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LILBURN: Orchestral Works


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LILBURN: Orchestral Works

Known as ‘the elder statesman of New Zealand classical music’, Douglas Lilburn was instrumental in establishing a genuinely vernacular voice. All the works on this recording portray New Zealand’s culture through an idiom instantly recognisable to listeners familiar with the music of Sibelius and Vaughan Williams (one of Lilburn’s teachers). Amongst the best known are Aotearoa (Land of the long white cloud), A Song of Islands, a tone poem which finds its parallel in New Zealand regional paintings, and Lilburn’s first major orchestral work, the Drysdale Overture, a beautifully evocative depiction of the isolated hill country farm where the composer spent his childhood. Lilburn’s Three Symphonies can be heard on Naxos 8.555862.

Lilburn, Douglas

1.   Aotearoa 00:08:09
  A Birthday Offering
2.   A Birthday Offering 00:11:38
  Drysdale Overture
3.   Drysdale Overture 00:10:34
4.   Forest 00:15:54
  A Song of Islands
5.   A Song of Islands 00:16:40
  Festival Overture
6.   Festival Overture 00:08:20
  Processional Fanfare
7.   Processional Fanfare 00:04:01

Total Playing Time: 01:15:16

Lilburn, Douglas

Judd, James

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557697

Barcode: 747313269723

Physical Release: 09/2006

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