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Alice's Common Sense Song

By Frank Millward

Regular price $40.00 Sale

For Solo or Duet young voice and Chamber Orchestra  
(Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet Bb, Horn in F, Bass Trombone, Keys, Percussion) 

This piece is ideally suited to young girl performers and can be presented as either a solo or duet.  Technical difficulty - level five standard

As part of the complete production of Hilary Westlake's  "Dining with Alice",
other pieces from the Suite are available online.

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Box, The

By Houston Dunleavy

Regular price $50.00 Sale

Short Opera about love, c.9'30. 

Leona works in a warehouse with Gil and Byron, who have been friends, as well as co-workers, for years. In the course of her work, she opens a box that's inexplicably empty.  Tossing it aside as a fluke, she continues - but something odd is happening.  Why are Gil and Byron looking at each other like that? She hears a news item on the radio: everyone in Sydney is falling in love!  Terrified that this sudden vulnerability will leave her friends open to heartbreak, she slams the box shut again.  Nothing good can come of this:  nothing good has ever come of such reckless emotion. "Hearts are warehouses," she sings, "shelves of plain brown boxes holding nothing much.  I've always known it - the heart has no possibilities".
Leona can't decide - will she open the box, or not?

Composed 2010.  Libretto by Laura E Goodin.

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Brightside

By Frank Millward

Regular price $120.00 Sale

Five pieces from the full work for Soprano and Baritone, Choir and Chamber Orchestra
 
In Brightside a poem, written to a pre-prepared scenario, was interpreted using music, song, dialogue and movement. Synthersising these so that no one form dominates another, Brightside develops themes of blind optimism, obstructive cynicism and misguided treachery. This work was originally performed by Lumiere and Son Theatre Company London.
 
The score presented here is a re-orchestration of the original score that was performed as an electro-acoustic piece, disseminated through an immersive quadraphonic system. This re-orchestration is ideally suited to an acoustic concert presentational format and works well in accompanying a solo or small ensemble dance component.
 
Approximately 18’00” in duration there are five major sections scored for Choir (or Quartet with microphones) S.A.T.B. and Chamber Orchestra consisting of Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet Bb, Horn in F, Bass Trombone, Keys and Percussion.
 
The sections of the work are:
1.    No One Knows How Fine They Are – Duration 4’ 32”
2.    Ella – Duration 3’ 46”
3.    Your Will Never Waivers – Duration 3’ 30”
4.    All I Want – Duration 2’ 00”
5.    Stella – Duration 3’ 36”
 
There are opportunities for solo parts in Ella (Soprano) and in All I Want (Baritone), however these can also be sung by combined ensemble voices. The poem ‘Pale fingers…’ by David Gale is a part of the full poem of the work and can be spoken to fit within the section Ella. It is offered as a performance choice if spoken word were to be included in the performance.

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ISMN 9790720167596

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Comets and Chocolates (high)

By Houston Dunleavy

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High voice and piano
Six songs from the music-theatre by the same name staring Greg Shand with words by Laura E Goodin.  The songs convey the theme of:  'people we love make us, for good or for ill, into who we are'.

Special, Me and Mum, I am My Own Self, Talking to Dinosaurs, Never Again, Not What I Expected.

Composed 2012

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Comets and Chocolates (low)

By Houston Dunleavy

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Low voice and piano
Six songs from the music-theatre by the same name starring Greg Shand with words by Laura E Goodin.  The songs convey the theme of:  'people we love make us, for good or for ill, into who we are'.

Special, Me and Mum, I am My Own Self, Talking to Dinosaurs, Never Again, Not What I Expected.

Composed 2012

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ISMN 9790720133911

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Comets and Chocolates (medium)

By Houston Dunleavy

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Medium voice and piano
Six songs from the music-theatre by the same name starring Greg Shand with words by Laura E Goodin.  The songs convey the theme of:  'people we love make us, for good or for ill, into who we are'.

Special, Me and Mum, I am My Own Self, Talking to Dinosaurs, Never Again, Not What I Expected.
Composed 2012


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Dark, the Light, The

By Diana Blom

Regular price $28.00 Sale

Low voice and piano  c.11'00
A long song and short story.  Helen Garner is a very fine and evocative Australian short story writer and ‘The Dark, the Light’, from Postcards from Surfers (Penguin 1985).  Almost a music theatre work in miniature because of the different musical styles matching different text moods, the song can be sung by memory, but also with the score held as if reading the story to an audience.   Composed 1997


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Dining with Alice

By Frank Millward

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Dining With Alice Suite  - the complete production available as PDF on disc.
For Soloists, Choir and Chamber Orchestra.
  • A Slice of Alice
  • Alice's Common Sense Song
  • Flight of the Cornish Dog
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • Spider and the Fly
This work is ideally suited to being presented in a concert format, approximately thirty minutes in duration – not including the String Quintets. If the performance is staged as a concert the String Quintets would aptly be played as pre-concert or interval music. 

The music presented here has been taken from the 2011 Artichoke production and comes from that section of the work which took place as a concert performance in an outdoor setting ‘grounds of a 15th-century moated manor house’ performed by the eight characters (Queen of Hearts, Red Queen, White Queen, the Duchess, King of Hearts, White Knight, Mad Hatter, Tweedle (Dum Dee), a choir of waiters and a Chamber Orchestra consisting of Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet Bb, Horn in F, Bass Trombone, Keys, Percussion.

‘Dining with Alice was one of the earliest instances of immersive (where spectators are part of the action), site-specific (the place is part of the subject) theatre. It was a landmark.’ First performed in 1999 at the Salisbury Festival, the piece was conceived and directed by Hillary Westlake and staged in the Victorian pleasure gardens of Salisbury as part of the Salisbury Festival, commissioned by the then festival director Helen Marriage.  In 2011 the work was part of the Norfolk and Norwich festival, produced by Artichoke, transplanted to the beautiful grounds of a 15th-century moated manor house. ‘Lewis Carroll's characters unleashed from Alice's dream, wandering through a landscape accompanied by an audience whose walk is punctuated by the courses of a meal.’ (Quotations from Susannah Clapp - Observer Newspaper U.K. 15 May 2011).

The entire suite is available on a CD disc.

Individual pieces from "Dining with Alice" Suite are available online.

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  • See individual music samples on these pages. These works can be purchased separately.

ISMN 9790720167602
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Flight of the Cornish Dog, The

By Frank Millward

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For Solo Spoken Voice and Chamber Orchestra. Duration 2’ 15”
(Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, ‘Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet Bb, Horn in F, Bass Trombone, Keys, Percussion).  Words by David Gale.

Technical difficulty - level six standard

As part of the complete production of Hilary Westlake's  "Dining with Alice",
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Grotesque - Operina

By Meta Overman

Regular price $70.00 Sale

A one act operina (very small opera) for soprano, clarinet (or flute), four hands piano and dancer. 

The score also includes a CD of the chamber works and a DVD of the first performance held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 2nd April 2019 (also linked here).

Grotesque
is a tragic comedy with quite an absurd plot involving an old man – the character played by the clarinettist, a young girl, sung by the soprano and a ghost whose antics are created by the sounds of the piano. Its structure is theme and variations as in the original version for piano four hands and the plot is described by a narrator. It is a little questionable whether in a performance that is staged the narrator is really necessary. In fact there is no mention of a narrator on the original score though when recording the work a narrator could be deemed necessary to outline the antics of the characters who cannot be seen. In a staged version the characters create the images and the “narration” on the score can be viewed as merely stage directions. The dancer would therefore act out the antics of the ghost and the instrumentalists would become the characters described by the stage directions.   Composed 1951 rev. 1961
Edited by Jeanell Carrigan

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[The performers were: Goetz Richter (narrator), Narelle Yeo (soprano), Katherine Howarth (clarinet), Jeanell Carrigan (piano), Tonya Lemoh (piano), Ines Paxton (girl, ghost), Andrew Knight (old man), Filmed by Connor Malanos.]


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Incidental Music for Peter Pan

By Vivien Arnold

Regular price $120.00 Sale

Flute and Piano.  Ideal Music Theatre work for primary and secondary school students and adults.

The Peter Pan script is available from the internet copyright free throughout the world (except USA until 2023). Some additional lyrics have been included.
Music composed c.1980

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Inde soete suikerbol

By Meta Overman

Regular price $25.00 Sale

Of the sweet sugarbun
14 pieces for children's music theatre. Translation of the work
Composed c.1923. 
Researched and edited by David Wickham

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