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  Founder: Len Mullenger

GOEHR, Alexander

b Berlin, 10 August 1932

He studied composition at the Royal Manchester College, and went to the Paris Conservatory on a French government scholarship. From 1960 to 1968 he worked at the BBC, and was then awarded a Churchill Fellowship that enabled him to go to Tokyo From 1968 to 1969 he was composer-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and in 1970 became assistant professor of music at Yale University. He was appointed professor of music at Cambridge University in 1976.

1951 (19)

Songs of Babel

Piano Sonata (1951-2)

1954 (22)

Fantasias for clarinet and piano

Fantasia for orchestra (revised 1958)

1956-7 (24-5)

String Quartet No 1

1957 (25)

Capriccio for piano

The Deluge, cantata for soprano, contralto, flute, horn, trumpet, harp, violin, viola, cello and double-bass

1958 (26)

La Belle Dame sans merci, ballet

1959 (27)

Variations for flute and piano

Four Songs from the Japanese, for high voice with orchestra or piano

Sutter's Gold, cantata for bass solo, chorus and orchestra (1959-60)

Hecuba's Lament, for orchestra (1959-61)

1961 (29)

Suite for flute, clarinet, horn, harp, violin (doubling viola)

and cello

Violin Concerto (1961-2)

1962 (30)

A Little Cantata of Proverbs

Two Choruses for mixed chorus a cappella

1963 (31)

Virtutes, cycle of songs and melodramas for chorus, piano duet and percussion

Little Symphony (In memory of Walter Goehr), for small orchestra

Little Music for Strings

1964 (32)

Five Poems and an Epigram of William Blake, for mixed chorus

Three Pieces for piano

1965 (33)

Pastorals, for orchestra

1966 (34)

Arden muss sterben (Arden Must Die), opera

1967 (35)

Warngedichte, for low voice and piano

String Quartet No 2

1968 (36)

Romanza, for cello and orchestra

Naboth's Vineyard, a dramatic madrigal

1969 (37)

Konzertstucke; for piano and small orchestra

Nonomiya, for piano

Paraphrase on the madrigal 'Il combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda' by Monteverdi, for solo clarinet

1970 (38)

Symphony in one movement

Shadowplay-2, music theater for tenor, alto flute, alto saxophone, horn, cello and piano

Sonata about Jerusalem

Concerto for eleven instruments

1972 (40)

Concerto for piano and orchestra

1973-4 (41-2)

Metamorphosis, dance for orchestra

1974 (42)

Chaconne for wind instruments

Lyric Pieces

1975-6 (43-4)

String Quartet No 3

1976 (44)

Psalm IV, for soloists, female chorus and organ

Fugue on the notes of Psalm IV, for string orchestra

1977 (45)

Romanza on the notes of Psalm IV, for string orchestra

1980 (48)

Sinfonia, for orchestra

1981 (49)

Deux Etudes, for orchestra

Behold the Sun, for soprano, vibraphone and chamber ensemble

1982-4 (50-2)

Behold the Sun, opera

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