NAME: Derrick Lynel Hamley

BIRTH DATE/LOCATION:
October 29, 1957, Spokane, Washington

DEATH DATE/LOCATION:
February 9, 2000, Boulder, Colorado


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  • IDENTIFICATION AND BIO:
    Ballet Pianist and Composer

    Degrees in Music Theory and Composition/Piano, University of Idaho and University of Colorado Graduate School of Music

    Derrick Lynel Hamley had a close association with dance throughout his career, writing hundreds of works for ballet.

    From 1983 until his death he performed, wrote for and accompanied ballet companies in Denver and Boulder including the Colorado Ballet, the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater and the Denver and Boulder Ballet Arts Centers. Hamley toured internationally as an accompanist for more than 75 ballet seminars and workshops, and was a guest artist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1989.

    In the spring of 1999 he released Solemn Graces, Aubade and The Unveiling, a set of original compositions for piano.

    Derrick Lynel Hamley died of AIDS in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 42 on February 9, 2000.

    —Joseph Dalton

    WORKS:
    76 titles listed with BMI:

    Agitato I
    Agitato II
    Alone in a World of Moan
    And Thou A Ghost Amid the...
    Angst I
    Angst II
    Angst III
    Aubade
    Bagatelle
    Berceuse
    Bourree
    By a Route Obscure and Lonely
    Caprice
    Chaconne
    Circles
    Drear Path Alas Where Grows No...
    Ecossaise
    Elegy
    Farewell
    Fervente
    Flibbertigibbet
    Giocoso
    Gioviale
    Habanera I
    Habanera II
    Habanera III
    Homage to Shostakovitch
    Hop Scotch
    Imp
    Lament
    Leaping
    Like Starlight on a Pall
    Lullaby
    Memorial
    Moonbeams
    My Soul At Least A Solace Hath
    Newly With Grass Oer Grown
    O Craving Heart For The Last...
    Over Spirits on the Wing Over
    Passacaglia
    Pavanne
    Perpetual Motion I
    Perpetual Motion II
    Piacevole
    Piangendo
    Piangevole
    Piano Sonata in Four Movements
    Portamento
    Preponderance
    Promenade
    Resolve
    Restless Stirring
    Revelation
    Rhapsody
    Rhapsody Espana I
    Rhapsody Espana II
    Romanza
    Saltarello
    Sarabande
    Scampering
    Scattering
    Seduction
    Shrouded Forms that Start and...
    Skipping Amidst Moon Tints of...
    Soaring
    Solemn Graces
    Soulsong
    Stagnate Tide
    Sturmish
    Sunbeams
    Tango I
    Tango II
    Tears
    Trifle
    Unveiling
    With Drowsy Head and Folded Wings

    UNCOMPLETED WORKS:
    Unknown

    WRITINGS:
    Unknown

    DISCOGRAPHY:
    Solemn Graces, Aubade and The Unveiling (label unknown) (1999).

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    Unknown

    PERFORMING RIGHTS AFFILIATION:
    BMI

    RESOURCES:
    Unknown

    MUSICAL EXECUTOR:
    Unknown

    OTHER CONTACTS:
    Unknown

    ARCHIVES:
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