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BUXTON ORR (b. 1924)
Benjamin Frankel with friend and former pupil, Buxton Orr (left),
BUXTON ORR - A CATALOGUE OF HIS MUSIC
BRASS and WIND
Publisher Duration Sonata per Dieci (1967) Double Wind Quintet Gamber 21 (mins.) Divertimento (1969) Brass Quintet Novello 15 Sonata for Brass (1969) Brass Quintet Leduc 17 Five Sketches for Four Trombones (1970) Leduc 9 Concerto for Trombone (1971) with Brass Band (also with SWB) Novello 17 A John Gay Suite (1972) Symphonic Wind Band Novello 15 Concerto for Trumpet (1976) with Brass Band Novello 16 Highland Complaintes and Fancies (1976) Double Reeds Trio Gamber 12 A Caledonian Suite (1980) Brass Band (also for Tentet) R. Smith 12 Tournament (1985) Brass Tentet Brass Winds 15 Narration (1993) Symphonic Wind Ensemble Gamber 16 CHAMBER WORKS Sonata for Violin and Piano (1955) Gamber 17 Episodes (1966) Cor Anglais (or Viola) and Piano Gamber 12 Refrains I (1970) Cor Anglais (or Viola) and Piano Gamber 3 Refrains II (1971) Clarinet, Viola and Piano Gamber 12 String Quartets
Nos. 1 (Refrains IV) & 2 (1977, '85)
Gamber 22, 25 Piano Trios Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (1982, '86, '90) (CD Marco Polo 8.223842) Gamber 16, 20, 24 A Carmen Fantasy (1987) 'Cello and Piano
(also with Orchestra or Strings and opt. Oboes and Horns)
Novello 14 Portrait of the Don (1987) 'Cello and Piano (also with Strings) Gamber 11 Refrains V (1988) Clarinet and Piano Gamber 8 Elegy for 'Cello and Piano (1994) Gamber 4 Duo (1994) Baroque Violin and String Bass Gamber c.10 String Trio (1996) Gamber 15 Kate's Piece (1997) Alto Flute and Viola Gamber 6 VOCAL The Echoing Green (1961) (William Blake)
Unison Children's Voices and Piano
(or One Piano Duet. Also various opt. Orchestral and choral additions)
Gamber 6 Canzona (1963) (various Scottish poets) Tenor, Clarinet and String Trio Gamber 24 The Ballad of Mr & Mrs Discobbolos (Edward Lear) (1965) Tenor and Piano (also with Guitar) Kunzelmann Gamber 14 Songs of a Childhood (1967) (various Scottish poets) Mezzo-Soprano and Piano Gamber 10 Eight Songs from the Yüan(1969) (trans. Yang and Metzger) Countertenor and Piano Gamber 13 many kinds of yes (1971) (e. e. cummings) Soprano and Contralto with Piano Kunzelmann 14 The Knight and the Lady (1978) (from The Ingoldsby Legends) Solo Voice (any pitch) Gamber 15 Ten Types of Hospital Visitor (1986) (Charles Causley) Soprano and String Bass (or Piano) Gamber 15 PIANO Bagatelles (1952) Kunzelmann 8 Side by Side (1979) Solo-Duets Musicland 3 or 6 Variations (1985) Gamber 18 HARP Diatonic Preludes (1965) O.U.P. 5 STRING ORCHESTRA A Celtic Suite (1968) Gamber 10 Fanfare and Processional (1968) Gamber 5 ORCHESTRA Refrains III (1973) for Improvising Jazz Orchestra Gamber 20-25 Triptych (1977) Gamber 22 Sinfonia Ricercante (1987) Gamber 40 Refrains VI (1992) for 14- piece Chamber Ensemble Gamber 12 OPERA and MUSIC-THEATRE The Wager (1960) One-Act Opera with 4 Soloists (i + Piano
ii +full orchestra, opt. chorus
iii + 11 piece chamber ensemble, made in 1996).
Gamber i and ii 85 60 Unicorn (1981) Gamber 50 The Last Circus (1984) Gamber 50 Ring in the New (1986) Gamber 55
PUBLISHERSNovello, Leduc, Chester, Brass Winds, Gamber Press, Musicland.
CDs Marco Polo, Naxos.
REPRESENTATIVE RECORDING:-Excellent performances of Three Piano Trios by the York Trio on Marco Polo 8.223842 The 2nd Trio was recently broadcast on Radio 3 and the CD of the three Trios is reviewed in the July '97 issue of Tempo as well as BMS News No.72.
His John Gay Suite for Wind Band is due out on Naxos and on Polyphonic and a Celtic Suite for strings on Black Box.
THE MUSIC OF BUXTON ORR PERFORMING MATERIALS IN USAHis music is published by Novello & Co.
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