Douglas Weiland

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Douglas Weiland’s ‘Twelve Words’ (Op.43 2008 String Trio/Speaker) is to receive its First Performance on Good Friday March 30th 2018 at the Parish Church of St Peter, Westleton, Suffolk.

This unique musical/theological meditation over words of ‘Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from and beyond the Cross’ promises to be a special occasion. It will be performed by the Kenneth Sillito Trio: Kenneth Sillito vn, Michael Dolan va, Michael Hurwitz vc – in collaboration with Professor Tina Beattie and the Composer. Writer, theologian and broadcaster, Professor Beattie is writing her own theological meditations for the occasion and will deliver them, in person, in the tradition of Haydn’s Seven Last Words.

Copyright Jan 2018

Rapturous reception in Melbourne

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Rapturous reception in Melbourne

The world première of Douglas Weiland’s Fifth Quartet (Op.51, 2012) took place at an invitation-only recital in Kew, Melbourne last week. Coupled with Weiland’s Fourth Quartet (Op.50, 2011), the performances, given by newly-named Melbourne Quartet – William Hennessy & Markiyan Melnychenko, vns, Keith Crellin, va, Michael Dahlenburg, vc – were met with an extraordinary response. Melbourne Quartet’s historic recording of these two works will be issued on CD next year, for world-wide release on the Naxos label, when it is...

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Weiland’s music receives high honour in Austria

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Weiland’s music receives high honour in Austria

It was announced recently, the complete works of Douglas Weiland are to be held in the Schusterwerkstatt at Brahms Museum, Mürzzuschlag, Austria; the design of eminent Viennese musicologist and pianist, founder: Altenberg Trio Wien, Claus-Christian Schuster.

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Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, directed by Stephen Layton, are to perform the Agnus Dei from Weiland’s new Westmorland Mass as an Introit at the College Evensong on Tuesday next, 23rd May. The 3-minutes’ music can be heard online via the Chapel webcast tab, below. The service begins at 6:15pm. “Current choral services list” at Evensong, Tuesday 23rd May Westmorland Mass (2016) is published in London by Fountayne Editions: Weiland: Westmorland Mass OP. 56...

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Douglas Weiland tribute to Sir Neville Marriner

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Douglas Weiland tribute to Sir Neville Marriner

A personal tribute from Douglas Weiland “The Punch Bowl, Norfolk: Sunday 2nd October 2016. My thoughts and prayers are with Lady Molly Marriner and Andrew Marriner at this very sombre time, joining as I do the rest of the world of Classical Music in mourning the passing away of the utterly unique person and phenomenon that we all know as Sir Neville Marriner. I can make no attempt to even begin covering Sir Neville’s vast musical achievements – and it is a staggering legacy; this I leave to the many others much better equipped, the...

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Weiland Five Selected Motets

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Weiland Five Selected Motets

Five Selected Motets: H. Baptisme (II), Vere Dominus est, Hush!, Christ hears and At the Inn are published by Fountayne Editions, London. For further information about these works, visit:

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Weiland Clarinet Concerto

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Weiland Clarinet Concerto

A performance of the Weiland Clarinet Concerto is to be given on April 28th this year by Australian virtuoso David Griffiths (cl) with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra conducted by Fabian Russell at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Concert starts at 2.30.

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Clarinet Concerto Op. 30 (2002)

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Clarinet Concerto Op. 30 (2002)

A recording of the Clarinet Concerto Op. 30 (2002) is now available for listening from the RECORDING page.

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