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Gerard Crotty


Born: 1958 Died: 1988


Gerard Malcolm Crotty was born Te Awamutu 6-6-58, died Auckland 26-8-88. Educated Korakonui Primary School, Sacred Heart College, Auckland (1972-5), Loretto Hall Catholic Training College (1978-80). As a Marist Brother, served in Mirimar, Wellington and Auckland, taught in Intermediate and Secondary Schools. 1983 served as assistant to JE Weir, took final vows. A church organist 1974-82. ATCL. Attended Victoria Univ of Wgtn (Senior Scholar) BMus (1986). Composer-in-residence Wgtn Youth Orchestra 1983. 1985 became Director of Music at the Catholic Cathedral, Wgtn. Mus. Dir. of Youth Liturgy for the Papal visit of 1986. Winner of Wgtn City Council Music Award in 1984 and 1985.

List of works selected from holdings at the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington.

Composed (24)


for orchestra

Duet For Violin And Viola

for violin and viola


for 3 pianos - 6 hands

Gospel Acclamation

for choir and ensemble

Iesu: Ambient Music For Church

for voices and ensemble


music for dance

Night Voices

for violin and piano

Psalm 145

for voices and ensemble


for contralto and piano

Salve Regina

for soprano, oboe, violins, cello and harpsichord

Sonatina No. 2

for orchestra

Song From Amos

music theatre for mezzo-soprano, narrator, dancer and ensemble

The Artist - Chinatown

for alto and piano

The Good Shepherd

for cantor and STB choir

To Our Lady In Winter

for trebles, TB chorus

Two Movements For Brendan

for clarinet and piano

Verses for Soprano and Clarinet

for soprano and clarinet

Which Was Also

music theatre for 6 actors, percussion and ensemble

Arranged (2)

Resources (1)