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2pm Sunday 10 November 2002

Tim Hurd

Tim Hurd

National Carillonist of New Zealand
Director, National Carillon, Canberra

Music Of The Four Ages

I Childhood
Childrens' Pieces I-III (for Veena) . . . . . K Subramanian
trans. George Matthew, arr. Timothy Hurd
Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) . . . . . Harold Arlen
(arr Gerard De Waardt)
II Youth
Danish Romance No.1 . . . . . Sjef van Balkom
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from The Magic Flute) . . . . . W A Mozart
(arr Percival Price)
III Adulthood
Koorie Dancing (1998) & Moon (1972) . . . . . Peter Sculthorpe (arr Joan Chia)
The Red Sarafan . . . . . Russian traditional (arr Eugeen Uten)
IV Old Age
Vallende Herfstbladeren (1939) (Autumn Leaves Falling) . . . . . Gerard Boedijn
Improvisation on The Last Rose of Summer . . . . . Timothy Hurd
English Impressions - Improvisations on Three British 20thC Themes
Percy Whitlock - on `Canzonetta', from Organ Sonata in C
Kenneth Leighton - on `Drop, Drop Slow Tears', from Crucifixus Pro Nobis
Herbert Howells - on `Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks'

Timothy Hurd QSM (o1952, New York) studied composition with Krzysztof Penderecki and Jacob Druckman at Yale University, with further postgraduate study in Holland & Belgium. He received the Artist's Diploma in carillon performance from the Netherlands Carillon School in 1980, where he studied with Peter Bakker and Leen 't Hart. He did research in musicology at the Catholic University of Leuven and studied Flemish carillon music at the Royal Carillon School `Jef Denyn' in Mechelen. In 1981, he was awarded the `Prix d'Excellence' by the Dutch Government. After two years in Florida as Carillon Scholar at Bok Tower, then teaching at the Scandinavian Carillon School in Denmark, he became National Carillonist of New Zealand in October 1984. A Queen's Service Medal for services to music was awarded in 1994. He was appointed first Director of the National Carillon in Canberra in July 2001.