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  Founder: Len Mullenger

BLAKE, David
b London, 2 September 1936

He was educated at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith. After National Service in Hong Kong, where he learned Chinese, he read music at Gonville ancl Caius College, Cambridge, from 1957 to 1960. He studied in East Berlin in 1960-1, then returned to England to teach for two years before going to the University of York as Granada arts fellow (1963-4) In 1964 he was appointed lecturer there and promoted to professor in 1976.
1961-2 (25)
String Quartet No 1
1964 (28)
Three Choruses to poems by Robert Frost, for mixed chorus
1966 (30)
Beata L'Alma, for soprano and piano
Chamber Symphony
1967 (31)
What is the Cause? for six unaccompanied voices
Sequence, for two flutes
1968 (32)
The Almanack, for mixed chorus
1971 (35)
Metamorphoses, for orchestra
Nonet for wind
1972 (36)
Scenes, for solo cello
The Bones of Chuang Jzu, for baritone and piano
1973 (37)
String Quartet No 2
In Praise of Krishna, for soprano and nine players
1974-6 (38-40)
Toussaint, opera
1976 (40)
Violin Concerto
1978 (42)
Sonata a la Marcia, for chamber orchestra
Arias, for solo clarinet
From the Mattress Grave, for high voice and eleven players
Nine Poems of Heine, for high voice and orchestra 1979 (43)
Cassation, for wind octet
Clarinet Quintet
1980 (44)
Capriccio, for seven players
198Z (46)
String Quartet No 3
Change is Going to Come, for mezzo, baritone, chorus and four players
1983 (47)
Rise, Dove, for baritone and orchestra

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