#835 Cyrl Meir Scott, Theosophical Composer


Cyril Meir Scott, (born Sept. 27, 1879, Oxton, Cheshire, Eng.—died Dec. 31, 1970, Eastbourne), English composer and poet known especially for his piano and orchestral music. In the early 20th century Scott established a musical reputation in continental Europe with his Piano Quartet in E Minor (1901) and Second Symphony (1903).  He music was so elusive and dreamy he was dubbed the “English Debussy.”

In addition to his musical output, Scott produced several volumes of poems and also published translations of literary works by French poet and critic Charles Baudelaire. — from Britannica.  He was a Christian Scientist.

He was  called the “Father of modern British music” by Eugene Goossens, and appreciated by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, his close friend Percy Grainger, Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky.

Scott became interested in the occult and wrote on that subject as well as music, health and medicine, a wide variety of subjects after meeting in  1902 the pianist Evelyn Suart ((30 April 1881 – 26 October 1950). In 1910, Evelyn Suart married Gerald Gould, and Scott dedicated his Scherzo, Op. 25 to their daughter Diana Gould a noted ballerina and the second wife of Yehudi Menuhin from 1947 until his death in 1999 from the complications of bronchitis in Berlin.

This site is dedicated to to his works.

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Mr Scott is a fanhandle temperament type — with Jupiter and the Moon in close alignment giving him the ability to parlay his strong emotions into his various works and in turn have others, whether readers or listeners, identify with them.  His bowl is a sea-saw where half lies in the northern hemisphere and the other in upper southern.

This demonstrating the back and forth between his two outputs and corresponds with the two planets that compose the “fan” portion of the map.   For his music the Moon corresponds with the upper half in the southern hemisphere hence the strong emotive quality of his music and Jupiter for his written works.  But through the translation of light,  Moon uses the strength of Jupiter to creates lots of various works like Chamber, Orchestral, Sonatas etc.  Jupiter in turn uses the Moon, and so his written works take on a theosophical bent while taking on varied forms.

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