It is important to Wirripang that we expose our composers to the widest possible audiences and the best way to do this is to have their works recorded. We also see recording as another opportunity to expose Australian performers to a wider audience.
Initially the first CD Wirripang produced was published during 2004 titled Simply Songs a CD that continues to sell to this day. It was made up of most of the songs published by Wirripang to that date and was recorded by Wendy Dixon, soprano and David Miller, piano and engineered by Houston Dunleavy. This was closely followed by the Songs from Australia CD complementing the book with the same title, which was a pedagogical study of all the Australian works in the Trinity/Guildhall Singing syllabus and recorded by the same artists.
Sometime after this Wirripang was approached by a number of other recording artists, such as the Cor Anglais player Rachel Tolmie and pianist John Martin with the request to record works that had not been published by Wirripang. This we acceded to because, as said, part of our brief was to expose Australian performers of high calibre to more broadcasting opportunities.
In the years that followed more artists became involved and we are proud to have produced recordings with Marina Marsden, violin, Clemens Leske, piano, Jane Parkin, soprano, Gavin Lockley, baritone (also a Wirripang composer) Emma Knott, flute, Katie Zhukov, piano, Louise Page, soprano, Phillipa Candy piano and the Bourbaki Ensemble and many more.
All Wirripang CDs are archived with National Film and Sound in Canberra, so ensuring their preservation for future generations. CDs are given to ABC and MBS networks and various reviewers and are digitally listed and sold via iTunes /Apple Music and over 50 other digital outlets.