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Muldowney, Dominic 1952-

Muldowney, Dominic 1952-

PERSONAL

Full name, Dominic John Muldowney; born July 19, 1952, in Southampton, Hampshire, England; son of William and Barbara Muldowney; married Diane Ellen Trevis, 1986; children: one daughter. Education: York University, B.A., B.Phil.

Addresses:

Agent—Montana Artists Agency, 7715 Sunset Blvd., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career:

Music director and composer. Southern Arts Association, composer in residence, 1974-76; National Theatre, London, England, beginning 1976.

Member:

Performing Right Society.

CREDITS

Film Music Director:

The Ploughman's Lunch, Green Point/Samuel Goldwyn, 1983.

1984, Atlantic Releasing, 1984.

Film Music Conductor:

The Ploughman's Lunch, 1983.

WRITINGS

Film Scores:

The Ploughman's Lunch, Green Point/Samuel Goldwyn, 1983.

Loose Connections, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Betrayal, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Laughterhouse (also known as Singleton's Pluck), Green Point/Film Four International, 1984.

The Insurance Man, 1985.

Bloody Sunday (also known as Sunday), Paramount Classics, 2002.

Stella Street, Columbia TriStar, 2004.

Films Songs:

"Music of Oceania," "Oceania, 'Tis for Thee," "The Hiking Song," and "The Washerwoman's Song," 1984, Atlantic Releasing, 1984.

Television Scores; Series:

Warrior Queens, Thames, 1978.

Television Scores; Miniseries:

Ginger Tree, BBC and PBS, 1989.

The Peacock Spring, BBC and PBS, 1996.

Sharpe's Challenge, ITV and BBC America, 2006.

Television Scores; Movies:

Baal, 1982.

The Burston Rebellion, BBC, 1985.

The Black Candle, 1991.

Growing Rich, 1992.

Sharpe's Rifles, PBS, 1993.

Sharpe's Eagle, PBS, 1993.

Sharpe's Company, PBS, 1994.

Sharpe's Enemy, PBS, 1994.

Sharpe's Honour, PBS, 1994.

Sharpe's Sword, 1995.

Sharpe's Mission, ITV, 1996.

Emma (also known as Jane Austen's "Emma"), Arts and Entertainment, 1996.

Eskimo Day (also known as Interview Day), BBC and PBS, 1996.

Sharpe's Revenge, 1997.

The Fix, BBC, 1997.

Copenhagen, PBS, 2002.

Holy Cross, BBC, 2003.

Television Scores; Specials:

The Merry Wives of Windsor (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: "The Merry Wives of Windsor"), 1982.

"Tales from Hollywood," American Playhouse, PBS, 1992.

King Lear, BBC2 and PBS, 1998.

"Sharpe's Challenge": Behind the Scenes, ITV3, 2006.

Stage Scores:

Macbeth, National Theatre, London, 1994.

All My Sons, Cottesloe Theatre, Royal National Theatre, London, 2000.

Virginia in Brixton, Royal National Theatre, then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 2003.

The Talking Cure, Royal National Theatre, 2003.

The Night of the Iguana, Lyric Theatre, London, 2006.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Stage Incidental Music:

Wild Honey, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1986-87.

Published Musical Compositions:

Piano Concerto, 1983.

The Duration of Exile, 1984.

Saxophone Concerto, 1985.

Sinfonietta, 1986.

Ars Subtilior, 1987.

Lonely Hearts, 1988.

Violin Concerto, 1989.

Three Pieces for Orchestra, 1990.

Percussion Concerto, 1991.

Oboe Concerto, 1992.

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Muldowney, Dominic (John)

Muldowney, Dominic (John) (b Southampton, 1952). Eng. composer and conductor. Mus. dir. Nat. Th. from 1976. Prin. works:THEATRE: An Heavyweight Dirge (1971); Klavier-Hammer (1973); Da Capo al Fine, tape for ballet (1975); Earl of Essex's Galliard for 3 actors, dancer, and instr. (1976); ballet Macbeth (1979); realization The Beggar's Opera (1982); The Brontës, ballet (1995).ORCH.: Driftwood to the Flow, str. (1972); Music at Chartres, chamber orch. (1974); Perspectives, full orch. (1975); Conc., 4 vn. and str. (1980); pf. conc. (1983); saxophone conc. (1984); vn. conc. (1989); 3 Pieces for Orch. (1990–1); perc. conc. (1991); ob. conc. (1991–2); tpt. conc. (1992–3).CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: Love Music for Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak (1974); Solo/Ensemble (1974); 3-part Motet for 11 instr. (1976); 12 Shorter Chorale Preludes of Bach arr. for 8 woodwind instr. (1976); 10 Longer Chorale Preludes of Bach arr. for 8 woodwind instr. (1976); Variations after Sweelinck (1977); Double Helix (1977); Entr'acte (1977); Six Chorale Preludes (1986); Sinfonietta (1986); Ars subtilior, ens., tape (1987); Un carnaval Cubiste, 10 brass players and metronome (1989).CHAMBER MUSIC: In a Hall of Mirrors, alto sax., pf. (1979); Pf. Trio (1980); Str. Qt. No.1 (1973), No.2 (1980).CHORAL AND VOCAL: Bitter Lemons for women's vv. (1970); Cantata for soloists, speakers, 2 vc. and perc. (1975); Procurans Odium, sop. and 8 instr. (1977); Five Psalms, sop., ten., ch., wind, tape (1979); 5 Theatre Poems (Brecht), mez. and ens. (1980–1); From Little Gidding (Eliot), bar., treble, pf. (1980); In Dark Times (Brecht), sop., alto, ten., bass, ens. (1981); Sports et Divertissements, narr., ens. (1981); The Duration of Exile, mez., ens. (1983); A Second Show, cont., hp., vn., alto sax., tape (1983); Maxims, bar., ens. (1986); Lonely Hearts, mez., ens. (1988); On Suicide, v., ens. (1989); Out of the East, 2 vv., ens. or pf. (1990).PIANO: A Little Piano Book, 24 pieces (1979); Paraphrase on Machaut's Hoquetus David (1987); The Ginger Tree (1989).

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Muldowney, Dominic (John)

Muldowney, Dominic (John)

Muldowney, Dominic (John), English com poser; b. Southampton, July 19, 1952. He received his training from Harvey at the Univ. of Southampton, Birtwistle in London, and Rands and Blake at the Univ. of York (1971–74). In 1976 he became music director of the National Theatre in London. He composes within tonal parameters with a penchant for adventuresome harmonic explorations.

Works

dramatic:An Heavyweight Dirge, music theater (1971); Klavier-Hammer, music theater (1973); Da Capo al Fine, ballet (1975); The Earl of Essex’s Galliard, music theater (1975–76); Macbeth, ballet (1979); Carmen, ballet (1984–85); incidental music; film scores. orch.:Driftwood to the Flow for Strings (1972); Music at Chartres for Chamber Orch. (1974); Perspectives(1975); Concerto for 4 Violins and Strings (1980); Piano Concerto (1983); Saxophone Concerto (1984); Sinfonietta for Small Orch. (1986); Violin Concerto (1989–90); 3 Pieces(1990–91); Percussion Concerto (1991); Oboe Concerto (1991–92); Trumpet Concerto (1992–93). chamber: 2 string quartets (1973, 1980); Love Music for Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak for Chamber Ensemble (1974); Solo/Ensemble(1974); 3-part Motet for 11 Instruments (1976); Variations after Sweelinck for Chamber Ensemble (1977); Double Helix for Octet (1977); In a Hall of Mirrors for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1979); Piano Trio (1980); 6 Chorale Preludes for Chamber Ensemble (1986); Ars subtilor for Chamber Ensemble and Tape (1987); Un carnaval Cubiste for 10 Brass and Metronome (1989). p i a n o :A Little Piano Book, 24 pieces (1979); Paraphrase on Machaut’s Hoquetus David(1987); The Ginger Tree(1989). vocal:Cantata for Soloists, Speakers, 2 Cellos, and Percussion (1975); Procurans Odium for Soprano and 8 Instruments (1977); 5 Psalms for Soprano, Tenor, Chorus, Wind, and Tape (1979); 5 Theatre Poems for Mezzo-soprano and Ensemble (1980–81); In Dark Times for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, and Ensemble (1981); The Duration of Exile for Mezzo-soprano and Ensemble (1983); A Second Show for Contralto, Harp, Violin, Alto Saxophone, and Tape (1983); Maxims for Baritone and Ensemble (1986); Lonely Hearts for Woman’s Voice and Ensemble (1988); On Suicide for Voice and Ensemble (1989); Out of the East for 2 Voices and Ensemble or Piano (1990).

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