Stuart Mitchell

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Stuart Mitchell
Stuart Mitchell (Composer).jpg
Background information
Born(1965-12-21)21 December 1965
DiedAugust 2018 (aged 52)
GenresClassical
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1995–2018

Stuart Mitchell (21 December 1965 – August 2018)[1] was a Scottish pianist and composer, best known for his Seven Wonders Suite (2001).[2] The Seven Wonders Suite has been recorded by The Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mario Klemens. A performance of part of the suite was performed in The Dvorak Hall in Prague in 2005. This major symphonic work has placed Mitchell in The Classic FM Hall of Fame since 2005,[3] and is regularly requested by their listeners.[4]

Stuart Mitchell was the son of pianist and composer Thomas J. Mitchell. In 2005, the Mitchell's received media coverage from Reuters, ITN, BBC, and CNN/Fox News when they claimed to have deciphered a musical code carved into the ceiling design of Rosslyn Chapel.[5]

In 2008, Mitchell released the first in his series of works called DNA Variations, music translated from Ancestral DNA sequences of various species and Fly - Orchestral Suite in 2016 was based upon the mitochondrial DNA music of birds and winged beings.

The Seven Wonders Suite was awarded the number 181 for the most popular classical music work in the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2017.[6]

Mitchell died of lung cancer in August 2018, aged 52.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Cello Sonata in A - 1995
  • The Design of a Tear - 1998
  • Seven Wonders Suite for Orchestra (2003)[7]
  • The Rosslyn Motet (2005)[8]
  • Songs of the Chartres Labyrinth (2005)[8]
  • DNA Variations Volume's I, II and III (2004-2009)[9]
  • Transit of Venus - 2010
  • The Celestial Song of the Stars - 2010
  • Fanfare to Tutankhamen - 2009
  • Piano Concerto No.1 - 2008
  • Beethoven's DNA Music - 2010
  • The Eve Project (2011)[10]
  • The Musical Life of Plants (2011)[10]
  • The Emerald Tablets - Orchestral Choral Suite - 2008
  • Symphony No1 in B Flat Major - 2012
  • The Human Genome Music Project (2012)[10]
  • Grounded - Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)[10]
  • Elvis Presley - DNA Music Translation/Rolling Stone Magazine
  • String Quartet - E minor - 2013
  • Faith Eternal for Choir & Orchestral - 2013
  • Power of the Earth - Grounded 2 Motion Picture - 2013
  • Symphony in the Key of H - 2013
  • Homage to the Great Composers - 2012
  • The Musical Life of Plants - Aromamusic - 2012
  • The Silent Sky - with Neil Warden - 2015
  • Fly - Orchestral Suite (2016)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tributes paid to Edinburgh's Piano Man, Stuart Mitchell". Edinburgh Evening News. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ "The music of UK Composer and Producer Stuart Mitchell". Stuart Mitchell Music.
  3. ^ "Classic FM". Classic FM. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Token Rock - Inspiration for life". Token Rock.
  5. ^ "Composer cracks Rosslyn's musical code". The Scotsman. 1 October 2005. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  6. ^ Radio, Global. "Classic FM Hall of Fame". halloffame.classicfm.com.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ a b Mitchell, Stuart. "The music of the Rosslyn Chapel Cubes". The Rosslyn Motet. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ "The music translation and production of DNA". Your DNA Song - Genetic Music Production. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "The music of UK Composer and Producer Stuart Mitchell". Stuart Mitchell Music. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Fly - Orchestral Suite - Stuart Mitchell". Stuart-mitchell.com. Retrieved 23 August 2018.