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Opera and lyrical music
Sheet music for Peter Maxwell Davies
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Baritone Voice, SATB, Orchestra
Job (Vocal Score). Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Music Sales America. Choral, 20th Century. Vocal Score. Composed 1999. 132 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH61453. Published by Chester Music (HL.14021023).
By Sean Shibe; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Ben Gernon. By Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Classical. Listening CD. Published by Linn Records (NX.CKD534).
Soprano, Alto Flute, Cello, Harpsichord, Percussion
Anakreontika (Performing Score). Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Book Only. Composed 2002. 16 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH55315. Published by Chester Music (BT.MUSCH55315).
Caroline Mathilde Act I (Concert Suite). Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Music Sales America. 20th Century. Book Only. Composed 1999. 74 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH60949. Published by Chester Music (HL.14008392).
Mostly SATB choir & piano
Composed by John Rutter (1945-) and David Willcocks. This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. . . . for Choirs Collections. Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Sacred, Secular. Choral score. 388 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193532274. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193532274).
Piano (Piano) - SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
Piano Solo. Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). BH Piano. Classical, Contemporary. 8 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060037474. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48010108).
Davies studied at the University of Manchester and at the Royal Manchester College of Music (amalgamated into the Royal Northern College of Music in 1973), where his fellow students included Harrison Birtwistle, Alexander Goehr, Elgar Howarth and John Ogdon. Together they formed New Music Manchester, a group committed to contemporary music. After graduating in 1956, he briefly studied with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome before working as Director of Music at Cirencester Grammar School from 1959 to 1962.
In 1962, he secured a Harkness Fellowship at Princeton University, with the help of Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten, where he studied with Roger Sessions, Milton Babbitt and Earl Kim. He then moved to Australia, where he was Composer in Residence at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide from 1965-66.