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MEALE, Richard Graham
b Sydney, 24 August 1932

He entered the New South Wales Conservatorium at the age of twelve to study piano, though as a composer he is largely self-taught. He worked in the gramophone industry while gaining experience as a pianist and conductor. In 1960 a Ford Foundation grant took him to the University of California for a year. He worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1962 to 1969, then became a lecturer at the University of Adelaide. In 1971 he was appointed to the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust.

1961 (29)

Songs for Sheridan plays

1962-3 (30-1)

Hommage to Garcia Lorca, for two string orchestras

1965 (33)

The Maids, incidental music

Images, for orchestra

1965-7 (33-5)

Nocturnes for orchestra

1968 (36)

King Lear, incidental music

Very High Kings/ for orchestra

1969 (37)

Clouds Now and Then, for orchestra

Soon It Will Die, for orchestra

Variations for orchestra

1971 (39)

Incredible Floridas, for chamber ensemble

1972 (40)

Evocation, for oboe, violin and chamber orchestra

1974-5 (42-3)

Juliet's Memoirs, opera

1978 (46)

Viridian, for string orchestra

1980 (48)

String Quartet

1983 (51)

Aria from Voss, for soprano, baritone and orchestra

Meale has also written various chamber and instrumental works.

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