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Janet Jennings

Composer, Performer

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Dr Janet Jennings is a well-known New Zealand composer. Trained and experienced as a singer, conductor, organist (church musician), harpsichordist, and stage director, Janet composes sympathetically and engagingly for voice (solo and choral music), instruments (chamber and orchestral music), and for stage (opera and music-drama).

Janet majored in organ and harpsichord studies at Auckland University, later completing post-graduate research focused on a performance of Tate/Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Her PhD studies in composition were assisted by a doctoral scholarship from the University of Waikato and a Fulbright scholarship allowing for travel and study in the United States.

Composed (11)

A Bird, a Fruit, and a Beast

for voice, flute, bassoon and piano

A Walk in Hamilton Gardens

for solo piano, 25m

All the World's a Stage

for voice, flute and piano

ANZACS: A Generation Lost in Legend

for SATB choir, STB soloists, violin, brass quintet, percussion and organ

In Memoriam

for tenor and string quartet, 12m

Pictures at the Waikato Museum

for solo piano, 11m

Prelude, Fugue, Variations and Chaconne

for flute, bassoon and piano

Songs of War

for baritone, trumpet and piano, 16m

Taking Off

for tenor and piano, 19m 20s

Taking Off

for baritone and piano, 19m 20s

Recordings (1)