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Eternity : the timeless music of Australia's composers.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2004 [4761607] — 1 CD (79 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 1342 — Available for loan


This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
A little night music (1997) for flute and piano — Quiet evening John Carmichael John Carmichael, Roger Armstrong 3 mins, 15 sec.
Forever #1 (2003) from 'Solo Piano' Lyle Chan Lyle Chan 1 mins, 7 sec.
Capricorn skies (1996) for guitar quartet — Movement 4 (A sky for dreaming) only Richard Charlton Guitar Trek 3 mins, 54 sec.
Dawn mantras (1999) — multiple choirs with ensemble Ross Edwards Sydney Children's Choir, Cantillation (Musical ensemble), Jane Sheldon, Matthew Doyle, Jim Franklin, Rixon Thomas, Ian Cleworth, Brian Nixon 7 mins, 20 sec.
Three gymnopedies (1953) for string orchestra — No. 3 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Myer Freedman, Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2 mins, 5 sec.
Dreamery for orchestra Percy Grainger 2 mins, 17 sec.
String quartet no. 10 in E (1935) for string quartet — Adagio Alfred Hill Sydney String Quartet 5 mins, 55 sec.
In questa stanza — full orchestra with multiple soloists David Hirschfelder and David Hobson David Hobson, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Hirschfelder, Marc Guidarini 3 mins, 52 sec.
Piano concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor (1935) for piano with orchestra — 2nd movement from Piano concerto no. 2 in C sharp minor Miriam Hyde Miriam Hyde, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon 6 mins, 29 sec.
Aftermath for solo voice(s) with orchestra Alan John David Stanhope, Paul McMahon, Mark Donnelly, Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation (Musical ensemble) 2 mins, 3 sec.
Russian rag (1996) for ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney
Elena Kats-Chernin Sydney Alpha Ensemble, David Stanhope 3 mins, 43 sec.
Dream (1987) violin & piano
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC, Southbank, Melbourne.
Gordon Kerry Duo Sol 2 mins, 27 sec.
Way out west (2000) — oboe with full orchestra — Excerpt Graeme Koehne Diana Doherty, Australia Sinfonia, Mark Summerbell 2 mins, 31 sec.
Heart of fire for vocal ensemble — Hymn I Raffæle Marcellino Contemporary Singers, Sydney Alpha Ensemble, David Stanhope 1 mins, 5 sec.
Scenes from Mer de glace (1992) for orchestra — 'Prelude: Lake Geneva' only Richard Meale Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn 2 mins, 34 sec.
Molly for violin with orchestra Sean O'Boyle Orchestra Victoria, Robert John, Sean O'Boyle 3 mins, 33 sec.
Small town (1976) for chamber orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Sydney Town Hall, on Feb 89.
Peter Sculthorpe Sydney Symphony, Guy Henderson, Stuart Challender 6 mins, 11 sec.
Two chorale preludes (1968) — solo piano — Jesu, meine Freude Margaret Sutherland David Lockett 3 mins, 1 sec.
Piano concerto (1997) for piano and orchestra — 2nd movement Carl Vine Michael Kieran Harvey, Sydney Symphony, Edo de Waart 7 mins, 18 sec.
Antarctica (1992) suite for guitar & orchestra — 2nd movement in Antarctica suite Nigel Westlake Tim Kain, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn 4 mins, 18 sec.
Ferry me across the water — treble choir with solo instrument Lyn Williams Lyn Williams, Gondwana Voices, Marshall McGuire 1 mins, 39 sec.
Sydney travel diaries — solo piano — Lane Cove Malcolm Williamson Antony Gray 55 sec.

Product details

In the tradition of The Swoon Collections, this CD showcases contemporary Australian music that is profound and passionate, meditative and soothing. All the works on this disc have become 'classics' in their own right.

Tracks include Ross Edwards' Dawn Mantras (a piece performed on the sails of the Sydney Opera House to greet the new millennium), the lush slow movement from Carl Vine's Piano Concerto, Peter Sculthorpe's immortal Small Town, and works by Nigel Westlake, Graeme Koehne, Peggy Glanville-Hicks and more.

Duration: 79 min.

This product forms part of the following series: ABC classics.

Liner notes include brief programme notes.

Related Media

- CD booklet notes: Eternity [ABC Classics: 4761607]

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