Death of a Scottish composer, 86

Death of a Scottish composer, 86


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2020

The Dundee composer David Dorward died in East Lothian, on January 31.

The funeral is on Thursday at Warriston Crematorium.

A music producer at BBC Edinburgh from 1962 to 1991, Dorward wrote two symphonies, two concertos, three string quartets and many songs.


  • Gerry McDonald says:

    He deserves to be better known. His ingenious “Echo Dances” for one, two or three recorders shows a melodic gift allied to brilliant counterpoint and is an absolute gem!

  • Dee4Life says:

    Natives of Dundee are Dundonians.