Laurence Crane
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1961
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Laurence Crane

Laurence Crane Biography (Wikipedia)

Laurence Crane (born 1961 in Oxford) is a composer of contemporary classical music.

He studied at Nottingham University with Peter Nelson and Nigel Osborne.

He is closely associated with the ensemble Apartment House, for whom he has written Riis (1996) and John White in Berlin (2003). He has written a considerable amount of piano music. Pianists who have performed his work include Michael Finnissy, Thalia Myers and John Tilbury.

A 1995 Gramophone review described Crane's music as "as minimal as you can get, and irresistibly droll".

His piece 'Octet' was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in the Chamber-Scale Composition category, along with works by Harrison Birtwistle and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

In the program for a concert in Oslo, Norway in April 2013, Crane writes that "I use simple and basic musical objects; common chords and intervals, arpeggios, drones, cadences, fragments of scales and melodies. The materials may seem familiar - perhaps even rather ordinary - but my aim is to find a fresh beauty in these objects by placing them in new structural and formal contexts..."

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Laurence Crane Performances

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Laurence Crane
See Our Lake (1999)
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See Our Lake (1999)
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Holt Quartet
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Holt Quartet
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Trio
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Trio
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Birthday piece for Michael Finnissy
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Birthday piece for Michael Finnissy
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Sparling
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Sparling
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Chamber Symphony No.2, The Australian
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Chamber Symphony No.2, The Australian
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Seven Short Pieces: No.6
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Seven Short Pieces: No.6
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20th Century Music
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20th Century Music
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Prelude for HS
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Prelude for HS
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Sparling 2000
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Sparling 2000

Sparling 2000

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Andrew Sparling (clarinet)
Ruth Ehrlich (violin)
Angharad Davies (violin)
Hilary Sturt (viola)
Anton Lukoszevieze (cello)
Laurence Crane
Four Miniatures no.3
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Four Miniatures no.3
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Simon 10 Holt 50
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Simon 10 Holt 50
Apartment House
Seven Short Pieces I - VII
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Seven Short Pieces I - VII
Tanja Orning
See Our Lake I
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See Our Lake I
Tanja Orning
Holt
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Holt
Otto Willberg, Kathryn Williams, Dave Bainbridge, Jack Stone, Aaron Breeze, Laurence Crane, Jack Bailey, Marcus Norman, RNCM New Ensemble, Emily Mowbray & Jack Sheen
Octet
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Octet
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Bobby J
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Bobby J
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Trio
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Trio
Oslo Sinfonietta & Laurence Crane
Movement for 10 musicians
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Movement for 10 musicians

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