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dc.contributor.advisorLaird, Paul
dc.contributor.authorDeighton, Timothy
dc.descriptionD.M.A. University of Kansas, Music and Dance 1997

36 pages, [2] leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm.
dc.description.abstractDouglas Lilburn (b. 1915) is considered New Zealand's foremost composer. He has written in a wide variety of genres ranging from symphonic music to chamber music to electronic works. He has received numerous awards and honors and is recognized for his important role as an advocate for composition in New Zealand.

This paper, which was presented in the form of a lecture-recital, is concerned with the six major works for violin, with particular emphasis on the later works: the Sonata for Violin and Piano (1950), the Salutes to Seven Poets (1952), and the Duos for Two Violins (1954). ,While the sonata and the duos are performed frequently, the Salutes to Seven Poets have not been published and have, to date, received only a few performances. This work, a series of eight short movements which attempt to give "a generalized impression of the work and personality" of seven New Zealand poets, was performed in the lecture-recital. The work deserves programming as a fine example of New Zealand composition.

This study begins with background and biographical information and, after a brief survey of the early violin works, focuses on the musical language and structure of the three later compositions. Sources used for this paper include musical scores (including copies of unpublished manuscripts obtained by permission of the composer), sound recordings, published biographical information, the transcript of an interview and two theses.
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansasen_US
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.en_US
dc.titleThe violin works of Douglas Lilburnen_US
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineMusic and Dance

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