Choices by Sally Mays


Seven works for solo piano chosen by Sally Mays and
featuring some of Australia's most prominent composers.  Each piece conjures up a world of imagination, full of possibilities and subtleties of expression.  They are not too demanding technically  and are graded to AMEB standard.
1.  Solitaire (2008)  by John Carmichael, grade 6, c.1'55
2.  Uncle Grumpy (1957), Barry Anderson, grade 7, c.1'44
3.  Nostalgia (2010), Helen Gifford, grade 8, c.1.'30
4.  Insistent Bird (1992), Miriam Hyde, grade 5, c.1'10
5.  Blue Sky Through Still Trees (1999), Don Kay, grade 8, c.2'35
6.  Stilt Dance (2022), Frank Millward, grade 7, c.2'35
7.  Floating (1993), Lawrence Whiffin, grade 7, c.2'40.

A CD of all works performed by Sally Mays accompanies this album.  Sally Mays is an Australian pianist of international renown, particularly well-known for her performances of contemporary music of Australian composers.
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  Solitaire - sheet msuic - audio sample
  Uncle Grumpy - sheet msuic - audio sample
  Nostalgia - sheet msuic - audio sample
  Insistent Bird - sheet msuic - audio sample
  Blue Sky Through Still Trees - sheet msuic -  audio sample
  Stilt Dance - sheet msuic - audio sample
  Floating - sheet msuic -  audio sample

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Escapades by John Carmichael


Chamber music by John Carmichael.  In this recording, melody and thematic material are the starting points in the process of creating a well wrought musical structure designed to engage the interest of the listener.
In the words of the composer, “Music has always been for me an escape into a fantasy world where imagined landscapes, images and adventures engage and delight, so the portmanteau title ‘Escapades’ for this disc can serve to encompass all the works therein".
Escapades is performed by Sylvie Leprohon flute, Stephen Robinson oboe, Antony Gray piano.

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Escapades - flute, oboe and piano
1.  Games
 2.  Idyll
 3.  Escaping the Blues
 4.  To a Happy Ending
Fantasy Sonata - flute and piano
 5.  Allegro moderato
 6.  Lento
7.  Allegro vivace
Postcards - piano
 8.  Russian Song
 9.  Autumn Spell
10.  Courtly Dance
 11.  Solitaire
 12 . Caribbean
Sonata - Music Grave and Gay - oboe and piano
 13.  Allegro moderato
 14.  Lento
15.  Allegro

16.  Nocturne for Eve