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Patric Standford 2015

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Biography

Patric Standford Patric Standford was born in 1939 in Yorkshire and died on 22 April 2014. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music with Edmund Rubbra and Raymond Jones and played the violin and viola in the orchestras, learning conducting with Lawrence Leonard and Norman del Mar. He won the 1964 Mendelssohn Scholarship and extended his studies, first with a year in Italy with Gianfrancesco Malipiero and then in Poland with Witold Lutosławski. After gaining a Masters degree at London University, he became involved in commercial music writing and arranging for films, television and West End shows. During this time he made several recordings as a conductor of light music, created an album, Autumn Grass, for the exploratory instrumental pop group Continuum, and ghost wrote and directed ‘classical’ style pieces for, among others, Rod McKuen. During the 1970s he established himself as a concert composer with his 1st Symphony (The Seasons) which was awarded the Premio Cittá di Trieste, a Cello Concerto (an homage to Brahms written whilst Composer in Residence at the Brahms summer house in Baden-Baden), and, significantly, the oratorio Christus Requiem, first heard in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and which subsequently attracted wide critical acclaim, including the Yugoslavian Government Arts Award following a performance in Skopje. His 3rd Symphony (Toward Paradise) was awarded the 1985 City of Geneva Ernest Ansermet Prize and first performed there by the Suisse Romande Orchestra. In 1997 he received the First International Composers’ Award of Budapest for his choral masque The Prayer of Saint Francis, and two years later he was awarded first prize at the Belgian International Clarinet Fest for his Clarinet Quintet, adding to a lively and extensive chamber music output. Symphony No 5 was commissioned for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986. His choral works have attracted many European performances, and he was a frequent visitor to France, Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Venezuela and New Zealand as a jury member for international choral and contemporary music festivals, and as a lecturer and conductor. Standford taught composition and orchestration at the Guildhall School of Music until 1980 when he was appointed Head of Music at the Leeds University College at Bretton Hall, and he later joined the composition faculty at Huddersfield University. His book Projects: a course in musical composition was published by Stainer & Bell in 1991. He played a major role in many organisations, including acting as Chairman of the Composers’ Guild of Great Britain (1977-1980) and Chairman of the British Music Information Centre (1980-1993). He was a council member of the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, a board member of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (1983-1996) and served as a Trustee of the Hinrichsen Foundation for over twenty years, taking over as the organisation’s Chairman in the early years of this century. He had a reputation as an entertaining lecturer and occasional radio broadcaster, and was an active writer, music critic and journalist. He made multiple visits to universities and conservatoires in Europe and USA as a conductor, and to direct composition seminars and workshops. CD recordings of his music include the Ballet Suite Celestial Fire on ASV (Light Music Discoveries 3) and A Christmas Carol Symphony on Naxos 8.557099 and a recording of orchestral works (First Symphony, Cello Concerto, Fantasy prelude) [British Music Society BMS441CD] which was recorded in Autumn 2011 by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of David Lloyd-Jones with cellist Raphael Wallfisch.

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Frankfurt

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New York

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London

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WORK LIST

Solos BourÊe (after J S Bach) 3 minutes Piano For Jonson Dyer EP 71725 Fanfaronade Solo trumpet Written for Colin Casson EP 71719 Five Inventions on Danish Folksongs (1992) Piano For Ulla Vangsgaard EP 71723 Passacaglia (1997) Arrangement of Heinrich Biber’s Passacaglia for solo violin Organ EP 71726 Six Preludes for guitar Guitar Solo For Neil Darwent EP 71721 Six Preludes for piano (1975) 12 minutes Piano Solo First performed 1975, by Rhonda Gillespie EP 71722 The Winged Messenger (2001) Solo Oboe An arrangement of Fanfaronade for Nick Williams EP 71720

Duos Divertimento for violin and piano (1986) Violin (ed. Yfrah Neaman) & Piano First performed 1986, Leeds University, by Nicholas Ward (violin), Nicola Meecham (piano) EP 71713 Folksongs (1995) Clarinet & Piano EP 71716 Passacaglia and Rondeau Violin and Cello EP 71718 Sonata for violin and piano (2008) Violin & Piano For the violinist Anne Park EP 71714 Serenade for violin and guitar (1977 rev.1997) Violin & Guitar For Duncan Druce and David Taplin EP 71715


WORK LIST

Three Fugues for two Violins (from Bach solo partitas) 2 Violins EP 71724 Three Pieces for Cello and Piano 8 minutes Fêtes, Coronach and Capriccio Violoncello & Piano EP 71717

Chamber Ensemble A Comedy Suite (1995) 12 minutes 2 Alto-Sax, Tenor-Sax, Baritone-Sax EP 71706 Fairground Music (1978) 4 Flutes EP 71704 Fantasy Quintet for clarinet and strings (1999) 15 minutes Clarinet in Bb & String Quartet First performed July 1999, Ostend Conservatoire of Music, by the Arco Baleno Quartet, Hedwig Swimberge (clarinet) Awarded First Prize, International Clarinet Fest ’99, Ostend EP 71700 Five Epigrams (1968, rev. 1995) 8 minutes 1.1.1.1 – Str Dedicated to Darius Mihaud First performed 1968, St. Cere Festival, France, by New Cantata Orchestra, conducted by James Stobart EP 71684 Five French Folksongs for Wind Quintet 12 minutes Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horn in F For the Nash Ensemble EP 71702 Four Cartoons (1984) 9 minutes Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon Written for the DONAXIS Ensemble First performed by the DONAXIS Ensemble, Michael McKenna (oboe), Simon Butterworth (clarinet), David Chatwin (bassoon) EP 71705 Four Miniatures (1995) Descant Recorder, 2 Treble Recorders For Carla Hinrichsen EP 71703 A Music Hall Suite (1994) 9 minutes Fanfare; Waltz; Elegy; Promenade; Scherzoso Wind Quartet: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon EP 72480 Praeludium Brass and Percussion EP 71683 Sonata for Brass (1973, rev. 1997) 15 minutes 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba First performed 1973, London. By the Guildhall School of Music Brass Ensemble EP 71699


WORK LIST

String Quartet No.1 (The Unreturning Spring) (1970) 16 minutes String Quartet First performed 1970, by Dartington Quartet Awarded the Clements Memorial Prize, 1975 EP 71701 Suite Humoresque (1987) 18 minutes Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Piano Commissioned by the Donaxis Ensemble First performed 1987, Harrogate Festival, by Michael Mckenna (oboe), Simon Butterworth (clarinet), David Chatwin (bassoon), Keith Swallow (piano) EP 71707 Symphony No.4 ‘Taikyoku’ (1976) 20 minutes 2 Pianos & 6+ Percussion players First performed 1977, by the Royal College of Music Ensemble, conducted by Edwin Roxburgh Awarded the Evelyn Glennie Percussion Award, 1993 EP 71698

Vocal and Choral Works A Mass for Hildegard of Bingen (1989) 15 minutes SATB Commissioned by Michael Procter and the Orpheus Choir First performed 1989, Abbey of Bingen-am-Main EP 71691 Ancient Verses: Three Poems for Chorus and Percussion (1978) 14 minutes SATB Chorus – 4Perc Text: Seneca the Younger; Angelo Poliziano; Phaedrus First performed March 1983, Estonia, by Ellerhein Chamber Choir of Tallinn, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste EP 71690 Ave Maris Stella 5 minutes A motet for three voice SSA EP 71696 Cantico delle Creature (1969 rev.1982) 15 minutes Medium Voice & Strings Text: St Francis of Assisi EP 71688 Five Valentine Songs 10 minutes High Voice & Piano Text: Anon 17th century EP 71712 Gitanjali (1965) 12 minutes Medium Voice, Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Horn,Harp, Violin, Viola, Violoncello Text: Rabindraneth Tagore First performed March 1966, ICA, London, by Noelle Barker and the Park Lane Ensemble EP 71709 Nursery Songs (1979) 12 minutes Soprano, Baritone, Oboe (or Flute), Piano Text: Traditional English verses EP 71710


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O sacrum Convivium! 5 minutes A Motet for Corpus Christi SSATBB EP 71693 Tenebrae Responsories (2010) 45 minutes SSATBB For Nicholas Riddle First performance of two motets April 2010, by BBC Singers EP 72056 The Inheritor (1984) 15 minutes Soprano or Tenor & String Quartet Text: 7 poems from Aspects by Ursula Vaughan Williams First performed October 1993, Holywell Music Room, by Allegri Quartet, Paul Agnew (tenor) EP 71708 This Day (2003) 5 minutes SATB For the Jubilee of the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir First performed December 2003, Wakefield Cathedral, by the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir EP 71695 Three Motets (in memoriam Benjamin Britten) 15 minutes SSATBB Dedicated to György Gulyas and the Kodály Choir of Debrecen, Hungary EP 71692 Two Carols for Christmas 10 minutes A Heav’nly Song & A Star shone bright SATB Text: Medieval, adapted by Sarah Blyth Hilton EP 71694 Two Songs Lullaby & A Bell Song SSA EP 71697 Wayward Thoughts (1977) 10 minutes Baritone & Piano Text: Robert Herrick First performed/broadcast 1977, by Graham Titus (baritone) EP 71711

Orchestra/Large Ensemble A Christmas Carol Symphony (Symphony No.2) (1979) 19 minutes Reduced orchestra - Original version 2(Picc).2(CA).2.2 – 2.1.0.0 – Timp- 2Perc – Hp - Str EP 7966 A Christmas Carol Symphony (1979) 19 minutes 2(Picc).2(CA).2.2 – 4.2.2.B-tbn.0 – Timp – 2Perc – Hp – Str First performed 24th December 1979, by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Ashley Lawrence EP 7967 A Christmas Carol Symphony: ‘A Symphony of Carols’ 19 minutes Version for Brass Band EP 7968


WORKI LIST

A Christmas Carol Symphony: ‘A Symphony of Carols’ 19 minutes Version for Symphonic Wind Band EP 7969 A Vaudeville Suite (1997) 20 minutes Symphonic Wind Orchestra First performed April 1998, Halifax, by the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, conducted by Keiron Anderson EP 71681 A West End Overture (1998) 10 minutes Picc.2.2.2.2 – 4.2.3.0 – Timp – 3Perc – Glock/Xylo – Pf – Str Commissioned by Yorkshire Youth Orchestra First performed August 1998, Dewsbury Town Hall, by Yorkshire Youth Orchestra, conducted by John PryceJones EP 71026 Ballet Suite ‘Celestial Fire’ (1969) 15 minutes 2.2.2.2 -2.2.0.0 – Timp – Perc – Str Commissioned by Stafford Arts Festival First performed/broadcast March 1971, Belfast, by BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra EP 71025 The Castle of Otranto; Prelude to a Gothic Story (1996) 14 minutes Symphonic Wind Orchestra First performed March 1998, Royal Northern College of Music, by Yorkshire Wind Orchestra EP 71680 Cello Concerto (1974, rev. 2004) 28 minutes 2.2(CA).2.B-cl.2(C-bsn) – 2.1.1.1 – Timp – 3Perc – Vib/Xylo – Hp – Pf - Str First performed February 1976, City University, by Guildhall School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Ross Thompson (violoncello) EP 71678 Concertino for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra (1999) 14 minutes Harpsichord, 2.2.3.1 – 4Hn – Perc – Hp - Str For Alan Cuckston EP 71679 The Emperor’s Orchestra: a musical story for children (2001) 25 minutes Narrator – 2.1.2.1 – 2.2.1.0 – Timp – Perc – Str Commissioned by Northern Orchestral Enterprises Ltd. First performed 22 March 2001, by the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Ian Lavender (narrator), conducted by John Pryce-Jones EP 71682 Folksongs (Set 1 - East European) (1983) 12 minutes String Orchestra First performed March 1984, Northern Sinfonia, conducted by John Georgiadis EP 71685 Folksongs (Set 2 - British) (1990) 14 minutes String Orchestra For Ursula Vaughan Williams EP 71686 Prelude to a Fantasy: ‘The Naiades’ (1980) c. 10 minutes 3.3.3.3/4.2.3.1/ – Timp. – 4Perc. – Hp. – Cel. – Str. EP 72216 Symphony No.1 ‘The Seasons’ (1972) 35 minutes 3.3.3.Sax.3 – 4.3.3.1 – Timp – 3Perc – Hp – Cel – Str First performed October 1972, Trieste, by Orchestra dells Teatro Communale, conducted by Bruno Ruggaci Awarded the Premio Citta di Trieste 1972 EP 71676


WORK LIST

Symphony No.3 ‘The Prayer of St. Francis’ (1997) 25 minutes A masque in five scenes for chorus and orchestra SATB Chorus – 3.3.3.3 – 4.3.3.1 – Timp – 6Perc – Cimb(or Hp) – Pf – Str Text: St Francis of Assisi First performance December 1997, Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, by the Choir and Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio, conducted by Tamas Vasary Awarded First Prize, First International Composers’ Competition, 1997 EP 71689 Symphony No. 5 (1985) 30 minutes Sop – 3(2Picc).3(2Ca).3(2B-cl)2.C-bsn – 4.3.2.B-tbn.1 – Timp – 3Perc – Hp – Str Commissioned by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra First performed January 1986, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Joan Rodgers (soprano), conducted by Brian Priestman EP 71677 War memorial (1992) 10 minutes An elegy for large string orchestra String Orchestra In memoriam Sir John Barbirolli EP 71687


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For further information:

Frankfurt

C. F. Peters Ltd. & Co. KG Talstr. 10 D-04103 Leipzig Deutschland (  +49 (0) 69 63 00 99-0 *  stefan.conradi@editionpeters.com

New York

C. F. Peters Corporation 70 – 30 80th Street Glendale NY 11385 USA (  + (1) 718 416 7800 *  gene.caprioglio@editionpeters.com

London

Peters Edition Ltd 2 – 6 Baches Street London N1 6DN UK (  +44 (0) 20 7553 4000 *  newmusic@editionpeters.com

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