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Scott, Cyril Meir


Bora Sept 27, 1879, in Oxton, Cheshire; died Dec. 31, 1970, in Eastbourne. English composer.

Scott graduated from the conservatory in Frankfurt am Main in 1898; thereafter he lived in Liverpool. His most important works were his lyric miniatures for piano and voice, characterized by impressionistic overtones, exotic oriental color, and harmonic richness. They include the piano pieces Lotus Land and Danse Nè gre and the. piano cycles Egypt and Indian Suite, Among Scott’s other works are the opera The Alchemist (presented 1925), the ballet The Incompetent Apothecary (1923), and the piece for baritone, chorus, and orchestra La Belle Dame sans merci (after John Keats, 1916). Scott also composed odes, works for chores and orchestra, three symphonies, five overtures, orchestral suites, the orchestral piece Russian Fair, instrumental concertos, instrumental chamber music, and more than 100 songs.

Scott was the author of The Philosophy of Modernism (1917) and other books on musical aesthetics. He also wrote a collection of poetry.


Music: Its Secret Influence Throughout the Ages. London, 1958.
Bone of Contention. London, 1969.


K. Iu, “Fortepiannye p’esy S. Skotta.” Sovetskaia muzyka, 1954, no. 9.
Hull, A. E. Cyril Scott: Composer, Poet and Philosopher. London, 1918.
Armstrong, T. “Cyril Scott; A Pioneer.” The Musical Times, 1959, no, 1,399, pp.453–54.


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