1942 - 2018
Martin Dalby has written a large amount of music: for orchestra; for chorus; for brass bands and wind bands; for the church; many songs and song cycles, and chamber music ranging from duos and trios to octets and nonets. Most of it has been commissioned: from festivals such as Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Orkney and Peterborough, or from orchestras and ensembles. His music has been performed widely throughout the world notably at such festivals as the Warsaw Autumn Festival and the 1991 Henry Wood Proms in London for which he wrote The Mary Bean for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. This composer has a profound interest in Scotland - he produced BBC Radio Scotland's massive Radio History, Scotland's Music a few years ago for which he won a Sony award.Martin Dalby is currently the Chairman of the Composers' Guild of Great Britain.