John A. Speight
(1945-)
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John A. Speight was born in England in 1945. He studied singing and
composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London from 1964
- 1972. During this time he also studied composition privately with
Richard Rodney Bennett. In 1972 he moved to Iceland and has lived there
since, becoming an Icelandic citizen in 1980. In 1995 he was awarded a
three year grant from the government of Iceland that enabled him to
concentrate on composing. He spent 1996 - 1997 in the U.S.A. where he
wrote his third symphony, Sam´s Mass and the work The Deacon of Myrka for
narrator and chamber group as well as other pieces. The Deacon of Myrka
was especially composed for the group "20th. Century Unlimited" in Santa
Fé, New Mexico.

His list of compositions includes all kind of pieces from works for solo
instruments to large scale orchestral pieces. Symphony Nr. 2 was selected
and performed at the I.S.C.M. World Music Days in Warsaw 1992. Works by
him have been regularly performed at the Nordic Music Days Festival; at
the Arts Festival in Reykjavík and at the Dark Music Days Festival. His
group of songs The Lady in White was premiered in New York in 1997 and has
since been performed at the Edinborough ´fringe´festival and in Bulgaria
and Sam´s Mass for solo soprano, solo oboe and mixed choir was first
performed in England in 1998 and has since been performed in Iceland,
Finnland and most recently in Paris and at the Ile de France festival
2004. John is,at the present, working on his fourth symphony

John was elected chairman of the Composer´s Society of Iceland in 1992 and
held that post until 1995. During this time he was also president of the
Nordic Composers Council and president of the Music Council of Iceland.
As a singer he has given many song recitals, appeared as soloist with many
chamber groups and sung opera roles at the Icelandic Opera Company and the
National Theatre of Iceland. His Christmas Oratorio won the Icelandic
Music Award 2003 as the composition of the year 2002.

VERSES AND CADENZAS(C011-002)
Product categories
Chamber works, Trio
Instruments
Bassoon, Clarinet, Piano
Composer
Speight, John A.
Year composed
1979
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1715,70 ISK
2451,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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WHAT THIS NIGHT IS LONG(C011-092)
Product categories
Ballett/Dance, Chamber works, Vocal music, Voice/s + more than 1 instrument
Instruments
Guitar, Recorder, Soprano, Vibraphone, Violin, Cello, Voice
Composer
Speight, John A.
Year composed
2000
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2286,90 ISK
3267,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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VIÐ KÍNAFLJÓT(C011-085)
Product categories
Choral music, A cappella choir
Instruments
SAATBB
Author
Sveinbjarnarson, Þorgeir
Composer
Speight, John A.
Year composed
1998
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
(incl. 0% VAT)
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VIER STÜCKE(C011-016)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Flute, Piano
Composer
Speight, John A.
Year composed
1977
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
724,50 ISK
1035,00 ISK
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VIOLIN CONCERTO (C011-161)
Product categories
Orchestra, Concerto, String music
Composer
Speight, John A.
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
4550,00 ISK
6500,00 ISK
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VISION FUGETIVES(C011-116)
Product categories
Instrumental Duo, Chamber works
Instruments
Harp, Cello
Composer
Speight, John A.
Year composed
2007
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
1618,05 ISK
2311,50 ISK
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VISTULA(C011-010)
Product categories
Orchestra
Composer
Speight, John A.
Year composed
1972
Product type
PDF
(Sheet music)
2380,35 ISK
3400,50 ISK
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