Lumsdaine, David

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Lumsdaine, David (b Sydney, NSW, 1931). Australian composer. Lect. in mus., Durham Univ., where he inaugurated EMS. Prin. works:ORCH.: Variations (1957); Episodes (1968–9); Hagoromo (1975–7); Shoalhaven (1982); Mandala V (1988).CHAMBER ORCH.: Mandala II (1969); Looking Glass Music (1970); Salvation Creek with Eagle (1974); Sunflower (1975); Mandala III, pf. and ens. (1978); Empty Sky, Mootwingee, fl., tb. or hn., vc., perc., 2 pf. (1986); A Dance and a Hymn for Alexander Maconchy, ens. (1988); Round Dance, sitar, tabla, fl., vc., pf. (1989).BRASS BAND: Evensong (1975).VOICE(S) & CHAMBER ENS.: Annotations of Auschwitz, sop. and ens. (1964, rev. 1970); Easter Frescoes, sop., ens. (1966, rev. 1971); Aria For Edward John Eyre, sop., ens. (1972); Tides, narrator, 12 vv., perc. (1979); The Ballad of Perse O'Reilly, ten., male ch., 2 pf. (1953–81); What Shall I Sing? sop., 2 cl. (1982).CHAMBER MUSIC: Mandala I, wind quintet (1967); Caliban Impromptu (1972); Mandala IV, str. qt. (1983).PIANO: Kelly Ground (1966); Flights, 2 pf. (1967); Kangaroo Hunt, pf., perc. (1971); Ruhe Sanfte, Sanfte Ruh’ (1974); Cambewarra (1980).SOLO VOICE: My Sister's Song, sop. (1974).TAPE: Babel (1968); Big Meeting, elec. fantasy (1978); Wild Ride to Heaven (with N. LeFanu), ‘radiophonic adventure playground’ (1980).