Peter Maxwell Davies

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Composer/conductor Maxwell Davies' music reflects his interests in education, local culture and history, and environmentalism.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Eight Songs for a Mad King, for male voice & instrumental ensemble, J. 80 1969 Vocal Music
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise, for orchestra, J. 205 1985 Orchestral
Symphony No. 5, for orchestra, J. 266 1994 Symphony
Worldes Blis, for orchestra, J. 79 1969 Orchestral
Mavis in Las Vegas, theme and variations for Orchestra, J. 287 1997 Orchestral
Symphony No. 3, for orchestra, J. 203 1984 Symphony
Vesalii Icones, music-theatre work for dancer, solo cello & instrumental ensemble, J. 85 1969 Show/Musical Ballet
Symphony No. 6, for orchestra, J. 280 1996 Symphony
Taverner, opera in 2 acts, J. 92 1970 Opera
The Lighthouse, chamber opera in 1 act with prologue, J. 162 1979 Opera
Farewell to Stromness, piano interlude from "The Yellow Cake Revue", J. 166 1980 Keyboard
O Magnum Mysterium, 4 carols for SATB chorus, with two instrumental sonatas & organ fantasia, J. 40 1960 Choral
Organ Voluntaries (3), for organ solo, J. 138 1976 Keyboard
Caroline Mathilde: Concert Suite from Act I of the Ballet, for orchestra, J. 244 1991 Orchestral Ballet
Sea Eagle, for horn solo, J. 183 1982 Chamber Music
Ojai Festival Overture, for orchestra, J. 240 1991 Orchestral
Lullaby for Lucy, for SATB chorus, J. 179 1981 Choral
The Boy Friend, suite drawn from the sound-track of Ken Russell's film, for instrumental ensemble 1971 Chamber Music Film Score
Sonata for Trumpet, for trumpet and piano, J. 18 1955 Chamber Music
Seven In Nomine, for instrumental ensemble, J. 63 1965 Chamber Music
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