13 Ways of Looking at a Butcherbird by Michael Hannan

Score

13 short pieces for solo piano. Level of difficulty - intermediate.
Each movement is based melodically on transcribed butcherbird calls. Most pieces are transcribed from recordings in various locations around NSW and Queensland.  The approach to the harmonic accompaniment to these movements varies according to the intervallic implications of the tunes.  Composed 2005

 

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 ISMN 9790720133423

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17 Haiku by Michael Hannan

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Solo piano.   The composer has interpreted the strict limitations of syllable numbers of the Japanese poetic haiku form in the realisation of their haiku-inspired works.  Composed 2008.  

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 ISMN 9790720140599

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Ancient Cedar Trees by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo trumpet in Bb, c.3'20
The pitch material is based upon a series of related chords, each of which involves a common low F sharp and the D which is a minor thirteenth above.  The melodic style is very angular with intervals such as sixths, sevenths and ninths being prominent.  Recorded on Improvisations and Comprovisations with Scott Tinker (trumpet), Wirr 051 available online.
Composed 2002



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 ISMN 9790720133539

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Birds Calling in Cloud Valley by Michael Hannan

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Solo piano, c.5'30.   Inspired by the Chinese poem of the same title and employed transcriptions of the calls of four birds found in China.  Composed 2010

 

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 ISMN 9790720133515

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Birds Calling in Fortitude Valley by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo piano. The Pied Butcherbirds calls transcribed heard in the early hours of the morning in Brisbane.   Composed 2011

 

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 ISMN 9790720146201

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Bracefell's Story by Michael Hannan

Score

Baritone and piano, c.17'00
Bracefell represents an early example of a white person who has come to terms with aboriginal life, and has received wisdom about the land.  The musical treatment contrasts the oppressive violence of his life in the penal colony (section I) with the freedom of his tribal existence (section II).  The third section of the work depicts the chaos resulting from the white intruders from the shipwreck and rescue of Eliza Frazer.  Their failure to conform to aboriginal ways in turn leads to their deaths or degradation.   Composed 1990

 

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 ISMN 9790720151526

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Chaconnery by Michael Hannan

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Bassoon Duet.  Beginner to intermediate level of difficulty.
Six short pieces in styles and approaches which are not well represented in Australian bassoon repertoire.
Composed 2010

 

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 ISMN 9790720133447

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Dawn Songs by Michael Hannan

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Solo piano.   A five movement work based on transcribed pied butcherbird songs heard at dawn in Brisbane and Nimbin.  Composed 2012.  

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 ISMN 9790720140605

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Diabolical Variations on a Wagnerian Theme by Michael Hannan

Score

Pipe Organ solo.    
Composed 2014

 

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 ISMN 9790720159706

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Echo Tango by Michael Hannan

Score and part

Viola and piano, 

A tango-style melody piece commissioned for the Australian East and West project to promote the composition and performance of Australian viola and piano music.  Composed 2012.

 

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 ISMN 9790720140230

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Fantasia by Michael Hannan

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Solo recorder.
Composed 1981
 

 

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 ISMN 9790720159690

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Flood, The by Hannan, Balodis

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 Michael Hannan (music and soundscapes) and Janis Balodis (lyrics) with Isabella A Cappella and The Flood Band.
The Flood
is a large-scale community promenade music theatre piece composed by Michael Hannan and developed by Northern Rivers Performing Arts during 2003 in Lismore NSW.  From its collective memory of floods, the creative development team assembled a plan for soundscape of the Lismore floods: natural sounds such as incessant rain, the roar of rushing water, the sound of certain birds associated with impending rain, the calls of frogs and sirens, to name but a few.
Wirr 073

 

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1.  Flood Warning (soundscape) - Michael Hannan
2.  Drowning Piano Blues - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
3.  Flood Drumming - Michael Hannan
4.  Promenade 1: Drowned Piano Blues - Michael Hannan
5.  Promenade 2: Water Remembers - Michael Hannan
6.  Promenade3: Poor Boy He - Michael Hannan
7.  Flood Rain (soundscape) - Michael Hannan
8.  No Bullet in the Head - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
9.  Frog Chorus (soundscape) - Michael Hannan
10.  Sandbag Ballet - Michael Hannan
11.  Bring It On - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
12.  Furniture Lifting Music - Michael Hannan
13.  Flood Salsa - Michael Hannan
14.  Flood Rising Music - Michael Hannan
15.  Lost the Lot - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
16.  Poor Boy He - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
17.  Water Remembers - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
18.  Echo in the Blood - Janis Balodis/Michael Hannan
19.  Dawn Chorus (soundscape) - Michael Hannan

 

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