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Covering music from the concert hall to the parlour, these recordings include early colonial quadrilles, overtures, and vocal works. This compilation provides a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and social life of Colonial Australia. Compiled and with booklet by the composer, musicologist, broadcaster and teacher, Ann Carr-Boyd. She was the first BMus graduate from the University of Sydney in 1960, and went on to write her MA thesis on Australian colonial music, 1788-1888. As a musicologist she has contributed to dictionaries, conferences and radio programmes on Australian colonial music and Australian contemporary composers.
* Fredrick Buck, The Young Recruit; J.C. Burn, Star of Australia (ca1899)
* V.M.B., The Forget-me-Not Waltz
* John Delaney, Captain Cook: Overture (1888)
* Frederick Ellard, The Sydney Railroad Galop, The Great Britain Polka
* William Ellard, The Australian Quadrilles
* William Ellard, arr. John Antill: The Australian Quadrilles
* Miss Fraser, The Louisa Schottische
* Francis Hartwell Henslowe, Egleston Waltz
* Arthur S. Hill, The Wievenhoe Quadrilles nos. 1 and 4
* Carl Linger, Motet No. 3, Kommt zu Ihm, 1845-1846, and Five Zwischenspiele for Orchestra
* G.W.L. Marshall-Hall, Quartet in F, final movement (1893)
* J.S. La Mont, Our Own Tasmanian Home (1859)
* Isaac Nathan, the Overture and 'The Days are Gone when Judah's Voice' from Don John of Austria (1847), and The Lord's Prayer (1845)
* 'Norna', F.J.C. Waltz
* Charles Sandys Packer, 'Yet none who gazed' from the oratorio The Crown of Thorns, and Royal Charlie Polka
* Frederick A. Packer, The Volunteer Polka, Mazurka, and the songs Violette, Ave Maria, and When the Yellow Wattle was in Bloom
* Josephine Villeneuve Smith, The Lanarkshire Polka
* Captain H.B. Stoney, La Speranza Waltz
* William Vincent Wallace, 'Scenes that are Brightest' from Maritana (1845).
Contents note: Disc 1: The Australian quadrilles (I. La Sydney ; II. La Wooloomooloo ; III. La Illawarra ; IV. La Bong-Bong ; V. La Engehurst) / William Ellard --The Australian quadrilles / William Ellard, arr. John Antill -- 'Scenes that are brightest' from the opera 'Maritana' (1845) / William Vincent Wallace -- 'The days are gone when Judah's voice' from the opera 'Don John of Austria' (1847) / Isaac Nathan -- The Lord's prayer (1845) / Isaac Nathan -- Motet no. 3 'Kommut zu Ihm' from 'Four motets' (1845-1846) / Carl Linger -- Our own Tasmanian home (1859) / J.S. La Mont -- The Sydney railroad galop / Frederick Ellard, orch. John Antill -- Star of Australia (1899) / J.C. Burn -- The forget-me-not waltz / V.M.B., arr. Arnold Butcher -- Final movement from 'Quartet in F' (1893) / George William Louis Marshall-Hall -- Captain Cook : overture (1888) / John Delany, part orch. by Richard Divall -- Don John of Austria: overture / Isaac Nathan, arr. Charles Mackerras -- Disc 2: Five (of six) Zwischenspiele for orchestra / Carl Linger -- The Wivenhoe quadrilles, no. 1 & 4 / Arthur S. Hill, arr. Arnold Butcher -- The Louisa schottische / Miss Fraser, arr. Arnold Butcher -- The Great Britain polka / Frederick Ellard -- The Lanarkshire polka / Josephine Villeneuve Smith, arr. Arnold Butcher -- Egleston waltz / Francis Hartwell Henslowe, arr. Michael Hurst -- F.J.C. waltz / Norna, arr. Arnold Butcher -- La speranza waltz / Capt. H.B. Stoney, arr. Arnold Butcher -- The young recruit march / Frederick Buck, arr. Arnold Butcher -- The Royal Charlie polka / Charles Sandys Packer -- 'Yet none who gazed' from the oratorio 'The crown of thorns / Charles Sandys Packer -- The Volunteer polka ; Mazurka ; Violette / Frederick Alexander Packer -- Ave Maria ; When the yellow wattle was in bloom / Frederick Augustus Packer.
This product forms part of the following series: Soundabout Australia series.
Includes recordings and a history of Australia's first classical music, from early European settlement to the end of the colonial period in 1900.
Performers: Kathleen Brady (piano: The Australian quadrilles) ; Band of the Royal Australian Navy (The Australian quadrilles (arr. Antill), The Sydney railroad galop) ; Lieut. Donald Coxon (conductor: The Australian quadrilles (arr. Antill), The Sydney railroad galop) ; Miriam Licette (soprano: Scenes that are brightest) ; Marilyn Richardson (soprano: The days are gone when Judah's voice) ; Marie van Hove (piano: The days are gone when Judah's voice, Our own Tasmanian home) ; The Adelaide Singers (Lord's prayer, Motet no. 3, Star of Australia) ; Patrick Thomas (conductor: Lord's prayer, Motet no. 3, Star of Australia) ; David Parker (tenor: Our own Tasmanian home) ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Forget-me-not waltz, Wivenhoe quadrilles, Louisa schottiche, Lanarkshire polka, Egleston waltz, F.J.C. waltz, La Speranza waltz, The young recruit march) ; Thomas Mayer (conductor: Forget-me-not waltz, Overture: Captain Cook, Wivenhoe quadrilles, Louisa Schottische, Lanarkshire polka, Egleston waltz, F.J.C. waltz, La Speranza waltz, The young recruit march) ; Donald Hazelwood (violin: Quart in F) ; Laslo Vidak (viola: Quartet in F) ; Joyce Hutchinson (piano: Quartet in F) ; Tony Buddle (horn: Quartet in F) ; Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (Overture: Captain Cook) ; Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Overture: Don John of Austria) ; Charles Mackerras (overture: Don John of Austria) ; South Australian Symphony Orchestra (Zwischenspiele) ; Henry Krips (conductor: Zwischenspiele) ; John Champ (piano: Great Britain polka, Royal Charlie polka, The volunteer polka, Mazurka) ; Mavis Brinckman (soprano: Yet none who gazed, Ave Maria, When the yellow wattle was in bloom) ; Jessie Wakefield (piano: Yet none who gazed, Violette, Ave Maria, When the yellow wattle was in bloom) ; Lyall Beven (baritone: Violette) ; Constantine Lavroff (violin: Ave Maria).
Capture session: with the exception of Track 1, Disc 1, all tracks are reproduced from tapes of the 'Musica Australis' series of radio programmes which were broadcast between 1969 and 1971 by the ABC.
Liner notes, written by Ann Carr-Boyd, include a history of Australian colonial music, programme notes, and select bibliography.
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