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handful of rain

CD

A handful of rain : the ambient music / Mark Clement Pollard.

  • Published by Move Records — 1999 [MD3218] — 1 CD (53 min.)
  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 2 Jan 2015.
  • Library Availability: CD 594 — Available for loan

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We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 2 Jan 2015.

Featured Australian works

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Bathing in stillness (1996) for choir
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne
Mark Pollard 4 mins, 26 sec. Buy as MP3
Be it ever so humble (1995) for oboe solo
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne
Mark Pollard Anne Gilby 6 mins, 50 sec. Buy as MP3
Between home and heaven (1997) — trios: saxophone, vibraphone, harp
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne
Mark Pollard Graeme Shilton, Julie Raines, Peter Neville 10 mins, 32 sec. Buy as MP3
Dusting off roses (1995) for guitar duo
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne
Mark Pollard Peter Constant, Marion Schaap 13 mins, 15 sec. Buy as MP3
Handful of rain (1994) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne
Mark Pollard Michael Kieran Harvey 11 mins, 6 sec. Buy as MP3
Sweet light of day (1998) for chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne
Mark Pollard Robert Schubert, Zoe Black, Isin Cakmakcioglu 7 mins Buy as MP3

Product details

Inspired by the Gamelan and Japanese Shinto music, the recent work of Mark Clement Pollard is unique in its pursuit of beauty and simplicity. "A Handful of Rain" is the first comprehensive collection of this acclaimed Australian composer's popular style, and includes"be it ever so Humble", with oboist Anne Gilby, "dusting off roses", featuring the Z.O.O. DUO, and the title track, performed by the well-known pianist Michael Kieran Harvey. Pollard's music is dreamy, ambient and spiced with an overwhelming sense of beauty so please, take time to have a dream or two...

Duration: 53 min.

Performers: Anne Gilby (oboe: Be it ever so Humble) ; Michael Kieran Harvey (piano: Handful of rain) ; Gongworks (Bathing in stillness) ; Graeme Shilton (alto saxophone: Between home and heaven) ; Julie Raines (harp: Between home and heaven) ; Peter Neville (vibraphone: between home and heaven) ; Z.O.O. Duo (Dusting off roses) ; Peter Constant (guitar: Dusting off roses) ; Marion Schaap (guitar: Dusting off roses) ; Robert Schubert (clarinet: Sweet light of day) ; Zoe Black (violin: Sweet light of day) ; Isin Cakmacioglu (violin: Sweet light of day) ; John Lynch (viola: Sweet light of day) ; Rachel Atkinson (violoncello: Sweet light of day).

Liner notes include programme notes.


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