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

$20.00

17 Haiku by Michael Hannan

Score

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

$15.00

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

$15.00

Birds Calling in Cloud Valley by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo piano, c.5'30.   Composed 2010

 

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 ISMN 9790720133515

$15.00

Chaconnery by Michael Hannan

Score and part

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

$22.00

Dawn Songs by Michael Hannan

Score

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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 Dawn Songs - sheet music
 ISMN 9790720140605

$20.00

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

$25.00

Improvisations and Comprovisations by Tinkler, Hannan, Deacon

CD

 
 A collaboration of "comprovisation" practice engaged by Michael Hannan and Mic Deacon and "improvisation" techniques by virtuoso trumpet performer, Scott Tinkler resulting in more inventive and adventurous works.  The recording includes both unedited improvisations as well as heavily edited comprovisations.
Wirr 051

 

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1.  Whale Song (Hannan, Tinker, Deacon)
2.  Beespeak (Hannan, Tinker, Deacon)
3.  Beespeak remix (Tinker)
4.  Trumpet Speech (Hannan, Tinker, Deacon)
5.  Quaquaversal (Hannan, Tinker, Deacon)
6.  Ancient Cedar Trees (Hannan)
7.  Ancient Cedar Trees Impro 1 (Hannan, Tinker)
8.  Ancient Cedar Trees Impro 3 (Hannan, Tinker)
9.  Bubbles (Tinker)
10.  Bubbles and Squeaks (Tinker)
11.  Catzniteout (Hannan, Tinker, Deacon)
12.  African Polyphony (Hannan, Tinker, Deacon)

 

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In the Utter Darkness by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo flute, c10'30.  Level of difficulty - advanced.
In three movements this work reflects alignment to the tradition of Australian composers using the Japanese haiku poetic form as a central inspiration for pieces and the honkyoku repertoire of Japanese shakuhachi music with phrasal design and ornamental detail.
Composed 1983

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In the Utter Darkness I - sheet music
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In the Utter Darkness II - sheet music and audio
In the Utter Darkness III - sheet music and audio
 ISMN 9790720133430

$20.00

Mood Variations by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo piano, c. 4'00.  A three movement piece each constituting different moods.  Composed 1991.  Audio from A Little Variation CD (AMC VAST032.2) performed by Jeanell Carrigan.

 

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 Mood Variations II - sheet music and audio
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 ISMN 9790720133690

$15.00

Three Meditations for Dane Rudhyar by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo piano.   In Movement I the formality of a twelve tone chord spread over the gamut of the keyboard is counterpoised with pitch material which is entirely intuitively conceived.  Movement II, by contrast, explores the harmonic possibilities of a six tone pitch set [F, G, A flat, A, B, C], and in addition features some plucked tones and their harmonics.  The pandiatonic last movement represents an exploration of the technique of playing on the keys and strings simultaneously, and also contains references to Peter Sculthorpe's Koto Music pieces.  Composed 1984.  

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 ISMN 97907201405612

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Trois Gymnopédies d'après Satie by Michael Hannan

Score

Solo piano. Level of difficulty - intermediate.
Three Gymnopédies is in the style of Satie with basic textural format of his famous piano pieces (composed in 1888) but the composer has used different kinds of harmonic strategics such as quartal harmony in the first piece and jazz extended chords in the third.  Composed 2005

 

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 Trois Gymnopédies d'après Satie - sheet music
 ISMN 9790720133522

$18.00