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== Gregory Rose[edit]

=== Conductor/composer

==== Biography

===== Gregory Rose (born 1948) was a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral under Christopher Dearnley, eventually becoming Bishop's Chorister. Later he was an Academical Clerk (choral scholar) at Magdalen College, Oxford. As a conductor he specialises in the romantic and contemporary repertoires and he has conducted many orchestral, choral and ensemble premieres throughout Europe and the Far East. He studied violin, piano and singing as a young child and was a pupil of Hans Jelinek (Vienna Academy) and Egon Wellesz (Oxford University), both former students of Arnold Schoenberg, and of his father, the late Bernard Rose. Gregory is Music Director of the Jupiter Orchestra, Jupiter Singers, Singcircle and CoMA London Ensemble. He has conducted operas by Bizet, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Scott Joplin, Virgil Thomson, Berthold Goldschmidt, Samuel Barber, Nino Rota, Gian Carlo Menotti, Malcolm Williamson and Toshio Hosokawa. He is a professor of conducting and a staff conductor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Orchestras that Gregory has conducted include the St Petersburg Symphony (Russia), Finnish Radio Symphony, the Polish National Radio Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and the National Symphony Orchestras of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ireland, and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. He has conducted many a cappella programmes, including all-Russian works for the Netherland Radio Choir and the BBC Singers, and a programme of Janáček and Liszt with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir..

Gregory Rose has composed works for orchestra, including Tapiola Sunrise, Birthday Ode for Aaron Copland, Cristalflood and Thambapani, works for chorus and many arrangements. His Missa Sancta Pauli Apostoli won the liturgical section of the British Composer Awards 2006. His large-scale music-theatre work, Danse macabre, was premiered in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2011. He is a specialist in the music of Johann Nepomuk Hummel, having completed his Violin Concerto, which he recorded on the Naxos label with Aleksandr Trostiansky and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked closely with composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff and Stephen Montague, and has appeared in festivals throughout Europe, including two BBC Promenade concerts with Singcircle. He has recorded for many international television and radio stations, and has recorded for Chandos, Hyperion, Wergo, Continuum and October Music, and has arranged and conducted for Linda Ronstadt ('Heart Like A Wheel'), Madness, Deaf School and Diana Ross ('I Love You').


Gregory Rose's conducting career has covered a large, varied repertoire, ranging from performances of Perotin, from the Notre Dame school, to many premieres, including his own works. He began conducting choirs whilst a student at Magdalen College, Oxford, under the direction of his father, the conductor, composer, scholar and teacher, Bernard Rose. Following his appointment as conductor to various choirs, including the Reading Festival Chorus and London Concert Choir, he began to conduct orchestras, particularly in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Poland, Russia and Sri Lanka. In the 1980s he formed his own professional chamber orchestra, Jupiter Orchestra, with whom he made regular concerts in London and the provinces in highly varied and attractive programmes, all of which contained a contemporary composition. Highlights of his conducting career include conducting the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in the Philharmonic Hall, the Baltic premieres of Nielsen's Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, the Baltic premiere of Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, recording with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a performance of Rachmaninov's The Bells in the Royal Festival Hall, London and recording with the National Polish Radio Orchestra in Katowice. In March 2009 a performance of Verdi’s Requiem that he conducted with the Symphony Orchestra and Choir of Sri Lanka attracted an audience of 2,000 people. In 1977 he directed Singcircle in a performance of Stockhasuen's Stimmung at the Round House, which was the first performances of the work outside the original ensemble, the Collegium Vocales of Cologne. Subsequently Singcircle made an award-winning recording on the Hyperion Label and a performance at the BBC Promenade concerts in the Royal Albert Hall in 1978. 1985 Singcircle performed the work at the Barbican with Stockhausen at the mixing desk. Gregory has directed Singcircle in over 50 performances of Stockhausen's Stimmung throughout Europe. A BBC film about the work featuring Singcircle, 'Tuning In', was made in the 1980s. In the 1990s he was Chorus Master at the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland and this led him to conducting many operas, including the British stage premieres of Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, Berthold Goldschmidt's Beatrice Cenci and Lear by Toshio Hosokawa. His choral conducting has included concerts and recordings with Europe's finest choirs, including the Groupe Vocal de France, the BBC Singers, the Netherlands Radio Choir, the Netherlands Kamerkoor, the Westdeutsher Rundfunk Chor and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir. In 1999 he was appointed conductor of the pioneering CoMA London Ensemble and he has performed innumerable premieres with the ensemble at concerts in London and in many festivals, including the Spitalfields, Huddersfield and Canterbury Sounds New Festivals. Recently the ensemble made its debut in Maastricht, Holland.


As a composer Gregory Rose's works mainly cover the orchestral, choral and chamber repertoires and his works have been published by Boosey & Hawkes, Oxford University Press, Novello and Colla Voce. His orchestral works include Tapiola Sunrise, Birthday Ode for Aaron Copland, Cristalflood and Thambapani. In the choral field he has composed 5 sets of Evening Canticles and 10 masses, including his Missa Sancta Pauli Apostoli, which won the liturgical section of the British Composer Awards 2006. Other masses include Missa Sancti Dunstani and Missa Sancta Beornwaldi. His large-scale music-theatre work, Danse macabre was premiered in Tallinn, Estonia in October 2011 by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and instrumentalists. Future works include a forthcoming Violin Concerto and an opera called The Dream Seller.


Gregory made orchestral arrangements on 5 tracks for Linda Ronstadt on her Heart Like A Wheel album, including the best selling single You're No Good. He arranged a couple of tracks for Deaf School, including Taxi, and the Madness single Night Boat To Cairo. More recently he arranged and conducted on Diana Ross's I Love You album. In the classical field he completed the Violin Concerto by Beethoven's contemporary Johann Nepomuk Hummel, the premiere of which he conducted in St John's, Smith Square, London in June 1998, with Jaakko Kusisto and the Jupiter Orchestra. It is published by Artaria Editions, Wellington, New Zealand, and Gregory conducted the work on a Naxos CD with Alexander Trostiansky and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow.


Gregory Rose was director of the CAGE AT 70 concerts at the Almeida Festival in 1982, during which time he contributed to a Peter Greenaway film about Cage for Channel 4, as part of the Four Composers series of films. In 1984 he directed another Almeida Festival seeries of concerts for Steve Reich's 50th birthday, REICH AT 50 and subsequently conducted several Reich works in collaboration with the composer, including performances of Tehillim. He was also Music Director for two of internationally distinguished designer Hussein Chalayan's London shows.

Principal Compositions[edit]

Everlasting Mary (SATB carol, 1969) [Boosey & Hawkes] Vespers for Mary Magdalen (SATB, 1970) [Novello] Colours (organ, 1970) God's Strange Ways (SATB, 1971) [Boosey & Hawkes] Animals etcetera (voices, 1971) [Boosey & Hawkes] It’s snowing (1972) [Boosey & Hawkes] Carol (snow fell softly down) (1973) The Bald Twit Lion (Spike Milligan, music-theatre, 1973) Songs for a little child (soloists, 2 choirs, ensemble, 1973) peace music (SATB 1974) Three Carols (1974-93) Shepherds' Carol; Manger Carol; Bells Carol Missa Brevis (SATB, 1975) Diary (children's voices on tape, ballet, 1975) Colours II (organ, 1976) Earth Rituals (1978) After Malevich (solo violin, 1979) Dum transisset (SATB, 1979) Study: Protest & Survive (instrumental ensemble, 1980) Synapse (violin & keyboard, 1980) …to the holy goddess, Sulis (2 amplified voices, 1981) Fanfare (5 brass, 1983) Birthday Ode for Aaron Copland (orchestra, 1990) Tapiola Sunrise (string orchestra, 1998) Cristalflood (voices, orchestra, 2001) Thambapani (orchestra, with Kandy drummers, 2004) Paliopoli, Stone Study (pebbles, 2005) Second Delphic Hymn (strings, 2005) Sainte Marie (brass & string orch, 2005-07) Missa Sancta Pauli Apostoli (SATB org, 2006) [Colla Voce] Missa Sacré Coeur (choirs and orch, 2007) Evening Canticles, Second Service (Sops and org, 2007) St Pancras Canticles, Third Service (SSATB, 2007) A Song of Judith (SSA org, 2007) [Colla Voce] String Studies, Book 1 (solo Vc, 2007) Versicles & Responses (SATB, 2007) Music For A Kytherian Amphitheatre (solo Pf, 2007-08) A Great Multitude (SATB org, 2008) Clarifica me Pater (SATB Cl and strings, 2008) Sha'alu Shlom Yerushalayim (SSA & harp, 2008) Missa Sancti Dunstani (SATB, 2009) Missa Sancti Beornwaldi (SATB, 2009) After Malevich 2 (instrumental ensemble, 2009) Blonde Aphrodite Rose Up Quite Naked (2010) Evening Canticles, Fifth Service, ‘The Bells’ (SATB org, 2011) Mizmor Kaf Gimmel (voice and keyboard/harp) (2011) Danse macabre (music theatre, 2011) La Naissance d’Aphrodite (soprano and ensemble, 2011)


Eric Satie Le fils des étoiles (chamber orchestra) Eric Satie Salut drapeau! (chamber orchestra) Eric Satie Pièces froides III (string orchestra) Sibelius Christmas Songs Op.1 (orchestra) Purcell Three pieces: Rondeau; Slow Air; Air (winds, brass & string orchestra) Schubert Three pieces: Andantino; Serenade; Allegro moderato (string orchestra) Gail Laughton Bicycle Riders (string orchestra 2006) Haydn Symphony No. 53 (string orchestra) Sumer Is Icumen In (string orchestra) Three Medieval Motets (string orchestra) Gluck Overture: Iphigénie en Aulide (string orchestra 2008) First Delphic Hymn (strings) Tchaikovsky Two movements from String Quartet No. 1 (string orchestra) John Tavener Little Missenden Calm (string orchestra)


Copland The Golden Willow Tree (SATB) [Boosey & Hawkes] Gershwin Love is here (SATB) Gershwin A foggy day (SATB) Gershwin The Man I love (SATB) Gershwin Summertime (SATB) Cole Porter Ev'ry time we say goodbye (SATB) Vivien Ellis Spread a little happiness (SATB) Fredereick Rzewski Struggle Song (SATB, 1983) Hum48bee (talk) 11:46, 9 November 2011 (UTC)