"MUSIC FOR A FESTIVE OCCASION" JADCD 1048
Works by: Peter Sculthorpe, Betty Beath, Ian Shanahan, Lawrence Bartlett, Colin Spiers, Colin Brumby, Lawrence Bartlett, Robert Allworth, Eric Gross, Dulcie Holland, Ann Carr-Boyd. Duration: 70.06
Notes from the producer: Represented are composers from various States of the Commonwealth of Australia, with music of varying styles from Neo Classic to Avant Garde. The Music on this recording gives listeners overseas as well Australians an overview of much of the type of music composition happening in Australia to-day. We hear from composers well known in Australia such as Peter Sculthorpe, Eric Gross, Colin Brumby. Robert Allworth and Lawrence Bartlett. Our leading women composers are represented by Dulcie Holland, Ann Car Boyd and Betty Beath.
From the Avant Garde we have music by lan Shanahan and Colin Spiers. lan Shanahan is represented by his composition "Cycles of Vega" completed in 1991 The work was commissioned by Roslyn Dunlop through the Australian Council, and was first performed at the 1991 Sydney Spring Festival, an important musical event directed by Roger Woodward. This recording was produced by lan Shanahan and was edited and mastered engineered by Greg White at the Sydney
Conservatorium of music on 10/1/92.
Colin Spiers is represented by his 1991 composition "Flecks". This short piece occupies the genre of the nineteenth and early twentieth century piano etude, where flair and brilliance for their own sake were often the main aesthetic motivation. The music is intended to depict the randomly flashing lights and colours of a brilliant opal - an effect hopefully achieved through the technical device of pointillist texture.
1. ANN CARR-BOYD - IMAGES OF AUSTRALIA . Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mike Kenny 1'.00"
2. ANN CARR-BOYD - FANDANGO. Sydney Mandolins conducted by Adrian Hooper 8'.40"
3. LAWRENCE BARTLETT - SONG OF CHILDLIKE TRUST. Saint Andrews Cathedral Choir - Organist and Director, Michael Hemans 2'.10"
4. PETER SCULTHORPE - OVERTURE. Organist Lawrence Bartlett / Saint Michael's Vaucluse 2'.38"
5. BETTY BEATH - LAGU LAGU MANIS. Gary Williams - Cello / Betty Beath - Piano 7'.30"
6. ROBERT ALLWORTH - THREE BAGATELLES. Gary Williams - Cello/Betty Beath - Piano 9.30"
7. IAN SHANAHAN - CYCLES OF VEGA. Roslyn Dunlop - Eb Clarinet/Daryl Pratt and Tony Cowdroy - Percussion 10'.45"
8. BETTY BEATH - MIKRI THALASA (LITTLE SEA). Sydney Mandolins conducted by Adrian Hooper 4'.55"
9. ROBERT ALLWORTH - PRELUDE FOR CHRIST THE KING. Lawrence Bartlett, organ, All Saints Woollahra 3'.00"
10. ROBERT ALLWORTH - MORNING IN PORT AUGUSTA. Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Patrick Thomas 1'.33"
11. COLIN BRUMBY - HARLEQUIN. Ray Resnik - Piano 1'.05"
12. DULCIE HOLLAND - MEDITATIONS OF MARY. Lawrence Bartlett, organ, All Saints Woollahra 4'.45"
13. DULCIE HOLLAND - SEA MURMURS. Dulcie Holland - Piano 2'.50"
14. DULCIE HOLLAND - PHILOMENA MARY O'LEARY. Mark Bruwel - Oboe 1'.50"
15. DULCIE HOLLAND - ROMANTIC SONG Dulcie Holland - Piano 3'.25"
16. ERIC GROSS - MOONSCAPE Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Patrick Thomas 7'.30"
17. LAWRENCE BARTLETT - PROCESSION FOR ELISABETH. Lawrence Bartlett, organ, Saint Michael's Vaucluse 2'.25"
18. COLIN SPIERS - FLECKS Michael Fowler- Piano 2'.35"
Track 1, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Production 1985. Tracks 2 & 8, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Productions produced by David Hinder, 1984 & 1993 respectively.
Tracks 10 & 16 Australian Broadcasting Productions, 1974 & 1973 respectively.
COMPACT DISC PRODUCED BY ROBERT ALLWORTH 15/3/94 Cover Photo - Steve Cummings/Lightplay Photography- The Three Sisters (a well-known rock formation in the Blue Mountains, east of Sydney.) Design - Craig Peterson/Handpress Graphics
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1. Images of Australia
3. Song of Childlike Trust
5. Lagu Lagu Manis
6. 3 Bagatelles
7. Cycles of Vega
8. Mikri Thalasa (LIttle Sea)
9. Prelude for Christ the King
10. Morning in Port Augusta
12. Meditation of Mary
13. Sea Murmurs
14. Philmena Mary O'Leary
15. Romantic Song
17. Procession for Elizabeth