Biography of Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)

21.10.1921
Born in Northampton, son of a shoe manufacturer
1935
Scholarship at the Royal College, teached by Constant Lambert
24.12.1938
Compositio of Dream City, originally for piano, later edited für quintet with the approval of the composer by Paul Harris
1940
The Grand Fantasia is written in summer.
1942
Composition of Wind Quintet op. 2 and of Three Shanties for his colleagues at London Philharmonic Orchestra
1944
First trumpet player of the London Philharmonics for five years
1948
Mendelssohn scholarship, studies in Italy
1952
Premiere of Divertimento played by Richard Adeney, Sidney Sutcliffe and Stephen Waters.
1953
Seven film scores, a ballet for the coronation of the Queen and the second Symphony emerge
Oscar for the film music of The bridge over Kwai
1966
Fantasy for Flute op. 89
1970
Commander of the British Empire
28.06.1973
Premiere of the flute concerto No. 2 (op. 111) played by Richard Adeney and the English Chamber Orchestra in Snape as part of the 26th Aldeburgh Festival
19.03.1977
Premiere of the Sonata for flute and piano on 1977 Cardiff Festival, played by James Galway and Anthony Goldstone
2003
Accolade
23.09.2006
Dies in Norfolk

Sheet music for flute:

Divertimento
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat)
Paterson's Publications, PAT60550SP
Rating: mid-grade
  1. I - Allegro energico
  2. II - Languido
  3. III - Vivace
  4. IV - Andantino
  5. V - Maestoso
  6. VI - Piacevole


Dream City (c-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn)
Queens Temple, QT42
Rating: easy
  1. Andante
Parts and score
Technically not so difficult but with unusual harmonies, a bit jazzy.


Fantasy (F-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet)
Queens Temple, QT65
Rating: easy
  1. Allegretto


Fantasy for flute op. 89
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(flute)
Rating: difficult
  1. Andante con moto - Vivace e molto ritmico - Allegro marziale - Presto
The music is printed on both sides of the page, a bit hard to turn.
Composed in 1966, one of a series of solo fantasies.


Flute Concerto No. 2 op. 111 (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Vivace
  3. Allegretto
Cheap edition on bad paper, flute part is only an authorized copy.
The piece is dedicatd to Richard Adeney, who played the premiere with the English Chamber Orchestra as part of the Aldeburgh Festival on the 28th Junie 1973.


Grand Fantasia (d-moll)
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(flute, trumpet (clarinet) in H flat, piano)
Queens Temple, QT71
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante espressivo - Czardas - Presto - Tango - BLues - Waltz - Andante espressivo
Music for entertainment, very peppy.


Quintet op. 7
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(flute, bassoon, horn, violin, viola)
Novello
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante con moto, quasi allegretto
  3. Allegretto molto espressivo
This is the score. Parts are separately available.


Quintet op. 7
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(flute, bassoon, horn, violin, viola)
Novello
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Andante con moto, quasi allegretto
  3. Allegretto molto espressivo


Sonata op. 121
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino
  3. Maestoso con molto ritmico
The premiere of this piece was played by James Galway and Anthony Goldstone on the Cardiff Festival of Twentieth Century Music in 1977


Suite Bourgeoise (g-moll)
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(flute, oboe (clarinet), piano)
Queens Temple, QT63
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Prelude (Moderato)
  2. Tango (Elaine) (Andante con moto)
  3. Danse (censored) (Allegro)
  4. Ballad (Andante con moto)
  5. Valse (Ugo) (Allegro vivace)
Very nice, entertaining music.


Trio
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(flute, bassoon, viola)
Novello, PAT60080SP
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Allegro comodo
Parts, score separately available.


Trio
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(flute, bassoon, viola)
Novello, PAT60029SP
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Allegro commodo
Score, parts separately available


Wind Quintet op. 2 (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Queens Temple, QT61
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Presto
  3. Alla Marcia
Parts and score.


CDs with/from Malcolm Arnold

jpc
    Kalevi Aho: Solo III:
  1. I. Viertel = 66 (08:57:00)
  2. II. Presto (04:09:00)
  3. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonate a-moll W. 132:
  4. Poco Adagio (05:06:00)
  5. Allegro (05:02:00)
  6. Allegro (04:53:00)
  7. Malcolm Arnold: Fantasy for Flute (04:30:00)
  8. Jurriaan Andriessen: Pastorale d'été:
  9. Lento ad libitum (02:19:00)
  10. Allegro molto (00:46:00)
  11. Eugène Bozza: Image pour flûte seule Op. 38 (1940) (05:13:00)
  12. Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita a-moll BWV 1013:
  13. Allemande (05:20:00)
  14. Corrente (03:58:00)
  15. Sarabande (05:34:00)
  16. Bourree Anglaise (02:43:00)
  17. Luciano Berio: Sequenza I per flauto solo (1958) (07:23:00)
Ich liebe diese Interpretation der Sequenza.... tolle Tonkultur.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, James Galway, Hiroyuki Iwaki, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Neville Marriner, Eduardo Mata, The Philharmonia Orchestra
James Galway plays Flute Concertos (CD 11/12) (2011)
Reinecke - Rodrigo - Arnold
jpc
    Carl Reinecke: Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in D major op. 283:
  1. Alelgro molto moderato (07:50:00)
  2. Lento e mesto (06:31:00)
  3. Moderato (06:08:00)
  4. Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto pastoral for Flute & Orchestra:
  5. Alelgro (07:32:00)
  6. Adagio (10:27:00)
  7. Rondo (06:29:00)
  8. Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for Flute & Chamber Orchestra No. 2 op. 11:
  9. Allegro moderato (06:37:00)
  10. Vivace (03:17:00)
  11. Allegretto (03:42:00)
  12. Malcolm Arnold: Concerto for Flute & Strings No. 1 op. 45:
  13. Allegro con energico (04:33:00)
  14. Andante (05:34:00)
  15. Con fuoco (01:58:00)
Lauren Barr, Paul Chilvers, East Winds, Duncan Fuller, Lubomir Havlak, Irena Herajnova, Jan Jisa, Veda Lin, Allison Rosser, Jitka Vlasankova
jpc
    Wind Quintet Op. 2:
  1. Allegro (04:35:00)
  2. Presto (02:40:00)
  3. Alla Marcia (04:47:00)
  4. Duo for Two Clarinets, Op. 135, Divertimento:
  5. I. Allegro energico (01:40:00)
  6. Hobson's Choice:
  7. Overture (arr. for wind octet) (03:30:00)
  8. Dream City (arr. for wind quintet) (02:58:00)
  9. Duo for Two Clarinets, Op. 135, Divertimento:
  10. II. Allegretto (00:48:00)
  11. III. Vivace (00:53:00)
  12. Grand Fantasia (10:03:00)
  13. IV. Lento (01:51:00)
  14. Overture (1940) (arr. for wind quintet) (03:22:00)
  15. V. Vivace (01:19:00)
  16. Suite bourgeoise for Flute, Clarinet and Piano:
  17. I. Prelude (02:29:00)
  18. II. Tango (Elaine) (03:14:00)
  19. III. Dance (censored) (02:10:00)
  20. IV. Ballad (01:55:00)
  21. V. Valse (Ugo) (02:17:00)
  22. Duo for Two Clarinets, Op. 135, Divertimento:
  23. VI. Adagio (01:33:00)
  24. Scherzetto from You know what Sailors are (clarinet and Piano) (02:44:00)
  25. Fantasy for clarinet Op. 87 (04:05:00)
  26. Fantasy for Flute and Clarinet (01:30:00)
  27. Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37:
  28. I. Allegro energico (01:24:00)
  29. II. Languido (02:28:00)
  30. III. Vivace (00:44:00)
  31. IV. Andantino (01:42:00)
  32. V. Maestoso (01:25:00)
  33. VI. Piacevole (01:21:00)
  34. Three Shanties for Wind Quintet, Op. 4:
  35. I. Allegro con brio (02:28:00)
  36. II. Allegretto semplice (01:43:00)
  37. III. Allegro vivace (02:46:00)

Literature von/über Malcolm Arnold

Last edit 14.07.2020