Christopher Marshall (born 1956, in Paris, France) is a New Zealander composer. He is currently Composer-in-Residence at the University of Central Florida. Although born in France, Marshall was raised in New Zealand and spent his formative years there. He received his early music education in New South Wales, Australia and then in Wellington NZ, and holds a Masters Degree in Music with Honours but is self taught as a composer. Among this strongest influences are the 19th century Romantic composers, along with such modern figures as John Corigliano, John Tavener, John Adams and Arvo Pärt. Some of his works also incorporate aspects of Maori chant and other Polynesian music.
Highlights of his career include his work as composer in residence under a Fulbright Scholarship at the Eastman School of Music and his two year tenure of the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ. Marshall has been active writing primarily for choir and wind band for the last few years and his works have been performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
Works for Winds
- L'homme armé: Variations for Wind Ensemble
- U Trau for 2 wind ensembles and choir
- Christopher Marshall - Official Website
- Reynish, Timothy. Interview with Chris Marshall
- Marshall, Chris, Reynish, Tim and Linklater, Fraser. L'Homme Arme - Some Performance Problems Tackled