Clive Lane is a Sydney composer who specialises in music for small ensembles, band music and choral music. He is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium (BMus) and the University of NSW (MMus). During his many years as a high school music educator he was able to compose and arrange for a variety of musical ensembles. Eventually he decided to concentrate full time on performance (classical guitar, viola da gamba, singing) and composition. Early music is one of his great loves and he has been playing in viol consorts for many years. His arrangement of Pavane by Daniel Bacheler for five viols was published in the Viola da Gamba Society of America VdGSA News Vol. LIV, No.2, Summer 2017.
Saraband Music has published two other pieces for viols: an arrangement of ‘Tower Hill’ by Giles Farnaby and ‘Variations on Barbara Allen’s Cruelty’, both pieces for four viols.
These and other pieces for viols have received public performances by the Sydney group Consort 8 (https://consortviii.wordpress.com/).
Vocal music is a great love and he has sung in many choirs, singing for the last four years with Sydney choir Bel a cappella (http://www.belacappella.org.au/). His vocal arrangements are in the repertoire of the Sydney Trade Union Choir and Choir Rocks.
As a guitarist he attained the AMusA award in 1998 and has since given numerous concerts, performing with the Concordia Guitar Trio in Sydney for three years. Compositions for the guitar include solo works, guitar duets, and works for guitar and other instruments.