William Thomas McKinley

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William Thomas McKinley (born December 9, 1938, in New Kensington, Pennsylvania) is an American composer and jazz pianist. He has written more than 300 musical compositions, many of which have been recorded by such ensembles as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. McKinley is the recipient of numerous honors, including an award and citation from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and eight National Endowment for the Arts grants.[1] He is also among the founders of the label MMC Recordings.[2]

His son Elliott Miles McKinley is also a composer.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Symphonic
  • At least 4 Symphonies
Concertante
  • Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 60 (1974)[4]
  • Concerto Fantasy, Concerto No. 1 for viola and orchestra (1978)[5]
  • Concerto No. 2 for viola and orchestra (1984)[6]
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 "O'Leary" (1987)[7]
  • Ancient Memories, Chamber Concerto for viola and chamber ensemble (1989)[8]
  • Concerto No. 3 for viola and orchestra (1992)[9]
  • Concert Variations for violin, viola and orchestra (1993)
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 (1994)[10]
Chamber music
  • Trio for 2 violins and viola (1971)
  • Little Sonata for viola, clarinet and piano (1973)
  • Portraits for viola solo (1973)
  • Waves, Study for viola solo (1973)
  • Trio Appassionato for clarinet, viola and piano (1982)
  • Samba for viola and piano (1984)
  • Sonata No. 1 for viola and piano (1984)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of William Thomas McKinley at www.schirmer.com
  2. ^ "Interview with Founders of MMC Recordings". Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sposato, page 11.
  4. ^ Sposato, page 83
  5. ^ Sposato, page 89
  6. ^ Sposato, pages 89–90
  7. ^ Sposato, page 85
  8. ^ Sposato, page 91
  9. ^ Sposato, page 92
  10. ^ Sposato, pages 87-88. Recorded with symphony 4 and Poems on texts by Neruda.
  • Sposato (1995) William Thomas McKinley: A Bio-Bibliography North Carolina (Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series) Chapel Hill: Greenwood Press Jeffrey S.

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