Lawrence Dillon

Biography

Composer Lawrence Dillon (b. 1959) creates works that connect past and present in attractive and unexpected ways, provoking Gramophone to exclaim, "Just when you thought the string quartet may have reached the edge of sonic possibilities, along comes a composer who makes something novel, whimsical and haunting of the genre." His music is characterized by a keen sensitivity to color, a mastery of form, and what the Louisville Courier-Journal has called a "compelling, innate soulfulness." Despite losing 50% of his hearing in a childhood illness, he began composing as soon as he started piano lessons at the age of seven. In 1985, he became the youngest composer to earn a doctorate at The Juilliard School, and was immediately appointed to the Juilliard faculty. Dillon is now Composer in Residence at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he has served as Music Director of the Contemporary Ensemble, Assistant Dean of Performance, and Interim Dean of the School of Music.

Dillon's music, in the words of American Record Guide, is "lovely...austere...vivid and impressive." Three recordings of his music were released in 2010-2011 on the Bridge, Albany and Naxos labels. His works have been commissioned and premiered in the last five seasons by the Emerson String Quartet, Le Train Bleu, the Ravinia Festival, the Daedalus String Quartet, the Lincoln Trio, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Cassatt String Quartet, the Mansfield Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, Wintergreen Summer Arts Festival, the Salt Lake City Symphony, the Quartetto di Sassofoni d'Accademia, the University of Utah, Boise Philharmonic, the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Idyllwild Symphony Orchestra.

ACE Publications

89 song(s)
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Instrumentviolin ii, violin, viola, cello, flute
Ensemble Typestring quartet (alone or + inst or voc), solo instrument(s) featured+ens 3 to 6 players, featured soloist
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$22.50
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Ensemble Typechamber orchestra
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InstrumentSoprano, violin, viola, cello, tenor saxophone, clarinet, piano
Ensemble Typesolo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments, mixed instrumental ens 6 to 15 players
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SAMPLE AUDIO
dillonappendageexcerptlaurenflanigan.mp3
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Instrumentflute, harp
Ensemble Typeduo inst or voices
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$11.25
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Instrumentviolin ii, violin
Ensemble Typeduo inst or voices
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$10.00
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Instrumentviolin, viola
Ensemble Typeduo inst or voices
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$10.00
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Instrumentsaxophone, vibraphone, piano
Ensemble Typeinstrumental trio, duo or ensemble+ keyboard
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$18.75
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Ensemble Typestring quartet (alone or + inst or voc), string orchestra
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Ensemble Typewind ensemble, band/wind ensemble large
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Ensemble Typestring quartet (alone or + inst or voc), string orchestra
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Instrumentviolin, piano
Ensemble Typesolo inst+keyboard
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$10.25
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Instrumentpiano
Ensemble Typesolo keyboard
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$10.95
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Instrumentoboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone
Ensemble Typeinstrumental quintet
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$24.95
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InstrumentFrench horn, oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon
Ensemble Typewoodwind quintet
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$21.45
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Ensemble Typestring quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
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$17.25
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Instrumentviolin, viola, cello, flute
Ensemble Typestrings featured, solo instrument(s) featured+ens 3 to 6 players, instrumental quartet
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$18.45
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Instrumentviolin, cello, piano
Ensemble Typeinstrumental trio, duo or ensemble+ keyboard
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$47.95
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Ensemble Typebrass quintet
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$16.25
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InstrumentFrench horn
Ensemble Typemultiples of the same instrument(s), brass featured
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Instrumentflute (dbl picc), Flute (dbl alto fl), flute
Ensemble Typeinstrumental quartet
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$19.95
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InstrumentFrench horn, flute, piano
Ensemble Typeinstrumental trio, duo or ensemble+ keyboard
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$16.95
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Instrumentnarrator-speaker(s), violin, viola, flute, alto flute, piano
Ensemble Typesolo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments
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01_entrance.mp3
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Instrumentnarrator-speaker(s), double bass, cello, trumpet in C, alto saxophone, piano
Ensemble Typesolo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments, instrumental quintet
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09_exit.mp3
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