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Red earth

CD

Red earth / Tall Poppies Ensemble.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2004 [TP133] — 1 CD (68 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $23.00 (Usually ships in 1-10 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 1339 — Available for loan

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Red earth (1985) sextet for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Studio 200, ABC Sydney, on Jul 98.
Colin Bright Geoffrey Collins, Catherine McCorkill, John Harding, David Pereira, Daryl Pratt, Ian Munro, David Stanhope 8 mins, 43 sec. Buy as MP3
Ortigas Avenue (1986) for sextet
Recorded/performed at: Studio 200, ABC Sydney, on Jul 98.
Neil Currie Geoffrey Collins, Catherine McCorkill, John Harding, David Pereira, Daryl Pratt, Ian Munro, David Stanhope 7 mins, 1 sec. Buy as MP3
Shadow D-zone (1977) for sextet
Recorded/performed at: Studio 200, ABC Sydney, on Jul 98.
Ross Edwards Geoffrey Collins, Catherine McCorkill, John Harding, David Pereira, Daryl Pratt, Ian Munro, David Stanhope 9 mins, 9 sec. Buy as MP3
Concertino da camera (1946) for flute, clarinet, bassoon and pianoforte
Recorded/performed at: Studio 200, ABC Sydney, on Jul 98.
Peggy Glanville-Hicks Geoffrey Collins, Catherine McCorkill, Roger Brooke, Ian Munro 8 mins, 45 sec. Buy as MP3
Bagatelles (1985) for sextet
Recorded/performed at: Studio 200, ABC Sydney, on Jul 98.
David Lumsdaine Geoffrey Collins, Catherine McCorkill, John Harding, Esther van Stralen, David Pereira, Ian Munro, David Stanhope 21 mins, 20 sec. Buy as MP3
On shooting stars (1981) for sextet
Recorded/performed at: Studio 200, ABC Sydney, on Jul 98.
Vincent Plush Geoffrey Collins, Catherine McCorkill, John Harding, David Pereira, Daryl Pratt, Ian Munro, David Stanhope 12 mins, 48 sec. Buy as MP3

Product details

TALL POPPIES ENSEMBLE
Geoffrey Collins: flute/piccolo
Cathy McCorkill: clarinet
John Harding: violin
Esther van Stralen: viola
David Pereira: cello
Daryl Pratt: percussion
Roger Brooke: bassoon
Ian Munro: piano
David Stanhope: conductor

Here is a world-premiere recording of important Australian works for instrumental ensemble. Both the performers and the repertoire have been hand-selected for this project, which was funded by the Australia Council.

The Tall Poppies Ensemble is an occasional group assembled for special recording projects. All the players have long-standing connections with Tall Poppies in that they have, or will, record solo CDs for the label or have been involved in other ensemble projects. Such a splendid gathering of performers gives Tall Poppies a chance to record some neglected Australian repertoire.

The music on this CD comes from the archives of the Seymour Group and from the Australia Ensemble. Together the music presents, as it happens, a snapshot of important compositional and philosophical interests of Australian composers over the years. Where possible, the composers attended the recordings.

Each work on this new CD creates a special atmosphere, from the arid outback and Aboriginal sounds of Colin Bright, to the sparse abstract gestures of Ross Edwards, to the gentle rollicking brightness of Peggy Glanville-Hicks' neo-classical Concertino da Camera. The centrepiece of the CD is the sinewy Bagatelles of David Lumsdaine, a sextet full of surprises and beautifully performed. Politics is the creative inspiration behind Vincent Plush's On Shooting Stars: Homage to Victor Hara which comments on the life and times of the Chilean singer, and also Neil Currie's chirpy Ortigas Avenue, inspired by the Filipino coup in 1986.

Duration: 68 min.

Liner notes include programme notes and notes on the composers and performers.


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