David Stanhope Music
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News November 2018

I must begin with a tribute to Lorina Gore, who recorded the role of Lucy for my opera Dracula a week or so ago. Lorina was absolutely marvellous, glorious voice, accurate and so much dramatic character as well as beauty! Only the role of Dracula to go now.

Lorina will also be recording my Three Poems by Gwen Harwood early next year when convenient. I can hardly wait!


Sad news about the death of an old friend and supporter, David Elsworth, aged 91. The Elsworth family have been friends of mine since the early 80s.

As David was a fine pianist, I have been asked to play something at the funeral, which of course I will do.










David Stanhope is a free-lance conductor with wide experience in orchestral, opera, chamber and film music. He is a composer, especially for wind band, with many publications. As an instrumentalist, David Stanhope was a french horn player for many years before switching to bass trombone; he is also a virtuoso pianist.

David Stanhope may be contacted at the following email address:
dstanhope AT bigpond DOT com

Just replace the AT with @, and the DOT with .

Many thanks to

- Bob Hower -

The Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble


Tall Poppies

for excerpts from the 'Little Ripper!' CD