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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.
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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) 

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 only from Wirripang. 
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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 Bells6   Sonata in G minor
        i.   Allegro energico
        ii.  Andante 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

Variations! CD

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 Gamu (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) [9-11]
9.   Sehr mäßi
10.  Sehr schnell
11.  Ruhig fileßend
Like Writing on Water: Variations on Webern's Op.27
(Brad Gill) [12-16]
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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Review by Samuel Bugeja 2018

Scores are available online for most of this music.

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DISC ONE
Five Nocturnes [1-5]
1  Andante con affetto
2 Andante - largo sostenuto
Moderato
Larghetto
Andante Moderato
6  The Maiden Voyage
The Sorrow of Angels [7-8]
Overture
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

DISC TWO
 
Talatat [1-3]
Hymn to the Aten
The Blue Lotus
Scarab
4  Barcarolle (from Three Romantic Pieces)
5  Waltz Awaiting
6  Vocalise
I Would Like To Paint As The Bird Sings [7-13]
Bordighera
Bathers in La Grenovillere
Camille
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

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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.
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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) [1-5]
1   August - November 1914
2   April 1915 - January 1916
3   April - June 1916
4   July 1916
5   August 1916
'Dearest Mother ...' - Nicole Murphy (2015) [6-9]
6   Leaving Home
  Egypt
8   France
9   England
10 Letter from the Trenches - Larry Sitsky (2015)
Triptych (war letters)
- Diana Blom (2015) [11-13]
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 - CD

By Phillip Wilcher

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