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Mark Langford


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Born: 1957


Mark Edward Langford was born in Takaka 9-8-57. Educated Nelson College 1971-5. Attended Wellington Polytechnic Executant Music Course (majoring in piano) 1976-7, Victoria University of Wellington 1978-81, graduating BMus (Hons) in composition. Organist in several churches in Nelson and Wellington 1967-82. 1982-3 studied digital and analogue music at the Institute of Sonology, Utrecht. Returned to NZ 1983. 1985 tutored in Harmony at Victoria Univ of Wgtn; late 1985-7 with National Library; 1987 to date with Accident Compensation Corporation.

See also "Bibliography of NZ Compositions (-1982)"

Composed (13)

...But It Only Makes A Small Shadow

for gamelan, three male choirs and percussion, 6m

Declining the Naked Horse

for mezzo-soprano and flute, 3m

Ich hab' nur eine Minute

for soprano, cello, two actors and string orchestra, 1m

Interpolations 1

for orchestra, 5m

Mostly In B-Flat

for piano and electric violin, 4m

Piglet's Lament

for clarinet, vibraphone and piano, 4m

the night of the sweet potato pullers

for clarinet, accordion, violin, two violas and double bass

The Poets Agree To Be Quiet By The Swamp

for a vocal ensemble of twelve singers, 2m

Tutanekai Whets his Whistle

for solo flute, 5m

When Owls Do Cry

for clarinet, piano and percussion, 16m