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MELLERS, Wilfrid Howard
b Leamington Spa, 26 April 1914

He was educated at Cambridge University, but studied composition at the same time with Rubbra in Oxford. He held appointments at Dartington Hall from 1938 to 1940 and at Downing College, Cambridge, from 1945 to

1948. He later taught in Birmingham University and was professor of music at the universities of Pittsburgh, in the USA, and York. Apart from his music, he is known for the vast number of musical articles he wrote for leading periodicals.

1945 (31)

String Trio

1946 (32)

Sonata for viola and piano

Serenade for oboe, clarinet and bassoon

1947 (33)

Prometheus, incidental music

1948 (34)

Lysistrata, play in music

1951- (37-8)

The Tragicall History of Christopher Marlowe, opera

1951 (37)

Festival Galliard, for orchestra

1952 (38)

Galliard, for trombone and piano

1953 (39)


1956 (42) Sonatina for recorder and piano

1960 (46)

Eclogue, for recorder, harpsichord, percussion, violin and cello

1961 (47)

Cello Sonata

Aloa in Nine Metamorphoses, for flute and orchestra

1962 (48)

Trio for flute, cello and piano

Cantilena e ciacone, for viola

Noctambule and Sun-Dance, for wind band

1964 (50)

Laus Amoris, for strings

1965 (51)

Cat Charms, nine pieces for piano 1

968 (54)

Natalis Invicti Solis, for piano 1

969 (55)

Opus Alchymicum, for organ

1970 (56)

The Ancient Wound, monodrama

1973 (59)

A Blue Epiphany, for guitar

1975 (61)

Threnody, for eleven stringed instruments

Mellers has also written a great deal of accompanied and unaccompanied choral work, and songs.

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