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

Calgacus  (symphonic poem for full orchestra including Highland Bagpipes) BBCSSO 1976
Source Reflections on Niel Gunn's novel Highland River  (symphonic poem) BBCSSO 1979
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 1990
Homage to Glasgow (for full orchestra) Really Terrible Orchestra
Peter Pan: Suite (from the ballet score) Strathclyde University Orchestra 1994
Junk Shop Blues (on Joan Eardley's Rag and Bone Shop) Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Riverside (for folk group and orchestra) Scottish Chamber Orchestra 1991
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 1990

Guitar Concerto Phillip Thorne / Glasgow Festival Strings at Glasgow Garden Festival 1988
Trombone Concerto John Kenny / Glasgow Festival Strings at Aix en Provence Festival 1992
Violin Concerto Cleo Gould / RSNO at Perth Festival of the Arts 1999
Viola Concerto Gillianne Haddow / Glasgow Festival Strings at International Viola Congress 1998
Cello Concerto Robert Irvine / Broen Ensemble  2021
Doublebass Concerto Alice Durrant / Glasgow Schools Symphony Orchestra 1994
Accordion Concerto Owen Murray / Goldberg Ensemble at RNCM Manchester
Harp Concerto (in preparation)
Timpani Concerto (in preparation)

Peter Pan (ballet in 3 acts) for orchestra Scottish Ballet / Hong Kong Ballet 1989
Defying Fate (Tian Di Yuan) ballet in 1 act Harmony Ensemble / The Whistlebinkies 2005

The Loving of Etain in 3 acts, libretto by Marianne Carey, 14-piece orchestra Paragon Opera 1990
Cake-Talk youth opera in 2 acts, libretto by Marianne Carey, full orchestra, chorus RSNO 1996
Helen of Braemore in 2 acts, libretto by Peter Isaac, fl/va/harp/perc/pipes Country Opera 1997
Cullercoats Tommy in 1 act, libretto by Michael Wilcox, orch, chorus, dancers Northern Sinfonia

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 1986
Elegy violin, cello, piano for Coker-Manson Trio recorded on Delphian 'Entangled Fortunes' 1992
Entangled Fortunes cl, vn, vc, piano for Sir James Mirrlees, recorded on Delphian 'Entangled Fortunes' 2015
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 1989. 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
Nocturne and Sunrise 5 guitars for Nuremberg Guitar Society (Saitenwirbel) premiere July 16th 2021
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 1992
Resistance Movement for Flute, guitar and piano recorded on Delphian 'Eddie McGuire: Music' 2006
String Quartet won competition for quartet for SPNM 40th anniversary gala (Arditti Quartet) Lochrian Quartet
Three Comic Sketches for 4 bass clarinets for Jane Forder, premiered by Calum Robertson June 2020
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 1966. 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 1980; 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

Celtic Knotwork 3 sopranos (or 2 sop/1 alto) in C for Cappella Nova; in A for Scottish Voices. Text by composer.
Eastern Light SATB for Cappella Nova to text by Yusef al-Khatib
Lifesongs SATB/strings for the John Currie Singers to texts by Alan Bold
Memory SATB for Cappella Nova/Alan Tavener to poems by Simon Steel
On Inchcolm SATB with optional instruments Heriot Watt New Music/Steve King to poem by Tom Furniss 2017
Pipes of Peace for large chorus with bagpipes (small, Lowland & Highland) RSNO Chorus/Robert Wallace 1986
Three Chorales of Struggle SATB for Cadenza Choir/Graham Lovatt to texts by composer
Three Donne Lyrics SATB for Paisley Abbey Choir & bass flute (Ewan Robertson) 2020 to texts by John Donne


INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS with accompaniment