The late Antony Roper (18 January 1921 – 27 May 2013) studied music at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, with war service in the Royal Navy in between. Over the years, he put his musical knowledge to use in teaching and journalism as well as in composition.
|Selection of Works||Publisher / Duration|
|Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra||dur. 32m|
|Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra||dur. 30m|
|Serenata Variata for Flute, Harp and String Trio
Seven variations, five of which highlight separate instruments, and a fugal finale. Premiered in 1986 by the distinguished ensemble Jeux, for whom the work was written. In 1998, Jeux included it in a recital for the Birmingham Chamber Music Society in the Adrian Boult Hall. Christopher Morley of the Birmingham Post writes: “Handling the medium with flair and enthusiasm, Roper breathes a delightful Mercian lyricism.”
|Sonata for Euphonium and Piano
Written in 1995 for Steven Mead’s pupil John Powell, who was finishing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and seeking fresh material.
Studio Music Company
|Sonata for Euphonium and String Orchestra
(An arrangement by the composer of the Sonata for Euphonium and Piano)
|Studio Music Company
|A String of Tones for Tuba Quartet
One among many Tubalaté commissions.
|Studio Music Company
|Sonata for Clarinet and Piano||dur. 12m|
|Sonata for Violin and Piano||dur. 10m|
|Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano||dur. 13m|
|Three Bird Songs for Voice, Recorder and Piano
Settings of poems by Shelley, Wordsworth and Bridges. Written for John Turner, a notable exponent of the recorder, who, with Alison Wells (soprano) and Martyn Parry (piano), premiered the songs in Stockport in 1999.
|Charterhouse Suite by Vaughan Williams
Arranged by Antony Roper for Wind Quintet. Played by Serenata Winds at the Stafford Music Festival in 2005.
|Stainer and Bell, Ltd
|Sonata for Treble Recorder or Flute and Piano
Written for the leading recorder exponent, John Turner.
Tel. 01422 882751
Matching Sound Samples
Listen to an extract from the Violin Concerto
Listen to an extract from A String of Tones
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