Douglas Weiland (born 1954 in Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom) is a modern-classical composer. His works range from the three Sir Neville Marriner commissions: Divertimento for Strings 1992, Clarinet Concerto 2002, Triple Concerto 2006 - and two Piano Trios commissioned for Altenberg Trio Wien, to several commissioned choral works and the series of chamber works produced for the Norfolk & Norwich Music Club as their Composer-in-Residence.
Formerly a violinist - Douglas was for 7 years a core player in the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 16 (1978–85), and 5 years a founder member of the Australian Quartet (1985–1990) - he has been a full-time composer since 1990.
Weiland has produced numerous chamber, orchestral and choral works, commissioned for and performed by artists including: Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Altenberg Trio Wien, Australian String Quartet, Marie-Noëlle Kendall, Andrew Marriner, Kenneth Sillito, Steven Isserlis, Susan Milan, and the young Hamer Quartet.
Weiland was Composer-in-Residence for the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club from 2003 - 2007.
Recent works include three double-choir Motets, and Fourth and Fifth Quartets Ops.50,51. In August 2014 he completed the large-scale Flute Concerto for Susan Milan.
Douglas Weiland has been married to Hilary Weiland, who is director of music at Norwich High School for Girls.
Selected commissions / performances / broadcasts
- Third Quartet (op. 39) 2005 Norfolk & Norwich Music Club. Hamer Quartet world premiere ANAM 2007, European premiere 2008;
- Triple Concerto (op. 38) 2006 Sir Neville Marriner and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / Altenberg Trio Wien;
- Third Solo Cello Suite "Isserlis Mikro-Suite" (op. 37) 2004 Norfolk & Norwich Music Club for Steven Isserlis;
- Clarinet Quintet (op. 33) 2003 Norfolk & Norwich Music Club for Andrew Marriner & ASMF Ensemble;
- Second Trio (op.32) "Pavey Ark" 2002 Norfolk & Norwich Music Club for Altenberg Trio Wien;
- Clarinet Concerto (op. 30) 2001 Sir Neville Marriner and Julian Burnside for Andrew Marriner;
- First Trio (op. 22) 1995 Rudolf & Gloria Bretschneider, perf. Raphael Trio and Altenberg Trio (Brahms Saal series - Musikverein);
- Motet ‘Holy Baptisme’ (op. 16) Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / Richard Marlow (Trinity Chapel, January 1993);
- Divertimento for strings (op. 15) 1991 Sir Neville Marriner and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Queen Elizabeth Hall);
- Piano Quintet (op. 8) 1988 Australian String Quartet for ASQ & Marie-Noëlle Kendall released ABC Classics/Polygram 1992.;
- First String Quartet (op. 5) 1986 Australia Council for ASQ (>34 perf. incl. Wigmore Hall and La Fenice);
- Voice Quintet (op. 4) 1985. Premiere: ABC live broadcast from the 1986 Adelaide Festival;
- ‘Huge Griffons’ 1992 for RVW Trust/New London Children's Choir/Ronald Corp (St James's/LSO St Luke's/BBC Radio 3)
Recent works / commissions / projected works / forthcoming performances
- ‘Verses From Scripture’ (op. 40). commission for In Voco Parentis, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, June 2008
- Benedictus (op. 36/2) Bexhill Choral Society/Kenneth Roberts, cond., 4 October 2008 St Augustine's Bexhill-on-Sea
- Goethe ‘Blumengruß’ (op. 41) (choir/pf/orch)(25 Jahr-Jubiläum der Max Böhm Gesellschaft, Vienna, perf. 11 November 2008)
- Anthem ‘Vere Dominus Est’ (op.42) (SATB double choir a cappella)(David Lowe/Norwich Cathedral, comm. Christopher & Judith Lawrence 2008 for Norwich Cathedral's Festival Eucharist 10 May 2009)
- Piano Concerto (op. 31) for Marie-Noëlle Kendall[not in citation given]
- Clarinet Concerto (op. 30) world premiere: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner, conductor, Andrew Marriner clarinet, 19 November 2009, 7.30pm at the new Melbourne Recital Centre[not in citation given]
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- Marie-Noëlle Kendall
- Melbourne Chamber Orchestra