Variations! by Daniel Herscovitch


 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



Voice of Australia by Various Composers


Complete Volumes I & II 
Features 29 Australian songs performed by soprano Wendy Dixon, baritone Tim Collins and pianist David Miller. These works demonstrate the unique relationship between poet, composer, singer and pianist in the genre of art song. 
Available only on Apple Music

See also online, Voice of Australia Volumes I and II teaching manuals and sheet music for all 29 songs, and Volume I in both medium and high voice.

PDF download of words to all songs

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1   First Person Feminine - iii - (Ian Cooper)
2   First Person Feminine - vii - (Ian Cooper)
3   Strange Requiem - (Margaret Sutherland)
4   Titania's Lullaby - (Hugh Dixon)
5   Auguries of Innocence - (John Peterson)
6   I am Black - (Andrew Schultz)
7   Frogs 1 - (Nigel Butterley)
8   Frogs 2 - (Nigel Butterley)
9   Frogs 3 - (Nigel Butterley)
10 Quel rosignuol - (Colin Brumby)
11 Each thoughtless day - (Trevor Pearce)
12 where the wind sighs - (Trevor Pearce)
13 Night After Bushfire - (Gordon Kerry)
14 Balloon Ride - (Stuart Greenbaum)
15 Asmaradana - (Betty Beath)
16 Turning Fifty - (Paul Paviour)
17 The Downfall - (James Penberthy)
18 To say before going to sleep - (Stephen Yates)
19 She wore a black ribbon - (Martin Wesley-Smith)
20 The bird sings - (Rhonda Berry)
21 Golden Boy - (Stephen Cronin)
22 A Summer's Day - (Gerald Glynn)
23 Burn out my eyes - (Quentin Grant)
24 Coolness - (David Keeffe)
25 Of a noble race she came - (Roger Smalley)
26 Bush Christmas - (Wendy Hiscocks)
27 Listening to the Harp - (Larry Sitsky)
28 The Moon Has Set - (Kevin Marsh)
29 To A Child - (Ross Edwards)


Voice of Love, The by Phillip Wilcher


This double CD of music is composed by Phillip Wilcher and interpreted by Jeanell Carrigan, piano and Minah Choe, cello.  Both these performers display extraordinary sensitivity and colour with rare musical intuition. An outstanding collection of beautiful music for solo piano and cello and piano.
Phillip has dedicated the CD to Rosemary Eather, a long-time friend and producer and host of the 1970s early morning children's television show, Good Morning with Rosemary, one of Australia's first weekday breakfast variety programs for children.

Scores are available online for most of this music.

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   Five Nocturnes
1  Andante con affetto  
2  Andante - largo sostenuto
 Andante Moderato
 6  The Maiden Voyage
   The Sorrow of Angels
 Their Sorrow
 9  The Voice of Love (from Three Romantic Pieces)
10  Legend after "The Shadow of Cain" by Edith Sitwell
 11  Lift (from Two Pieces for Cello and Piano)
 12  Starseed
 13  Simplicity Itself (from Two Pieces for Cello and Piano)
 14  Valzer Rimoldi
 15   Reverie
 16  His Last Breath
 17   ... and with rain
 Hymn to the Aten
The Blue Lotus
 4  Barcarolle (from Three Romantic Pieces)
 5  Waltz Awaiting
 6  Vocalise
   I Would Like To Paint As The Bird Sings
 Bathers in La Grenovillere
 10 Self Portrait
 11 Etretat
 12 Regatta a Argenteuil
 13 Poppy Fields
 14 Romance (from Three Romantic Pieces)
 15  Without Her



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


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
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)



Wind Chimes by Phillip Wilcher