Woolrich, John (b Cirencester, 1954). Eng. composer. Northern Arts Fellow in comp., Durham Univ. 1982–5, comp.-in-residence, Nat. Centre for Orch. Studies 1985–6. Comps. incl.:ORCH.: The Barber's Timepiece (1986); The Ghost in the Machine (1990); The Theatre Represents a Garden: Night (1991).ENS.: Stone Dances, 8 players (1980); Spalanzani's Daughter, 8 players (1983); Dartington Doubles, 9 players (1988); Barcarolle, 6 players (1989); Lending Wings, 14 players (1989); Ulysses Awakes (after Monteverdi), str. (1989); It is Midnight, Dr Schweitzer, str. (1992); Si va facendo notte, 12 players (1992).VOICE(S) & ENS.: Cascades, sop. (1983); Harlequinade, sop. (1983); Black Riddle, sop. (1984); 3 Macedonian Songs, sop. (1984); Serbian Songs, sop. (1984); The Turkish Mouse, sop. (1988), v., pf. (1990); Poor Mr Snail, sop. (1992).CHAMBER MUSIC: Quick Steps, wind octet (1990); Contredanse, str. octet (1991); The Death of King Renaud, str. quintet (1992); A Farewell, cl., va., pf. (1992).
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