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Australian Heritage Collection Volume I

By Jeanell Carrigan

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Piano music by Australian Women Composers 
There were many examples in the early part of the twentieth century in Australia of women who were exceptional pianists and who also wrote a great number of piano works. Many of these women were labelled child prodigies and obviously showed enormous potential and musical ability. These women performed as soloists and accompanists and contributed hugely to the musical and cultural life in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. They also left a large collection of compositions written for the solo keyboard.

To produce these three volumes within this Collection, Dr Jeanell Carrigan has researched and edited almost 50 works of Australian women composers, most of which have never been published. Each volume is accompanied by a CD of its works recorded by Jeanell. and biographical notes on each composer. All the composers were born between 1862 and 1915.  Many of them lived for the whole of the twentieth century, and in that time experienced many changes in the way music was composed, thought about  written about and performed.  Of course, they experienced many difficulties.  To be a composer in Australia during this period was a difficult enough, and to be a woman, was short of impossible!

The composers in this volume:  

Ada Maud Fitz-Stubbs (1861-1949); Mona McBurney (1862-1932); Florence Donaldson Ewart (1864-1949); Mary Bowden (1868-1950); (Annie) May Summerbelle (1868-1949); Esther Khan (1877-1962); Una Bounre (1882-1974); May Brahe (1855-1956) and Katherine (Kitty) Parker (1886-1971)

 "Nostalgia" CD is a collection of 28 works from these volumes and is available online

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Australian Heritage Collection Volume II

By Jeanell Carrigan

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 Piano music by Australian Women Composers

The composers in this volume:  

Mirrie Hill (Solomon) (1889-1986); Elsa Marshall Hall (1891-1980); Edith Harrhy (1893-1969); Iris De Cairos Rego (1894-1987); Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984); Linda Phillips (1899-2002);  Nellie Cuddigan (b.ca. 1901); Vera Buck (1903-1986)

 "Nostalgia" CD is a collection of 28 works from these volumes and is available online

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ISMN 9790720166933

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Australian Heritage Collection Volume III

By Jeanell Carrigan

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Piano music by Australian Women Composers

The composers in this volume:  

Esther Rofe (1904-2000); Meta Overman (1907-1993); Majorie Hesse (1911-1986); Josephine Bell (1912-2006); Peggy Glanville Hicks(1912-1990); Miriam Hyde (1913-2005); Dulcie Holland (1913-2000); Phyllis Batchelor (1915-1999).

 "Nostalgia" CD is a collection of 28 works from these volumes and is available online

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ISMN 9790720166940

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Composers' Series, The - Volume I(a) Piano Solos

By Iris de Cairos-Rego

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Iris de Cairos-Rego
There are many composers who lived in the early part of the twentieth century in Australia whose music has been scattered and largely forgotten. Even if their music was published it is long out of print and might be found in several libraries in the original publication or in archives but is often very difficult to trace and is almost never available from one source.

In The Composers' Series each volume will contain biographical notes about the composer, editorial and performance notes about each piano composition, the scores and recordings. While its aims are to present a comprehensive portrait of the composer and their piano music this will sometimes be impossible as some scores have certainly been lost forever and only a mention can be made of those works.

Included is a recording by Jeanell Carrigan of all works in the hard copy volume.

Researched and edited by Jeanell Carrigan

Volume I(a) - Iris de Cairos-Rego:

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Composers' Series, The - Volume I(b) Piano Duets

By Iris De Cairos-Rego

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Iris de Cairos-Rego

Piano Duets Bushland Sketches (composed 1938):

  • Picnic, c.1'30
  • The Koala's Story, c.1'00
  • Kookaburra, c.2'30
  • Twilight, c.2'00
  • Vesper Hymn, c.3'00

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There are many composers who lived in the early part of the twentieth century in Australia whose music has been scattered and largely forgotten. Even if their music was published it is long out of print and might be found in several libraries in the original publication or in archives but is often very difficult to trace and is almost never available from one source.

Researched and edited by Jeanell Carrigan

Volume I(b) - Iris de Cairos-Rego


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Composers' Series, The - Volume I(c) Chamber Music

By Iris De Cairos-Rego

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Iris de Cairos-Rego

String Trio for violins and cello.  Composed 1912-1959

  • Folk Dance, c.2'00
  • The Old Stone Bridge, c.2'25
  • Trio in A Minor, c.26'00

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    There are many composers who lived in the early part of the twentieth century in Australia whose music has been scattered and largely forgotten. Even if their music was published it is long out of print and might be found in several libraries in the original publication or in archives but is often very difficult to trace and is almost never available from one source.

    Researched and edited by Jeanell Carrigan

    Volume I(c) - Iris de Cairos-Rego

    ISMN 9790720214719
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    Composing Against the Tide

    By Jeanell Carrigan

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    Early twentieth century Australian women composers and their piano music.

    There were a relatively large number of women born in Australia between 1860 and 1915 who became composers of piano music. For many of them this was not an easy task. They did not always receive encouragement. Certainly many could not earn a living at this creative work and they battled not only the gender inequality that still largely exists today but also against musical fashion and trends that their works did not always reflect, as well as the backlash which came from being born into a ‘colonial’ country.  This is their story.

    Australian Heritage Collection - the piano works of these women have been published in three volumes as researched and edited by Jeanell. Each volume contains a CD of the works within. 

    A CD Nostalgia has been released with many of these works recorded by Jeanell.  It was featured as ABC Classic FM "CD of the week", November 2016. 

    All piano works available online - Australian Heritage Collection Volumes I, II, III


    ISBN 9781876829421

    Nostalgia

    By Jeanell Carrigan

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    Jeanell Carrigan (piano)
    Alfred Hill, the Australian composer is reputed to have said “To me there are only two kinds of music - good or bad. All old music has at one time been modern and all modern music will one day become old so why worry? Time is a great critic that puts them in their place”. 
    The piano compositions on this recording have been deliberately chosen because of their beauty, their inherent musicality, the craft and skill of the composers and their appeal to the listener. Not considered in their selection was any decision based on whether the style was the fashion at the time of their composition. All of the composers on this recording are Australian women who were born between 1862 and 1915.
    To support this recording, Dr Jeanell Carrigan has researched and compiled three volumes of scores of these and additional piano works, most of which have not previously been published.  These volumes, together with individual CDs, are available online.
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    1   A Water Colour (Katherine Parker)
    2   The Watermill (Ester Kahn)
    3   The Lake (Dulcie Holland)
    4   Pastorale (Peggy Glanville Hicks)
    5   Country Dance (Iris de Cairos Rego)
    6   Prelude No. I (Florence Donaldson Ewart)
    7   Prelude No. II (Florence Donaldson Ewart)
    8   Prelude No. III (Florence Donaldson Ewart)
    9   Prelude (Phyllis Batchelor)
    10  Sarabande (Phyllis Batchelor)
    11  Dithyramb - a ballet (Margaret Sutherland)
    12  Ballerina (Miriam Hyde)
    13  Arc-e Ciel (Katherine Parker)
    14  The Ballerina (Marjorie Hesse)
    15  Gavotte (Mona McBurney
    16  Waltz in E (Iris de Cairos Rego)
    17  Echo de Vienne (Esther Rofe)
    18  Valse Gracieuse (Marjorie Hesse)
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    19  Marche Grotesque (Una Bourne)
    20  Melody in Ab (Mary Bowden)
    21  Miniature Variations on a Theme in A minor (Esther Rofe)
    22  Ritsel (Meta Overman)
    23  Will o'the Wisp (Mirrie Hill)
    24  Prelude (Mirrie Hill)
    25  Fun (Mirrie Hill)
    26  Meditation (Nellie Cuddigan)
    27  Nocturne for Piano (Dulcie Holland)
    28 Nocturne (Katherine Parker)