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Jane Sheldon

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Jane Sheldon held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Three Shakespeare songs : for soprano and piano by Andrew Ford, from the CD There was a man lived in the moon

Articles by and about Jane Sheldon

The Origin Cycle by Peter Godfrey-Smith and Jane Sheldon

Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is not only one of the most important scientific works of all time, but one of the most beautifully written. The Origin Cycle is a work in which eight Australian composers have set short fragments of Darwin's book to music, for performance by solo soprano and chamber ensemble. 2009 marks the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and 150 years since the first publication of the Origin of Species

Winners of the inaugural Art Music Awards announced by Australian Music Centre

Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre (AMC) have announced the winners of the inaugural Art Music Awards, the only national event in Australia to acknowledge the enormous achievement and creative successes of Australian performers and composers in the genres of contemporary art music, jazz and experimental music.

The gala event held at the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay on Tuesday 3rd May 2011 honoured winners across nine national categories and seven State Awards, spanning performance, composition, outstanding contributions to Australian music by individuals and organisations, music education and regional music. An additional Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music, as determined by the Board of Directors of APRA and the AMC, was also presented.

Nature: New World Poems, New World Songs by Jane Sheldon

David Malouf's 2003 essay Made in England: Australia's British Inheritance, has come to mind many, many times since I moved from Australia to England in 2007, and then from there to another former British colony, the USA, in 2008. Like any immigrant, I'm sure, I engage daily in the almost involuntary exercise of comparing and analysing the differences, some tiny and trivial, some grand and consequential, between the country I'm from and the country where I now live.

One thing all this navel-gazing has taught me is that I'm a New World person...

Works commissioned and written for Jane Sheldon

Maa bonny lad by Andrew Ford

Last words by Andrew Ford

Chamber symphony by Mark Isaacs

World premieres given by Jane Sheldon

The Truth of the flowers : opera by Pierce Wilcox and Chris Williams— 9 Aug 15 (Music Auditorium, MLC School, Burwood, NSW)

Last words : soprano with ensemble by Andrew Ford— 12 Oct 13 (Lecture Hall, Port Fairy, VIC)

Sonetos del amor oscuro : arranged for soprano and piano by Rosalind Page— 28 Jul 10 (Music Workshop, NSW)

Comparing the eye to a telescope : soprano with ensemble by Barry Conyngham— 13 Nov 09 (Peter Karmel Building, ANU School of Music, ACT)

Economy of wax : for soprano, flute/piccolo, viola and harp by Nicholas Vines— 28 Apr 09 ( Cambridge Science Festival; Harvard Museum of Natural History)

The face of nature : for soprano and ensemble by Elliott Gyger— 8 Apr 09 (Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge MA, USA)