Bright tracks / [music by Brenton Broadstock]
Featured Australian works
Winner of the 1998 ABC Listener's Choice
This double CD set brings together chamber music by Brenton Broadstock, one of Australia's most well- established and respected composers.
From the earlier works 'Beast from Air', 'Aureole 3', 'String Quartet' and 'Aureole 4' to the more recent 'Dying of the Light',' 'I touched your glistening tears...', 'The Clear Flame Within' and 'Bright Tracks', Broadstock maintains a direct, uncluttered and lyrical style, in which his social conscience remains a vital element.
Includes award winning pieces:
'Bright Tracks', featuring soprano Merlyn Quaife was awarded the illustrious Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize in 1994.
'Beast From Air' was performed at the ISCM World Music Days in Hong Kong in 1988.
'The Dying of the Light' was awarded the 1997 Jean Bogan Prize for solo piano.
'I touched your glistening tears ...' was recently awarded the Michelle Morrow Memorial Composition Award sponsored by the Anti-Cancer Council.
Duration: 131 min.
Performers: Clara Schütz (violoncello: Clear flame within) ; Julie Haskell (piano: Clear flame within) ; Genevieve Lacey (recorder: Aureole 3) ; Ann Murphy (harpsichord: Aureole 3) ; Linda Kouvaras (piano: In the silence of the night) ; Merlyn Quaife (soprano: Bright tracks) ; Stephanie Lindner (violin: Bright tracks) ; Annelies Billeter (viola: Bright tracks) ; Rachel Page (violoncello: Bright tracks) ; Anthony Pope (trumpet: At the going down of the sun) ; Dominic Perissinotto (organ: At the going down of the sun) ; Josephine Tan (piano: Aureole 4) ; Megan Kenny (alto flute: All that is solid) ; Grania Burke (bass clarinet: All that is solid) ; Bruce Petherick (piano: All that is solid) ; Ian Holtham (piano: Dying of the light, I touched your glistening tears) ; Choir of Ormond College (Fourteenth Station of the Cross) ; Douglas Lawrence (director: Fourteenth Station of the Cross) ; Barrie Webb (trombone: Beast from air) ; Julian Warburton (percussion: Beast from air) ; Barrie Cockcroft (soprano saxophone: I touched your glistening tears) ; Petra String Quartet (String quartet no.2)
Booklet includes short essay on composer and programme notes by Linda Kouvaras, biographical notes on composer and perfomers, and text of 'Bright tracks'.
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