A Little Lovely Dream, A by Hugh Dixon

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25 works composed by Hugh Dixon.Includes works for voice, piano and French horn. Performed by Wendy Dixon (soprano), Lisa Wynn-Allen and Michael Dixon (French horn) and David Miller (piano).
Print music for most of the works are available online.
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 1 A Little Lovely Dream 
 2  My True Love Hath My Heart 
 3  Tiger, Tiger
Five Shakespeare Songs (4-10)
 4   Sweet Music's Power 
 5  Fairy Song 
 6  Fear No More 
 7  Titania's Lullaby 
 9  Horses on the Camargue 
 10  The Blue Wrens and the Butcher-bird 
Nocturnes (11-18)
 11  To-night the winds begin to rise 
 12  High Tide 
 13  To the Moon 
 14  Nightingales
 15  Tears
 16  Mad Song 
 17  The Mystic's Prayer 
 18  Daybreak
 Songs of Mystic Jade (19-25)
 19  Return of Spring 
 20  Set Free 
 21  Fascination
 22  Tranquil Repose 
 23  Despondent
 24  Concentration
 25  Motion
 
 

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LOCANA'S World by Various Composers

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For flute, violin, cello, horn performed by LOCANA.
A collection of ensemble works composed by Taran Carter, Hugh Dixon, Horace Keats, John Wayne Dixon, Peter Rankine, Houston Dunleavy and Michael H Dixon.  Performed by Janine Grantham (flute and piccolo), Michael H Dixon (horn), Paula Newcomb, Sarah Knox (violins), Shannon Tobin, Matthew Farrell (cellos).
Print music for all the works are available online.
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Perverse Exit Songs (1-3) (Taran Carter)
 1  Entrance
 2  Maddison
 3  Emergency Exit Only
 4  The Enchanted Garden (Hugh Dixon)
 5  Movement (Horace Keats)
Niblets, Op.12 (6-8) (John Wayne Dixon)
 6  Duet
 7  Commotion
 8  Canto
A Foursome of Twosomes, Op.6 (6-10) (John Wayne Dixon)
 9    Twosome One
 10  Twosome Two
Postcards from America (11-14) (Houston Dunleavy)
 11  Los Angeles
 12  Grand Canyon
 13  Chicago Bean
 14  New York City
 15  Fire by Fire (Peter Rankine)
 16  Arise, Awake (Michae H Dixon)
 

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May in Black and White by May Howlett

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A collection of piano works by May Howlett recorded by the Italian pianist and well known on the International stage, Alessandra Garosi. May's piano compositions have been in popular demand for many years and demand an astute pianistic ability because as Larry Sitsky once said in relation to her work, "There's always a sting in the tail". Alessandra lives in Tuscany and has studied and performed many times in Australia.
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At the Circus
 1  Parade   2  Catherine Wheels
 3  The Pink Ballerina on a White Horse
Salutes to the Sun
 4  Corona: A Halo for the Sung
 5  A Cicada's Hymn to the Sun
 6  Cathedrals of Flame
Kryptiques
 7  One Down   8  Two Down
 9  Two Across    10  Three Down
 11  Three Across   12  Four Across
Waves
 13  Ripples
 14  In the Keep of Davey Jones
 15  Tides
Stimmungen
 16  Prelude   17  Heavy and Light
18  Cloches   19  Loud and Soft
20  In the Groove  21  Back to Square One
The Bundanoon Suite
22  Boyds' River
23  Shoalhaven Twilight with Wombats
24  Riversdale Reach
Passing the Tower of Agrievements
25  Toccata  26  Elegy  27  Furioso



 

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Mermaids by John Wayne Dixon

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Music by John Wayne Dixon
Works performed by Lotte Latukefu, Pamela Mildenhall (voice), Julia Ryder (cello), Roslyn Dunlop (clarinet), David Miller, David Vance (piano), and The Bourbaki Ensemble with David Angell (conductor).
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 1  Mermaids
Songs of Love and the Night (2-6)
 2  It is the Evening Hour
 3  I Love all Beauteous Things
 4  Night
 5  Wild Nights!
 6  The Summer Night was Mild
 7  Giverny Idyll
 8  Child of Mine
 9  ... mauve-purple ...
Seasons Live, Seasons Dreamed (10-15)
 10  Natures's Changes
 11  New Fee Within
 12  Summer Days
 13  Inside
 14  Autumn
 15  Presentiment

 

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Movement by Horace Keats

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Vocal and Chamber Music by Horace Keats (1895-1945), performed by soprano Louise Page and pianist Phillipa Candy and The Linden String Quartet formed with artists from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Marina Marsden and Emily Long (violins), Justine Marsden (viola), Elizabeth Neville (cello), as well as Janet Webb (flute).
This CD of Keats' music presents the opportunity to demonstrate that his compositions extended beyond songs written for voice and piano, for which he is so well known, and that his musical output is far broader than people know and so is worthy of attention.
The performance by these outstanding musicians displays colour and sensitivity with rare musical intuition in interpreting this fine composer.
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Two Movements for String Quartet
 1.   Sea Wraith
 2.   Allegro Ampolloso
 3.  Echo
 4.  Quietly Dreaming (arr. Brennan Keats)
 5.  In What Other Places do You Live?
 6.  Plucking the Rushes
 7.  The Fishing Pools
 8.  The Point of Noon
 9.  Yellow Bracken
 10. Early in Autumn
 11. Movement

 
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Mozart in Love by Various Composers

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For oboe, cor anglais, flute, trumpet and string orchestra perfromed by Rachel Tolmie and The Bourbaki Ensemble conducted by David Angell with guest soloists, Amanda Muir (flute) and Andrew De Riccio (trumpet). Works by Aaron Copland, Swan Hennessy, Phillip Wilcher, Charles Ives, Alan Ridout, Colin Brumby and Arthur Honegger.
Print music for many of the works are available online.
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 1  Mozart in Love (Phillip Wilcher)
 2  Quiet City (Aaron Copland) 
Concertino for Cor Anglais and String Orchestra (Alan Ridout)
 3  Plaint    4  Canons    5  Psalm
Four Pieces Celtiques, Op 59 (Swan Hennessy)
 6  Allegretto    7  Adagio
 8  Allegro    9  Allegro
 10  Into His Countenance (Phillip Wilcher) 
 11  Scena (Colin Brumby) 
 12  1791 (Phillip Wilcher) 
 13  The Rainbow (Charles Ives)
Concerto Da Camera (Arthur Honegger)
 14  Allegretto amable 
 15  Andante     16  Vivace 

 

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Music of Betty Beath by Betty Beath

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A collection of works performed by Betty Beath (piano), Margaret Schindler (soprano), Janet Delpratt (soprano), Susan Lorette Dunn (soprano), Patricia Pollett (viola), Colin Spiers (piano), Camerata of St John's with Brendan Joyce (conductor), Queensland Symphony Orchestra with Richard Mills (conductor). Print music for most of the works are available online. Wirr 024 Download samples

Towards the Psalms
 1  No-one is born just once
 2  Bella and I enter a dream 
 3 The Lament of Ovid 
 4  Mones and I ... Best Friends Forever 
 5  Love makes you see a place differently
 6  Towards the Psalms
 7  Lament for Kosovo 
In this Garden
 8  In this Garden,  9  Butterflies,
 10  Spider 11 Snail 12 Sparrow
From a Quiet Place
 13  1st Mvt, 14  2nd Mvt, 15  3rd Mvt
River Songs
 16  River-Mother, River-Child
 17  Boy and the River 
 18  River Nocturne 
 19  House by the River
 20  Swift Tide
Encounters
 21  Let's Dance 22  A Loving Embrace
 23  Merindu Bali ... Bali Yearning
 24 Nawang Wulan, Guardian of Earth and Rice
 25  Genesis

 

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Music of the Spirit by Various Composers

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Double CD featuring works by Michael Atherton, Anne Boyd, Diana Blom, Bruce Crossman, Houston Dunleavy, Ross Edwards, Ji-yun Lee, Garth Paine, Chinary Ung, SynC, austraLYSIS.
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Disc 1
 1  Etymalong (Ross Edwards)
 2  Chun-Hyang Ka: Korean Love Song (Ji-Yun Lee)
Seven Mirrors  (3-9) (Chinary Ung)
Mvt 1,   Mvt 2,   Mvt 3,   Mvt 4
Mvt 5,   Mvt 6,   Mvt 7
 10  Oku ou Talanoa mo Hoki Loto (Michael Atherton)
 11  Double Resonances (Bruce Crossman)
Disc 2
 1  Sonic Alchemies (SynC)
 2  Fue Sho (Garth Paine)
 3  Earth and Space - IV (Houston Dunleavy)
 4  Spiral XI:  Mother and Child (Chinary Ung)
 5  Angklung (Anne Boyd)
 6  The Whale's Song (Diana Blom)
 7  Ubasuteyama (austraL YSIS)  
 

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New Music for Multiple Keyboards by Blom, Hannan,

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 for piano, toy piano, harpsichord, MIDI piano
Diana Blom and Michael Hannan, the curators and producers of this double CD of new music for multiple keyboards, were students together at the Department of Music of the University of Sydney in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Both were also studying harpsichord with Dorothy White in this period.
When she was on the staff of ABC music in the mid-1970s, Diana Blom produced recordings of Michael Hannan playing Peter Sculthorpe's Koto Musics and Landscape, works that involve multitracking of extended technique piano parts. These recordings were subsequently released on a Move Records LP and later re-released on several Move Records CDs. In 2006 Diana and Michael presented concerts of a dozen or so of their solo piano works in both Sydney where Diana lives, and in Nimbin where Michael lives. The concerts included performances by them of Diana's The Green Man Dances for piano duet. This piece was included on the Multiple Keyboards project but played, on this occasion, by Jennifer MacRitchie and Pablo Puentes.
Since that piano performance project, Michael and Diana have collaborated on several composition repertoire-creation projects, notably the Shadows and Silhouettes performance at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2010. This project, initially involving Australian composers writing piano pieces influenced by Chinese culture, was eventually taken up by Italian pianist, Antonietta Loffredo, resulting in the Shadows and Silhouettes CD (Wirripang, Wirr 047, 2012) which includes Chinese culture-inspired works from Australia, Italy, Singapore and Malaysia.
The idea of the "Multiple Keyboards" project sprang from these earlier experiences. In discussion, Diana and Michael felt they would like to create an album of new works that fitted the general principle of two or more keyboardists playing on one or more keyboard instruments. The instrumentation is dominated by pianos and toy pianos (and combinations thereof), but there is one work for multi-tracked harpsichords and another for multi-tracked MIDI electric pianos.
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DISC 1
Cloudcatcher I (Michael Hannan)
1.  i  Flight
2.  ii  Meditation
3. iii Vibration
4.  iv  Birdsong
5.  Music Battuta: Double Toy Piano Étude for One Soloist No. 438 (Andrián Pertout)
6.  Two Chinese Folk Songs - "Little Cabbage" (Diana Blom)
7.  Impromobile - Take 2 (Michael Hannan)
8.  Sunshower (Felicity Martin)
9.  Two Chinese Folk Songs - "Fisherman's Joy" (Diana Blom)
10. Calder's Surprise - Take 2 (Diana Blom)
11. Drawing Firewheels (Diana Blom)
Landscape/Soundscape I (Michael Hannan)
12.  i
13.  ii
14.  iii
15.  Braided River (Diana Blom)
DISC 2
1.   Freefall (Diana Blom)
2.   Holding Masks (Paul Smith)
3.   After the rain (Diana Blom)
4.   Impromobile - Take 2 (Michael Hannan)
Riff Madness III (Michael Hannan)
5.   i
6.   ii
7.   iii
8.  The Greenmann Dance (Diana Blom)
9.  Calder's Surprise - Take 1 (Diana Blom)
10. Clutter (Paul Smith)
11. River Circles (Diana Blom)
12. Landscape/Soundscape II (Michael Hannan)

 

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Nine-Elemental Songs by Various Composers

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A collaboration of fascinating works by Michael Atherton, Jim Franklin and Tony Wheeler - three multi-instrumentalists each with an instrumentarium covering Asian and Western instruments.
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 1.  Behold the Yak (Atherton, Franklin, Wheeler)
 2  Desert Threads (Jim Franklin)
 3  Stone Sutra Temple (Tony Wheeler)
 4  Fresco (Michael Atherton)
 5  3-Free-4 (Atherton, Franklin, Wheeler)
 6  Silkworms (Atherton, Franklin, Wheeler)
 7  Mahabodh (Stufen) (Jim Franklin)
 8  Mei hua san nong -Three variations on the Plum Blossom - traditional
 9  Qi (Atherton, Franklin, Wheeler)
 10 5-6-7 (Atherton, Franklin, Wheeler)


 

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Nostalgia by Jeanell Carrigan

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Jeanell Carrigan (piano)
Alfred Hill, the Australian composer is reputed to have said “To me there are only two kinds of music - good or bad. All old music has at one time been modern and all modern music will one day become old so why worry? Time is a great critic that puts them in their place”.
The piano compositions on this recording have been deliberately chosen because of their beauty, their inherent musicality, the craft and skill of the composers and their appeal to the listener. Not considered in their selection was any decision based on whether the style was the fashion at the time of their composition. All of the composers on this recording are Australian women who were born between 1862 and 1915.
To support this recording, Dr Jeanell Carrigan has researched and compiled three volumes of scores of these and additional piano works, most of which have not previously been published.  These volumes, together with individual CDs, are available online.
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 1   A Water Colour (Katherine Parker)
 2   The Watermill (Ester Kahn)
 3   The Lake (Dulcie Holland)
 4   Pastorale (Peggy Glanville Hicks)
 5   Country Dance (Iris de Cairos Rego)
 6   Prelude No. I (Florence Donaldson Ewart)
 7   Prelude No. II (Florence Donaldson Ewart)  
 8   Prelude No. III (Florence Donaldson Ewart)
 9   Prelude (Phyllis Batchelor)
 10  Sarabande (Phyllis Batchelor)
 11  Dithyramb - a ballet (Margaret Sutherland)
 12  Ballerina (Miriam Hyde)
 13  Arc-e Ciel (Katherine Parker)
 14  The Ballerina (Marjorie Hesse)
 15  Gavotte (Mona McBurney)
 16  Waltz in E (Iris de Cairos Rego)
 17  Echo de Vienne (Esther Rofe)
 18  Valse Gracieuse (Marjorie Hesse)
 19  Marche Grotesque (Una Bourne)
20  Melody in Ab (Mary Bowden)
21  Miniature Variations on a Theme in A minor (Esther Rofe)
22  Ritsel (Meta Overman)
23  Will o'the Wisp (Mirrie Hill)
 24  Prelude (Mirrie Hill)
 25  Fun (Mirrie Hill)
 26  Meditation (Nellie Cuddigan)
 27  Nocturne for Piano (Dulcie Holland)
 28  Nocturne (Katherine Parker)


 

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On the Sorrow of War - CD by Rachel Tolmie

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 The title of this CD was inspired by the story of HMAS Sydney and her final sea-battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran on November 19, 1941. This poignant and most magnificent writing by Peter Webb, for cor anglais, voice and orchestra, concludes the recording.  While in contrast, more light-hearted works by Peter Webb, Paul Paviour, Brett M McKern and John Martin for cor anglais and piano are performed by Rachel Tolmie and pianist John Martin.
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Miniature Suite
(Peter Webb)
     Prelude
     Scherzo
     Minute March
     Interlude
     Rondino
Three Sketches (Paul Paviour)
     A Ramble for Two
     The Beach at Midnight
     Canto Popularie
 Watercolour Waltz (John Martin)
 Sonatina (Brett M McKern)
On the Sorrow of War (Peter Webb)
     Conflict
     Elegy
     Redemption


 
 

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