Douglas Weiland, classical music composer
(born 1954 Malvern, Worcestershire , United Kingdom) is a modern-classical composer.
Formerly a violinist - 2 years English Chamber Orchestra, 7 years Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and 5 years as a founder member of the Australian Quartet (1985–1990), he has been a full-time composer since 1990.
Weiland has produced numerous and acclaimed chamber, orchestral and choral works, many commissioned for and performed by some of the world's greatest artists: Sir Neville Marriner and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Altenberg Trio Wien, William Hennessy's Australian Quartet, Marie-Noëlle Kendall, Andrew Marriner, Kenneth Sillito, Steven Isserlis, and the young Hamer Quartet.
Three early major chamber works (1985–1988) were commissioned for William Hennessy's newly formed Australian Quartet, and announced Weiland as a new voice, categorised by modern-classical hall-marks – aspiring to the achievements of Bartók, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Tippett - as distinct from avant-garde.
Weiland was Composer-in-Residence for the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club from 2003 - 2007.
His White and Holy Train
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