This work was first performed by the Musica Viva Quartet during its New Zealand tour of 1950. A large-scale work in three movements. Duration ca. 19 minutes.
The first two canzonas were originally composed as incidental music for Shakespeare productions by Ngaio Marsh in 1943 and 1944 respectively. Canzonas 3 and 4 were composed in 1950 to accompany a reading of the Lay of Love and Death of Cornet Rilke. Total duration: ca. 11 minutes.
A set of six untitled violin duets. Lilburn dedicated the music to Ruth Pearl and Jean McCartney, who premiered the work. Duration ca. 18 minutes.
Composed in 1947 and premiered that year by the Boyd Neel String Orchestra. Duration: ca. 15 minutes.
An orchestral work in one movement. With a foreword. This work was composed for the inaugural season of the National Orchestra of the New Zealand Broadcasting Service. This edition is based on Lilburn's holograph score.
This work was composed to be part of an evening of poetry reading at Auckland University College. Lilburn created a narration to read in lieu of the poems in 1988. Each movement is dedicated to a different poet. With program notes. Duration ca. 29 minutes.
This is the text of an address delivered by Nielsen at Massey University in 2003. Nielsen focuses on several of Lilburn's shorter piano pieces. With a preface and music examples.
Herbig performs music for solo guitar by Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar. Includes first recordings of several pieces by Lilburn.
Affectionately dedicated to Douglas Lilburn on his 80th birthday, November 2nd 1995. The composer's program note is a wonderfully warm and touching tribute to Lilburn. Duration: ca. 26 minutes.
Contents: Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor (1939) -- Poco Lento (1960) -- The Young Pine Tree (1945) -- Hommage a D.A.F. (c.1965) -- Theme from Variations on a Theme by Douglas Lilburn (1948) -- Christmas 1942 (1942). With biographical and editorial notes. Facsimile plates.
…-- VIII. Epilogue. With program notes. This work was originally composed for violin and piano. Maurice adapted it for viola, and premiered his adaptation in 2010. Lilburn composed the music at the request of Allen Curnow, for a poetry reading at Auckland University College. Duration ca. 29 minutes.
In one movement. With biographical and editorial notes. This is the first volume in a four-volume Cententary Edition dedicated to the music of Lilburn.
In one movement. With a program note. Lilburn composed this work in 1939, while he was a student of Vaughan Williams in London. The music is based on the 16th century tune, Westron Wynde. Duration ca. 11 minutes.
This is the first engraved edition of Lilburn's piano work. The music consists of a short theme and 31 short variations. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 18 minutes.
This volume contains three pieces for baritone and piano by Lilburn: Sings Harry (1953/54) -- Holiday Piece (1946/1950) -- The Magpies (1954). With program and biographical notes. One plate. The songs set poems by Denis Glover. Includes access to online audio recordings with baritone Roger Wilson…
A one-movement work for baritone solo, mixed choir, and orchestra. The music sets texts by Robin Hyde, Allen Curnow, and Walt Whitman. The work is an ode to New Zealand. With a foreword.
Lilburn's third symphony was premiered in Wellington, July 1962 by the NZBC Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to John Hopkins, the one-movement work calls for a large-sized orchestra. Duration ca. 16 minutes.
This set of short pieces was composed by Lilburn in 1944 as a Christmas present for friends Lawrence Baignent, Leo Bensemann and Mary Bensemann. The music is appropriate for amateurs. With a program note.
Lilburn composed this work in the 1950s, and it was premiered in 1955 for the Auckland Junior Symphony Orchestra. This type-set edition of the five-movement work is based on the autograph manuscript. With a program note. Duration ca. 15 minutes.
Lilburn composed this three-movement sonata while a student at the Royal College of Music in London. This type-set edition is based on the autograph manuscript. Duration ca. 22 minutes.
This trio, premiered in 1945 by Margaret Sicely, Vera Robinson and Valmai Moffett, was the first chamber music piece by a New Zealand composer to be published. With a program note. Duration ca. 18 minutes.
Includes: Aotearoa Overture; A Birthday Offering; Drysdale Overture; Forest; A Song of Islands; Festival Overture; and Processional Fanfare. James Judd conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.