Lawrence Willingham

Biography

Lawrence Willingham was born on 17 January 1942 in Portland (ME).  He graduated from St. John's College High School in Washington DC in 1959 and received a bachelor's degree in music from the New England Conservatory in 1963, a master's degree in music from Yale University in 1966 and a doctoral degree in musical arts from West Virginia University in 1974 where he studied composition, piano and viola. He won scholarships from all three institutions. His composition teachers were Dr. George Thaddeus Jones, Daniel Pinkham, Yehudi Wyner and Thomas Canning.  (with thanks to Prof. Tobias Broeker)

He died April 28, 2006 in Arlington.

ACE Publications

25 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Lawrence Willingham TEMPERAMENTAL YOUNG ARTIST'S ALBUM, THE; op 30 -
Piano
Lawrence Willingham IN PRAISE OF FRODO -
String quartet: 2-1-1
Lawrence Willingham MAYA OZOLINA, op 29 -
Soprano, flute
Lawrence Willingham ADAGIO CONCERTANTE, op 27 -
Clarinet, string orchestra: 2-1-1-0
Lawrence Willingham LAKE, THE; op 25 -
Soprano, clarinet, percussion, viola, piano
Lawrence Willingham SONGS FROM HERMAN HESSE, op 26 -
Soprano, piano
Lawrence Willingham GARGANTUAN BACCHANALE, op 23 -
2 pianos
Lawrence Willingham MAD SONG, op 24 -
Soprano, clarinet, percussion (2), strings (2-1-1)
Lawrence Willingham NOCTURNE, op 22(Homage a Field,Chopin,Barber) -
Piano
Lawrence Willingham FIVE PIECES FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST, op 21 -
Piano
Lawrence Willingham FOUR SCENARIOS, op 19 -
Piano
Lawrence Willingham RIVER MERCHANT'S WIFE, THE; op 20 -
Soprano, flute, percussion, piano, cello
Lawrence Willingham EPIGRAMS, op 18 pf
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Lawrence Willingham SONGS OF INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE, op 17 -
Soprano, piano
Lawrence Willingham VIOLIN CONCERTO Op. 16 solo violin; 2222 4221 hp perc(3) strings
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Lawrence Willingham CAROL OF THE THRUSH, op 15 sop,fl,cl,vln,vla,vcl
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Lawrence Willingham SONATA, op 13 -
Piano
Lawrence Willingham YOUNG PEOPLE'S ALBUM, op 14 -
Piano
Lawrence Willingham COUNT UGOLINO, op 12 bar,ob,2 timp,perc,3vla,6vcl
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Lawrence Willingham THREE SONGS from W. B. Yeats, op 11 -
Tenor, chamber orchL 1-1-1-1, percussion, strings (2-1-1)
Lawrence Willingham GHOST OF ABEL, THE; op 8 (Dram Cantata) -
Narrator, soprano, 3 tenor, 3 bass, SATB, orch: flute (3), oboe (2)/english horn, clarinet (2), bassoon (2), horn (2), trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, strings
Lawrence Willingham THREE SERIOUS SONGS, op 9 -
Tenor, piano
Lawrence Willingham TZIGANE, op 7 -
Violin, piano
Lawrence Willingham STRING QUARTET NO. 2 op 6 -
String quartet: 2-1-1
Lawrence Willingham FOUR SONGS FROM WILLIAM BLAKE, op 1 -
Soprano, piano

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