Gary Carpenter (composer)

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Gary Carpenter (born 1951) is a British composer, of concert music and film scores, and also operas and musicals. He is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.[1] He was Associate Music Director for the film The Wicker Man, putting together the ensemble Magnet for the occasion.[2][3]

Carpenter's piece Dadaville premiered at the First Night of the Proms, on 17 July 2015.[4]

Works[edit]

Orchestra[edit]

  • Satie Variations (1993)[5][6]
  • Dadaville (2015)

Ensemble[edit]

  • Da Capo (1981)
  • Die Flimmerkiste (1983)
  • Ein Musikalisches Snookerspiel (1991) for wind octet
  • Pantomime (1995) for woodwind orchestra
  • Distanza (2004)
  • After Braque (2006)

Instrumental[edit]

  • Van Assendelft's Vermeer (2004) for clavichord

Dance[edit]

Musical[edit]

  • The Streets of London (1980), libretto by Ian Barnett[10]

Opera[edit]

  • The Lost Domain (1984), three acts, libretto by Ian Barnett based on Le Grand Meaulnes[11]
  • Doggone (1990), one act, libretto by Simon Nicholson[12]
  • Nyanyushka (2007), one of six pieces making up Blind Date, libretto by Simon Nicholson[13]

Radio drama[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Carpenter - Royal Northern College of Music". Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ John Kenneth Muir (2002). Horror Films of the 1970s. McFarland. p. 155. ISBN 978-0-7864-9156-8.
  3. ^ Rob Young (19 August 2010). Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music. Faber & Faber. p. 41. ISBN 978-0-571-25842-0.
  4. ^ "BBC - Proms 2015 Prom 1: First Night of the Proms". BBC Online. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  5. ^ Fanning, David (16 February 1999). "Straight faces lord it over playful Satie". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Satie Variations for Orchestra". Resonate (ABO/PRS). Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  7. ^ Horst Koegler (1998). Dizionario della danza e del balletto. Gremese Editore. p. 277. ISBN 978-88-7742-262-0.
  8. ^ Jack Anderson (1 March 1997). Choreography Observed. University of Iowa Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-87745-593-6.
  9. ^ Martha Bremser; Lorna Sanders (22 September 2005). Fifty Contemporary Choreographers. Routledge. p. 46. ISBN 978-1-134-85018-1.
  10. ^ Kurt Gänzl (2001). The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre: A-Gi. Schirmer Books. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-02-865572-7.
  11. ^ Margaret Ross Griffel (21 December 2012). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Scarecrow Press. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-8108-8325-3.
  12. ^ Margaret Ross Griffel (21 December 2012). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Scarecrow Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-8108-8325-3.
  13. ^ Margaret Ross Griffel (21 December 2012). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Scarecrow Press. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-8108-8325-3.
  14. ^ Contemporary Dramatists. St. James Press. 1993. p. 478.
  15. ^ Tim Robey (2006). The DVD Stack: The Best DVDs of the Best Movies from Around the World. Canongate. p. 246. ISBN 978-1-84195-852-1.
  16. ^ "Carpenter, Gary, NMC Recordings". Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Damon Albarn - Ravenous Soundtrack". Retrieved 17 July 2015.

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