Çanakkale: Gallipoli Songs by Ayse Goknur Shanal

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  Ayşe Göknur Shanal (soprano), Patrick Keith, Erberk Eryilmaz, Ross Fiddes  (piano)
As a result of the ANZAC Centenary in 2015 this CD is a tribute to all soldiers who fought in the Gallipoli campaign of World War II.  Its works are represented by both Turkish and Australian composers.

Piano: Track 5: Erberk Eryilmaz, Track 6: Ross Fiddes, all other tracks by Patrick Keith

English texts and translation of songs

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1   Hey Onbeşli (Turkish Trad.)
Two Songs for the Anzac Centenary, Op.33 (John Wayne Dixon)
2   1918
3   1945
4   Au pays ou se fait le guerre (Henri Duparc)
5   Songs are Against War (Erberk Eryilmaz)
6   These Men (Ross Fiddes)
 7   Çanakkale Turkusu (Turkish Folksong)
Remembrances Four (Diana Blom)
 8   Enlisting
 9   The Landings - Morning
 10  The Landings - Getting to Shore
 11  The Morning Star
 12  Goodnight Gallipoli




 

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Childhood in Music by Antonietta Loffredo

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Piano music by contemporary Australian and Italian composers played by Antonietta Loffredo.
A University of Western Sydney project this interesting CD is the second by Antoinetta in a collaboration with the composers who have been encouraged to write new pieces inspired by chilhood, simplified only in its instrumental components without linguistic or aesthetic compromises to enhance the different poetics that mark the contemporary art music panorama.
Scores by the Wirripang composers-  Sofia Marita, Ji Yun Lee, Michael Atherton and Diana Blom are available online.
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 1  Swinging for Ari (Sofia Marita) 
Kawaii Suite (Paul Smith)
 2  Ponyo
 3  Mokona 
 4  'A' is for Alice (Holly Harrison)
 5  Colour Variation I (Ji Yun Lee)
 6 Nanna told me so (Me lo ha detto la nonna) (Michael Atherton)
 7 - 13 Sette piccoli pezzi (Seven little pieces) (Massimo Priori ) 
 14  Music for a snowy day (Francesco Schweizer)
 15  Fogli dall'album - baluginii e distorsioni per pianoforte solo (Flares and distortion for piano solo) (Stefano Procaccioli)
 16 The Cat's Meow (Diana Blom and Adrian Barr)

 

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Chopin Sonatas: Duo and Solo - CD by Daniel Herscovitch, Elizabeth Neville

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 Three major Sonatas by Fryderyk Chopin performed by two of Australia's fine musicians, Daniel Herscovitch (piano) and Elizabeth Neville (cello).
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, to be Chopin's final work began in 1845;   Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op.35 and Piano Sonata No. 3 in B  minor Op.58
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor Op.65

Allegro moderato
Scherzo
Largo
Finale: Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor Op.35
Grave - Doppio movimento
Scherzo
Marche: Lento
Finale: Presto
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B  minor Op.58
Allegro maestoso
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Largo
Finale: Presto non tanto

 
 

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Creative Explosion by Various Composers

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The creative aesthetic behind this project is to have a strong intercultural focus featuring Asia-Pacific traditions of Korean samul nori drumming techniques, Filipino kulintang percussion, Japanese shakuhachi 'moment' aesthetic and East Asian string techniques (Korea, Japan, China) interacting with contemporary music. The trajectory from modern violin through to Chinese erhu and Korean kayageum techniques interacting within contemporary composition and cutting edge digital technology forms a thread behind this collection. The sound of Asia-Pacific gongs (Korea, China, Philippines) intersecting with modern percussion as an enlargement of the contemporary music tradition in performance and composition is another angle. Finally the use of the techniques of reed membrane and coloured breath from Western clarinet to Japanese shakuhachi exploring the 'single-note' aesthetic of East Asia within contemporary composition and improvisation also forms a focus.  Wirr 028
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 1  Tristan Exploded (Ian Stevenson) 
Haiku 1 (John Encarnacao)
 2  Between the sky and ... 
 3  ... the not sky we fly towards ... 
 4  ... the heart of winter 
 5  Not Broken Bruised-Reed (Bruce Crossman)
 6  Genji (the Shining Prince) and the Koto Player (Diana Blom) 
 7  Patina (Michael Atherton) 

 

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Deep blue and dirty by Andrew Schultz

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The title work of this CD, Deep blue and dirty, is a work for bassoon and piano, based on two connected themes cleverly developed so that they move throughout the work without interruption as it unfolds about the listener.  Thus, the cleverness of the composer, Andrew Schultz, is revealed as we are led down a series of works highlighting leaps ahead of conventional theory to make music a unique experience.  Southern Cross Soloists,  Stephen Emmerson and Lucinda Collins together have created this wonderful CD of chamber and vocal music.

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1   After Nina [10'33]
To the evening star

2   Lake Isle of Innisfree [4'33]
3   Pied beauty [1'15]
4   Mezzo Cammin [4'03]
5   Money, O! [2'38]
6   To the evening star [5'07]
7   Indigo Invention [5'41]
8  Lines drawn from silence... [12'29]
9   Seep blue and dirty [8'28]
10 Master Mariner - Lost at Sea [4'59]


 

  
 

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Double Resonances by Bruce Crossman

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Compositions by Bruce Crossman performed by Lotte Latukefu, Merlinda Bobis, Ian Munro, Jim Franklin, New Asia String Quartet, Jeanell Carrigan, Tom McGrath, Bernadette Balkus, Claire Edwardes.
Print music for most of the works are available online.
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 1  Daragang Magayon Cantata 
 2  In Gentleness and Suddenness
 3  Fierce Tranquillity
 4  Back to the centre
 5  After Resonance Blues
 6  Double Resonances 

 
 

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Escapades by John Carmichael

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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



 

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Fictional Realities - CD by Apollo Trio

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 Seven Piano Trios by renowned Australian composers such as Dulcie Holland, Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Roger Smalley and Mike Nock, performed by the Apollo Trio: Thomas Tsai, Daniel Herscovitch and Maria Lindsay, and Elizabeth Neville.
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Piano Trio (Dulcie Holland)
  Allegro non troppo
  Fast
  Allegro maestro
  Night Song (Peter Sculthorpe)
Piano Trio (Ross Edwards)
  Allegretto
  poco adagio e mesto, quasi recitativo
  Allegro Assai
  From Irkanda III (Peter Sculthorpe)
Piano Trio (Roger Smalley)
  Part 1  1: Prelude   II: Scherzo
  Part 2  III: Passacaglia   IV: Variations

  Cradle Song (Dulcie Holland)
  Fictional Realities (Mike Nock)

 

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Fire in My Heart - CD by Miriam Hyde

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Features a rich treasure trove of 26 songs by Miriam Hyde and first time released.  Performed by Wendy Dixon (soprano), David Miller (piano) and recorded using Miriam's piano.  The vast collection of Miriam Hyde's art songs provides singers and pianists with a legacy of finely drawn repertoire that is both unpretentious and refreshingly original - this recording is representative of only part of the collection!
Individual songs in print music or two albums - Rhyme After Rain 2nd Ed and In the Rose Garden together with critical notes and CD are available online.  Wirr044

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 1  Take Thou This Rose*
 2 At Beauty's Altar*
 3  Fire in My Heart*
* Mediaeval Latin Lyrics [tr.] Helen Waddell
 4  The River and the Hill Henry Kendall
 5  Dream Land Christina Rossetti
 6 Lullaby Christina Rossetti
 7  Nightfall by the River W. Allder Morrison
 8  Laughter Hilda Hammond-Spencer
 9  A Song of Autumn Adam Lindsay Gordon
 10 The Illawarra Flame Patricia Francis
 11 Anzac Threnody Dorothea Dowling
 12  Dawn Service Mary Bertram
 13  In the Rose Garden Marjorie Kenna
 14  The First Boronia Miriam Hyde
 15  The Apple Tree Patricia Hackett
 16  The Lotus Pool Chinese Lyrics [tr.] Helen Waddell
 17  Leaves in the Wind Miriam Hyde
 18  My Sorrow Stirs Hilda Hammond-Spencer
 19  The Wind in the Sedges Hilda Hammond-Spencer
 20  Rhyme After Rain John Galsworthy
 21  Late June Valerie Barton
 22  Twilight Beach Dorothea Dowling
 23  Prayer for Rain Miriam Hyde
 24  Before the Spring Miriam Hyde
 25  Winter Willow Music Miriam Hyde
 26  Thoughts at Dusk Miriam Hyde

 

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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.  A recent review in The Music Trust http://musictrust.com.au/the-flood-music-by-michael-hannan-lyrics-by-janis-balodis/ 

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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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Flute Odyssey by Various Composers

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Flute and piano works performed by Emma Knott and David Miller. Works by all Australian composers include: Amanda Handel, May Howlett, Betty Beath, John Spence, Houston Dunleavy, Steve Clark, Ann Carr-Boyd and John Terry. 
Print music for all works are available online.
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Moonlight Mirage (Amanda Handel)
 1  Nightscapes
 2  Blinding Moon 
 3  Dream Tune
Wings of the Wind (May Howlett) 
 4  Thermals
 5  Mistral
 6  Ah! Sirocco 
 7  Night Moods (Betty Beath) 
 8  Hymn to the 89th Constellation (John Spence) 
 9  Sideling Hill (Houston Dunleavy) 
 10  Phryg Magnet (Steve Clark)
Suite for Flute and Piano (Ann Carr-Boyd) 
 11  Prelude
 12  Badinerie
 13  American Dream 
 14  Toccata
 15 Flootin' About (John Terry) 

 

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