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Last Week's Question

Question: Douglas Lilburn wrote a string quartet titled The Kids: true or false?

Answer: False (bonus: it was Alfred Hill)

Prize details: Another double prize, this time Search for Tradition & A Search for a Language by Douglas Lilburn, and a CD of Lilburn works. Douglas Lilburn is widely hailed as the father of New Zealand music; some of the works featured on the CD are New Zealand icons, e.g: The ‘Aotearoa Overture’ is often the touchstone for presenting New Zealand to overseas audiences, and is played by professional, amateur and youth orchestras across New Zealand. The ‘Drysdale Overture’, named after Lilburn’s childhood home, supposedly illustrates the contour of hills in its introduction, and features a driven seven-eight rhythmic figure which represents the stream running through the valley. It is also played by Kiwi orchestras of all levels.

Other works on the CD are: ‘Forest’, a haunting tone poem depicting autumn in South Canterbury, an early work of his, which won a competition initiated by Percy Grainger. The’ Festival Overture’, another prizewinner and one of Lilburn’s many consolidations of his New Zealand voice. ‘A Song of Islands’, another tone poem, written in arch-form, which led him towards his two symphonies. His ‘Birthday Offering’, written for the tenth anniversary of the NZSO. The’ Processional Fanfare’, a setting of the student song Gaudeamus igitur, ‘let us rejoice while we are young’.

Search for Tradition & A Search for a Language (Douglas Lilburn) (book)
LILBURN: Orchestral Works - NZSO/James Judd (Naxos 8.557697)

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