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MACONCHY, Elizabeth
b Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, 19 March 1907
d 1994

Though born in England she is Irish. She studied at the Royal College of Music under Charles Wood and Vaughan Williams. She was awarded the Octavia Travelling Scholarship and went to Prague, where her first major work, the 1930 Concertino for piano and orchestra, was performed. She became the first woman chairman of the Composers' Guild in 1959, and was chairman of the SPNM from 1972 to 1975. She received the Cobbett Medal, and in 1977 was awarded the CBE.

1930 (23)

Concertino for piano and orchestra

The Land, for orchestra

1933 (26)

String Quartet No 1

1937 (30)

String Quartet No 2

1938 (31)

String Quartet No 3

1948 (41)

String Quartet No 5

1953 (46)

Proud Thames, overture

1956-7 (49-50)

The Sofa, one-act opera

1958 (51)

The Three Strangers, one-act opera

1960-1 (53 4)

The Departure, one-act opera

1963 (56)

Serenata Concertante for violin and orchestra

1963-4 (56-7)

Samson and the Gates of Gaza, cantata

1963-70 (57-63)

Three Settings of Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins, for high voice and chamber orchestra

1965 (58)

Variazioni Concertante for orchestra

1965-6 (58-9)

Notebook for Harpsichord

1968-9 (61-2)

String Quartet No 9

1969 (62)

And Death Shall Have No Dominion, choral

1970 (63)

Ariadne, for soprano and orchestra

The Jesse Tree, opera

1971 (64)

String Quartet No 10

1974 (67)

Three Songs for tenor and harp

Siren's Song, for chorus

1974-5 (67-8)

King of the Golden River, opera

1975 (68)

Two Epitaphs, for female chorus

Epyllion, for solo cello and fifteen strings

1975-6 (68-9)

Sinfonietta for orchestra

1976 (69)

Three Pieces for harp

String Quartet No 11

Hopkins Motets

1977 (70)

Heloise and Abelard, choral

1978 (71)

Sun, Moon and Stars, for soprano and piano

Contemplation, for cello and piano

1979 (72)

Romanza, for viola and piano

1981 (74)

Piccola Musica, for violin, viola and cello

Trittico, for two oboes, bassoon and harpsichord

Little Symphony

1982 (75)

My Dark Heart, for soprano and ensemble

Wind Quintet

1983 (76)

Tribute, for violin and woodwinds

L'Horloge, for soprano, clarinet and piano

Music for strings

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