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David Lumsdaine

(b. 1931)


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(b Sydney, NSW, 1931).

Australian composer. Lect. in mus., Durham Univ., where he inaugurated EMS. Prin. works:

orch.:

Variations

(1957);

Episodes

(1968–9);

Hagoromo

(1975–7);

Shoalhaven

(1982);

Mandala V

(1988);

A Garden of Earthly Delights

, vc., orch. (1992).

chamber orch.:

Mandala II

(1969);

Looking Glass Music

(1970);

Salvation Creek with Eagle

(1974);

Sunflower

(1975);

Mandala III

, pf. and ens. (1978);

Empty Sky, Mootwingee

, fl., tb. or hn., vc., perc., 2 pf. (1986);

A Dance and a Hymn for Alexander Maconchy

, ens. (1988);

Round Dance

, sitar, tabla, fl., vc., pf. (1989);

Rain Drums

, 4 perc. (1993);

Kali Dances

, chamber ens. (1994).

brass band:

Evensong

(1975).

voice(s) & chamber ens.:

Annotations of Auschwitz

, sop. and ens. (1964, rev. 1970);

Easter Frescoes

, sop., ens. (1966, rev. 1971);

Aria For Edward John Eyre

, sop., ens. (1972);

Tides

, narrator, 12 vv., perc. (1979);

The Ballad of Perse O'Reilly

, ten., male ch., 2 pf. (1953–81);

What Shall I Sing?

sop., 2 cl. (1982).

chamber music:

Mandala I

, wind quintet (1967);

Caliban Impromptu

(1972);

Mandala IV

, str. qt. (1983).

piano:

Kelly Ground

(1966);

Flights

, 2 pf. (1967);

Kangaroo Hunt

, pf., perc. (1971);

Ruhe Sanfte, Sanfte Ruh'

(1974);

Cambewarra

(1980).

solo voice:

My Sister's Song

, sop. (1974).

tape:

Babel

(1968);

Big Meeting

, elec. fantasy (1978);

Wild Ride to Heaven

(with N. LeFanu), ‘radiophonic adventure playground’ (1980).

Subjects: Music.


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