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b Sydney, 21 November 1931

At the age of eleven he entered the Sydney Conservatory to study piano and horn, and composition under Goossens. In 1953 he went to London to continue composition studies under Lutyens and Stein. In both Australia and the USA, which he regularly visits, he holds university fellowships. In 1975 he was appointed Master of the Queen's Music.

1957 (26)

Piano Sonata No 1

1958 (27)

Santiago de Espada, overture

Piano Concerto No 1

1961 (30)

Organ Concerto

1963 (32)

Our Man in Havana, opera

Elevamini Symphony,

1964 (33)

Sinfonia Concertante for piano, three trumpets and string orchestra

Piano Concerto No 3

Variations for cello and piano

The Display, a dance symphony in four movements

The Merry Wives of Windsor, incidental music

Elegy JFK, for organ

Three Shakespeare Songs for high voice and guitar (or piano)

1965 (34)

The Happy Prince, one-act opera


Symphonic Variations, for orchestra

Concerto Grosso for orchestra

Violin Concerto

Four North Country Songs, for voice and orchestra

Concerto for two pianos (eight hands)

and wind quintet

1966 (35)

The Violins of St Jacques, opera

Julius Caesar Jones, opera

Sun Into Darkness, ballet

Five Preludes for piano

Two Organ Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell

Six English Lyrics for low voice and piano

1967 (36)

Dunstan and the Devil, one-act opera

Pas de Quatre, music to the ballet Nonet, for flute, oboe, clarinet,

bassoon and piano

Spectrum, ballet (music identical with the Variations for cello and piano, 1964)

The Moonrakers, cassation for audience and orchestra

Serenade for flute, piano, violin, viola and cello

Sonata for two pianos

1968 (37)

The Growing Castle, chamber opera for four singers

Knights in Shining Armour, cassation for audience and piano

The Snow Wolf, cassation for audience and piano

Piano Quintet

From a Child's Garden, settings of twelve poems, for high voice and piano

1969 (38)

Lucky-Peter's Journey, a comedy with music

Symphony No 2

The Brilliant and the Dark, choral-operatic sequence for women's voices

1971 (40)

Genesis, cassation for audience and instruments

The Stone Wall, cassation for audience and orchestra

Peace Pieces, six organ pieces in two volumes

Death of Cuchulain, for five male voices and percussion instruments

In Place of Belief, setting of ten poems by Per Lagerqvist for voices and piano duet

1972 (41)

The Red Sea, one-act children's opera

Symphony No 3, The Icy Mirror, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, two baritones, chorus and orchestra

Partita for viola on themes of Walton

The Musicians of Bremen, for six male voices

Love the Sentinel, for unaccompanied choir

1973 (42)

The Winter Star, cassation for audience and instruments

Concerto for two pianos and strings

Ode to Music, for chorus, echo chorus and orchestra

Pieta, four poems for soprano, oboe, bassoon and piano

Little Carols of the Saints, five organ pieces

The World at the Manger, Christmas cantata

Canticle of Fire, for chorus and organ

1974 (43)

The Glitter Gang, cassation for audience and orchestra

Perisynthyon, ballet

Hammarskjold Portrait, song cycle for soprano and string orchestra

1976 (45)

Piano Trio

1977 (46)

Symphony No 4

Mass of Christ the King, for chorus and orchestra

Les Olympiques, for mezzo and string orchestra

The Lion of Suffolk, for organ

1977-80 (47-9)

Mass of St Margaret of Scotland

1980 (49)

Symphony No 5, Aquero

Lament in memory of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, for violin and string orchestra

Little Mass of St Bernadette, for voices and organ

Ode for Queen Elizabeth, for string orchestra

Choric Hymn, for mixed chorus

Konstanz Fanfare, for brass, percussion and organ

Richmond Fanfare, for brass, percussion and organ

1981 (50)

Josip Broz Tito, for baritone and orchestra

Fontainebleau Fanfare, for brass, percussion and organ

Mass of the People of God

Williamson has also written concert suites and music for the theatre, cinema and television.

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