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Choices

By Sally Mays

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Seven works for solo piano chosen by Sally Mays and featuring some of Australia's most prominent composers.  Each piece conjures up a world of imagination, full of possibilities and subtleties of expression.  These works are not too demanding technically and are graded to AMEB standard.
  • 1.  Solitaire (2008), John Carmichael, grade 6, c.1'55
  • 2.  Uncle Grumpy (1957), Barry Anderson, grade 7, c.1'44
  • 3.  Nostalgia (2010), Helen Gifford, grade 8, c.1'30
  • 4.  Insistent Bird (1992), Miriam Hyde, grade 5, c.1'10
  • 5.  Blue Sky Through Still Trees (1999), Don Kay, grade 8, c.2'35
  • 6.  Stilt Dance (2022), Frank Millward, grade 7, c.2'35
  • 7.  Floating (1993), Lawrence Whiffin, grade 7, c.2'40
A CD of all works performed by Sally Mays accompanies this album.  Sally Mays, an Australian pianist of international renown, particularly well-known for her performances of contemporary music of Australian composers.


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Escapades

By John Carmichael

Regular price $25.00 Sale

 Chamber music by John Carmichael.  In this recording, melody and thematic material are the starting points in the process of creating a well wrought musical structure designed to engage the interest of the listener.
In the words of the composer, “Music has always been for me an escape into a fantasy world where imagined landscapes, images and adventures engage and delight, so the portmanteau title ‘Escapades’ for this disc can serve to encompass all the works therein".
Escapades is performed by Sylvie Leprohon flute, Stephen Robinson oboe, Antony Gray piano.

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Escapades - flute, oboe and piano
1.  Games
2.  Idyll
3.  Escaping the Blues
4.  To a Happy Ending
Fantasy Sonata - flute and piano
5.  Allegro moderato
6.  Lento7.  Allegro vivac
Postcards - piano
8.  Russian Song
9.  Autumn Spell
10.  Courtly Dance
11.  Solitaire
12 . Caribbeanonata - Music Grave and Gay - oboe and piano
13.  Allegro moderato
14.  Lento15.  Allegro
16.  Nocturne for Eve