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A Birthday Offering

for orchestra

Year:  1956   ·  Duration:  11m
Instrumentation:  fl. (3-3rd dbl picc.), ob. (3-3rd dbl CA), cl. in A (3-3rd dbl bass cl.), bsn (3-3rd dbl contra.), alto sax.; 4,3 (trumpets in C), 3,1; timp., perc. (5), hp, cel., pno; strings. Percussion includes tri., tambourine, sus. cymbal, clash cymbal, gong, xylophone, glock., bells, woodblk, claves, rattle, whip, side drum, bass drum.

Year:  1956
Duration:  11m
Instrumentation  fl. (3-3rd dbl picc.), ob. ...

Composer:   Douglas Lilburn

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About


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra (now New Zealand Symphony Orchestra) for its 10th birthday, their leader Vincent Aspey, and their conductor, James Robertson.


Performance history

30 Apr 2004: Performed by the NZSO, conducted by Kenneth Young

06 Mar 2007: 60th Anniversary Concert

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Judd

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins in 1987

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir William Southgate

Performed by the NZSO conducted by John Hopkins

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