Cresswell, Lyell (b Wellington, NZ, 1944). NZ composer. Settled in Brit. 1972. Taught at Aberdeen Univ. 1973–4, Glasgow Univ. 1976–7. Mus. organizer, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 1978–80. Works incl. vn. conc.; conc. for 2 orchs.; Translations, sop., ch., orch., tape; 4 Sentimental Songs, sop., pf., bamboo chimes, bag of wooden clothes pegs; Wagner is a Fink, brass band; Music for Skinheads, 3 percussionists; 3 str. qts.; Salm, orch; O! for Orchestra, orch.; Taking a Line for a Walk, elec. tape; vc. conc.; Passacagli, orch.; Speak for us, great sea, orch.; A Modern Ecstasy, mez., bar., orch.
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