (1973); Cancion, gui. (1982); Dream Music, gui. (1983); Chanson de geste, hn. (1991).VOICE & INSTR(S).: 3 Orkney Songs, sop., bar., fl., ob., vn., vc., pf. (1961); 6 Scots Songs, v., pf. (1962); Carmina sacra, high v., hp., str. (1964); One foot in Eden, mez. (1977); The Willow Branches, v., ens. (1983).CHURCH MUSIC: Mass in D minor, unacc. (1955); Missa brevis, unacc. (1955); Night Songs, unacc. (1967); Ave Maria and Pater Noster, unacc. (1967); A Babe is born, ch., org. (1967); My Soul longs for Thee, unacc. women's vv. (1967); There is no rose, unacc. (1974); Ubi caritas et amor, male ch., perc. (1976).BRASS: Sinfonietta (1967); Cartoon, cornet (1969); Refrains and Cadenzas (1973).KEYBOARD: Sonatina, pf. (1956); sonata, pf. (1964); 3 Pieces, pf. (1964); Incunabula, pf. (1983); Toccata festevole, org. (1990).

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