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Edwin McLean (1951-     )

Edwin
          McLean, composerEdwin McLean is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Krzysztof Penderecki and Jacob Druckman. He also holds a masterís degree in music theory and a bachelorís degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado. McLean has authored over 200 publications for the FJH Music Company, ranging from The FJH Classic Music Dictionary to original works for pianists from beginner to advanced levels. His highly-acclaimed works for harpsichord have been performed internationally and are available on the Miami Bach Society recording, Edwin McLean: Sonatas for 1, 2, and 3 Harpsichords. McLean began his career as a professional arranger, and is currently senior editor for The FJH Music Company Inc. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


COMPOSITIONS                                                            McLean Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Quartet for flute, clarinet, piano and cello (1974)
Quartet for 2 flutes and 2 clarinets (1976)
Big Variations, chamber orchestra (1977)
Sonatine, piano (1977)
Apollinaire, poker ... and other diversions (3 pcs), voice, various instrument combinations & tape (1979) [see "Vocal" for details]
Interludes for the Lost Summer, guitar (1980)
In Darkest Castles, flute and piano (1983)
Memories of Changing Time (c.1984)
String Quartet No. 1 (1984)
Winter, Psalm, and Fire, flute and piano (1984)
Legende, clarinet and piano (1986)
Scenes from Storyville, trumpet, horn and trombone (1986)
Sonata for Snare Drum (1986)
Springtime Aires, flute and guitar (1986) [arr. for flute and harpsichord, 2000)
Three Chorales for 3 Trombones (1986)
String Quartet No. 2 (1990)
Trio, piano, electric bass and drums (1991)
Wind Songs (5pcs), piano  (1991)
Sonata [No. 1] for Two Harpsichords (1992)
Nightworks, piano (6pcs) (1993)
Impressions on Rock, Bone, Wood, Earth, piano (1994)
I Dream a World, childrenís chorus (1994, unpublished)
Christmas Medley, oboe and clarinet (1995?)
Woodworks, clarinet and piano (1996) [1st mvt arr. for solo piano]
Sonata [No. 1] for Harpsichord (1997)
Sonata for Three Harpsichords (1998)
Jazz Nocturnes (3), Vol. 1, piano (1999)
Jazz Nocturnes (4), Vol. 2, piano (2002)
Nouvelle Etude, piano (2003)
Incantations, oboe and harpsichord (2005)
Sonata No. 2 for Harpsichord (2005)
Don't Say Goodbye, piano (2008)
Kickin' It, piano (2008)
Lagrimas en la noche (Teardrops at Night), piano (2008)
Until This Moment, piano (2009)
Colors, piano (2010)
Bossa Pipa, piano (2012)
Springtime Serenade, piano (2012)
Sonata No. 2 for Two Harpsichords (2014)

. . . see also a complete list of works for piano listed under Works by Genre: Piano


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            McLean Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Big Variations, chamber orchestra (1977)

Choral
I Dream a World, childrenís chorus (1994, unpublished)

Chamber
Quartet for flute, clarinet, piano and cello (1974)
Quartet for 2 flutes and 2 clarinets (1976)
String Quartet No. 1 (1984)
Scenes from Storyville, trumpet, horn and trombone (1986)
Springtime Aires, flute and guitar (1986) [arr. for flute and harpsichord, 2000)
Three Chorales for 3 Trombones (1986)
String Quartet No. 2 (1990)
Trio, piano, electric bass and drums (1991)
Christmas Medley, oboe and clarinet (1995?)

Solo Instrument
Interludes for the Lost Summer, guitar (1980)
In Darkest Castles, flute and piano (1983)
Winter, Psalm, and Fire, flute and piano (1984)
Sonata for Snare Drum (1986)
Legende, clarinet and piano (1986)
Springtime Aires, flute and guitar (1986) [arr. for flute and harpsichord, 2000)
Woodworks, clarinet and piano (1996)
Incantations, oboe and harpsichord (2005)

Harpsichord
Springtime Aires, flute and harpsichord (1986; arr. 2000 from original work for flute and guitar)
Sonata [No. 1] for Two Harpsichords (1992)
Sonata [No. 1] for Harpsichord (FJH, 1997)
Sonata for Three Harpsichords (1998)
Incantations, oboe and harpsichord (2005)
Sonata No. 2 for Harpsichord (FJH, 2005) [I]
Sonata No. 2 for Two Harpsichords (2014)

Piano
Till Tomorrow (1970, unpublished)
Sonatine (Myklas Pr, 1977) [I]
Memories of Changing Time (c.1984, unpublished; available from the composer)
Wind Songs (5pcs), piano  (CPP/Belwin, 1991; FJH, 2011) [EA]
Nightworks (6pcs) (Belwin, 1993; FJH, 2013) [LI]
    - First Star
    - Moonlight Tonight
    - Nightfall
    - Serenade
    - Fire and Shadows
    - Daybreak
Bayou Boogaloo (FJH, 1994) [I]
Impressions on Rock, Bone, Wood, Earth (4pcs) (FJH, 1994) [I]
    - Petroglyphs (Rock)
    - Bird Whistle (Bone)
    - Totems (Wood)
    - Trails (Earth)
Light One Candle (FJH, 1996?) [EI]
Theme from Woodworks (1996, unpublished; available from the composer) [arr. of 1st mvt of work for cl & pf]
Party Monster (FJH, 1997?) [EI]
Jazz Nocturnes (3), Vol. 1 (FJH, 1999) [EA]
    - Late at Night
    - Mango Moon
    - Shadows in the Rain
Mister Boko (The Lovebird) (FJH, 2001) [EE] [NFMC]
My Scooter (FJH, 2001) [E]
Reflections (FJH, 2001) [LE]
Jazz Nocturnes (4), Vol. 2 (FJH, 2002) [EA]
    - Nocturne in Rose (romantic)
    - Nocturne in Blue (reflective)
    - Nocturne in Black & White (film noir)
    - Nocturne in Violet (sumptuous)
Miniatures, Bk 1 (10pcs) (FJH, 2002) [E]
    - Speak Up, Please!
    - Island Breeze
    - Hurry!
    - Rain, Rain
    - Medieval Dance
    - Early Morning Sky
    - The Mad Scientist
    - Waltz In Blue
    - The Barbarian
    - Listening and Waiting
A Baroque Christmas (12pcs) (FJH, 2003) [I]
Nouvelle Etude (FJH, 2003) [LI]
Reverie (FJH, 2003) [EI]
Cartoon Kids (FJH, 2004) [EE]
Magic Pony (FJH, 2004) [EE]
The Old Soft Shoe (FJH, 2004) [EI]
Miniatures, Bk 2 (13pcs) (FJH, 2006) [LE-EI]
    - Valse Triste
    - Scherzo Furioso
    - Peaceful Valley
    - Snowfall Over Mt. Fuji
    - The Gladiator
    - Air in the Baroque Style
    - Harvest Dance
    - Spanish Guitar
    - Hymn
    - Ballad
    - The Cello Speaks
    - Presto in 5/8
    - Repose
Froggies (FJH, 2007) [EE]
Snagglefritz (FJH, 2007) [E]
Bringin It Home (FJH, 2008) [E] (in In Recital! with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 1)
Don't Say Goodbye (FJH, 2008) [LI] (in In Recital! with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 6)
Ghost Waltz (FJH, 2008) [LE] [NFMC]
In the Key of Jazz, Bk 1 (10pcs) (FJH, 2008) [EI-I] (collection w/works also by Kevin Olson)
    - Down by the River
    - Mystic Moonlight
    - Desert Dance
    - Jivin' in 5
    - Badoop-m-Boobop
In the Key of Jazz, Bk 2 (10pcs) (FJH, 2008) [EI-I] (collection w/works also by Kevin Olson)
    - Swingin' It
    - Boogie Blaster
    - En Calle Ocho
    - Oh, Yeah!
Kickin' It (FJH, 2008) [I] (in In Recital! with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 5)
Lagrimas en la noche [Teardrops at Night] (FJH, 2008) [EA] (in In Recital! for the Advancing Pianist, Original Solos, Bk 1)
Ogg (The Caveman) (2008) [E]
Rockin' the Blues (FJH, 2008) [E] (in In Recital! with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 2)
Sonatina in a Neoclassical Style (FJH, 2008?) [EI]
Summer Rain (FJH, 2008) [LE] (in In Recital! with Jazz, Blues, & Rags, Book 3) [NFMC]
Call of the Wilderness (FJH, 2009) [LE]
Joe the Bully (FJH, 2009?) [E]
Until This Moment (FJH, 2009) [EA] (in In Recital! for the Advancing Pianist, Jazz & Blues)
Colors (FJH, 2010) [LI?] (in Contemporary Collage - Music of the 21st Century, Volume 1, Book 3)
The Enchantment (FJH, 2010) [LE]
Lollipops and Butterflies (FJH, 2010) [EE]
Outplanet - The Final Battle (FJH, 2010) [EI]
Really Big Words (FJH, 2010) [LE]
Yard Sale U.S.A (FJH, 2010?) [LE]
Miniatures, Vol. 3 (11pcs) [EI-I] (FJH, 2011?)
    - Petite Nocturne
    - Big Truck
    - Koto Melody
    - Pirouettes
    - Mountain Sunrise
    - The Country Fiddler
    - Madrigal
    - Septacular!
    - El Guitarrista
    - Etude in Amethyst
    - Cascade
What Do You Do? (FJH, 2011) [E]
Bossa Pipa (FJH, 2012) [EA] (in In Recital! for the Advancing Pianist, Original Solos, Bk 2)
Springtime Serenade (FJH, 2012) [EA] (in In Recital! for the Advancing Pianist, Original Solos, Bk 2)
Glider Pilot (FJH, 2013) [E]
Power Drive (FJH, 2013) [LE]
Sonatina No. 3 (FJH, 2013) [I]
Easter Time (FJH, 2014) [LE]
In the Key of Jazz-Duets (6pcs), for piano 4-hands (FJH, 2014) [I] (collection w/works also by Kevin Olson)
    - Da Blooz
    - That's What
    - Habana Vieja
Phantom Waltz (FJH, 2015) [E]

Improvisational Workbooks
Discover Beginning Improvisation (FJH, 1992)
Discover Blues Improvisation (FJH, 1997)
Pop Improv (FJH, 2011) [LE]
Jazz Improv (FJH, 2015) [I]

Vocal
Apollinaire, poker ... and other diversions (1979)
 - Le pont mirabeau, baritone, flute and taped sounds
 - Cortege, baritone, flute (off-stage) and 2 trombones
 - The poker game, xylophone, amplified celeste, electric piano and taped sounds


EDWIN MCLEAN  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~

Composer's website   . . .   contact Edwin McLean:  here

McLean @ Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association

Publishers
McLean @ Edwin McLean Music & Art
McLean @ FJH
McLean @ SheetMusicPlus
McLean @ American Composers Alliance
McLean @ Associated Music Publishers
McLean @ Cherry Lane Music [Hal Leonard]
McLean @ Columbia Pictures Publications
McLean @ CPP/Belwin
McLean @ Mark Tezak Verlag
McLean @ Music Box Dancer Publications
McLean @ Music for Percussion
McLean @ Myklas Press
McLean @ Neve Welt
McLean @ Schroeder & Gunther
McLean @ Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.

Streaming Audio
McLean @ Composer's website   also   here
McLean @ FJH Music
My Scooter @ SheetMusicPlus

Recordings
McLean @ Composer's website
McLean @ CD Baby
McLean @ CD Universe
McLean @ itunes

Savage Beauty (2003)
    @ itunes
    @ CD Baby
    @ Amazon
Donít Say Goodbye (2011)
    @ itunes
    @ CD Baby
    @ Amazon
Savage Dreams (2014)
    @ itunes
    @ CD Baby
    @ Amazon

Video
Edwin McLean Channel @ YouTube
McLean @ YouTube

. . . also Edwin McLean's Original Artwork  here
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