Melinda Maxwell

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Melinda Maxwell (born London, 1953) is an English oboist and composer. She is principal oboist of the ensemble Endymion and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and a regularly principal of the London Sinfonietta. She has been an academic teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Trinity College and the Royal Northern College of Music.[1]

Compositions[edit]

  • Pibroch for solo oboe and drone (1981)[2]
  • Transformations for soprano and chamber ensemble (1990)[3]
  • Endless Chain for oboe, saxophone and percussion (1992)[3]
  • Elegy for oboe and piano (1994)[4]
  • Three movements for solo clarinet (1994)[5]
  • Pelagos for string trio (1995)[5]
  • From Tree to Tree for string sextet (1998)[5]
  • Songlines and Cadences for clarinet and harp (1999)[5]
  • Song for Sidney for solo oboe and two echo oboes (2001)[6]
  • Crane Dance for double-reed ensemble (2008)[7]
  • Singla Rock for mixed quintet (2009)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melinda Maxwell". Royal Northern College of Music. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  2. ^ British Women Composers, Volume 2 (booklet). London: Lontano Records Ltd. 1992. LNT103.
  3. ^ a b "Melinda Maxwell". University of York Department of Music. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  4. ^ Birtwistle – Maxwell – Holt (booklet). London: NMC Recordings Ltd. 1997. NMCD042S.
  5. ^ a b c d Melinda Maxwell: composer and oboist (booklet). Watford: Dutton Laboratories. 2004. CDLX7139.
  6. ^ Melinda Maxwell: In Manchester (booklet). Watford: Dutton Laboratories. 2007. CDLX7180.
  7. ^ "Melinda Maxwell – oboe". Endymion. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  8. ^ Sound Census (booklet). London: NMC Recordings Ltd. 2010. NMCD160.