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Voice of Love, The

By Phillip Wilcher

Regular price $30.00 Sale


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

Regular price $25.00 Sale

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)

(awaiting delivery from Apple Music)

Wind Chimes - CD

By Phillip Wilcher

Regular price $25.00 Sale