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Robert Kyr

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Choral  |  Instrumental  |  Orchestral  |  Organ  |  Piano  |  Vocal

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Biography

Robert Kyr (b. 1952) has composed ten symphonies, three chamber symphonies, three violin concerti, and numerous works for vocal ensembles of all types. Several compact discs of his vocal music are available: Violin Concerto Trilogy (New Albion NA126), Unseen Rain (New Albion NA075), vocal music for Ensemble Project Ars Nova; The Passion According to Four Evangelists (New Albion NA098) for soloists, chorus and orchestra (Back Bay Chorale; Beverly Taylor, conductor); and two discs recorded by Tapestry--Celestial Light: Music by Hildegard von Bingen and Robert Kyr (Telarc 80456), and The Fourth River: The Millennium Revealed (Telarc 80534). He has received commissions through Meet the Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, Paul G. Allen Foundation, Chamber Music America, Chase Foundation, Telarc International, Oregon Humanities Center, Scottish Arts Council, the Canada Council, San Francisco Symphony, New England Philharmonic, and Hopkins Arts Center (Dartmouth), among others.

Kyr holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., 1974), University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1978), and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1989). Currently, he teaches at the University of Oregon School of Music, where he is chair of the composition department. In addition, he is the director of the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, Music Today Festival, and the Vanguard Concert and Workshop Series.

The music of Robert Kyr is published exclusively by Ione Press, a division of ECS Publishing.

 

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