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Chinese Sonata (Russell Keats)

By Brennan Keats

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Sonata for flute, cello and piano, c.5'30.  Grade 6

Composed by Russell Keats for his friend, Gordon Watson, 1936.  Edited by Brennan Keats 2020.

This is the only surviving work of my brother Russell, the others lie with him at about 2000 feet in the ocean depths off Savo Island in his ship HMAS Canberra (1). At the insistence of our mother he took his music on what was to become Canberra’s final departure from Sydney Harbour.

As students of the Conservatorium of NSW (now Sydney Conservatorium of Music) both Russell and Gordon Watson fell under the spell of Raymond Hanson.

This work reflects the times in China during 1936, the date of its composition. Civil war prevailed between the government of the Republic of China and The Chinese Communist Party. To the writer there is a sense of foreboding in the music with an ostinato piano line almost unchanging throughout the entire work. There may also have been murmurings of Japan’s invasion of China in the year to follow that have crept into the work.

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Devils at Dusk

By Natasha Trinkle

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Cello and piano, c.4'45.  Grade AMus

Devils at Dusk begins and ends with improvised sections in which the cellist is encouraged to create a soundscape depicting either Tasmanian Devils or an Australian bush setting. These sections also provide an opportunity for developing cellists to explore extended technique and find different sounds that they enjoy creating with the cello. Composed 2015
Published under the Wirripang New Composition scheme. 

Natasha Trinkle is a freelance cellist and cello teacher living in Melbourne. Her interests include the use of cello in traditional and folk music genres, as well as composition and Australian improvised music. Natasha began learning piano at the age of five and cello at the age of nine. Cello became her main focus and in 2000 she completed a Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. Following this she began exploring the role of cello in various contexts, in particular Scottish folk music, jazz, and improvised music. It was this passion for improvising that prompted Natasha to complete Honours in cello performance at Monash University in 2015. During this time, she also began experimenting with composition, and with support from staff at Monash, Natasha was able to integrate improvisation and composition into her Honours performance program. In November 2015, Natasha Trinkle won first prize for Devils at Dusk in the inaugural ANZCA composition competition at Monash University. 
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Distance Embedded, A

By Houston Dunleavy

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Solo Cello - based on fragments of a Korean folk song, c.9'30


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Dreaming

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Violoncello and piano, c.2'45 

Written at the height of an Australian summer, Dreaming seemed an appropriate title in order to provide a little escape from heat, drought, floods and bushfires. Dreaming is an arrangement of Fabia’s Fantasy for French Horn and Piano.

Composed 2021


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Duo-Charged (cello)

By Peter Mcnamara

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Violoncello and piano, c.5'10.  Grade 8

This short piece in three movements is very intense and 'charged'. First movement is very rhythmically strict, the second is unmeasured and free while the third movement sees a gradual return to the rigid and intense material of the first. 
Originally written for violin in 2006, arr. 2009


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Echo Tango (Clarinet, Cello, Piano)

By Michael Hannan

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Clarinet, cello and piano, c.4'30

An instrumental arrangement of an SATB song titled "Echo in the Blood" part of a promenade music theatre work, "The Flood".  The mood of the piece is indicated with the lyrics by Balodis:

Make time to dance the tango,/Take time making love,/Surrender to your passion,/
Taken at the flood./Listen for the echo,/Sounding in your blood.
Composed 2018.

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Elegy

By Phillip Wilcher

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Bassoon or Cello and piano, c. 4'37.  Grade 5-6
Composed 2007

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Encomium

By John Peterson

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Bb clarinet and cello, c.11'30. Advanced

Encomium - a formal expression of praise; a eulogy.


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Fabulous Beasts

By John Peterson

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Bb Clarinet, cello and piano, c.10'00

The music is inspired by two mythical creatures:  Chimera and Cerberus - composite creatures where their bodies are made up of different parts taken from different animals. In the first movement Chimera is constantly in conflict with itself - its movements and personality being pulled in different directions. In the second movement, Cerberus, being a more noble beast with three heads working together in order to become a much more efficient and fearful creature.  Commissioned by David Rowdon and the Sydney Omega Ensemble.  Composed 2012


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Fantasie Sonata

By Phillip Wilcher

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Four movements for cello and piano.  Grade AMus


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Fantasies and Wildness

By Brennan Keats

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Two bass flutes and a cello.  c.12'00

Throughout the three movements the low flutes, led and supported by the cello, portray the jigs, dances and laments of the Irish people.  At the end, despite adversity they win through with the lilt of their laughter and their smiling eyes.
Composed 2014

Recorded by Judy Diez d'Aux and Peter Sheridan, bass flutes and Lachlan Dent, cello on Continental Drift available from: move.com.au/disc/continental-drift

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Fantasy on "A Day in Taralga"

By Ann Carr-boyd

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Violoncello and Piano solo.  c.3'00

Originally written for solo piano, this version, while still retaining the overall mood of the work, the composer has created a Scottish and modal style as a Fantasy. In performance ‘Taralga’ should be beguiling and a little folk-like.  Although, in a Section marked Free Fantasy there is ample room for some improvisation.

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