Browse

Teaching Resources

Voice of Australia (Medium to High)

By Miller, Dixon, Foulsham

Regular price $65.00 Sale

Medium to High voice and piano.  

Songs by 12 Australian composers
demonstrates the unique relationship between poet, composer, singer and pianist in the genre of art song.

Voice of Australia is an expression of art song and the unique relationship between poet, composer, singer and pianist which this genre exemplifies. A composer’s choice of text is neither arbitrary nor insignificant. It is the text that inspires the composer to translate words into music. The responsibility of performers is to discover the composer's intention and to share this with the audience. 

Voice of Australia aims to provide an understanding of the fine balance between text, keyboard accompaniment and voice for each song. Singers have the advantage of using text as an expressive tool, but this advantage can only be fully realised by a shared understanding with the pianist. Performance of a well crafted art song demands textual understanding by both performers, as well as an appreciation of the intricacies of each others’ music. 
To assist performers and teachers the authors have proposed Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels to equate with standard examination grades from 1st to 4th, 5th to 8th, and Associate level and above. 
Composers chosen for this book epitomise the quintessential Australian voice. The Australian voice embodies many cultures and has been shaped by many influences. The various voices within our multi-cultural society have found expression in a wide range of musical styles. The authors have attempted to encompass this diversity in our book. 

Backing tracks and vocal CD is included (performed by Wendy Dixon soprano, Tim Collins baritone, David Miller piano).

Also available in Medium to Low

Download music samples

Audio samples

ISMN M720041988, ISBN 9781876829117 

 $55.00 PDF instant download: Buy Now

Voice of Australia (Medium to Low)

By Miller, Dixon, Foulsham

Regular price $65.00 Sale

Medium to Low voice and piano.  

See listing above Voice of Australia - Medium to High for details.
Backing tracks and vocal CD is included.

Download music samples

Audio samples

ISMN720072302, ISBN 9781876829133 

$55.00 PDF instant download: Buy Now

Voice of Australia, Volume II (High)

By Miller, Dixon

Regular price $65.00 Sale

High voice and piano.  
Songs by 13 Australian composers. 

Demonstrating the unique relationship between poet, composer, singer and pianist in the genre of art song
"Ideally, contemporary Australian Art Song speaks to Australians in a language with which they can readily identify.  As surely as the creative spirit inspires our poets and composers, an essence of their lives enters into our artistic lexicon and by this we are all enriched.  In this resource songs we are sharing with you that have enriched our lives through their music and their poetry.
After the considerable success of Voice of Australia Volume 1,we were emboldened to continue the adventure with a second volume.  Once again we offer aids to teachers, singers and pianists in the hope that this will encourage you all to include these songs as part of your repertoire.  We hope this spirit of exploration will serve as an inspiration for you to also investigate the huge wealth of Australian Art Song still to be discovered.
Our choices of songs for this book are highly idiosyncratic of course.  However our guiding criterion was that all the composers represented had written or are in the process of writing a sizeable output for voice and piano.
We have also attempted to represent a variety of tonal and melodic styles with a range of fast and slow songs.  Where possible we have chosen songs with texts by Australian composers, wanting to share aspects of readily recognizable Australian life and thought." Wendy Dixon and David Miller
Some exercises are included based on material found in the songs.
The accompanying CD includes performances of all the songs and rehearsal versions.
Composed between: 1998 and 2014

Download samples

ISMN 9790720146300

$55.00 for instant PDF download:Buy Now

Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 1 - 2011

By Various Composers

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Grades 1- 4. 
21 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.  
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and it includes a CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  See also Book 2 (Grades 5-7) and Book 3 (Grades 8 to Dip)

Many works now on the ANZCA Syllabus

Grade 1
1.  Pentatonic Pauline - Paul Paviour, c.0'58
2.  Raindrops on the Window - Jocelyn Kotchie, c.0'53
3.  Ball Games - Squash - Diana Blom, c.0'48
4.  La Señorita - Colin Brumby, c.0'48
5.  On A Pond - Amanda Handel, c.0'55
 Grade 2
6.  At Sundown - Amanda Handel, c.1'00
7.  A Flourish of Trumpets - Phillip Wilcher, c.0'56
8.  Nick Nack Paddywack - Paul Paviour, c.0'56
9.  Lullaby - Phillip Wilcher, c.1'28
10. The tightrope walker - Jennifer Trynes, c.2'03
11. Circus Invention - Jocelyn E Kotchie, c.0'49
Grade 3
12.  Little Interlude for Billy - Andrew Schultz, c.2'20
13.  The Afghans - Stephen O'Connell, c.2'06
14.  Sunday at St Stephens - Mark Matthews, c.2'04
15.  Tip-Toe Tango - Jocelyn E Kotchie, c.1'10
16.  Ball Games - Table Tennis - Diana Blom, c.0'56
Grade 4
17.  Mistique - Mark Matthews, c.2'09
18.  Ball Games - Basketball - Diana Blom, c.1'29
19.  Rondino - Colin Brumby, c.1'42
20.  A Quiet Obsession - John Peterson, c.1'15
21.  Oracle - Mark Matthews, c.2'09

Download samples and YouTube links

ISMN 9790720106892

$30.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 2 - 2011

By Various Composers

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Grades 5-7. 
14 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and includes CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  See also Book 1 (Grades 1-4) and Book 3 (Grades 8 to Dip)

Many works now on the ANZCA Syllabus

Grade 5
1.  Prelude II - Jennifer Trynes, c.1'51
2.  The Breeze and You - Frank Millward, c.2'41
3.  Valse Triste - Stephen Yates, c.1'02
4.  Watching the River Flow - John Peterson, c.1'12
Grade 6
5.  Dreamboat Blues - Amanda Handel, c.1'53
6.  Toccatina - Colin Brumby, c.1'48
7.  Lucky Thirteen - John Peterson, c.1'43
8.  Intermezzo in E - Phillip Wilcher, c.2'03
9.  Outlines - Andrew Helberg, c.2'31
Grade 7
10. Light Through a Stained Glass Window - Betty Beath, c.2'19
11. The Jazz Cat Miaou - Frank Millward, c.1'59
12. Very Slow Jazz - Ann Carr-Boyd, c.3'30
13. Politically Correct Rag - Paul Paviour, c.1'56
14. Red Dust Settles, c.2'44

Download samples and YouTube links

ISMN 9790720106908

$30.00 for instant PDF download:Buy Now

Wirripang Australian Piano Anthology - Book 3 - 2011

By Various Composers

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Grades 8 - Dip. 
11 piano works by Australian Composers 2011.
Especially written and selected for this album as edited by Katie Zhukov and includes CD of each work recorded by Katie Zhukov.  
See also Book 1 (Grades 1-4) and Book 2 (Grades 5 to 7)

Many works now on the ANZCA Syllabus

Grade 8
1.  Paradise Bar Prelude - Andrew Schultz, c.4'08
2.  The Demented Demon - Brennan Keats, c.2'34
3.  Parade - May Howlett, c.3'25
4.  Prelude to Play - Betty Beath, c.1'50
Diploma
5.   Thorn of the Rose - John Martin, c.5'28 -
6.   Key Connections - Betty Beath, c.1'48
7.   The Pink Ballerina on a White Pony - May Howlett, c.2'21
8.   Nocturne for a Nebula - Ann Carr-Boyd, c.4'23
9.   Catherine Wheels - May Howlett, c.2'38
10. Prelude and Fugue Chromatica - Tony Wheeler, c.2'10
11. Baggy Green Rag - John Martin, c.3'32

 

Downloads samples and YouTube links

    ISMN 9790720106915

    $30.00 for instant PDF download:Buy Now

    Writing and Composing Music - HSC Music 1 & 2

    By Joanne Burrows

    Regular price $35.00 Sale

    $30.00 for instant PDF download  Buy Now
    for hard copy click on "Add to Cart"


    A time line of musical thoughts

    This is a resource book illustrating the various compositi onal devices and features and explores the tropes common to major eras of music from  the Western Tonal Tradition. Baroque music, Music of the 18th century ( classical music), music of the 19th century (romantic music), 20th and 21st century music.

    The aim of this book is to help students understand, recognise and utilise, in their own writing, the concepts of music, devices of composition and forms unique to the different musical eras. The book is relevant to music 1, music 2 and extension music students and provides starting points from which students can expand their musical vocabulary.
    Compiled 2018

    Download samples
    ISMN 9790720209142