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I Heard That Cry - tuba

By Michael Hugh Dixon

Regular price $8.00 Sale

Solo tuba 
The title comes from a poem by Chryssy Tintner, which brings forth the memory of a child's primal cry. The music is a twist on a 12 bar blues structure, but here as a 25 bars with each segment of 5 bars repeated in a way to make 50 bars.
Composed 2016

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ISMN 9790720172989
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Inner Life

By Michael Hugh Dixon

Regular price $33.00 Sale

Flute and piano. Grade 8. c.5'30

Available on CD, From a Bridge of Dreams (Wirr 005) and within an album of sheet music by the same title with 22 flute works;  and recorded on the CD, piano and ... (Wirr 003) available online


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 ISMN M720060071
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Locana

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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Two solo flute works:
Locana, c.7'00 - Grade 7 and Locana's Consort, c.5'00 - Grade 8 

Recorded on CD From a Bridge of Dreams, (Wirr 005), performed by Emma Knott and an album of sheet music by the same title with 22 flute works, available online
CD of this work, LOCANA, is available online.


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ISMN M720011011
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Locana and In Good Stead

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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Flute or violin and string quartet

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ISMN M720011042

Locana for Solo Flute, 2nd Ed

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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Solo flute, c.3'35 - Grade 7 suitable for HSC.

Locana has the form of a (sacred) song in two verses. Each verse begins on a different pitch and basically adheres to a similar rhythmic pattern although each verse adds embellishments. The whole piece uses one mode, the fourth of the South Indian melakartas.

A recording of the 2nd edition, two verse version can be heard on Spotify.

The longer version (7'00) has been recorded on CD From a Bridge of Dreams, (Wirr 005), performed by Emma Knott and an album of sheet music by the same title with 22 flute works, available online

CD of this work, LOCANA, is also available online.


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ISMN 9790720227504
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LOCANA'S World

By Various Composers

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For flute, violin, cello, horn performed by LOCANA.
A collection of ensemble works composed by Taran Carter, Hugh Dixon, Horace Keats, John Wayne Dixon, Peter Rankine, Houston Dunleavy and Michael H Dixon.  Performed by Janine Grantham (flute and piccolo), Michael H Dixon (horn), Paula Newcomb, Sarah Knox (violins), Shannon Tobin, Matthew Farrell (cellos).
Print music for all the works are available online.
Wirr 014

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Perverse Exit Songs (Taran Carter) (1-3)
1  Entrance
2  Maddison
3  Emergency Exit Only
4  The Enchanted Garden (Hugh Dixon)
5  Movement (Horace Keats)
Niblets, Op.12 (John Wayne Dixon) (6-8)
6  Duet
7  Commotion
8  Canto
A Foursome of Twosomes, Op.6 (John Wayne Dixon) (9-10)
9  Twosome One
10 Twosome Two
Postcards from America (Houston Dunleavy) (11-14)
11  Los Angeles12  Grand Canyon
13  Chicago Bean
14  New York City
15  Fire by Fire (Peter Rankine)
16  Arise, Awake (Michae H Dixon)

Multi-moded

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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Warm-ups, scales, chromatics
for French Horn with Piano accompaniment


Multi-moded is written for students wanting to warmup with the assistance of a pianist or play along with a MIDI file. The four pieces are also good for students
who have some musical skill already but may be undergoing embouchure rehabilitation.
The last piece in the set (IV Chromatic) can be played by those more advanced as an encore piece, freely changing octaves in different repeats. The composer has done this, with the gradually accelerando the music becomes quite exciting.
The audio file can be downloaded or played on the YouTube Channel The Brass
Whisperer  https://youtu.be/cayhRONyzEU

Composed 2020

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ISMN 9790720227542
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Padma

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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Horn and piano c.5'00.  Grade: 8
Padma captures an evocative mood through the use of natural harmonics 

Recorded on the CD, piano and ... (Wirr 003) available online


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ISMN M720041551

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Padma 2nd Edition

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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Horn and piano c.3'00.  Grade: 7 - 8, suitable for HSC/Senior music
Padma captures an evocative mood through the use of natural harmonics.

Recorded on the CD, piano and ... (Wirr 003) available online


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ISMN 9790720226286

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piano and ...

By Various Composers

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This instrumental recording features compositions by seven Australian Composers - Hugh Dixon, Horace Keats, Houston Dunleavy, John Spence, Michael H Dixon, Kevin Young, and Brennan Keats - performed by Andrew Evans (trumpet), Emma Knott and Karen Lonsdale (flute), Mark Walton (clarinet and saxophone), Luke Spicer (viola), Michael Hugh Dixon (horn), Regis Danillon and David Miller (piano).
Print music for most of the works are available online.
Wirr 003

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1  Soulful Soliloquy No.2 (Kevin Young)
2  Soulful Soliloquy No.3 (Kevin Young)
3  Echo (Horace Keats arr Brennan Keats)
4  Romance (Hugh Dixon)
5  Jennifer's Song (Houston Dunleavy)
6  Ylang Ylang (John Spence)
7  Padama (Michael H Dixon)
8  Fireball (Houston Dunleavy)
9  Inner Life (Michael H Dixon)
10  Early Autumn (Horce Keats)
Slightly Latin (Kevin Young) (11-14)
11 Rhumba for Ruth
12 Bill's Bossa
13  Christopher's Calypso
14  Meg's Meringue 

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Play with Ease

By Michael Hugh Dixon

Regular price $80.00 Sale

BAND TRAINING PROGRAM
This training band program has been developed to allow beginners to start together whilst playing some of their easiest notes. This requires the use of harmony from the outset. Concert B-flat is easy to produce on a clarinet and a saxophone but not at all easy on a flute or an oboe. The same note is easy for many a player of the trumpet, baritone and trombone yet some find a concert F easier, so there are options for those players. Horn players often find a concert F easier to play than a concert B-flat at, also a concert F is easily playable on both a single B-flat at horn and a single F horn. Concert A is an easy note on the flute and oboe, although a B would be easier, the A is not much more complicated and provides a nice note in the dominant chord of B-flat at major. The whole process begins with alternating B-flat at and F chords. Often, training band leaders direct from a keyboard, so the chords are shown above the flute part to make it simple to play along.
Each student has a page advising the numbers to practice each week and the program is divided into sections to give the feeling of completion from time to time. It is important that each band be directed at the most appropriate pace, therefore the music director should feel at liberty to overlap the designated weekly projects, hold them back, or skip some altogether. Much effort has been made to progress the players of an instrument at a decent pace. It is anticipated that many players will be ready to play other published material by the time they can play the numbers at the end of the book. 
All instrument program training books are available on request - $20.00 each, please contact keats@wirripang.com.au
Composed 2018

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ISMN 9790720214429

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Self-balance

By Michael Hugh Dixon

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For French Horn and Marimba, c.6'50
Explores the intervals and qualities of a 9-note scale occasionally in bi-tonality. 


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ISMN M720072517
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