1. In Search of a Tradition
(1) Music: Occasional Pieces for Piano (1942-73), performed by Margaret Nielsen (piano), recorded in 1981 [SA/NTK 14358].
(2) Peter Vere-Jones: "Light, warm sunlight …" - reading from Douglas’s unpublished notes for Memories of Early Years - a selection of autobiographical sketches [MS-Papers-7623-025].
(3) Jeannie Lilburn: “Douglas was Uncle Gordon to us …”
(4) Peter Vere-Jones: "My father, Robert Lilburn …" - reading from Douglas’s unpublished notes for Memories of Early Years - a selection of autobiographical sketches [MS-Papers-7623-025]. Underscored by Prelude for Piano (1951) performed by Margaret Nielsen (piano), recorded in 1981 [SA/NTK 14358].
(5) Joyce Hamilton: Lilburn family values.
(6) Jack Body and Douglas: Musical revelations at Waitaki Boys' High School; “... I was going to be a musician …” - archival interview recorded in 1975 [SA/NTK 14560]. Underscored and followed by Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano (1948), performed by Richard Foreman (clarinet) and Bruce Greenfield (piano), recorded in 1990 [SA/NTK 15417].
(7) Chris Bourke and Douglas: "If it had to be music, couldn’t it have been the bagpipes?" - archival interview recorded in 1985 for the Listener.
(8) Ashley Heenan: Christchurch scene setter. Archival talk recorded in 1985 [SA/NTK 14482].
(9) Percy Grainger: Offering a prize for a typically New Zealand composition. Archival talk recorded in November 1935 [SA/NTK 440].
(10) Jeannie Lilburn: Family history, first meeting with Douglas. Underscored by the third of Four Preludes (1948-60) performed by Georgina Zellan-Smith (piano), recorded in 1989 [SA/NTK 14483].
(11) Peter Vere-Jones: Reading a letter by Douglas from 1937 thanking Percy Grainger [Published in the ATL Record, October 1986]. Underscored by Hospital Sequence from the National Film Unit production of Journey For Three (1948), recorded in 1948 [SA/NTK TANZA CL3].
(12) Douglas Lilburn: “New Zealand was pretty much of a backwoods in those days …” - archival interview recorded in 1987 [SA/NTK CDR-295].
(13) Ralph Vaughan Williams: On composers realizing their best works. Archival talk extracted from Tribute to Ralph Vaughan Williams recorded on his death in 1958 [SA/NTK T-161]. Underscored by Seventeen Pieces for Guitar (1969-70) performed by Milton Parker (guitar), recorded in 1977 [SA/NTK 14571].
(14) John Hopkins and Douglas: Studying with Vaughan Williams; composing Drysdale Overture. Archival interview recorded in 1987 [SA/NTK CDR-295].
(15) Joyce Hamilton: “We felt him to be the odd-one-out …” Underscored by Skiing on Mount Cook from the National Film Unit production of Journey For Three (1948), recorded in 1948 [SA/NTK TANZA CL2].
(16) Music: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1950), performed by Natalie Tantrum (violin) and Stephen de Pledge (piano), recorded in 1992 [SA/NTK 17706].
(17) Jack Body: Douglas working back on the farm after returning from England.
(18) Music: Drysdale Overture (1937), performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir William Southgate, recorded in 1995 [Radio New Zealand DAT 962307].
(19) Joyce Hamilton: Douglas's brother Euan.
(20) Narrator, Jim Collins and Owen Jensen: State of orchestral playing in the 30s and 40s in New Zealand. Archival talk extracted from A Sympathy with Sound, marking the 21st year of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, recorded in 1967 [SA/NTK 23987].
(21) Douglas Lilburn: Composing was a strange occupation in the 40s. Archival interview recorded in 1975 [SA/NTK 14560].
(22) Martin Lodge: Composer contradictions, personal history. Underscored by Winterset (electronic, 1976) and Seventeen Pieces for Guitar (1969-70) performed by Milton Parker (guitar), recorded in 1977 [SA/NTK 14528 and 16287].
(23) Philip Norman: “You can divide Douglas's music into three periods …”
Underscored by Welcome Stranger (electronic, 1974) [SA/NTK 14313].
(24) Sir William Southgate: “He was not good with audiences, electronic music distanced him …”
(25) Music: Poem in Time of War (electronic with voice of Vietnamese student, 1967) [SA/NTK 14453].
(26) John Murray: “His spirituality wasn't tied in with any one tradition …”
Underscored by Sonatina No. 2 (1962), performed by David Guerin (piano), recorded in 1991 [SA/NTK 18016].
(27) Jenny McLeod: “He felt like he wasn't needed - people make their own music …”
(28) John Hopkins: “New Zealand wasn't ready for a national composer …”
(29) Jeannie Lilburn: “He was the ugly duckling …”
(30) Music: Sings Harry (1953), performed by Terence Finnegan (tenor) and Frederick Page (piano), recorded ca. 1959 [Radio New Zealand Tape 66].
(31) Dorothy McKegg: Production Credits.