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Illawarra Flame, The (Francis)

By Miriam Hyde

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Medium voice and piano, c.1'30
Poignant song especially for Anzac Day services.
Words by Patricia Francis.  Composed 1954


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ISMN 9790720101942
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In Flanders Fields

By Paul Paviour

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Cor anglais and piano, c.8'10
Inspired by the poignant poem of the same title by John McRae

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ISMN M720060651
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In Flanders Fields SATB

By Houston Dunleavy

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SATB choir, c.5'00

Text by Major John McCrae, date of composition 2015 
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In Flanders Fields TTBB

By Houston Dunleavy

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SATB choir, c.5'00

Text by Major John McCrae
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Just Made It!

By Brennan Keats

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The experiences of an RAAF Warrant Officer during World War II taken from his flying log book, photographs and personal knowledge


ISBN 9781876829186

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Non Nobis, Domine

By Paul Paviour

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Choral unison song for Anzac Day, c.4'00
Words by Charles E W Bean, Australian official war correspondent, written in December 1915 when leaving the graves on Gallipoli.  Not unto us, O Lord  (Psalm 115).  Composed 2013
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On the Sorrow of War - CD

By Rachel Tolmie

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1The title of this CD was inspired by the story of HMAS Sydney and her final sea-battle with the German raider HSK Kormoranon November 19, 1941. This poignant and most magnificent writing by Peter Webb, for cor anglais, voice and orchestra, concludes the recording.  While in contrast, more light-hearted works by Peter Webb, Paul Paviour, Brett M McKern and John Martin for cor anglais and piano are performed by Rachel Tolmie and pianist John Martin.
Wirr 053

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On the Sorrow of War (Peter Webb) [1-3]
1  Conflict
2  Elegy
3  Redemption
Miniature Suite (Peter Webb) [4-9]
4  Prelude
5  Scherzo
6  Minute
7  March

8  Interlude
9  Rondino
Three Sketches (Paul Paviour) [10-12]
10 A Ramble for Two
11 The Beach at Midnight
12 Canto Popularie
13 Watercolour Waltz (John Martin)
14 Sonatina (Brett M McKern)


Over the Quiet Waters (Brandon)

By Horace Keats

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Soprano and piano c.2'50

  • Grade: 8
  • Genre: Neo classical
  • Date: 1942
  • Tempo:  Marked Lento espressivo, this song is one of deep mourning for the loss of the composer's son during WWII. Appropriate for ANZAC, Remembrance Day Services and similar.

Words by Herbert J Brandon.  

Recorded by Jane Parkin and Clemens Leske on A Poet's Composer (Wirr 040) - sample here - and Wendy Dixon and David Miller on Echo both CDs available online.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFZcNPpMhmw

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ISMN M720007090

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Per Ardua ad Astra

By Paul Paviour

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SATB and piano

This choral work was written to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Britain. All the poems used in this work were written by pilots who flew, and in some cases died in and around the battle. 
                                                                 

    • Prelude: Flight - (Flight Cadet B.P. Young)                         
    • Canticle: A Pilot to all Ravaged Cities - (Fl. Lt. H. Popham)
    • Scherzo: The Gremlins at Malta - (Anonymous pilot)
    • Canto Populaire: The White Mist of Morning - (Pilot Officer John Magee)
    • Threnody: Immortal is the Name - (Wing Commander A.F. Mansfield DFC)
    • Epilogue: High Flight - (Pilot Officer John Magee)      
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    ISMN 9790720214139

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    Quiet Waters

    By Brennan Keats

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    This is the story of a brother, Russell, who rests in HMAS Canberra in the deep quiet waters of Iron Bottom Sound. Russell, a flautist and the son of the composer Horace Keats did not live to see his 21st birthday. The book is an account from aboard Canberra, as well as three USS cruisers and their men during the war in the Pacific.

    It includes a CD of works by Horace Keats, poignant songs of the time sung by Harold Williams and Peter Dawson (baritones) with Horace Keats (piano); Jane Parkin (soprano), Gavin Lockley (baritone) with Clemens Leske (piano); Emma Knott (flute) with David Miller (piano).


    Brennan Keats Australian War Memorial Talk and Music, August 18th 2012:

    The closing ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra - a tribute to Russell by his brother, Brennan and niece, Suzanne Crow, on 9th August 2014:

    Jane Parkin, soprano and Clemens Leske, piano:

    ISBN 9781876829162
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    Rats of Tobruk, The

    By Paul Paviour

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    Voice and piano.

    Words and music by Frederick Whaite, edited by Paul Paviour

    The manuscript was given to Paul Paviour as part of a collection of works from the family of a deceased relative.  Its history, and author, are unknown.  However, “it is part of Australia’s history, the Australian troops held out in Tobruk in 1941/42 and did a magnificent job and should be commemorated”. (Paul Paviour)

    Composed 1943


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    Remembrances Four

    By Diana Blom

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    Song cycle for soprano and piano, c.7'00
    Texts by Australian and Turkish WW1 Gallipoli veterans, Charles Bingham, Bill de Saxe, Tom Usher, Mustafa Koha, Lionel Simpson and Adil Shahin. Composed 2015 
    • 1.  Enlisting c.1"00
    • 2.  The Landings - Morning, c.1:06; Getting to Shore, c.1"45 
    • 3.  Morning Star, c.2:15
    • 4.  Goodnight Gallipoli, c.2"15

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