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Corlu Collier




LIT008  Money Musk. Fiddle tune with variations. Quartet: S A A/T T.

LIT010  Gomorrah Suite. In three movements. “What Have I Ever Lost” (A), “Lot’s Wife” (S T B), “Not Me” (A A T B plus optional S in final measures)

Corlu Collier was born in 1927 in Shanghai, China and lived there for 13 years before coming to the United States. She studied music with private teachers and at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her compositions are influenced by Chinese music and classical Western music.

In the late 1940s and early ‘50s, along with Paul Ashford, Collier took leading roles in groups dedicated to the recorder in Seattle and San Francisco. Influenced by her experience with Ashford and those early groups, she started the Oregon Coast Recorder Society in 1992. For her outstanding efforts with OCRS, and with the annual recorder workshop Winds and Waves, the American Recorder Society honored Collier with the 2009 President’s Special Honor Award.

Corlu Collier founded Lost in Time Press in 2006. 

Photo by John Pinto, 2007