Peter Lyne


PETER LYNE (b. 1946 in Northampton, England) has studied composition for Edmund Rubbra, Kenneth Leighton, Ingvar Lidholm and Witold Lutoslawski. He has been a member of the Swedish Society of Composers (FST) since 1975.

He has written over 150 works and many have received radio broadcasts including his Symphony no 1 (1988), the Concerto for Recorder and String Orchestra (1991), the Clarinet Concerto (2000), written for Martin Fröst, and the song cycle The Swallows in the Cathedral (Svalorna i katedralen) (2006). His latest works are a piano quintet (2011), Symphony no 2 and 5 Portraits and Finale for Wind Quintet both completed in 2012, 6 Songs to texts of John Clare for voice and piano 2013, and the cantata Oh, Galuppi! ( text: Robert Browning) for counter-tenor, recorder, baroque violin, gamba and theorbo 2014. He has also written The Seasons, a cantata in four movements to poems by John Clare (2016). As of 2021 he is working on a large-scale opera, based on Dicken's Hard Times.