Leonard Salzedo

composer

1921 - 2000

calsalzedo@hotmail.com

Leonard Salzedo's catalogue is promoted by his family.  Please contact Caroline Salzedo on calsalzedo@hotmail.com  

SHEET MUSIC FOR WIND, BRASS AND STRINGS IN MANY COMBINATIONS FREELY AVAILABLE

Much of Salzedo's music can be viewed in the Library of the Royal College of Music, London
Several works are also available to buy over the internet by secure credit card 
transaction at www.tutti.co.uk

 
Biography
Works
Scores
Recordings
Contact
 

BIOGRAPHY

Leonard Salzedo (1921 - 2000) was born in London of Spanish/Jewish descent. He studied at the Royal College of Music, London, with Isolde Menges for violin and Dr Herbert Howells for composition. 
While still a student he won the Cobbett Prize for his First String Quartet and was commissioned to write his first ballet The Fugitive.
After leaving college he played in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and then with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1964 he joined the London Soloists Ensemble for whom he wrote Concerto Fervido.
In 1967 he gave up playing the violin to become Musical Director of Ballet Rambert (now Rambert Dance Company). From 1972 until 1974 he was principal conductor with the Scottish Ballet, and from 1982 until 1986 he was Music Director of London City Ballet. 
After 1986 he devoted himself full-time to composition, and wrote prolifically until 1997. He died in 2000.  
In spite of continuous activities as a performer he wrote more than 160 compositions, including 10 String Quartets, two symphonies, 17 ballets, and many pieces for strings, brass, wind, percussion, voice, and combinations of these. His most successful ballet The Witch Boy has been performed throughout Europe and Latin America.
Leonard Salzedo's catalogue is promoted by his family.  Please contact Caroline Salzedo on calsalzedo@hotmail.com  
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WORKS

Leonard Salzedo's list of compositions includes:
opus numbers 1 to 143
18 further works without opus numbers
18 film scores
3 titles of incidental music
17 ballet orchestrations and arrangements
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SCORES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
  • Meditacion Espiritual for Organ
  • Tango from  'The Fugitive'  for Piano Solo
  • Eleven Caprices for Two Violins
  • Partita for Solo Violin
  • Four Moods for Violin and Piano
  • Disenos for 6 Percussion
  • String Quartet No.1
  • String Quartet No.7
  • Last Song of Penelope for Voice and Piano
  • Songs of the Lebanon for High Voice, Strings and Guitar
  • The Wind at Morning for High Voice and Piano
  • Four Madrigals for Five Voices
  • To Mistress Margaret Hussey for Medium Voice and Piano
  • The Solitary Song for Voice and Piano
  • Gather Ye Rosebuds, a Part Song for Four Voices
  • Ave Verum Corpus, a Latin Motet for Four Voices
 
These works are available to buy over the internet by secure credit card 
transaction at www.tutti.co.uk

Further publications of works and recordings by Leonard Salzedo are held by:
If you are programming any of Leonard Salzedo's music for recording or performance, please email us to let us know or to request information for programme notes: 
Caroline Salzedo
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RECORDINGS

Listen to excerpts from Leonard Salzedo's recordings as streamed mp3 files

   CD of percussion music performed by Pavel Burda  
   Albany CD of percussion music for Gongs performed by Pavel Burda    www.albanyrecords.com
    The Archaeus Quartet playing the String
Quartet No.2 and the String Quartet No.7
together with the Sonata for Violin and Viola 
Dutton Digital: CDLX 7113 String
www.duttonvocalion.co.uk
2 CDs of the Leonard Salzedo Commemorative Concert, September 2001- excerpts available soon
Leonard Salzedo on YouTube - Index
Leonard Salzedo on YouTube - Divertimento
Leonard Salzedo on YouTube - Bailables 1
Leonard Salzedo on YouTube - Bailables 2
LIVE PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS EXTRACTS
Divertimento for three trumpets and three trombones Op.49 - Prelude Savage Brass
Divertimento for three trumpets and three trombones Op.49 - Scherzo Savage Brass
Three Songs Op.16 - Mistress Margaret Hussey Alison Young and Paul Webster
Three Songs Op.16 - Drop, drop slow tears Alison Young and Paul Webster
The Wind at Morning (John Cromer) (1968) Alison Young and Paul Webster
Pardes Rimonim - Four Improvisations for Piano Op.113 Leslie Howard
Variations and Fugue on a theme of Rossini Op.129 Savage Brass
Toccata for Brass Quintet Op.109 Savage Brass
String Quartet No.7 Op.76 Archaeus Quartet
     
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CONTACT       For further information and to report performances, e-mail:

General Enquiries:
Caroline Salzedo, 140 Portland Road, Nottingham NG7 4GP
+44 (0)115 970 3456  
calsalzedo@hotmail.com
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