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Sheet music for Constant Lambert
SATB choir, solo piano & chamber orchestra/percussion & 2 pianos — vocal score — Contemporary, Choral Works
Composed by Constant Lambert (1905-1951). Mixed Voices. Contemporary, Choral Works. Vocal score. 32 pages. Duration 15'. Oxford University Press #9780193373006. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193373006).
SATB choir, solo piano & chamber orchestra/percussion & 2 pianos — choral part — Contemporary, Choral Works
Composed by Constant Lambert (1905-1951). Mixed Voices. Contemporary, Choral Works. Choral part. 16 pages. Duration 15'. Oxford University Press #9780193373020. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193373020).
Piano — Book Only — Classical
Composed by Constant Lambert (1905-1951). Classical. Book Only. Composed 2006. 8 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH02164. Published by Chester Music (HL.14018271).
— Piano Solo — Classical
By Constant Lambert. Classical. Piano Solo. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music (HX.409503).
The Collected 78Rpm Recordings — London Chamber Orchestra; Bernard; Ngs Chamber Orchestra; Barbirolli; Szigeti; Magaloff; Constant Lambert String Orches
— 2 listening CDs —
By London Chamber Orchestra; Bernard; Ngs Chamber Orchestra; Barbirolli; Szigeti; Magaloff; Constant Lambert String Orches. By Peter Warlock (1894-1930). 2 listening CDs. Published by Naxos (NX.DDH-27811).
Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon — Set of Parts — Classical
Composed by Constant. Classical. Set of Parts. Chester Music #MUSCT00264. Published by Chester Music (BT.MUSCT00264).
Voice (soprano) and continuo — score — Chamber Music
Composed by Michel Lambert. Edited by Jean Saint-Arroman. This edition: Facsimile. La Musique Francaise Classique de 1650 a 1800. Chamber Music. Score. Published by Anne Fuzeau Productions - France (FZ.6111).
Piano Solo — Individual Part,Score — 21st Century
Composed by Candace R Lambert. 21st Century. Individual Part, Score. 7 pages. Published by Candace R. Lambert (S0.318979).
— — Classical
Guitar Solo. Composed by Marius Constant (1925-). Guitar. Classical. 7 pages. Editions Salabert #SEAS17587. Published by Editions Salabert (HL.50483415).
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Flute, piccolo and percussion, score. Composed by Marius Constant (1925-). Classical. 4 pages. Editions Salabert #SEAS17355. Published by Editions Salabert (HL.50482521).
Romeo and Juliet (ballet, orchestra)
Pomona (ballet, orchestra)
Mr Bear Squash-You-All-Flat (for narrator and eight instruments)
Eight Poems of Li-Po (voice and chamber ensemble)
Music for Orchestra
Rio Grande (chorus and orchestra)
Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments
Summers Last Will and Testament
Dirge from Cybeline (chorus)
Horoscope (ballet, orchestra)
Anna Karenina (film score, orchestra)
Trois Pieces pour le Touche Blanche (piano duet)
Tiresias (ballet, orchestra)
Constant Lambert studied at the Royal College of Music under Vaughan Williams, R.O. Morris and George Dyson for composition, and Malcolm Sargent for conducting. He first came to prominence in the 1920s as the composer of the ballet score Romeo and Juliet for Diaghilev, influenced by Stravinsky. He was friendly with William Walton and the Sitwells, and helped Walton with Facade.
By 1930 he had shot to fame through the huge success of the jazz-tinged choral fantasia The Rio Grande. But other jazz-related works of the same era, notably the Piano Sonata and Concerto for Piano and Nine Instruments show the darker side of Lambert - harsh and percussive use of jazz in very serious, concentrated pieces with constantly shifting time signatures. In the early 1930s he wrote a lively critique of modern music in the book Music, Ho!, and in 1936 came the bleak but beautiful choral work Summers Last Will and Testament, a masque for chorus and orchestra using Elizabethan dance form. Most of Lambert’s time in the 1930s and 1940s was taken up by conducting and in his work establishing the Vic Wells Ballet with Ninette de Valois. The ballet score Horoscope was composed in the early 1940s. After that only small pieces until the full length ballet score Tiresias was produced in 1951. Lambert died shortly after its first performance, of undiagnosed diabetes aggravated by his drinking. Tiresias (and most of Lambert’s other work) fell into obscurity, although recently there has been something of a revival, with recordings of the Piano Concerto, Summers Last Will and Testament, and Tiresias.