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LUTYENS, Elisabeth
b London, 6 July 1906
d London, 14 April 1983, aged seventy-six

She was the daughter of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. She studied at the Ecole Normale in Paris in 1922, then went to the Royal College of Music. After World War II she survived by writing for films and radio while bringing up four children. She formed the Composers' Concourse in the 1950s and her own publishing company, Olivan Press, in the mid-1960s. In 1969 she was awarded the CBE.

1938 (32)

String Quartets No 1 and 2

Partita for two violins

Sonata for solo viola

1939 (33)

Three Pieces for orchestra

String Trio

1940 (34)

Chamber Concerto No 1, for nine instruments

Chamber Concerto No 2, for clarinet, tenor saxophone, piano,

Concertante and string orchestra (1940-1)

Midas, ballet for string quartet and piano

1941 (35)

Five Intermezzi for piano

1942 (36)

Three Symphonic Preludes

Nine Bagatelles for cello and piano

Two Songs (Auden)

for voice and piano

1944 (38)

Suite Gauloise, for small orchestra

1945 (39)

Chamber Concerto No 3, for bassoon, string orchestra and percussion

Five Little Pieces for clarinet and piano

1947 (41)

Viola Concerto

Chamber Concerto No 4, for horn and small orchestra

Chamber Concerto No 5, for string quartet and small orchestra

The Pit, dramatic scene for tenor and bass soli, women's chorus and orchestra

1948 (42)

Chamber Concerto No 6, for oboe, harp and string orchestra

Aptote, for solo violin

Three Improvisations for piano

Nine Songs for voice and piano

1949 (43)

String Quartet No 3

1950 (44)

Concertante, for five players

1951 (45)

Requiem for the Living

Penelope, music drama for violin, cello and piano soli, choir and orchestra

Nativity, for soprano and strings or organ

1952 (46)

String Quartets No 5-6

1953 (47)

Three Songs and Incidental Music, for Group Theater's homage to Dylan Thomas

1954 (48)

Infidelio, seven scenes for soprano and tenor soli and seven instruments

Valediction, for clarinet and piano

1955 (49)

Music for Orchestra I

Capriccii, for two harps and percussion

Nocturnes, for violin, guitar and cello

Sinfonia for organ

1956 (50)

Chorale for orchestra, hommage a Stravinsky

In the Temple of a Bird's Wing, for baritone and piano (also 1965)

1956-7 (50-1)

Three Duos (1) Horn and piano (2) Cello and piano (3) Violin and piano 1

1957 (51)

Six Tempi for Ten Instruments, for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, violin, viola, cello and piano

De Amore, cantata for soprano and tenor soli, choir and orchestra

Variations, for solo flute

1958 (52)

Piano e Forte, for solo piano 1

1959-60 (53 4)

Quincunx, for soprano and baritone soli and orchestra

1960 (54)

Wind Quintet

1961 (55)

Symphonies for solo piano, wind, harps and percussion

Catena, cantata for soprano and tenor soli and twenty-one instruments

1962 (56)

Music for Orchestra II

Five Bagatelles for piano

1963 (57)

Music for Orchestra III

Encomion 'Let us now praise famous men . . .', for chorus, brass and percussion

String Quintet

Wind Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon

Fantasie Trio, for flute, clarinet and piano

Présages, for solo oboe

The Country of the Stars, motet

1964 (58)

Music for Piano and Orchestra

Music for Wind for double wind quintet

Scena, for violin, cello and percussion

1965 (59)

The Numbered, opera in prologue and two acts (1965-7)

The Valley of Hatsu-Se, for soprano solo, flute, clarinet, cello and piano

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for unaccompanied chorus

The Hymn of Man, motet for unaccompanied male chorus (revised for mixed chorus 1970)

1966 (60)

And Suddenly It's Evening, for solo tenor and eleven instruments

Akapotik Rose, for solo soprano, flute, two clarinets, string trio and piano

The Fall of the Leafe, for solo oboe and string quartet

Music for Three, for flute, oboe and piano

1967 (61)

Novenaria, for orchestra

Time Off? Not a Ghost of a Chance, charade in four scenes and three interruptions, for baritone, actor, vocal quartet, two mixed choruses and instruments

Scroll for Li-Ho, for violin and piano

Helix, for piano (four hands)

1968 (62)

Essence of Our Happiness, for solo tenor, chorus and orchestra

Horai, for violin, horn and piano

Epithalamium, for organ (soprano solo optional)

A Phoenix, for solo soprano, violin, clarinet and piano

The Egocentric, for tenor or baritone and piano

The Tyme Doth Flete, for unaccompanied chorus, prelude and postlude for two trumpets and two trombones optional

1969 (63)

Isis and Osiris, Lyric drama for eight voices and small orchestra (1969-70)

Temenos, for organ

The Dying of the Sun, for solo guitar

Trois pieces Breves, for chamber organ

The Tides of Time, for double-bass and piano

String Trio

1970 (64)

Anerca (Eskimo poetry), for speaker/actress, ten guitars and percussion

Vision of Youth, for soprano, three clarinets, piano and percussion

Oda a la Tormenta, for mezzo-soprano and piano

In the Direction of the Beginning, for bass and piano

Verses of Love, for mixed choir unaccompanied

1971 (65)

Islands, for soprano, tenor, narrator and instrumental ensemble

The Tears of Night, for counter-tenor, six sopranos and three instrumental ensembles

Dirge for the Proud World, for soprano, counter-tenor, harpsichord and cello

Requiescat (Igor Stravinsky 1971), for soprano and string trio

Driving Out the Death, for oboe and string trio

1972 (66)

The Linnet from the Leaf, music-theatre for five singers and two instrumental groups

Voice of Quiet Waters, for chorus and orchestra

Counting Your Steps, for chorus, four flutes and four percussion

Chimes and Cantos, for baritone solo, two trumpets, two trombones, four violins, two double-basses and percussion

Plenum 1, for solo piano

Dialogo, for tenor and lute

1973 (67)

One and the Same, scena for soprano, speaker, two female mimes, male mime and instrumental ensemble

The Waiting Game, three scenes for mezzo-soprano, baritone and small orchestra

Roads, for two sopranos, counter-tenor, baritone and bass

Rape of the Moone, for wind octet

Laudi, for soprano, three clarinets, piano and percussion

Tre, for solo clarinet

Plenum II, for solo oboe

Plenum III, for string quartet

1974 (68)

The Winter of the World, for orchestras

Kareniana (for Karen Phillips), for instrumental ensemble

Sloth, One of the Seven Deadly Sins, for male voices

1975 (69)

Eos, for small orchestra

Fanfare for a Festival, for three trumpets and three trombones

Pieta, for harpsichord

Ring of Bone, for solo piano

1976 (70)

Mare et Minutiae, for string quartet

Constants, for cello and piano

1977 (71)

Rondel, for chamber ensemble

1978 (72)

Doubles, for string quartet

Seven Preludes for piano

Elegy of the Flowers, for three instrumental groups

Footfalls, for flute and piano

1979 (73)

Echoi, for mezzo and orchestra

Cantata for soprano and ensemble

'She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep', for unaccompanied voice

The Great Seas, for piano

Prelude for solo violin

Cantata for soprano, alto, baritone and ensemble

Trio for clarinet, cello and piano

The Roots of the World, for chorus and cello

That Sun, for contralto and piano

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