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Luminosity : musical treasures from UWA

  • Published by University of Western Australia — 2013 — 2 CDs
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2457 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


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
Three cellos (2012) for three cellos
Recorded/performed at: UWA Callaway Auditorium, Perth, Western Australia, on 2013.
Jennifer Fowler Sophie Curtis, Clare Tunney, Noeleen Wright 6 mins, 18 sec.
Halcyon (2011) for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Perth Concert Hall, on 25 Nov 11.
Iain Grandage West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Daniel 4 mins, 35 sec.
Worlds within and without (2012) for organ solo Iain Grandage Annette Goerke 5 mins, 5 sec.
Platinum fox (2012) for chamber ensemble Cat Hope Lucas O'Brien, Clare Tunney, Bruce Thompson, Alan Lourens, Louise Devenish, Phil Waldron 5 mins, 2 sec.
See how they run (2012) for solo violin and portable CD or MP3 player James Ledger Paul Wright 7 mins, 24 sec.
no viper, yet (2012) for violin with piano Daniel Masmanian Jennifer Banks, Yiannis Maxwell 4 mins
Songlines of the heart's desire (2007) for soprano & baritone — 'As frothing wounds of roses' Richard Mills Andrew Foote, Tommaso Pollio 2 mins, 59 sec.
Songlines of the heart's desire (2007) for soprano & baritone — 'In your light' Richard Mills Andrew Foote, Tommaso Pollio 54 sec.
Songlines of the heart's desire (2007) for soprano & baritone — 'The Gardener' Richard Mills Andrew Foote, Tommaso Pollio 1 mins, 24 sec.
Trio for violin, cello and piano (1991) for violin, cello and piano. Roger Smalley Semra Lee-Smith, Graeme Gilling, Jon Tooby 15 mins, 56 sec.
Trio (2013) for piano, violin and cello — 1st movt Christopher Tonkin Paul Wright, Suzanne Wijsman, Graeme Gilling 4 mins, 39 sec.
Procession (2012) — accordion with live electronics Cathie Travers Cathie Travers 5 mins, 11 sec.
Gaudete (2012) an entertainment in three scenes for mixed choir, side drum, tambourine and narrator David Tunley Winthrop Singers, Katie Thomas, Chris Wortham, Nicholas Bannan 6 mins, 14 sec.
cities sunk in endless slumber (2012) for trio Lindsay Vickery Catherine Cahill, Shaun Lee-Chen, Emily Green-Armytage 6 mins, 22 sec.
Aria for soprano voice with piano Carl Vine Sara Macliver, Tommaso Pollio 7 mins, 45 sec.

Also includes: Chagudai / Jared Yapp -- Diurnal / Craig Ogden -- Duo for violin and cello / Perry Joyce -- Dream fragments / Sharon Xiaoling Wong -- Four miniatures for clarinet and piano / Ashlee Clapp.

Product details

A musical composition inspired by The University of Western Australia's iconic Winthrop Hall is one of several new pieces of music featured on a CD created to commemorate the University's 2013 Centenary year and demonstrate UWA's leading research edge in musical composition and performance.

Written by UWA graduate and honorary research fellow Iain Grandage, the composition "Worlds Within and Without" alludes to the physical journey from inside the University to beyond, as well as to the expansion of a person's mind and the effect this can have on the outside world.

The composition is performed on the organ that dominates the interior of Winthrop Hall, where UWA students go for exams, graduations and concerts. The hall was named after the University's founder, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, who at the beginning of last century was determined to help the development of the fledgling state by creating its first university. The first students started in 1913 but music was not offered on campus until 1959.

One of the first music graduands, Jennifer Fowler, now a leading composer in UK, has a composition featured on the CD. A total of 14 composers of the calibre of James Ledger, Christopher Tonkin and Cat Hope wrote original pieces for the project. Important names in the classical music world - Carl Vine, Richard Mills and Roger Smalley - also contributed works. More than 50 performers with strong connections to the University contributed to the CD, Luminosity: Musical Treasures from UWA.

Another piece to reflect WA life is "Diurnal" by graduate and internationally critically acclaimed guitarist Craig Ogden. It begins with a musical representation of dawn and ends with the sun setting over the ocean.

The CD of new works features a smorgasbord of musical delights, with a range of pieces for a variety of traditional and electronic instruments and voice. UWA graduate and soprano Sara Macliver performs honorary doctoral fellow Carl Vine's "Aria", with lyrics written by Australia's Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Patrick White. UWA's Winthrop Singers perform "Gaudete" by musicologist and composer Emeritus Professor David Tunley, who founded a number of choral ensembles at UWA.

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