Keith Humble


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(b Geelong, Vict., 1927; d Geelong, 1995).

Australian composer and pianist. Mus. dir. Centre of Amer. Studies in Paris 1960–6. Lect. in comp. Melbourne Univ. 1966–70, establishing EMS. Prof. of mus., Univ. of Calif., San Diego, 1971–4. Foundation prof. at La Trobe Univ., Vict., from 1974. Mus. dir. Australian contemp. ens. 1975–8. Order of Australia 1982. Works incl. str. trio (1953); series of 9 works called Nunique (1968–84), and of 5 called Arcade (1969); Après la légende, pf., orch. (1969); La légende, cantata, v., ch., instr., elec. (1970); trio, vn., cl., pf. (1982); trio, fl., perc., pf. (1985); Etchings, perc. qt. (1988); Four All Seasons, str. qt. (1989); sonata, fl., pf. (1990–1); In pace, ch., perc., hp. (1991); sonata, tb., pf. (1992); Sym. of Sorrows, orch. (1993).

Subjects: Music.

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