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Dorothea Franchi

Arranger, Composer, Performer

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Born: 1921 Died: 2003

Biography

Dorothea Franchi (1921-2003) had distinguished professional careers as both harpist and composer. She studied at the Royal College of Music where, in 1950, she won the Lionel Tertis Prize for her Viola Rhapsody. In 1953 she became pianist and musical director for the newly formed New Zealand Ballet Company under Paul Gnatt. Her ballet Do-Whack-a-Do was written for the company, and premiered in 1968. Twenty years later it was revived by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Dorothea Franchi died 22 August 2003.


Composed (10)

Andante for Solo Viola and Strings

for viola and strings


Do-Wack-A-Do

for orchestra, 15m


Four Pioneer Portraits

for mezzo-soprano and piano, 9m


Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra

for viola and orchestra


Storm in Summer

for voice and piano


Suite for Flute and Harp

for flute and harp, 6m


Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp

for flute, viola and harp, 9m


The Oxen

for SATB choir


Treefall

for voice and piano



Arranged (44)

A Wet Night in Greymouth

for voice and piano, 4m


Abel Tasman

for voice, piccolo, piano and drum, 4m


Abel Tasman

for voice and piano, 3m


Apple-Picking Time

for voice and piano


Arrowtown

for voice and piano


Bonnie, Braw Dunedin

for voice, 2m


Cathedral City

for choir with piano, 3m


God Bless You Boy

for voice and piano


Heaven Come Down

for voice and piano


I Remember Summer

for voice and flute


Jean Batten

for voice and piano


Korotangi (The Dove)

for voice and piano


Kupe

for voice and guitar, 4m


Kupe

for voice and piano


Land of the Fern

for two-part choir, clarinet and piano, 3m


On the N.Z.R.

for voice and piano


On the Napier Marine Parade

for voice and piano with optional guitar


Rotorua Holiday

for voice and piano, 3m


See You In Auckland

for voice and piano


Snowy Mountains

for voice and piano with optional guitar, 3m


Summer Sands

for voice and piano with optional guitar


Tamaki Moonlight

for voice and piano with optional guitar


Thames - A Hundred Years Ago

for voice and piano, 3m


The Ballad of Sir Edmund Hillary

for voice and piano with optional guitar, 3m


The Dolphins

for voice and piano with optional guitar


The Good Ship Kiwi

for voice and piano


The Green New Zealand Bush

for voice and piano with optional guitar


The Man from Manawatu

for voice and piano


The Pioneer's Daughter

for voice and piano with optional guitar


The Riro-Riro

for voice, clarinet and guitar


The Sea-Gulls

for voice and piano


The Shining Cuckoo

for flute, voice and piano


The Treaty Tree (Te Rakau o te Tiriti)

for voice and piano with optional guitar


The Waipu Settlers

for voice and piano, 3m


The Wood - Pigeons

for SAB choir with optional guitar


There Grew a Tree in Israel

for vocal duo and piano


There Rose a Star - Peace Carol

for voice and piano


Up the Hill in the Cable Car

for voice and piano with optional guitar, 5m


Waitemata Harbour

for two-part voices and piano with optional guitar, 2m


Waitomo Magic

for voice and piano, 2m


Walter Nash - Prime Minister

for trumpet, snare drum, voice and piano