Simply, Cor Anglais by Rachel Tolmie

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21 cor anglais and piano pieces performed by Rachel Tolmie (cor anglais) and John Martin (piano).  Composers include Gregory van de Struik, Colin Brumby, Paul Paviour, arr. T Stacey.  Wirr 007 Download samples
 1  Fandango (Gregory van de Struik) 
 2  When I anm Laid in Earth (Purcell)
Sonata (Teleman)
 3  Vivace 4   Largo  5  Allegro
Sonata (Marcello)
  6  Andante  7  Allegro
  8  Grave   9  Allegro
 10  Where'er You Walk (Handel)
 11  Adagio (Mozart) 
 12  Tristan and Isolde -Prelude to Act Three (Wagner) 
 13  Notturno (Borodin) 
 14  Mundoolun (Colin Brumby) 
 15  The Swan (Saint-Seans) 
 16  Largo from the New World (Dvorak) 
 17  Sicilienne (Faure) 
 18  The Swan of Tunela (Sibelius) 
 19  And the River Flows (Paul Paviour) 
 20  Gymnopedie No. 2 (Satie) 
 21  Intermezzo (Granados) 
(All works arranged by T. Stacey
except tracks 1, 14,19)
 

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Six Profiles by Katie Zhukov

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By Katie Zhukov (piano)
Works by Australian women composers - Iris de Cairos-Rego, Ester Rofe, Margaret Sutherland, Moneta Eagles, Mary Mageau, Betty Beath.
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 1  Waltz in E (Iris de Cairos-Rego) 
 2  Firelight (Iris de Cairos-Rego) 
 3  White Cloud (Iris de Cairos-Rego) 
 4  Toccata "The Train" (Iris de Cairos-Rego) 
 5  Pro-tem Suite:  Little Suite for the Left Hand (Ester Rofe) 
 6  Jester (Ester Rofe) 
 7  Fur Else (Ester Rofe)
Six Profiles (Margaret Sutherland) 
 8  No.1,  9  No.210  No.311  No.4,
12  No.513  No.6 
Sonatina for Piano (Moneta Eagles)
 14  Mvt. 1, 15  Mvt. 216  Mvt. 3
City Sketches (Mary Mageau) 
 17  High Street
 18  Rendevous
 19  It's Raining
 
 20  Homeward
Four Pieces (Mary Mageau)
 21  Moonlight Reflected on Water 
 22  Brasillia
 23  Berceuse
 24  Toccatina
 25  Lament for Kosovo (Betty Beath)
Encounters (Betty Beath) 
 26  Jasmine and the Perfumes of Night 
 27  With a Whirlwind 
 28  Let's Dance 
 29  A Loving Embrace 
 
 

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Skins by Jeanell Carrigan

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By Jeanell Carrigan (piano)
Works by Australian women composers -Elena Kats-Chernin, Katy Abbott, May Howlett, Sonia Jacobsen, Natalie Williams, Catherine Leahy.
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Twelve One Page Piano Pieces (Elena Kats-Chernin)
 1  Rockhampton Rag    2  Lullaby 
 3  Almost a Blues    4  Little Door
 5  Russian Waltz    6  Get Well 
 7  No. 7     8  Mystery
 9  Play Properly   10  Drums
 11  Smudged Mirror Shapes  12  Cinema
 13  Not Just Another Day (Katy Abbott)
 14  Last Light (Katy Abbott)
 15  Passing the Tower of Agrievements (May Howlett)
 16  In Anticipation (Sonia Jacobsen)
Five Bagatelles (Natalie Williams)
 17  Tintinara    18  Aqua Doubles 19  Whirly-Whirly Dances
 20  Vicious Cinders Burning
 21  Five Lunar Blazes
 22  Tango (September) (Diana Blom)
Skins for Solo Piano (Catherine Leahy)
 23  Blue Suze    24  Wasp
 25  Lace    26  Rat Hide
 27  Dysplased    28  Bruise
 29  Prelude Too    30  Melt Lake
 31  Christless Carol  
 32  At Dawn and Midnight
 33  The Unlisted Track

 

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Songs by Diana Blom by Diana Blom

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"I’d been writing songs for many years before realising that my choice of texts was largely those by Australian and New Zealand poets and novelists.  There’s something very rewarding about setting evocative words of places you know well, and highly satisfying accompanying and composing songs for singers with beautiful voices of different ranges and colours who work on the songs, discuss aspects arising with me, and then deliver a fine interpretation."  Diana Blom 

The singers represented on this disc are Ayse Göknur Shanal soprano, Emma Stacker mezzo-soprano, Lotte Lataukefu contralto, Kevin Hanrahan and Brett Weymark tenors, Clive Birch bass, who are accompanied at the piano by David Wickham and Diana Blom.
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Three Walter de la Mare Songs
The Witch
2   The Horseman
The Bee's Song
4  At the end of the world we learn to dance
5  Cobweb Farm
6  The dark, the light
Three Water Ballads of Tim Malfroy
The fisherman's wife
Trewella
Lorelei Ballad
Remembering Babylon
10  Found in the Sea
11  Spirits
 12  The schoolmaster
 13  Jock's question
 14  Clavichord
 15  The Library
Dance Set
 16  Tango
17  Slowfox
 18  Latin Lover

 

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Songs from Australia by Various Composers

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Features 27 Australian songs from the Trinity College London Singing Syllabus 2005, performed by soprano Wendy Dixon and pianist David Miller.  Composers include: Leek, Vine, Glanville-Hicks, O'Leary, Rofe, Brahe, Stove, Yates, Keats, Tregaskis, Dixon, Sculthorpe.
See also online, Songs from Australia teaching manual and sheet music for all 27 songs.
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 1  Monkey and Turtle (Stephen Leek) 
 2  Love Me Sweet (Carl Vine)
 3  Come Sleep (Peggy Glanville-Hicks)
 4  Moreton Bay (arr Mark O'Leary)
 5  Dinah's Song (Ester Rofe)
 6  Bless this House (May Brahe)
 7  Waltzing Matilda (arr Cowan/O'Leary)
 8  Lullaby (R J Stove)
 9  An Angry Cactus Does No Good (Stephen Yates)
 10  The Trouble with Geraniums (Stephen Yates)
 11 Dreams at Eventide (Horace Keats)
 12  My Dark-eyed Acushla (Horace Keats)
 13  O Yellow, Yellow Sweet (Alan Tregaskis)
 14  I Will Build my House in the Water (Horace Keats)
 15  The Lamb (Horace Keats)
 16  Love's Secret (Horace Keats)
 17  Plucking the Rushes (Horace Keats)
 18  Love Song ( R J Stove)
 19  Epigram I (Stephen Yates)
 20  Epigram II (Stephen Yates)
 21  Epigram III (Stephen Yates)
  22  Epigram IV(Stephen Yates)
 23  Nature's Changes (John Wayne Dixon)
 24  Columbine (Horace Keats)
 25  Sea Wraith (Horace Keats)
 26  The Stars Turn (Peter Sculthorpe)
 27  Evening (John Wayne Dixon)
 

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Spirit Dances by Marina Marsden

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Violin and piano works performed by Marina Marsden (violin) and Clemens Leske (piano). Works of composers Anne Boyd, Ross Edwards, Matthew Hindson, Dulcie Holland, Miram Hyde, Stephen Leek, Wilfred Lehmann, Peter Sculthorpe, Margaret Sutherland and Stephen Yates. Wirr 025 Download samples
 1  The Big 5-0 (Matthew Hindson)
Divertimento (Dulcie Holland)
 2  Statement 3  Scherzetto,
4  Ostinato 5  Reprise
 6  Soliloquy (Wilfred Lehmann)
 7  From Saibai (Peter Sculthorpe) 
Polish Variations (Wilfred Lehmann)
 8  Theme, in the Style of a Mazurka and Variation I 
 9  Variation II - Scherzo (Prestissimo)
 10 Variation III - Nocturne
 11  Coda (Mazurka Tempo)
 12  White Cockatoo Spirit Dance (Ross Edwards) 
 13  Serenade (Miriam Hyde) 
 14  Movements (Stephen Yates) 
 15  Goombungee (Stephen Leek)
 16  Repetepetition (Matthew Hindson) 
 17  Beside Bamboos (Anne Boyd)
Sonatina (Margaret Sutherland)
 18 Gaily rhythmic 
 19  Singingly 
 20  Lively and teasing

 

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Terpsichore and Other Works by Jonathan Little

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Many world premiere recordings featuring the Tallis Chamber Choir, String Soloists of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Vocal Soloists of the Sofia National Opera, Cardiff Percussion Duo and Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra. ... “groundbreaking tour-de-force … incandescent” (Tempo, UK)
FANFARE MAGAZINE (USA) **RECOMMENDED RECORDING 2008**
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 1  Kyrie
 2  Sacred Prelude 
 3  Fanfare
 4  Terpsichore
Dun Sonata
 5  Movement 1
 6  Movement 2 
 7  Movement 3 
 8  Movement 4 
 9  That Time of Year 


 

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That Bloody Game by Michael Halliwell, David Miller

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Australian World War I Songs performed by baritone Michael Halliwell and pianist David Miller.  The songs in this collection respond to the changing circumstances of the war. From recruitment in Australia, songs written for the precise purpose of getting men to join up, sometimes shaming them into doing so! For Australia, Gallipoli was the first 'big event' of the war, and then to the Dardanelles, and to France; to the home front and how the war affected civilians and celebrating the return of the forces. The songs also reflect the more serious side to which classical composers of the time responded to the war so creating many outstanding songs that can be heard on this recording. 
The CD booklet portrays many of the original covers from the songs' scores.

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1.  Wake up! Australia (Alfred Mansfield)
 2.  For auld Lang Syne! Australia will be there ('Skipper' W. W. Francis)
 3.  Backblocks Bill (George R. Hyam)
 4.  Good-bye, my sweet Australian Lassie (G.W. Walker)
 5.  Gallipoli (Lieut. A. Wheatley-Healy/
J. E. Dodd)
 6.  The Heroes of the Dardanelles (Reginald A. A. Stoneham)
7.  The Anzac soldier (C. Stevens)
 8.  He died at the Dardanelles (Daisy Andrews/Jack Briton)
 9.  Over the top with the best of luck (May Lawrence/Charles Logan)
10.  The Attack (on Zeebrugge) (Reginald A. A Stoneham)
 11.  Sing us a song of Australia (Charles Ridgway)
 12 . He was only a private, that's all
(W. Evelyn Dell/Frederick E. Gladdish)
 13.  Lonely (Anon/Felix Le Roy)
 14.  What do you think of the Kaiser? Boo! Hoo! Hoo! (Charles Vaude)
15.  Why can't each nation be at peace? (George Daniels/Felix Le Roy)
16.  The Anzac's Bride (W.W. Barnes)
17.  Back Home (Reginald A. A Stoneham)
18.  Don't sing a song about the war to me (Charles Vaude)
19.  I gave my best for my country (Tom E. Leonard)
20.  Australia's hymn for her dead
(E.S. Emerson/Thomas G. Rabbets)
21.  And the Band played Waltzing Matilda (Eric Bogle/arr. Calvin Bowman) 


 

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Tunes for Mademoiselle by John Martin

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Works performed by John Martin include Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Zez Confrey and Billy Mayerl, as well as several of our finest Australian composers, such as Ann Carr-Boyd, Amanda Handel, Stuart Greenbaum and Elena Kats-Chernin. Wirr 034 Download samples
 1  Pasquinade (Gottscchalk) 
 2  Antoinette (Joplin) 
 3  Bethena, Concert Waltz (Joplin) 
 4  Dizzy Fingers (Confrey) 
 5  Tune for Mademoiselle (Confrey) 
 6  Blue Tornado (Confrey) 
 7  Blue Bay (Handel) 
 8  Sapphire Rag (Kats-Chernin) 
 9  Blue Gardenia (Wilcher)
 10  Flapperette (Greer) 
 11  The Joker (Mayerl) 
 12  Marigold (Mayerl) 
 13  Bats in the Belfry (Mayerl) 
 14  Northbridge Blues (Carr-Boyd) 
 15  Rag for Razz (Carr-Boyd) 
 16  A Passing Thought (Martin) 
 17  New Roads, Old Destinations (Greenbaum) 
 18  Two Waltzes in C (Gershwin) 

 

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Valley of Rocks - CD by Miriam Hyde

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 A collection of 12 piano pieces composed and performed by Miriam Hyde.  Liner notes compiled by Ann Carr-Boyd.  First released in 1993 and now re-released and available online from Wirripang only. 
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Sheet music for most of these pieces are available online.

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 1   Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda
 2   Rhapsody No. 1 in F# minor
 3   Magpies at Sunrise
 4   Brownhill Creek in Spring
 5   The Ring of New Bells
6   Sonata in G minor
        i.   Allegro energico
        ii.  Andanate solennemente
        iii. Allegro con brio

7   Reflected Reeds
8   Scherzo Fantastico
9    Valley of Rocks
 10  Evening in Cordoba
 11  Water Nymph
 12  Concert Study No. 3 in C# minor


 
 

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Variations! by Daniel Herscovitch

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 for piano 17th - 21st Centuries
Daniel Herscovitch, piano, with Clemens Leske (Track 2).
Variation is the oldest and most basic musical form across all musical cultures.  This CD includes works by eleven composers from five centuries and eight countries including Australia and its two neighbours Indonesia and New Zealand.
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  1.  Ground in Gamut - Henry Purcell
  2.  Andante with Variations K.501
- W A Mozart

  3.  Variations on Rule Britannia Wo0 79 - L v Beethoven
  4.  Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli D.719 - F Schubert
  5.  Berceuse Op.57 - F Chopin
  6.  Danza sacra e duetto finale d'Aida
- F Liszt

  7.  Chaconne Op.32 - Carl Nielsen
  8.  Variations on a Theme by Beethoven - Edwin Carr
Variations Op.27 - Anton Webern
  9.   Sehr mäßi    10.  Sehr schnell 
  11.  Ruhig fileßend
Like Writing on Water: Variations on Webern's Op.27
- Brad Gill
  12.  Crush     13.  Trails...     14.  Interweave 
  15.  Like Writing on Water   
16.  Distance
  17.  Rapsodia Nusantara No.10
- Ananda Sukarlan


 

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War Letters by Diana Blom, Larry Sitsky, Nicole Murphy, Elliott Gyger

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New music commemorating WWI
Works by Elliot Gyger, Nicole Murphy, Larry Sitsky and Diana Blom and performed by Halcyon: Alison Morgan soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano, Clive Birch bass, James Wannan viola, Kaylie Dunstan percussion, Jo Allan piano and Geoffrey Gartner conductor (tracks 1-5).

One doesn't have to dig too deeply to find that many people have a family connection to WWI, with stories of relatives who returned safely ... or did not.  Four Australian composers, representing four generations, were commissioned to set letters from WWI for new music ensemble Halcyon.  The thoughts, reflections and feelings expressed in these personal letters are as fresh today as they were 100 years ago.  War Letters brings into focus the day to day experiences of the men and women taken up by war.  From these personal memories we can reflect on the enormous impact the war, as it continues in our present lives, and truly empathise with those individuals who are speaking to us from both the past and the present.

Concert Program of Schools Presentation - Tuesday 10 November 2015, Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, Pymble

Concert Program for Public Audience - Saturday 7th November 2015, Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, Pymble

Review of CD by Music Teachers' Association  NSW - The Studio - February 2017

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Un poilu australien - Elliott Gyger (2015)

1   August - November 1914
2   April 1915 - January 1916
3   April - June 1916
4   July 1916
5   August 1916
' Dearest Mother ...' - Nicole Murphy (2015)
6   Leaving Home
  Egypt
8   France
9   England
10 Letter from the Trenches - Larry Sitsky (2015)
Triptych (war letters) - Diana Blom (2015)

11  Gallipoli letter: Ellie (Frank Robinson)
 12  Vietnam diary: Great bloody Xmas break (David Wilkins)
 13  Afghan emails: Bread and kids (Andrew Hastie)

 

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