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GLYN LEHMANN

• COMPOSER - television, film, theatre
• SONGWRITER - choirs, bands, schools, special events
• ARRANGER and ORCHESTRATOR - live performances, recordings

COMPOSER • SONGWRITER • ARRANGER

Latest News

Celia Craig (oboe), Penelope Cashman (piano) and Pelham Andrews (bass) performing the world premiere of my latest work, As the Universe Expands. Adelaide Town Hall, May 2024. Preview and purchase this song cycle.
I Stand Silent (Forest Requiem) for SSAA choir, piano, string quartet and percussion.
Lyrics by Phil Cummings, music by Glyn Lehmann. This is a demo recording with vocals by Lauren Ward.

Preview the SSAA and piano score. Optional parts for string quartet and 2 percussion also available.
The Wisdom of Trees for string orchestra and piano had its premiere live performance in February 2023 by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and pianist Michael Ierace.

Preview and purchase the full score and parts.

This music video uses sampled instruments. I hope one day to have a recording of a real orchestra performing this piece!
Children responding to my song I Am The Earth
I Am The Earth and all of my works for children can be found at songlibrary.net
50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
To commemorate this event, author Phil Cummings and I composed a special song-cycle. The songs trace the big moments in the human endeavour to explore space.

The world premiere of Space Race was performed by the
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Young Adelaide Voices in September 2019.

Preview SPACE RACE scores

Watch SPACE RACE music videos on YouTube

SOUNDS

Vocal

Giant of the Forest - Young Adelaide Voices, 2020. Preview and purchase.
Apollo 11 (Homecoming) - from the Space Race song cycle, 2019
Unleashing The Power - World Conference on IT 2002. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders please note - may contain images of persons now deceased.
I Am The Earth - composed for the UN Year of Planet Earth, 2008

Instrumental

The Fire Within featuring violinist Julian Ferraretto - Leigh Warren and Dancers, World Conference on Information Technology, Adelaide. Listen on Apple Music or purchase in iTunes. Listen on Spotify
Phases - my album of piano music.
caretakers - six rooms. A collaboration with fellow composer Shaun McNicholas.
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Medley - excerpts of my music for television and theatre
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The Gift - composed and orchestrated for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
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Behind The News - theme from ABC TV news and current affairs program

Arrangement and Production

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Iron In The Blood by Sia Furler (1997). Arranged by Glyn Lehmann, produced by Glyn Lehmann and Mick Wordley.
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The Giant and the Dwarf from Murray Cooper’s Magic Show. Music composed and orchestrated by Glyn Lehmann.
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Everything That Rises by Seven Stories. Strings and French horn arranged by Glyn Lehmann.
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In This Place by Phil Cummings. Orchestrated and produced by Glyn Lehmann.

BIO

  • 1950s

    50s

    • Born 1959
  • 1960s

    60s

    • Listening to all kinds of 60s pop music on AM radio
    • First movie experience as a 6-year-old, Sound Of Music
    • Piano lessons on our old upright
  • 1970s

    70s

    • Bought my first album, Let It Be by The Beatles (1970)
    • Began playing the French horn in high school
    • Started recording on a 4-track reel-to-reel
    • Completed a university degree in music performance
    • Performed in stage bands, concert bands, orchestras, quintets…
  • 1980s

    70s

    • Member of rock band Seven Stories signed to international record deal with Sony Music - I play keyboards, French horn and co-arrange/produce
    • Play French horn for Adelaide Festival Centre productions of Sound Of Music and Evita, including original cast recordings
    • Music copyist for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Richard Meale, Graeme Koehne…
  • 1990s

    70s

    • Two albums recorded by Seven Stories with producers T-Bone Burnett (Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Elton John) and Kevin Moloney (U2, Sinead O’Connor)
    • Seven Stories perform with INXS, Midnight Oil, The Black Sorrows, Hothouse Flowers
    • First major composition - Kookookachoo a Beatlesque rock opera for Patch Theatre
    • Composed and orchestrated songs for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • 2000s

    70s

    • ABC TV (Australia) - composing music and songs for multiple education series and documentaries including Behind The News
    • Music and sound design for State Theatre Company of South Australia and Windmill Theatre
    • Composer for the 2002 World Congress on Information Technology including an extended work for the opening ceremony attended by Bill Clinton
  • 2010s

    2010s

    • Established the SongLibrary - an online collection of my songs for children aged 5-13 years to sing
    • Composed and arranged commissioned works for the South Australian Primary Schools Music Festival and the West Australian Massed Choir Festival
    • Collaborated with award winning author Phil Cummings to create two musicals for schools to perform and a song-cycle commemorating the 1969 moon landing.
    • April 2019 - Winner of the Australian National Choral Association Composition Competition - Primary School/Children's Choir Section for Giant Of The Forest.
    • September 2019 - The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Young Adelaide Voices world premiere performance of Space Race.
  • 2020s

    2010s

    • Giant of the Forest performed by Gondwana Novus at the National Choral School 2020 Finale Concert, Sydney Australia.
    • Water Is Life, 2021. A song cycle commissioned by the Primary Schools' Music Festival, Adelaide South Australia.
    • I Am The Earth performed at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant by a 400-voice children's choir.
    • World premiere performance of In This Place (2022), a 45 minute work for narrator/vocalist and orchestra performed by Liz McCall and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Music composed by Glyn Lehmann with text and lyrics by Phil Cummings.
    • The Wisdom of Trees for piano and strings world premiere performance by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (2023).
    • As the Universe Expands (2024) for bass voice, oboe and piano. World premiere at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of Chamber Music Adelaide's Perspectives Concert Series. Performed by Pelham Andrews (voice), Celia Craig (oboe) and Penelope Cashman (piano).

CONTACT

PO BOX 412
Bridgewater
South Australia 5155
Australia

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