Kōrero: Composers

Douglas Lilburn: Landfall in unknown seas (1 o 2)

Douglas Lilburn was painted by one of his Christchurch friends, Leo Bensemann, about 1942. That year Lilburn composed Landfall in unknown seas for a narrator and orchestra. The text was taken from a poem by Allen Curnow, and tells of Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand. This excerpt from the work is played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-264
Oil on canvas by Leo Bensemann

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Landfall in unknown seas 02/11/1972/Reference ID14282); sound courtesy of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Lilburn Trust, John Ritchie (conductor)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

William Dart, 'Composers - Establishing a new tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/44638/douglas-lilburn-landfall-in-unknown-seas (accessed 20 November 2019)

He kōrero nā William Dart, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014