Story: Lilburn, Douglas Gordon

A birthday offering

Pictured here in the early 1960s, Douglas Lilburn composed A birthday offering in 1956 to mark the 10th birthday of the National Orchestra.

Listen to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Hopkins, perform this piece in 1986.

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 (A Birthday Offering/Reference number CDR163). Courtesy of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Douglas Lilburn Collection
Reference: PAColl-6884-2-51-2

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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, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6l2/lilburn-douglas-gordon/page-3 (accessed 14 August 2020)