Australian Piano Anthology for the 21st Century - Vol. One by Katie Zhukov


Piano music by Australian composers played by Katie Zhukov.
It became apparent that there was a need for new piano works which represented contemporary Australian composers.  Wirripang approached its composers who, with their magnificient response, produced so many excellent works. 46 compositions were finally chosen, edited and critiqued by Katie Zhukov, and were embodied in three albums of sheet music each accompanied by a CD of the pieces recorded by Katie. 
It was from these recordings by Katie that this CD evolved. It is a collection of very pleasant, listenable and varied piano music and representative of the very high standard of work being written by Wirripang Australian composers. 

The three books of these works (and more) are available online titled:
Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - 2011
Books One
or Two or Three
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 1  Baggy Green Rag  (John Martin) 
 2  Prelude and Fugue Chromatica (Tony Wheeler) 
 3  Catherine Wheels (May Howlett) 
 4  Nocturne for a Nebula (Ann Carr-Boyd)
 5  The Pink Ballerina on a White Pony (May Howlett)
 6 Key Connections (Betty Beath)
 7 Thorn of the Rose (John Martin) 
 8 Prelude to Play (Betty Beath)
 9  Parade (May Howlett) 
 10  The Demented Demon (Brennan Keats) 
 11  Paradise Bar Prelude (Andrew Schultz)
 12  Red Dust Settles (Brennan Keats
 13  Politically Correct Rag  (Paul Paviour)
 14  Very Slow Jazz (Ann Carr-Boyd)
 15  The Jazz Cat Miaou (Frank Millward)
 16  Light Through a Stained Glass Window 
(Betty Beath)
 17  Outlines (Andrew Helberg)
 18  Intermezzo in E (Phillip Wilcher)
 19  Lucky Thirteen (John Peterson)
 20  Toccatina (Colin Brumby)
 21  Dreamboat Blues (Amanda Handel) 
 22  Watching the River Flow (John Petrson)
 23  Valse Triste (Stephen Yates)
 24 The Breeze and You (Frank Millward) 
 25 Prelude II (Jennifer Trynes)
 26 Mistique (Mark Matthews)
 27  Ball Games - Basketball (Diana Blom)  
 28  Tip-Toe Tango (Jocelyn E Kotchie) 
 29 The Afghans (Stephen O'Connell)
 30 At Sundown (Amanda Handel)


Australian Women Composers' Piano Anthology by various composers


Grades 4 - Dip.
15 piano works by Wirripang-published, Australian Women Composers 2014. 
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and it includes a CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov. 
The aim of this new Australian Women Composers’ Piano Anthology is to provide a platform for both established as well as the emerging female composers. The new repertoire is written in a variety of styles (Classical, Romantic, 20h century and contemporary), and is suitable for intermediate-to-advanced students. 

1.    The Adventurous Platypus (Jenny Lee-Robins)  Grade 4, c.1'15
2.    Farewell (Jennifer Trynes) Grade 4, c.2'15
3.    Reflections in the Still Water (Barbara Durham) Grade 5, c.3'05
4.    Aslant a Brook (May Howlett) Grade 5, c.3'15
5.    Section 32 (Yvonne Barton-Leach) Grade 5, c.3'30
6.    Red Sky at Dawn (Joanne Burrows) Grade 6, c.3'50
7.    Raindrops (Carolyn Morris) Grade 6, c.3'25
8.    Triptych 3rd Movement (Christina Green) Grade 7, c1'20
9.    Soliloquy (Jocelyn E Kotchie) Grade 7, c.6'00
10.  Remnant (Nicole Murphy) Grade 8, c.3'25
11.  The Seduction of Andalucia (Amanda Handel) Grade 8, 4'10
12.  Retro Rag (Ann Carr-Boyd) Dip., c.5'45
13.  The Night Ship (Diana Blom) Dip., c.4'55
14.  Anywhere (Jane Hammond) Dip., c.5'10
15.  Music from a Quiet Place (Betty Beath) Dip, c.5'30

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The Adventurous Platypus - sheet music and audio
Farewell - sheet music and audio
Reflections in the Still Water - sheet music and audio
Aslant a Brook - sheet music and audio
Section 32 - sheet music and audio
Red Sky at Dawn- sheet music and audio
Raindrops - sheet music and audio
Triptych 3rd Movement - sheet music and audio
Soliloquy  - sheet music and audio
Remnant - sheet music and audio
The Seduction of Andalucia - sheet music and audio
Retro Rag - sheet music and audio
The Night Ship - sheet music and audio
Anywhere - sheet music and audio
Music from a Quiet Place - sheet music and audio







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Sight-reading for Advanced Pianists by various composers

Teaching Resource

Compiled and edited by Katie Zhukov
This new curriculum was developed to address lack of good sight-reading skills in many advanced pianists. It is based on research findings of a University of Queensland project that compared three different approaches to sight-reading training (accompanying, rhythm and style) and combined these into a single course. The new curriculum underwent two trials in four institutions and was refined following staff and student feedback. The students using this hybrid program had improved significantly in their sight-reading skills on completion of training.
The course consists of 10 weeks of materials that can be utilised in small-group tutorials or individual piano lessons. The curriculum can be used as a stand-alone elective course in sight-reading or as supplementary materials for keyboard skills or accompanying classes. Each week focuses on three areas: rhythm training, solo repertoire in four mainstream musical styles and duet playing. The pieces consist of examples from the traditional repertoire and are greatly varied in style: using artistically rich examples is a deliberate strategy, employed to increase student engagement with the process. The chosen works utilise a wide range of keys to address impact of key difficulty on sight-reading as highlighted by research. The level of difficulty is pitched 2-3 grades below advanced to correspond with typical sight-reading materials used by examining bodies. 

The feedback from teachers who trialled the curriculum has been very positive:

“An excellent source for teachers and students alike – well-structured and containing interesting material. My students were keen to improve their sight-reading and found this approach very helpful. I enjoyed playing the duets with them, and found that the whole process gave me greater insight into their individual strengths and weaknesses, which in turn enabled me to assist each student better.”
Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey
Conservatorium of Music
University of Tasmania

“Katie Zhukov’s Sight-Reading for Advanced Pianists fills a void in the current sight-reading literature that makes it required reading for all aspiring pianists and their teachers. Of especial interest are the numerous rhythmic exercises that not only consolidate essential sight-reading skills, but also bring interest and variety to scale/arpeggio practice.” 
Glenn Riddle
Lecturer in Keyboard
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

Sight-Reading for Advanced Pianists is a tremendous resource for advanced and ambitious intermediate piano students in either private studio or tertiary settings. Underpinned by peer-reviewed research into the development of sight-reading skills, this text can be used as sequential material for a term’s coursework, or dipped into on a more informal basis.”
Dr Liam Viney, Director of Piano, School of Music, University of Queensland

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  Sight-Reading samples

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Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 1 - 2011 by various composers


Grades 1- 4.
21 piano works by Australian Composers 2011. 
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and it includes a CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  See also Book 2 (Grades 5-7) and Book 3 (Grades 8 to Dip)

Grade 1
1.  Pentatonic Pauline - Paul Paviour, c.0'58
2.  Raindrops on the Window - Jocelyn Kotchie, c.0'53
3.  Ball Games - Squash - Diana Blom, c.0'48
4.  La Señorita - Colin Brumby, c.0'48
5.  On A Pond - Amanda Handel, c.0'55
 Grade 2
6.  At Sundown - Amanda Handel, c.1'00
7.  A Flourish of Trumpets - Phillip Wilcher, c.0'56
8.  Nick Nack Paddywack - Paul Paviour, c.0'56
9.  Lullaby - Phillip Wilcher, c.1'28
10. The tightrope walker - Jennifer Trynes, c.2'03
11. Circus Invention - Jocelyn E Kotchie, c.0'49
Grade 3
12.  Little Interlude for Billy - Andrew Schultz, c.2'20
13.  The Afghans - Stephen O'Connell, c.2'06
14.  Sunday at St Stephens - Mark Matthews, c.2'04
15.  Tip-Toe Tango - Jocelyn E Kotchie, c.1'10
16.  Ball Games - Table Tennis - Diana Blom, c.0'56
Grade 4
17.  Mistique - Mark Matthews, c.2'09
18.  Ball Games - Basketball - Diana Blom, c.1'29
19.  Rondino - Colin Brumby, c.1'42
20.  A Quiet Obsession - John Peterson, c.1'15
21.  Oracle - Mark Matthews, c.2'09

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 Pentatonic Pauline - sheet music and audio
 Raindrops on the Windows - sheet music and audio
 Ball Games - Squash - sheet music and audio
 La Señorita - sheet music and audio
 On a Pond - sheet music and audio
 At Sundown - sheet music and audio
 A Flourish of Trumpets - sheet music and audio
 Nick Nack Paddywack - sheet music and audio
 Lullaby  - sheet music and audio
 The tightrope walker - sheet music and audio
 Circus Invention - sheet music and audio
 Little Interlude for Billy - sheet music and audio
 The Afghans - sheet music and audio
 Sunday at St Stephens - sheet music and audio
 Tip-Toe Tango - sheet music and audio
 Ball Games - Table Tennis - sheet music and audio
 Mistique - sheet music and audio
 Ball Games - Basketball - sheet music and audio
 Rondino - sheet music and audio
 A Quiet Obsession - sheet music and audio
 Oracle - sheet music and audio





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 ISMN 9790720106892


Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 2 - 2011 by various composers


Grades 5-7.
14 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and includes CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  See also Book 1 (Grades 1-4) and Book 3 (Grades 8 to Dip)

Grade 5
1.  Prelude II - Jennifer Trynes, c.1'51
2.  The Breeze and You - Frank Millward, c.2'41
3.  Valse Triste - Stephen Yates, c.1'02
4.  Watching the River Flow - John Peterson, c.1'12
Grade 6
5.  Dreamboat Blues - Amanda Handel, c.1'53
6.  Toccatina - Colin Brumby, c.1'48
7.  Lucky Thirteen - John Peterson, c.1'43
8.  Intermezzo in E - Phillip Wilcher, c.2'03
9.  Outlines - Andrew Helberg, c.2'31
Grade 7
10. Light Through a Stained Glass Window - Betty Beath, c.2'19
11. The Jazz Cat Miaou - Frank Millward, c.1'59
12. Very Slow Jazz - Ann Carr-Boyd, c.3'30
13. Politically Correct Rag - Paul Paviour, c.1'56
14. Red Dust Settles, c.2'44
Download samples
 Prelude II - sheet music and audio
 The Breeze and You - sheet music and audio
 Valse Triste - sheet music and audio
 Watching the River Flow- sheet music and audio
 Dreamboat Blues - sheet music and audio
 Toccatina - sheet music and audio
 Lucky Thirteen - sheet music and audio
 Intermezzo in E - sheet music and audio
 Outlines - sheet music and audio
 Light Through a Stained Glass Window - sheet music and audio
 The Jazz Cat Miaou  - sheet music and audio
 Very Slow Jazz - sheet music and audio
 Politically Correct Rag - sheet music and audio
 Red Dust Settles - sheet music and audio





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Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 3 - 2011 by various composers


Grades 8 - Dip.
11 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and includes CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov. 
See also Book 1 (Grades 1-4) and Book 2 (Grades 5 to 7)

Grade 8
1.  Paradise Bar Prelude - Andrew Schultz, c.4'08
2.  The Demented Demon - Brennan Keats, c.2'34
3.  Parade - May Howlett, c.3'25
4.  Prelude to Play - Betty Beath, c.1'50
5.   Thorn of the Rose - John Martin, c.5'28
6.   Key Connections - Betty Beath, c.1'48
7.   The Pink Ballerina on a White Pony - May Howlett, c.2'21
8.   Nocturne for a Nebula - Ann Carr-Boyd, c.4'23
9.   Catherine Wheels - May Howlett, c.2'38
10. Prelude and Fugue Chromatica - Tony Wheeler, c.2'10
11. Baggy Green Rag - John Martin, c.3'32

Downloads samples
 Paradise Bar Prelude  - sheet music and audio
 The Demented Demon  - sheet music and audio
 Parade - sheet music and audio
 Prelude to Play - sheet music and audio
 Thorn of the Rose - sheet music and audio
 Key Connections - sheet music and audio
 The Pink Ballerina - sheet music and audio
 Nocturne for a Nebula - sheet music and audio
 Catherine Wheels - sheet music and audio
 Prelude and Fugue Chromatica - sheet music and audio
 Baggy Green Rag - sheet music and audio







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 ISMN 9790720106915