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  Founder: Len Mullenger

b Bargoed, Glamorgan, 11 August 1929

He was educated at Gowerton Grammar School and the University College of South Wales, graduating in

1949. He then studied for some years with Arthur Benjamin. He was awarded the Walford Davies prize for composition at the age of twenty-four. In 1951 he was appointed lecturer in music at Cardiff College of

Music and Drama; he became lecturer in music at the University College of South Wales in 1959, reader in music in 1965, and professor of music in 1967. He was awarded the Arnold Bax Medal for composers in 1957 and was made an Hon RAM in 1971.

1953 (24)

fp Fugal Overture, for orchestra

fp Nocturne, for orchestra

1954 (25)

fp Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra

1955 (26)

fp Symphony No 1

1956 (27)

fp Septet for wind, strings and piano

1957 (28)

Rondo Scherzoso, for trumpet and piano

1958 (29)

fp Harp Concerto

fp Serenade for string orchestra

fp Concertino for viola and small orchestra

fp Four Welsh Dances for orchestra

1959 (30)

fp Nocturne and Dance, for harp and orchestra

fp Piano Sonata No 1

1960 (31)

fp Concerto No 1 for piano, wind and percussion

fp Sextet for flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola and cello

1961 (32)

fp Concerto No 2 for piano and orchestra

fp Violin Concerto

1962 (33)

fp Rebecca, ballad for unaccompanied mixed voices

fp Variations for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet

fp Symphony No 2

1963 (34)

fp Divertimento for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon

fp Sinfonia for string orchestra

1964 (35)

fp Danegeld, six episodes for unaccompanied mixed voices

fp Jack Straw, overture

fp Harp Sonata

fp Toccata alla Giga, for organ

fp Intrada, for organ

fp Sarum Fanfare, for organ

1965 (36)

fp Dives and Lazarus, cantata

fp Concerto Grosso No 1

fp Aubade and Scherzo, for horn and strings

1966 (37)

fp String Quartet No 1

fp Concerto No 3 for piano and orchestra

fp Pantomime, overture

fp Concerto Grosso No 2

fp Variants, for orchestra

fp Piano Sonata No 4

1967 (38)

fp Night Music, for orchestra

fp Clarinet Sonata

fp Organ Concerto

fp Suite for harp

1968 (39)

fp Symphony No 3

fp Nocturnes and Cadenzas, for clarinet, violin and piano

fp Roman Dream, scena for solo soprano and instrumental ensemble

fp An Apple Tree and a Pig, scena for unaccompanied mixed voices

fp Sinfonietta 1

fp Piano Sonata No 5

fp Divertimenti for eight instruments

fp Fioriture, for orchestra

1969 (40)

fp Black Bart, ballade for mixed voices and orchestra

fp Nocturnes and Cadenzas, for cello and orchestra

fp Violin Sonata No 1

fp Horn Concerto

fp Investiture Dances, for orchestra

fp Sinfonietta 2

fp Divertimento for orchestra

fp Symphony No 4

1970 (41)

fp Fantasy for harp

fp Sinfonietta 3

fp Violin Sonata No 2

fp Cello Sonata

fp The Sun, the Great Luminary of the Universe, for orchestra

1971 (42)

fp Concerto for oboe and strings

fp Concertino for trumpet, horn and orchestra

fp Out of the Deep, motet for unaccompanied mixed voices

fp Violin Sonata No 3

fp Horn Sonata

fp The Tree of Life, for soprano and tenor, chorus, organ and


1972 (43)

fp Aubade, for small orchestra

fp The Hawk is Set Free, for orchestra

fp Piano Sonata No 6

1973 (44)

fp The Floore of Heav'n, for orchestra

fp Symphony No 5

1974 (45)

fp The Beach of Falesa, opera

fp Ritornelli, for solo trombone, wind instruments and percussion

1975 (46)

fp Landscapes, for orchestra

The Magician, one-act opera

Five Landscapes, for tenor and piano

1976 (47)

Violin Sonata No 4

A Contemplation upon Flowers, for soprano and orchestra

l977 (48)

What the Old Man Does is Always Right, one-act opera

French Suite, for orchestra

Passaggio, for orchestra

Sinfonia Fidei, for soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra

Italian Sutte, for recorder and guitar

Cello Sonata No 2

1978 (49)

Dulcia luventutis, for chorus and piano duet

Sonata for guitar

1979 (50)

The Rajah's Diamond, one-act opera

Sonatina for two pianos

Scena, for string quartet

Ritornelli for brass

(possibly 1979)

Welsh Dances, Suite No 2, for orchestra

Since 1980 French Suite, for small orchestra

Passaggio, for orchestra

The Heaventree of Stars, for violin and orchestra

Italian Suite, for recorder or lute and guitar

Ritornelli 2, for brass quintet

Scena for String Quartet

Sonata No 2 for cello and piano

Sonatina for Guitar

Sonata for Organ

Dulcia Iuventutis, 3 songs for mixed voices and piano duet

The Trumpet Major, opera

Nocturnes and Cadenzas, for solo flute

Doubles, for oboe, harpsichord and strings

Five Studies for Orchestra

Lanterne Des Morts, for orchestra

Great Is The Lord, for choir and organ



d London 29 November 1602

The first recorded date for him is that of his marriage at St Margaret's, Westminster on 14 June 1584. His name occurs in various letters by other people, showing that his reputation was high, but there is little exact documentation available. About three-quarters of his output consists of dances that made him widely popular in his life-time, but he was not a major composer.

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