Edward McGuire (composer)

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This article is about the composer. For others, see Edward McGuire (disambiguation).

Edward ("Eddie") McGuire (born 1948 in Glasgow) is a Scottish composer.

He studied composition with James Iliff at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1966 to 1970 and then with Ingvar Lidholm in Stockholm in 1971.

His opera "Cullercoats Tommy", with a libretto by Michael Wilcox was premiered by Northern Sinfonia and Northern Stage in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993

He received a British Composers' Award in 2003. In 2004 he received a Creative Scotland Award which allowed him to create the work Defying Fate. He was commissioned to produce the finale for the 2006 St Magnus Festival, Ring of Strings.

McGuire plays the flute in the folk group the Whistlebinkies. In January 2006 he travelled to Hong Kong with the group to play a concert ("Scotland the Brave") with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.

The CD of his music, Eddie McGuire: Music for Flute, Guitar and Piano, on the Delphian Records label was Editor's Choice in Gramophone magazine in 2006.

List of works (A-De only)[edit]

Accordion Concerto 1999 Orchestral Concerto Accordion/Strings Owen Murray
Air and Dances 1995 Chamber Duo Piano/Violin
Air and Slip Jig Chamber Ensemble Folk String
Albannach, The Chamber Ensemble
Am Maraiche 's a Leannan = Gaelic Love Songs Of The Sea 1988 Accompanied Vocal S Fl Clar S-Smp Str Scottish Ensemble
Amazonia 1987 Instrumental Guitar Philip Thorne
Aria 2004 Chamber Duo Fl Pf Amy Morris (assisted by SAC)
Auld Lang Syne - Arrangement Choral Secular Accompanied Choir Vn Cl
Autumn Moon 1992 Chamber Duet 2 Guitars
Cake-Talk - An Opera for Children 1996 Theatre Opera
Caledonian Muse, The : A Symphonic Rhapsody 1995 Chamber Orchestral 21+122 2200 Tp Perc Str Glasgow Chamber Orchestra & Glasgow Caledonian University
Calgacus - Symphonic Poem 1976 Orchestral Concerto Bgp / 3+22+12+12+1 4331 Tp 2 Perc Pf Hp Str BBCSSO
Cameron's Lament 1997 Accompanied Choral SATB / Fl Db
Caprice 1999 Chamber Duo Fl Pf
Cauldron of Improvisations 1986 Chamber Mixed Trio Fl Vn Gu Philip Thorne
Celtic Knotwork - for 3 Oboes 1990 Chamber Trio Woodwind 3 Oboes John Lebedis
Celtic Knotwork - for 3 flutes 1990 Chamber Trio Woodwind 3 Flutes
Celtic Knotwork - for 3 recorders (or 3 flutes) 1990 Chamber Trio Woodwind 3 rec (3 Fl) John Lebedis
Celtic Knotwork - for 3 sopranos 1990 Vocal Unaccompanied 3 S
Celtic Knotwork - for 4 flutes 1990 Chamber Quartet Woodwind 4 Fl
Celtic Knotwork - for 4 clarinets 1990 Chamber Quartet Woodwint 4 Cl
Ceòl Mòr, Ceòl Beag 2002 Chamber Folk Orchestral Folk Group [Fl Vn Va Conc L-Bgp] 1+1111 1100 Str North Ayrshire Council
Chamber Music - Guevara's Epitaph 1968/1996 Chamber Mixed Quintet 3 Cl Pf Hp
Chinese Air and Dances 2004 String Orchestral Str
Chinese Dances : Purple Bamboo Melody, Song of Happiness (arrangement) 2000 Orchestral 1+11+122 4231 Tp 3 Perc Str BBC Commission for BBCSSO China Tour 2000
Chinese Knotwork 2001 Chamber Quartet Woodwind 4Cl
Chun Jie
Citysongs 1983 vocal accompanied Bar Pf National Federation of Music Societies
Collection of music for Strings and Bagpipes : Vol 1 2001 Orchestral string concerto Bgpipes Str
Confluence 1979 Radio Clyde
Cruel Mither 1994 vocal accompanied S 2 Vn Va Vc
Cullercoats Tommy 1993 theatre opera Sttbb Dancers / 1(1)1+11+12 2210 Perc Tp Str + Folk Ensemble : Fl Vn Conc N-Bgp Northern Sinfonia / Northern Stage
Dancing Memories 2001 instrumental Fl
Dark Cloud 1991 chamber octet string 8 Gu
De'il's Awa wi' th' Exciseman, The (arrangement) 2003 choral accompanied Voices / Cl 2 Vn Va Vc Hp Hector Scott
Defying Fate 2005 ballet theatre Chinese Folk Group / Scottish Folk Group

Discography[edit]

Calgacus BBCSSO
London Proms 1997
Songs of New Beginnings Paragon
Fast Peace III Alma Duo
Divertimento, Martyr (Viola Pieces) Durrant
Nocturnes Mr McFall's Chamber
Celtic Knotwork Scottish Flute Trio and Chinook Clarinet Quartet 2001

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