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Boyd, Anne (Elizabeth)

Boyd, Anne (Elizabeth) (b Sydney, NSW, 1946). Australian composer. Lect. in mus. Sussex Univ. 1975–7. Head of Mus. Dept., Hong Kong Univ. 1980–8, then returned to Sydney. Works incl.: The Voice of the Phoenix (1971) (orch., incl. amplified instr. and optional synthesizer); As Far As Crawls the Toad (1970, rev. 1972), th. piece for 5 young percussionists; 2 str. qts. (1968, rev. 1971, and 1973); The Rose Garden (1971), th. piece for singing actress, ch., chamber ens.; The Metamorphoses of the Solitary Female Phoenix (1971), wind quintet, pf., perc.; As it leaves the Bell (1973), pf., hp., perc.; Summer Nights (1976), alto, str., perc., hp.; As All Waters Flow (1976), 5 female vv., chamber ens.; As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (1975), 12 unacc. vv.; Anklung (1974), pf.; Bencharong (1976), str.; The Death of Captain Cook, oratorio, sop., ten., bar., ch., orch. (1978); The Little Mermaid, children's opera (1978); The Beginning of the Day, children's opera (1980); Anklung 2, vn. (1980).

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