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Ross Edwards

(b. 1943)


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(b Sydney, NSW, 1943).

Australian composer. Went to London 1969. Returned to Australia 1972. Taught in mus. dept., Univ. of Sydney. Lect., NSW Cons. from 1976. Comps. incl.:

stage:

Christina's World

, 2 mez., ten., bar., tape, ens. (1983).

orch.:

Mountain Village in a Clearing Mist

(1973); pf. conc. (1982);

Maninyas

, vn., orch. (1988);

Varrageh

, solo perc., orch. (1989);

Aria and Transcendental Dance

, hn., str. (1990).

instr.:

Shadow D‐Zone

, fl., cl./bcl., perc., pf., vn., vc. (1977);

Laikan

, fl., cl., perc., pf., vn., vc. (1979);

Reflections

, pf., 3 perc. (1985).

choral:

5 Carols From Quem Quaeritis

, unacc. women's ch. (1967);

Antifon

, ch., brass sextet, org., 2 perc. (1973);

Ab estasis foribus, 5 Mediaeval Latin Lyrics

, unacc. ch. (1980);

Flower Songs

, ch., perc. (1986–7).

voice(s) & instr.:

The Hermit of Green light

, v., pf. (1979);

Maninya I

, v., vc. (1981);

Maninya V

, v., pf. (1986).

chamber music:

Monos I

, vc. (1970);

The Tower of Remoteness

, cl., pf. (1978);

Maninya II

, str. qt. (1982);

10 Little Duets

, 2 high instr. (1982);

Marimba Dances

, marimba (1982);

Maninya III

, wind quintet (1985);

Maninya IV

, cl. (or bcl.), tb., marimba (1985–6).

piano:

Monos II

(1970);

5 Little Piano Pieces

(1976);

Kumari

(1980–1);

Etymalong

(1984).

Subjects: Music.


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