Stanley Glasser

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Stanley Glasser (born 28 February 1926), is a South African-born composer and academic who studied with Matyas Seiber at Cambridge. His concert music is deeply influenced by his ethnomusicological investigations of native African music. Glasser is an Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, an institution to which he devoted many years, becoming Head of the Music Department in 1969 and rising to the position of Dean of Humanities in the 1980s.

Glasser's visionary interest in all areas of contemporary musical development led to his department being a pioneer in the exploration of electronic music, and the music studio purchased one of the first Fairlight CMI sampling systems to find its way to Britain. [1] The electronic music studio is named in honour of Professor Glasser.

The most popular of his compositions have been recorded by the Kings Singers.

Selected works[edit]

  • Lalela zulu, for vocal ensemble - 1977 (words by Lewis Nkosi).

Selected recordings[edit]


  1. ^ Burnand, D., Davies, H. & Sarnaker, B.: Electronic Music Studio, Goldsmiths' College University of London "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-09-02. . Sound On Sound [1], February 1987.

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