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date: 22 August 2019

Buchanan, Dorothy Quita locked

  • J.M. Thomson

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( b Christchurch, Sept 28, 1945). New Zealand composer and teacher . The second of six daughters, she grew up in an intensely musical environment. She graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1967. In 1973 she founded the influential Christchurch music workshops, and later formed and directed the Centre Sound choral group. She gained a teaching diploma in 1976 and the following year became the first ‘composer-in-schools’. Her work as a teacher has led to a ‘school’ of young Christchurch composers. She also plays a leading role as a lecturer, writer, adjudicator and musical director.

A prolific composer, she has been influenced above all by landscape. She has worked closely with painters and has set texts by leading New Zealand poets such as Ian Wedde and Ruth Gilbert as well as the writings of Janet Frame and Margaret Mahy. Of her Five Vignettes of Women, for flute and female chorus (...

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