Joan Anne LITTLEJOHN

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-04-20
Education Mary Datchelor Girls' Sch (Fitch Prizes for Musical Composition, Constance Webb Prizes for Piano, Donohue Essay Prize), Royal Coll of Music
Books & Publications Publications Howells Centenary (contrib), Poston Centenary (contrib), The Truth about Howells' Requiem (jtly, 2013), The Music of Herbert Howells (front cover photograph, 2013)
Recreations animals especially dogs, psittacines and Dusty the cat
Clubs N/A
Style Miss Joan Littlejohn
Career freelance composer, poet, photographer and musicologist 1958-; postgrad study with Howells, Berkeley, Boulanger, Ruth Dyson and others; piano teacher Orpington GS 1958-59, admin staff Royal Coll of Music 1960-83, piano teacher Harrow 1972-73; asst to Br composers incl: Fricker, Howells, Hopkins, Poston; reassembled Howells Requiem 1980 and collated his MS sketches 1983; inducted memb Mozartgemeinde Vienna 1970s, memb Cncl Soc of Women Musicians 1970s, fndr memb Royal Coll of Music Staff Assoc 1976, chm Royal Coll of Music NALGO and London Music Colleges NALGO 1978-81, vice-chm Royal Coll of Music Local Jt Ctee 1978-81; creative works (music) incl: La Mascarade de Jean de la Fontaine, The Heights of Haworth, Poems from Palgrave, 4 Sea Songs (words by J M Ritchie), 4 Lieder von F Schnabl (cmmnd by Bertha Taylor-Stach and Austrian Inst London), London Street Cries (cmmnd by Beth Boyd), St Juliot Cornwall (words by Rachel Pearse), Dreams of Anubis, Settings of Blake, Burns, De La Mare, Shakespeare, Hardy, choral scena The Bonny Earl of Murray (cmmnd by Antony Hopkins), Chimborazo (tribute to Christopher Palmer), Cecilia, A Tune for All Musicians, Avalon's Lincoln and Lindsey, Bonny & Joe's Variations, The Sword and The Ploughshare (cmmnd by Hannah Francis), O Brignall Banks (cmmnd by Viola Tucker for Harrods Minstrels); creative works (poetry) incl: Poems for Free, In The Furrowed Field, Towards Exmoor, Bingo's Totleigh Diary, The Hearth, Hymn of the Interviewers, Grandad's Dinner, Autun, Legend; recorded 90 tunes for The Queen Mother's 90th Year; MSS and music deposited in The American Music Res Center Calif, BIRS London, Nat Library Vienna, Clarence House, Buckingham Palace and private collections, contrib (by invitation) to permanent exhibitions at The Int Museum of Peace and Solidarity Samarkand, contrib to Mary Datchelor Archives in the Pauline Holmes Collection Southwark Library; fndr dir The Joan Littlejohn Archive (collection of MSS, letters, diaries, genealogy, memorabilia of artists and personalities (destined for the nation) to be housed at The Devon Record Office by arrangement with The Nat Heritage Meml Fund); memb: Br Fedn of Music Festivals, PRS, Brontë Soc, The Cinnamon Tst; UN Charter 50 patron 1994, fndr patron Dame Thora Hird Memorial Fund 2004; in life fell American Biographical Inst Research Assoc 1983; Patron's Fund Awards 1970 and 1972, RVW Tst Awards 1971 and 1976, Poetry Awards USA 1980s, recipient Howells' Composing Piano 1984, World Decoration of Excellence medallion American Biog Inst 1989, first recipient IBC Medal Collection 1989 (for most distinguished biographies), recipient Millenium Medal of Honour ABI 1998; GRSM, LRAM
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