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  • David Griffiths

  • Born: 1950
  • Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer


David Griffiths was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1950 and educated at Westlake Boys’ High School. He graduated from the University of Auckland in 1971with a BMus and an MMus with 1st class hons in 1973. He also studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music, London in 1972. Since then he has worked as a freelance composer and singer based in Auckland, except from 1986 to 1992 when he held the position of Lecturer in Voice at the University of Otago. He sings professionally as a baritone, engagements include solo concert work, operatic roles and broadcasts for RNZ. His compositions for choir, in particular, have been performed all over the world.

David is currently Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Waikato, Hamilton.

Source: David Griffiths, June 2007

Selected Works

Beata Virgo for 12 part (SSSAAATTTBBB) choir  
Cosmic Praise for SATB choir and SATB soloists  
Dormi Jesu for SATB choir  
Five Landscapes for SATB choir  
Five Love Songs for tenor and piano  
Four Tudor Anthems for SATB choir  
Lie Deep, My Love a cycle of three settings of poems by James K. Baxter for SATB choir and soloists  
Salve Regina for double SATB choir  
Six Legs or More For piano  
Sonata for horn and piano  


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