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The folk song, Where Have all the Flowers Gone? was written by Pete Seeger and made popular by the Kingston Trio in the s. At the time it was a kind of protest song about war. In an interview Seeger had said that he got the idea to write the song from a Russian novel called And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov. In the story a group of Cossacks in Czarist Russia ride out of their.
Nobody who knows the voice-and-guitar version of the song-cycle “Sings Harry” should be surprised that Douglas Lilburn wrote for the solo instrument. His “Seventeen Pieces for Guitar” (published in , but written throughout the s and 70s) were composed largely at the instigation and encouragement of guitarist and artist Ron Burt.
The Return And The Elegy (Poems By Alistair Campbell, Sound Image And Music By Douglas Lilburn) SLD Kiwi: LP, Stereo, Mono, New Zealand: Te Pataka Maori Entertainers: Memories Of Maoriland (A Complete Maori Concert) LC Kiwi: LP,,, New Zealand: Douglas Lilburn: Symphony No. 2 / Aotearoa Overture / Diversions For String Orchestra.
Lilburn’s setting of Denis Glover’s Sings Harry tells the story of an idiosyncratic New Zealander, a man of many voices and outlooks, from grumpy to gracious; to me the penultimate song, Flowers of the Sea, is one of Lilburn’s finest achievements.
Canzona - The Flowers of the Sea. Arrangement of the 5th song of Sings Harry. Henry IV parts I and II. Incidental music for NZBC play. Piano pieces and sketches. Promoted to Associate Professor at VUW Trip overseas (including visits to Toronto, London, and Darmstadt) Diversions published by Oxford University.