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Douglas Gordon Lilburn


1932 Opus 1 a sonata for piano in 3 movements
1936 Forest tone poem for ochestra. Winner of Percy Grainger Competition in 1936.
1937 Choral Sketches for baritone, male chorus and SATB
1937 Drysdale Overture for Orchestra. Winner in orchestra class of NZ Centennial Celebrations Music Conpetition in 1940.
1939 Phantasy for String Quartet ("Westron Wynde"). Winner of the Cobbett Prize in 1939.
1939 Harvestmen a-singing: for unaccompanied chorus
1939 Festival Overture for orchestra. Awarded second prize in orchestral class of NZ Centennial Celebrations Music Competition in 1940
1939 Prodigal Country for baritone, chorus and orchestra. Winner in choral class of NZ Centennial Celebrations Music Conpetition in 1940
1939 Sonata for Pianoforte No. 11 in F# minor, in two movements.
1939 A sonata for piano in three movements
1940 Summer's Sadness for baritone and piano
1940 Aotearoa Overture for orchestra. Written for the NZ Centennial Matinee in London.
1941 Suite for strings
1941 Short piano pieces: a collection of manuscripts and sketches
1942 Allegro for strings.
1942 Two Concert Overtures for String Orchestra. No.l in D, No. II in Bflat.
1942 Landfall in Unknown Seas for strings and narrator. Test by Allen Curnow. Written to commemorate the tercentenary of discovery of NZ by Tasman.
1942 Canzonetta for violin and viola No. 1
1942 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for a cappella choir. For use by the Christchurch Cathedral choir
1942 Five Bagatelles for Piano.
1943 Hamlet: incidental music for string orchestra
1943 Sinfonia in D for strings
1943 Sonata in C for violin and piano
1943 Sonata in Eflat for violin and piano.
1943 Canzonetta for violin and viola No. 2
1943 Hamlet incidental music for three violins and tubular bell.
1944 Diversions for piano
1944 Evening Service for SATB chorus
1944 Music for Waitaki Boys' High School Song. Words by Frank Milner, revised by Walter Brookes.
1944 Prelude and Fugue in G minor for organ. Winner of the Philip Neill Memorial Prize in 1944
1944 Othello incidental music (violin and piano) for University of Canterbury Drama Society
1944 Willow song: for mezzo-soprano amd piano
1944 Willow song: for mezzo-soprano and string quartet arrangement by Lilburn
1944 Distant Point incidental music for Canterbury Repertory Society production
1944 Allegro Concertante for violin and piano in A Phrygian Mode in one movement.
1944 Four Preludes for piano
1945 String Trio
1945 A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music for flute, cornet & two french horns.
1945 King Henry V incidental music for two trumpets.
1945 Elegy for soprano, contralto, and strings
1945 A song for Otago University. Poetry by J.K.Baxter
1946 Sonatina for piano
1946 String Quartet in E minor
1946 A Song of islands originally titled Song of the Antipodes for orchestra
1946 Chaconne for piano
1946 Cambridge Overture for strings. Commissioned for the first Cambridge Summer School of Music
1946 Macbeth incidental music for Univ. of Canterbury Drama Society
1946 O Fons Bandusiae for voice and piano
1946 Song Thinking of her Dead for tenor and piano
1947 Diversions for String Orchestra
1947 Backblocks Hospital incidental music for National Film documentary
1947 The Infernal Machine incidental music for play by Cocteau
1947 Li Po in Spring - Voice and piano
1947 Canon for 2 clarinets
1947 Diversion for two clarinets and two trumpets in Bflat
1947 Summer Afternoon for mezzo-soprano and piano
1948 Sonatina for clarinet and piano
1948 Prelude for piano
1948 Rhythm and Movement - incidental music for National Film documentary
1948 Variations on a Theme by Douglas Lilburn written at Cambridge Summer Music School. Variation 1) Farquhar, 2) Dellow, 3) Carr, 4) Franchi, 5) Tremain.
1948 Infant Schools incidental music for Nationl Film documentary
1948 Moths and Candles: a dance for children. From Infant Schools documentary
1948 Journey for Three - incidental muic for National Film feature film
1948 Two Diversions for piano
1948 The Islands settings for voice and piano of two poems
1949 Symphony No. 1 for orchestra
1949 Sonata for piano in 3 movements
1949 This is New Zealand orchestral music for a BBC documentary
1949 The Trojan Women incidental music for play
1950 Sonata for violin and piano
1950 Prelude for piano from Three Sea Changes
1950 Cornet Rilke incidental music for string quartet to a reading produced by NZBS
1950 Lines in Autumn songs for messo-soprano and piano
1951 Elegy song cycle for baritone and piano
1951 Prelude for piano
1951 Symphony No. 2 for orchestra revised 1974
1952 Sonata for Piano (revised 1956)
1952 Four Hand work: for piano four hands
1952 Hamlet incidental music to Wellington Rep production
1952 Incidental music for a reading of poetry in Auckland Univ. College for violin and piano
1953 Dandy Dick incidental music for NZ Players' production
1953 Sings Harry song cycle for tenor and piano
1954 Sings Harry arranged for baritone and piano
1954 Sings Harry arranged for tenor and guitar
1954 Duos for two violins
1954 Clear Sky and The Picnic two songs for soprano and piano
1954 Piano Piece for four hands. Allegro non troppo
1955 Suite for solo viola (performance MS missing)
1955 Pieces in serial technique for various string combinations. Done at Tanglewood for Roger Sessions
1955 Pardon goddess of the night: for SATB chorus
1955 Suite for Orchestra
1955 St Joan incidental music for NZ Players production
1956 A Birthday Offering for orchestra Commissioned by the National Symph. Orch. for its 10th birthday
1957 Wind Quintet
1957 Quartet for Brass Instruments
1957 Merchant of Venice incidental music for NZ Players production
1958 Two duos for violin and viola
1958 Three Songs for Baritone and Viola
1958 Three Poems of the Sea for string orchestra and narrator
1959 Suite for Brass Band in 4 movements
1960s Homnnage a' D.A.F.: for piano (for David Farquhar's composition class)
1961 Symphony No. 3 for orchestra
1961 Grand Canyon Uprun for wind quartet. music for private film
1961 The Axe incidental music to radio play by Curnow
1961 Processional Fanfare for the final congregation of the University of New Zealand
1962 Sonatina No. 2 for piano
1962 Canzona - The Flowers of the Sea. Arrangement of the 5th song of Sings Harry
1962 Henry IV parts I and II. Incidental music for NZBC play
1962 Piano pieces and sketches
1964 The Pitcher and the Well incidental music for NZBC play, Uses sound images of electronic derivation
1965 Canon for 6 hands for piano
1965 Gamelan for 6 hands, piano
1965 Canonic studies for piano Homage to J.S. Bach
1965 Fred's Birthday for piano
1965 The Return - Electronic Sound Image to poetry by Alistair Campbell
1966 Nine Short Pieces for Piano
1966 The Spiral Tatoo incidental music for NZBC production
1966 Fragments of a Poem
1967 Poem in Time of War
1967 Study from One Note
1967 Cicadas, Oscillators and Tree Frogs
1967 The Golden Lover incidental music for Downstage Theatre. Play by Douglas Stewart
1967 He Mane Toa Maori Theatre Trust production
1967 Hot Spring incidental music for Downstage production of play by Adele Schafer
1968 Three bars for the blood and bone for piano
1968 Three Studies for Gustav Ciamaga
1969 He Tohu O Waharoa incidental music to a play by James Ritchie
1969 Sumner Voices
1969 Five Toronto Pieces
1969 16 pieces for guitar Published with Canzona
1970 Expo 70 Dance Sequence
1971 Lilburn vs Putney, Staircase Music and Glass music (an end-of-term entertainment in the music room)
1972 Three Inscapes
1972 One movement of 3 for viola
1973 Occasional Pieces for Piano
1973 Wide open Cage incidental music for play by J.K. Baxter
1974 Two pieces for guitar
1974 Welcome Stranger a ballet commissioned by the NZ Ballet Conpany
1975 Sounds and Distances
1975 Lines and Distances
1976 Carousel
1976 Winterset
1977 Tryptych
1977 Of Time and Nostalgia
1979 Soundscape with Lake and River
1980 Four Canzonas for strings written for solo violin and string quartet arrangement of incidental music for plays between 1943-1950
1985 Processional Fanfare arranged for 3 trumpets and small orchestra from 1961 original conposed for 3 trumpets with organ
1987 Grand Canyon Uprun: a suite for woodwind quartet. Arrangement of original 1961 composition