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Catch 75

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Voice, recorder, cello, harpsichord and sticks, c.8'35. 
This work is a mix of aboriginal and European instruments using techniques from both traditions and reflecting music of both traditions although many of the effects in this piece could be improvised. Composed 1975.

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West - and all recorded by Thoroughbass on a double CD available online (Wirr 066).


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Couperin

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Spoken voice, harpsichord and ensemble, c.10'15.  Composed 1974.
The spoken words are taken from Francois Couperin’s L’Art de toucher Le Clavecin, a manual on harpsichord playing which Couperin wrote in 1716. In it he covers very completely all matters of style and technique, from which a few sentences have been chosen as a starting point for this composition, which is a homage to French music of all periods.

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West (Wirr 066) - all recorded by Thoroughbass on a double CD available online 


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Fantasy in Three Movements

By Justin Michael Mckay

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Solo Harpsichord, c.7'30. Grade 8+
Although conceived on a single-manual harpsichord, it is playable on any harpsichord and the composer does not discount the possibility of playing it on other keyboard instruments.
Composed 2012

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Flying West

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Recorder, cello and harpsichord, c.9'30.
The suite consists of eight short movements based on a poem by Diana Weston, who wrote about a day in the life of a flying doctor working at the Flying Doctor Service in Broken Hill, outback New South Wales. The centrepiece is the calming 'Wings from the Sky', a musical reflection of the welcome sight of the Flying Doctor plane when it appears out of the vast sky, its crew arriving to administer comfort and life-saving help.  Composed 2013.

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West (Wirr 066) -  all recorded by Thoroughbass on a double CD available online

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Folk Songs '76

By Ann Carr-boyd

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7 songs for voice and ensemble.   Composed 1976

Folk songs from  France, Mongolia, Greece and Canada - there is scope to substitute instruments - flute can be exchanged for recorder and viola for cello and a variety of percussion instruments.

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West (Wirr 066) - recorded by Thoroughbass Ensemble available online


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Folk Songs '78

By Ann Carr-boyd

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4 songs for voice and ensemble.   Composed 1978

Folk songs from  Germany and Greece - here the flute can be substituted for recorder.

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West (Wirr 066) - recorded by Thoroughbass Ensemble available online

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Introduction and Theme to ITT

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Harpsichord (with two optional variations for organ), c.4.20
A light-hearted piece making reference to a theme used in a popular television series, the Addams Family. Composed 1974.
From the recent collection of 38 pieces for "Flying West" - and all recorded by Thoroughbass on a double CD available online Wirr 066.  [This audio track is only available in Australia and New Zealand.]

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Moonacres Farm (harpsichord)

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Solo harpsichord, c.2'50

The music is gentle and a bit mystical, enhanced by generous amounts of sustaining pedal from the piano - the piece is an exercise in performing expressively with uncomplicated note patterns, much the same way in which Japanese and Chinese paintings concentrate on achieving expression without too many brushstrokes.  Composed 2018

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Nadir

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Violin and harpsichord, c.5'25.
This work comes from a period in which 12-tone and atonal music exerted a strong influence on classical contemporary music.  Composed 1973.

Part of the recent collection of 38 pieces for Flying West (Wirr 066) -  all recorded by Thoroughbass on a double CD available online 


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Stairway to the Moon - harpsichord

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Harpsichord and fortepiano, c.5'00.   Advanced grade

As the Full Moon rises over Roebuck Bay in Broome at certain times the exposed tidal flats are transformed into a staircase of light rising slowly to meet the orb hanging huge and shimmering gold. This phenomenon is a rare spectacle that brings many tourists to various vantage points including Town Beach and the Mangrove Hotel to wait for the Moon to rise. As the excitement and anticipation mounts spectators at the Hotel are entertained by a honky tonk piano belting out a jazz theme which contains an undercurrent of bass repetitive notes. However this percussive refrain also evokes the didgeridoo and the clap stick- a homage to the those who first witnessed this strange and captivating event in the Dreamtime. The old meets the new. This is a special and ancient place on the west Pilbara and Kimberley coast of Western Australia. The mangroves and mudflats of Roebuck is in Yawuru country. The Staircase forms part of the Lurujarri Trail. 
As the Moon rises and exposes the stairs the piano chords become silvery and step up in rises with tonalities we have grown to look forward to from this composer. The Moon interlude then becomes a captivating mixture of the modern spectators excitement and wonder as the staircase builds and of the old Moon man of the Dreamtime as danced by the Bardi people who understand the strong tides and their precious saltwater environment.

Composed 2018

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    Suite for Diana

    By Ann Carr-boyd

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    Harpsichord solo
    Three folk songs from different countries form the basis of this suite as well as two short interludes that can be used anywhere in the suite. Composed 2014


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    Suite for Flute and Harpsichord

    By Ann Carr-boyd

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    Flute and Harpsichord (or piano), c.14'00, suggested grade 8-A.MusA
    The four movements suite consists of - Prelude is a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at American academic music of the latter part of the 20th century, whilst Badinerie returns to the musical ideas of J.S. Bach, at the same time incorporating some unusual harmonies and quirky patterns for both instruments. American Dream depicts the emotion of a gathering commemorating the life of Martin Luther King. The final Toccata incorporates thematic material from Aaron Copeland’s 'Fanfare for the Common Man'. Composed 1990

    Recorded on Fandango Returns! (Wirr 090) available online

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