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Mark-Anthony Turnage

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4-Horned Fandango (1)
A Quick Blast for wind, brass and percussion (1)
A fast stomp (1)
Amelie's Tango (1)
An Aria (1)
Another Set To (1)
Cantilena for oboe and string quartet (2001) (1)
Ceres (1)
Cradle Song for clarinet and piano (1)
Crying Out Loud (1)
Dispelling the fears (1)
Drowned Out (2)
Eulogy for viola and eight instruments (2003) (1)
Evening Songs (1)
Farewell (1)
Fractured Lines (1)
From the wreckage (1)
Hilary's Hoedown (1)
Kai (1)
Lament for a Hanging Man (1)
Lullaby for Hans (1)
Mambo, Blues and Tarantella: Concerto for violin and orchestra (1)
Milo (1)
Momentum (2)
Night Dances (4) (1)
No Let Up (1)
On All Fours (1)
On Opened Ground: Concerto for viola and orchestra (1)
Piano Concerto (1)
Prayer for a great man (1)
Release (1)
Riffs and Refrains: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (1)
Sarabande (1)
Scherzoid (1)
Screaming Popes (3) (2)
Set To (1)
Shadow Walker: Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra (1)
Silent Cities (1)
Sleep On (2)
Slide Stride for piano and string quartet (2002) (2)
Snapshots (1)
Speranza (1)
Texan Tenebrae (1)
The Pool of Tears (1)
The Silver Tassie (1)
This Silence for octet (1992-3) (1)
True Life Stories for solo piano (1995-9) (1)
Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad (1)
Two Baudelaire Songs for soprano and seven instruments (2004) (1)
Two Memorials (1)
Two Vocalises for cello and piano (2002) (1)
Undance (1)
When I Woke (1)
Yet Another Set To (2)
Your Rockaby (2)

Mark-Anthony Turnage (born 10 June 1960) is a prolific English composer of classical music.

Turnage was born in Corringham, Essex. His initial musical studies were with Oliver Knussen, John Lambert, and later with Gunther Schuller. He also has been strongly influenced by jazz, in particular by the work of Miles Davis.

Turnage has composed numerous orchestral and chamber works, and two widely performed operas. Greek, first performed in 1988 at the Munich Biennale, is based on Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Oedipus the King. The Silver Tassie, first performed in 2000, is based on the play by Seán O'Casey. Other works include Three Screaming Popes (after the paintings by Francis Bacon), Your Rockaby (a concerto for saxophone and orchestra), and Yet Another Set To (a concerto for trombone and orchestra, dedicated to Christian Lindberg). Blood on the Floor (1993–1996), for jazz quartet and large ensemble, contains nine sections with a shared theme of drug addiction, the section titled "Elegy for Andy" being a lament for Turnage's brother, who had died of a heroin overdose.

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Recent Turnage releases

Albion Refracted: Quartets by Bridge, Britten, Phibbs & Turnage
Albion Refracted: Quartets by Bridge, Britten, Phibbs & Turnage

£10.93

(Champs Hill Records)

Come to Me in My Dreams
Come to Me in My Dreams

£12.30

(Chandos)

Yannick Nezet-Seguin: The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Collection
Yannick Nezet-Seguin: The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Collection

£25.60

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique; Turnage - Shadow Walker
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique; Turnage - Shadow Walker

£11.35

(Onyx)

Shaping the Century Vol.2: 1950-2000
Shaping the Century Vol.2: 1950-2000

£104.45

(Deutsche Grammophon)