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Complete Piano Music Vol.8 (Preview)

Music by Douglas Lilburn | Piano The Douglas Lilburn Complete Piano Edition was established to accompany Trust Records’ award-winning recorded collection of the same name. The final volume in a series of eight, it comprises Andante Sostenuto (1964), ‘Piece in E major’ (c. 1942), Prelude (1950), ‘A Christmas Offering’ (1944), and Sonatina No.2 (1962).

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Douglas LilburN Complete Piano Music Edition • 8 Douglas Lilburn occupies a pre-eminent position in New Zealand music, with a legacy extending well beyond his compositional output. As a composer, teacher and mentor he presided in innumerable ways over the artistic growth of New Zealand from 1940 onwards. From the early works redolent of the influence of Sibelius and Vaughan Williams, to the electro-acoustic pieces of his later years, his works have been instrumental in establishing a genuinely vernacular voice in New Zealand classical music. In 2005 Trust Records launched the first volume in the award-winning recording series showcasing all of Lilburn’s piano music receiving ‘Best Classical Album’ in the 2005 Recording Industry of New Zealand Music Awards and in the same year, Gramophone acclaimed that ‘[These] performances and recordings are unobtrusively excellent.’ This edition is the eighth of eight companion volumes to accompany the recorded series and draws on the expertise of Dr. Robert Hoskins, formely of Massey University and the New Zealand School of Music and Rod Biss, formerly of Schott London, Faber Music and Price Milburn Music, who was instrumental in first publishing Lilburn’s piano music in the 1970s. Having worked with Lilburn directly on these early publications, Biss has now revisited original source materials in the preparation of this series. Together, the editors have carefully considered and clarified Lilburn’s manuscripts and early publications in preparing these volumes as both scholarly and practical editions for performance. The publication of this eighth volume of the Douglas Lilburn Complete Piano Edition is funded by Creative New Zealand. The publisher also gratefully acknowledges the support of the Lilburn Trust, the HRL Morrison Music Trust and Massey University in the publication of this edition. ISMN 979-0-67452-131-4 Promethean Editions Limited PO Box 10-143 Wellington New Zealand www.promethean-editions.com Lilburn Trust DOUGLAS LILBURN Complete Piano Music Volume 8 PEL08 Andante Sostenuto (1964) • ‘Piece in E Major’ (c.1942) • Prelude (1950) ‘A Christmas Offering’ (1944) • Sonatina No.2 (1962)

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