James DOUGLAS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1932-07-04
Education Heriot-Watt Coll, Paris Conservatoire, Mozarteum Salzburg, Hochschule Munich
Books & Publications
Recreations reading, cultural activities
Clubs N/A
Style Mr James Douglas
Career pianist, composer, accompanist, organist; St Thomas' Church Edinburgh 1948-50; dir of music: Nicolson Square Church Edinburgh 1953-63, Mayfield Church Edinburgh 1963-69, Reid Meml Church Edinburgh 1969-73; music staff Edinburgh Acad 1967-79, dir of music Christ Church Edinburgh 1986-91, hon prof l'Académie des Sciences Universelles Paris 1992; fndr: Eschenbach Editions 1986-, Caritas Records 1989-; compositions incl: 15 symphonies (Sky Canticles, Musica della Passione, Symphony with Organ, De Profundis, Majestas Divini, Musica dalla Serenissima, Rituals in Transformed Time, Meditation on the Divine, Fire and Love, A Time for Singing, Torridon, Te Deum Laudamus, Le Mystere de Noel, La Corona (plus voice), Metamorphosis), string quartets undergoing revision, orchestral works, chamber music, music for brass (Formations, Emblems & Sonnets for Orpheus 2011), music for woodwind (The Christ Church Sequence, 75 chamber works 2001-06), The Glorious Sequence (instrumental works 2006-), The Highlands and Islands Sequence (66 works 1968-2007), Music for the 21st Century 1-5 (2008), Meditations for Advent, Lindisfarne Music (words by David Adam), A Tide That Sings (words by G R D Maclean), piano music, organ music (De Profundis, Symphony for Organ: Cloud of Unknowing, Lauda Sion, Concerto for Organ, Trilogia, A Vision, Alleluia pro Nativitas and From Glory to Glory), and choral music; stage works: Mask (7 Deadly Sins, premiered Stirling Festival 1972 and Edinburgh Int Festival 1973), Cuthbert; recordings: Visions of Glory (1990 and 2001, words by David Adam), Cry of the Deer (1991 and 2001, words by David Adam), A Vision (2000), Cloud of Unknowing (2001), Caritas Live series 12 CDs 2001-, incl Vigil of the Ascension, Into the Forest, Music for the Fallen, Doors of Perception, Cranes Dancing, Threnody for Lost Time, The Fest of his Joy, Summertime Song, The City Never Sleeps, Nocturnal, Peace of the Highlands and Land of the Lochans, 2011), A Musical Journey (DVD with Helen Douglas, 2010); memb: Performing Right Soc, Mechanical-Copyright Protection Soc, Br Phonographic Ind Ltd, Br Acad of Composers and Songwriters 2001-09; LRAM, ARCM
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Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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