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Edwards, Ross

Edwards, Ross (b Sydney, NSW, 1943). Australian composer. Went to London 1969. Returned to Australia 1972. Taught in mus. dept., Univ. of Sydney. Lect., NSW Cons. from 1976. Comps. incl.:STAGE: Christina's World, 2 mez., ten., bar., tape, ens. (1983).ORCH.: Mountain Village in a Clearing Mist (1973); pf. conc. (1982); Maninyas, vn., orch. (1988); Varrageh, solo perc., orch. (1989); Aria and Transcendental Dance, hn., str. (1990).INSTR.: Shadow D-Zone, fl., cl./bcl., perc., pf., vn., vc. (1977); Laikan, fl., cl., perc., pf., vn., vc. (1979); Reflections, pf., 3 perc. (1985).CHORAL: 5 Carols From Quem Quaeritis, unacc. women's ch. (1967); Antifon, ch., brass sextet, org., 2 perc. (1973); Ab estasis foribus, 5 Mediaeval Latin Lyrics, unacc. ch. (1980); Flower Songs, ch., perc. (1986–7).VOICE(S) & INSTR.: The Hermit of Green light, v., pf. (1979); Maninya I, v., vc. (1981); Maninya V, v., pf. (1986).CHAMBER MUSIC: Monos I, vc. (1970); The Tower of Remoteness, cl., pf. (1978); Maninya II, str. qt. (1982); 10 Little Duets, 2 high instr. (1982); Marimba Dances, marimba (1982); Maninya III, wind quintet (1985); Maninya IV, cl. (or bcl.), tb., marimba (1985–6).PIANO: Monos II (1970); 5 Little Piano Pieces (1976); Kumari (1980–1); Etymalong (1984).

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