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Cresswell, Lyell

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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