Story: Lilburn, Douglas Gordon

Drysdale Overture

The Drysdale Overture of 1937 is among Douglas Lilburn’s earliest works for orchestra. The piece was written while Lilburn was a student at the Royal College of Music in London. The overture is dedicated to Lilburn’s father, Robert, and celebrates the family farm on which Lilburn grew up. Pictured here is the farm homestead, north-west of Hunterville.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero © Lilburn Trust. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Drysdale Overture/Reference number CDR136).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand Collection
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How to cite this page:

Philip Norman. 'Lilburn, Douglas Gordon', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2024)