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Wirripang - from the beginnning

By Brennan Keats

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The dedications below encapsulate the contents of this book about the origins and formation of the publishing house Wirripang that can now claim to be the largest publisher of Australian sheet music in the world.

To my darling wife Anne (Annie), the driving force behind the not inconsiderable achievements of Wirripang.

To Wirripang, born of blood, tears and sweat; you rise, soar and glide on the rich winds of dedication, passion and love of all things cultural, high in a rarified atmosphere above an abused, tired and war-torn planet.

Both Anne and Brennan Keats were raised with a strong sense of the value of Australian culture. Anne, the product of country parents who later embraced the richness of city living yet retained a strong sense of country values, that included a great pride of Australia and all things Australian.

Brennan whose parents were both professional musicians had instilled in him from an early age the value of music from a deeply cultural viewpoint, yet at the same time it was made clear to him that music would not be his profession.

Both parents left their respective children a legacy; in the case of Anne a strong work ethic and as stated love of country; in the case of Brennan a considerable collection of music, some being unpublished because the publishers of the day looked not to its cultural value but rather to the money it would generate them.

Over the years both offspring, albeit unconsciously, gradually worked to combining their respective legacies to form an enterprise that would publish music of cultural value with a view to bringing it before a discerning public, as well as ensuring that it would not be lost to future generations. This is their story. There were tears spilt by them; there were many late nights and early mornings; there were ghosts; there are examples of dedication to their art by some who have become the strongest of friends and remain with Wirripang to the present day, and above all and in us all a passion for Australian culture.

ISBN 9781876829568


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Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 1 - 2011

By Various Composers

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Grades 1- 4. 
21 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.  
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and it includes a CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  See also Book 2 (Grades 5-7) and Book 3 (Grades 8 to Dip)

Many works now on the ANZCA Syllabus

Grade 1
1.  Pentatonic Pauline - Paul Paviour, c.0'58
2.  Raindrops on the Window - Jocelyn Kotchie, c.0'53
3.  Ball Games - Squash - Diana Blom, c.0'48
4.  La Señorita - Colin Brumby, c.0'48
5.  On A Pond - Amanda Handel, c.0'55
 Grade 2
6.  At Sundown - Amanda Handel, c.1'00
7.  A Flourish of Trumpets - Phillip Wilcher, c.0'56
8.  Nick Nack Paddywack - Paul Paviour, c.0'56
9.  Lullaby - Phillip Wilcher, c.1'28
10. The tightrope walker - Jennifer Trynes, c.2'03
11. Circus Invention - Jocelyn E Kotchie, c.0'49
Grade 3
12.  Little Interlude for Billy - Andrew Schultz, c.2'20
13.  The Afghans - Stephen O'Connell, c.2'06
14.  Sunday at St Stephens - Mark Matthews, c.2'04
15.  Tip-Toe Tango - Jocelyn E Kotchie, c.1'10
16.  Ball Games - Table Tennis - Diana Blom, c.0'56
Grade 4
17.  Mistique - Mark Matthews, c.2'09
18.  Ball Games - Basketball - Diana Blom, c.1'29
19.  Rondino - Colin Brumby, c.1'42
20.  A Quiet Obsession - John Peterson, c.1'15
21.  Oracle - Mark Matthews, c.2'09

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Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 2 - 2011

By Various Composers

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Grades 5-7. 
14 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and includes CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  See also Book 1 (Grades 1-4) and Book 3 (Grades 8 to Dip)

Many works now on the ANZCA Syllabus

Grade 5
1.  Prelude II - Jennifer Trynes, c.1'51
2.  The Breeze and You - Frank Millward, c.2'41
3.  Valse Triste - Stephen Yates, c.1'02
4.  Watching the River Flow - John Peterson, c.1'12
Grade 6
5.  Dreamboat Blues - Amanda Handel, c.1'53
6.  Toccatina - Colin Brumby, c.1'48
7.  Lucky Thirteen - John Peterson, c.1'43
8.  Intermezzo in E - Phillip Wilcher, c.2'03
9.  Outlines - Andrew Helberg, c.2'31
Grade 7
10. Light Through a Stained Glass Window - Betty Beath, c.2'19
11. The Jazz Cat Miaou - Frank Millward, c.1'59
12. Very Slow Jazz - Ann Carr-Boyd, c.3'30
13. Politically Correct Rag - Paul Paviour, c.1'56
14. Red Dust Settles, c.2'44

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Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 3 - 2011

By Various Composers

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Grades 8 - Dip. 
11 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and includes CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  
See also Book 1 (Grades 1-4) and Book 2 (Grades 5 to 7)

Many works now on the ANZCA Syllabus

Grade 8
1.  Paradise Bar Prelude - Andrew Schultz, c.4'08
2.  The Demented Demon - Brennan Keats, c.2'34
3.  Parade - May Howlett, c.3'25
4.  Prelude to Play - Betty Beath, c.1'50
Diploma
5.   Thorn of the Rose - John Martin, c.5'28 -
6.   Key Connections - Betty Beath, c.1'48
7.   The Pink Ballerina on a White Pony - May Howlett, c.2'21
8.   Nocturne for a Nebula - Ann Carr-Boyd, c.4'23
9.   Catherine Wheels - May Howlett, c.2'38
10. Prelude and Fugue Chromatica - Tony Wheeler, c.2'10
11. Baggy Green Rag - John Martin, c.3'32

 

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Wirripang Special Account

By Various Composers

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Invoice A3477 = $AUD105.00 plus $AUD60.00 postage

 

 

Wirripang Special Account No 2

By Various Composers

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Wisp of Cloud

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Solo organ, c.6'00. Grade 7
The work is based on a harmonic progression which appears in the reflective opening and then in a variety of ways throughout, including the baroque-like alberti bass section, with its tumbling chromatic progression. There is scope for improvisation in the final bars.
Composed 2013. 

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West (Wirr 066) -  all recorded by Thoroughbass on a double CD available online


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With Eyes as Big

By Houston Dunleavy

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Images of the eyes of three startling canines from the "Tinder Box" by Hans Christian Andersen, c.9'00
Parts available on request:  keats@wirripang.com.au.  Composed 2005

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With Open Arms

By Houston Dunleavy

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Solo piano, c.7'30
A tribute to a very special serviceman after the liberation of the German concentration camp at Buchenwald in 1945. 

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Woman Who Stands Alone, A

By Brennan Keats

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The biography of Janet Keats 1900-1985.  A lifetime dedicated to the furtherance of the contribution made to Australian musical culture by her husband Horace Keats, despite the parlous circumstances that befell her upon his early death.

Born to a privileged country life and raised in the best of Victorian tradition by three maiden aunts, her early education instilled a love of matters intellectual, cultural and an attraction to those who pursue it.  Her experience of war and its horror was both indirect and direct. Towards the end of WWI she performed as a volunteer singer and pianist in the ‘rest rooms’ provided for the soldiers, and saw the impact upon their young lives. During WWII her contact with war was devastated by the loss of her eldest son.  Her choices of husbands were men of exceptional artistic ability. Her first longest and happiest marriage was to a gifted musician and composer, her second to a man of words, both men leaving a lasting cultural legacy that exists to the present day.  Her third marriage was to a man whose cultural and intellectual abilities were inhibited by his Norfolk Island upbringing and WWII.

Through her strength and strong belief she raised her youngest son passing on her beliefs so setting the course for the evolution of the Australian music publishing house, Wirripang.

ISBN: 9781876829384 

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Woman's Song

By Betty Beath

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Solo piano, c.2'00. Grade 8 to diploma 
The tonality is based on the Balinese pelog scale and this, together with rhythms that might be used by the gamelan, reflects something of the colour and dynamic contrast often to be heard in Balinese gamelan performance.


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Woman's Songs I and II

By Betty Beath

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Solo piano,  Grade 8 to diploma 
Woman's Song I, c.3'20 - expresses changing moods and emotions, qualities sometimes associated with femininity.
Woman's Song II, c.2'00 - expresses energy and exhilaration together with tenderness and joy, the joy we may know in a celebration of life.

As with both pieces, the tonality is based on the Balinese pelog scale and this, together with rhythms that might be used by the gamelan, reflects something of the colour and dynamic contrast often to be heard in Balinese gamelan performance.
Includes a complimentary CD - Betty Beath plays her own piano music and includes this piece.  Composed 1998

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