"100 Years" by Rita Crews, Julie Spithill

Book

Music Teachers' Association of NSW - 1912 to 2012  
It is the history and pictorial record of the the Association which until 1979 was known as The Musical Association of NSW.  Meticulous records have been kept over the 100 years and these make for fascinating reading and have formed the basis of this publication.  Minutes of over 2000 meetings, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, conference and concert programmes, all items of significance that contribute to the vibrant life of an organisation - a thumbnail sketch of a progressive and impressive organisation.  It looks at the glowing record of 100 years and the names that have become legendary:  W Arundal Orchard, Joseph Bradley, Godfrey Stirling, Frank Hutchens, Lindley Evans, Alfred Hill, Alexander Sverjensky, Miriam Hyde, Elizabeth Todd, Victor McMahon, Lady Margaret Gordon, Lady Valerie Heinze, Mrs Nancy Post ... the list of distinguished musicians, educators and supporters is endless.  Visiting dignitaries - names like Dame Nellie Melba, Percy Grainger, Sir Granville Bantock and Peter Dawson, added their own contribution and prestige to the Association.

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 ISBN 978 1 876829 26 1

$45.00

1. HSC Music 1 & 2, Film and TV Music - Book 1 by Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

Teaching Resource

A comprehensive study workbook with illustrations, questions, activities and answers within the topic Radio, Film, Television and Multi-Media.

This book is the first in a series of booklets that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi. Each topic booklet explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast.  All the exercises and questions throughout are designed to be analysed at the student’s pace and not under examination conditions. They can be used to enhance practise in writing graphic notation and aural analysis. Each listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis. At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.  We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of the musical themes.  Written 2016

Review by Music Teachers' Association NSW in Studio magazine February 2017.

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 ISBN 9781876829377

$35.00

2. HSC Music 1 & 2, Rock Music - Book 2 by Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

Teaching Resource

A comprehensive study workbook with music examples, questions, activities and answers within the topic Rock music

This book is the second in a series of booklets that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi.
Each topic booklet explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast.
There are two ways to approach the analysis of each excerpt in this book: -
     Part 1: Using dot points, rhythm and graphic notation.
     Part 2: Written response in paragraph style.
All the exercises and questions throughout Rock Music are designed to be analysed at the student’s pace and not under examination conditions. They can be used to enhance practise in writing graphic notation and aural analysis.  Each listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis.   
At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.
We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of each musical piece.
 Written 2016

Review by Music Teachers' Association NSW  in Studio magazine August 2017

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 ISBN 9781876829469

$35.00

3. HSC Music 1 & 2, Music for 20th and 21st Centuries - Book 3 by Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

Teaching Resource

A comprehensive study workbook with music examples, questions, activities and answers within the topic Music for 20th and 21st Centuries

This book is the third in a series of books that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi.
Each topic booklet explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast.
All the exercises and questions throughout are designed to be analysed at the student’s pace and not under examination conditions. They can be used to enhance practise in writing graphic notation and aural analysis. Each listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis.
At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.
We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of the musical themes. Written 2016

Review by Music Teachers' Association NSW in Studio magazine August 2017

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Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries - samples

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 ISBN 9781876829475

$35.00

Australians Invading Turkey by Christina Whiteley

Book and score

Australians Invading Turkey
Music for piano was composed in 1915 by Joseph Bernard commemorating Gallipoli 1915.  Historical and pictorial introduction, and performance notes by Christina Whiteley. This 30 page book is a unique document as it presents a form of home entertainment from years long gone, and as such, may be considered an historical document as a reminder of Australians participation in World War I.

 

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 Australians Invading Turkey  - sheet music
 ISMN 9790720146317

$25.00

Composing Against the Tide by Jeanell Carrigan

Book

Early twentieth century Australian women composers and their piano music.

There were a relatively large number of women born in Australia between 1860 and 1915 who became composers of piano music. For many of them this was not an easy task. They did not always receive encouragement. Certainly many could not earn a living at this creative work and they battled not only the gender inequality that still largely exists today but also against musical fashion and trends that their works did not always reflect, as well as the backlash which came from being born into a ‘colonial’ country.

This is their story.

Australian Heritage Collection - the piano works of these women have been published in three volumes as researched and edited by Jeanell. Each volume contains a CD of the works within.
A CD Nostalgia has been released with many of these works recorded by Jeanell.  It was featured as ABC Classic FM "CD of the week", November 2016.  All available online: http://www.australiancomposers.com.au/australian-heritage-series/australian-women-composers-piano-anthology-1









 ISBN 9781876829421

$46.00

Dialogues - Narratives on the oneness of being by Phillip Wilcher

Book

Phillip Wilcher's book Dialogues  to quote the writer; "I  present myself as a writer, who has composed words suggestive of music, their texture and rhythm being as much a measure of each as the initial shadows of thought that inspired them".  Once more in the back of Phillip's mind when working on this project is Thomas Kelly and the magnificent organisation (The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation) that has evolved  as a consequence of Thomas' untimely and tragic death.  To quote Phillip again; "charity - when exercised with clarity - never fails; that the practice of such charity - the voluntary giving to those in need that sees our humanity at its best - reflects the beauty of divine  beneficence". 


 ISBN 9781876829377

$20.00

Divinity - A dialogue between the self and music at the source by Phillip Wilcher

Book

 A profound reflection on the composer's relationship with his art.  The writer quotes: "Since the very first day, when at 14 years of age I put pen to paper and began to notate music, I understood well that the greater lesson to be learned had little to do with the laws of harmony and counterpoint, nor even the virtues of discipline whereby the waywardness of random sounds could be made more civil. In the face of whatever higher force it was at work that afforded me the gift of self-realisation through sound, I knew well that however successful I might become (if at all) as a "composer", the abilities entrusted me for the caring and the sharing were so granted on the provision that I learn to overcome pride in order to find my place, and the greater the gift the more glory there would be to leave behind."


 ISBN 9781876829391

$25.00

Forms and Possibilities by Jonathan Little

Book

Selected Verse (1983-2003) with an essay on Melancholia "The Muse of Bile".  An appreciation and a defence of the artist's temperament (1999). Includes 16 modern sonnets using antique forms - abounding in rhyme and rhythm.
 ISBN 9781876829230

$20.00

Leipzig Diary, The by Alfred Hill

Book

The publication of this diary introduces a new perspective on several aspects of musical and social history. We learn through the eyes and ears of a budding young colonial composer about musical life in Leipzig in a Golden Age of musical history when the city was host to a steady stream of names who are now enshrined as the greatest of the greats from the Romantic era. We are treated to first-hand accounts of Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Bruch, Reinecke, Sarasate, Joachim, Strauss and Sitt, to mention but a few. Compiled and edited by Donald Maurice.
CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT but can be downloaded as a PDF here $40.00
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 ISBN 978 876829 14 8

$66.00

Max Cooke's Life in Music by Max Cooke & Fay Woodhouse

Book

Pedagogue on the Platform.
A lifelong love of music, in particular piano, has led to a noteworthy career of Victorian, Max Cooke. Now in his 80s, Max is Professor of Music at Melbourne University where he has taught since 1952.  He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University, he is the Director of the Team of Pianists and has played in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as well as the ABC.
During World War II he left behind an arts and music degree and spent four years stationed in Darwin as a radio technician. With his love of music (and languages) he forged on and ultimately became the co-designer, with Darryl Coote, of the Australian National Piano Award which, with attractive prize money, was to promote and encourage students who had already established themselves in the profession .
In 1998 he was awared the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The book contains a CD of 20 tracks with Max performorming a wonderful variety of works.
 ISBN: 978 0 646 53952 2

$50.00

Music in Brisbane and the QSO by Patrick Thomas

Book

Personal pieces of a large jigsaw.
Recollections of the author's early years in Brisbane and the music scene post WWII.
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane's wider music scene have contributed significantly to Australia's cultural development and many noteworthy and progressive things happened over the years with several early innovations that were well ahead of their time. Among these were Queensland Government's establishment of two professional String Quartets; the State Opera Scheme; and its contribution to the new QSO which, when born in 1947, was only the second such fulltime Australian Orchestra of symphonic strength.  These and many more cultural achievements are discussed in this book.

 

 

 ISBN: 978 1 876829278

$20.00

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