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Clare Maclean : Represented Artist

Maclean's writing style...often uses modal tonalities and contrapuntal textures.

Random Audio Sample: Christ the King : SATB choir by Clare Maclean, from the CD Different angels

Photo of Clare Maclean

Clare Maclean was born in New Zealand in 1958. She studied composition with Gillian Bibby in Wellington, New Zealand, and with Peter Sculthorpe and Bruce Crossman in Sydney. As a student she began singing with the Sydney Chamber Choir, and this experience, particularly with the Renaissance repertoire, influenced her writing style, which often uses modal tonalities and contrapuntal textures.

Maclean has written a number of pieces for the Sydney Chamber Choir, including the Osanna Mass, recorded on the Osanna CD, the second CD of her music by the choir on the Tall Poppies label. In 2012, this work won the Australian Art Music Award for vocal music. She has also been commissioned by ensembles in Australia and overseas, and was composer-in-residence with the St Louis Chamber Chorus (Missouri) from 2006 to 2011. She teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Clare Maclean — current to February 2013

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2012 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral Winner Osanna mass

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Above the water : for SSAATTBB choir (2015) Commissioned by the Sydney Chamber choir for their 40th anniversary, and sponsored by Noel Keen.
Digital sheet music sample This is a poem for autumn : soprano and string quartet (2014) Commissioned by Ensemble Ruspoli.
Digital sheet music sample Talismans : SATBarB choir (2014) Commissioned by National Youth Choir of Australia.
Digital sheet music sample Distance (low voice with piano) (2013) Commissioned for the Australian Art Song for Low Voice project.
Digital sheet music sample In the sea paths : viola and piano (2013) Commissioned by Diana Blom and Dawn Bennett for their project, 'Australia East and West – new music for viola and piano'
Digital sheet music sample Susannine : SSAATTBB (2010) Commissioned by St Louis Chamber Chorus.