Compositions

 

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Edward McGuire's main compositions at a glance, with orchestra at premiere:

ORCHESTRAL WORKS
Calgacus  (symphonic poem for full orchestra including Highland Bagpipes) BBCSSO
Source Reflections on Niel Gunn's novel Highland River (symphonic poem) BBCSSO
The Caledonian Muse (symphonic rhapsody for orchestra) Glasgow Chamber Orchestra
The Meadow's Muse (symphonic rhapsody for orchestra) Meadows Chamber Orchestra
Clyde Built (overture for full orchestra The Ulster Orchestra
Hall of Memories (overture for orchestra) BBCSSO
Encores en Suite (3 sets of folk dances & tunes for full orchestra) BBCSSO
The Spirit of Wallace (short symphonic poem) BBCSSO
A Glasgow Symphony (for full orchestra) National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Homage to Glasgow (for full orchestra) Really Terrible Orchestra
Peter Pan: Suite (from the ballet score) Strathclyde University Orchestra
Junk Shop Blues (on Joan Eardley's Rag and Bone Shop) Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Riverside (for folk group and orchestra) Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Symphonies of Scots Song (with bagpipes) Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Symphonies of Trains (for chamber orchestra) Camerata
Scottish Dances on Original Themes (full orchestra) RSAMD Junior Orchestra

CONCERTOS
Guitar Concerto Phillip Thorne / Glasgow Festival Strings at Glasgow Garden Festival
Trombone Concerto John Kenny / Glasgow Festival Strings at Aix en Provence Festival
Violin Concerto Cleo Gould / RSNO at Perth Festival of the Arts
Viola Concerto Gillianne Haddow / Glasgow Festival Strings at International Viola Congress
Cello Concerto Robert Irvine / string ensemble TBC
Doublebass Concerto Alice Durrant / Glasgow Schools Symphony Orchestra
Accordion Concerto Owen Murray / Goldberg Ensemble at RNCM Manchester
Harp Concerto (in preparation)

BALLET SCORES
Peter Pan (ballet in 3 acts) for orchestra Scottish Ballet / Hong Kong Ballet
Defying Fate (Tian Di Yuan) ballet in 1 act Harmony Ensemble / The Whistlebinkies

OPERAS
The Loving of Etain in 3 acts, libretto by Marianne Carey, 14-piece orchestra Paragon Opera
Cake-Talk youth opera in 2 acts, libretto by Marianne Carey, full orchestra, chorus RSNO
Helen of Braemore in 2 acts, libretto by Peter Isaac, fl/va/harp/perc/pipes Country Opera
Cullercoats Tommy in 1 act, libretto by Michael Wilcox, orch, chorus, dancers Northern Sinfonia

MUSIC FOR ENSEMBLES
Celtic Knotwork versions for 3 recorders; 3 women's voices (Scottish Voices); 3 flutes (Scottish Flute Trio); 4 flutes; 4 clarinets (Fell Quartet); 3 saxophones (Flotilla); flute, clarinet and bassoon (for the Cuillin Sound trio) Chinese Knotwork for 4 clarinets (recorded by the Fell Quartet)
Chamber Music: Guevara's Epitaph 3 cl/hp/piano (won National Young Composers Competition 1969)
Dangerous Orations (Martin Luther King Jr memorial) fl/cl/vn/va/vc/pf/hp/3 perc for Paragon Ensemble
Dark Cloud for guitar octet commissioned by Phillip Thorne recorded by Stefan Grasse
Divertimento for 20 violas for Scottish Viola International, recorded by James Durrant
Elegy violin, cello, piano for Coker-Manson Trio recorded on Delphian 'Entangled Fortunes'
Entangled Fortunes cl, vn, vc, piano for Sir James Mirrlees, recorded on Delphian 'Entangled Fortunes'
Euphoria Fl,Cl, Vn, Vc, Piano, Perc for The Fires of London, on Delphian 'Entangled Fortunes' (Red Note Ensemble)
Fantasy Quartet Vn Va Vc Piano commissioned by the Naxos Piano Quartet
Five Stars in Auriga brass quintet for Fine Arts Brass, recorded by Alba Brass on their own label
Flute Octet 5 Fl 2 AltoFl Bfl for Scottish International Flute Summer School
Guest Quintet for Edinburgh String Quartet with a guest soloist: guitar, cor anglais, trombone or clarinet
Guest Sextet same string quartet part but with trombone and harp (recorded on Brass Classics by John Kenny)
Harp Octet in honour of Sanchia Pielou on her retirement. Performed at Edinburgh International Harp Festival
Interregnum 2Fl Cl Vn Va Vc Harp for the New Music Group of Scotland, broadcast BBC Radio 3
Kist O' Whistles folk ensemble/organ for The Whistlebinkies and Michael Bonaventure
Lament (Bassoon Octet) for British Music Information Centre open day. Performed Sound festival Aberdeen
Liberation Fl Cl Va Harp for New Music Group of Scotland, broadcast BBC Radio 3
Movement Fl Va Harp for the New Music Group of Scotland
Quintet 1 Cl Vn Va Vc Piano for Quintessence
Quintet 2 Fl Cl Vn Vc Piano for Lontano; recorded on Delphian 'Entangled Fortunes' by Red Note ensemble
Remembrance for 3 oboes composed for the Park Lane Series at the Purcell Room
Resistance Movement for Flute, guitar and piano recorded on Delphian 'Eddie McGuire: Music'
String Quartet won competition for quartet for SPNM 40th anniversary gala (Arditti Quartet) Lochrian Quartet
Rebirth Fl Cl Vn Vc Pf Perc for New Music Group of Scotland premiered at Edinburgh International Festival
Trio Fl Ob Bn commemorating the end of the Vietnam war
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano Recorded by Daniel's Beard on their own label
Western Light 3 Fl Guitar for the Scottish Flute Trio and Alan Neave
Wild Woods viola, trombone, percussion, electronic sounds
Wind Octet 2 Ob 2 Cl 2 Bn 2 Hn McEwen commission for BBCSSO players; recorded by Paragon Ensemble
Winds at Sea Fl Ob Cl Bn for the Illuminati Wind Quartet
Zephyr for trombone and string quartet, recorded by John Kenny and Chamber Group on Brass Classics