Music for Australia Day.
Out of Print
Featured Australian works
||Overture on colonial themes||Douglas Gamley||15 min, 25 sec.|
||Child of Australia (1987) for SATB choir with orchestra||Peter Sculthorpe||17 min, 36 sec.|
||Concerto Australiana||Allan Zavod||7 min, 24 sec.|
Duration: 58 min.
Contents note: National anthem: Advance Australia Fair -- Bicentennial hymn: For Australia / arr. Gamley -- Overture on colonial themes / Gamley -- Waltzing Matilda / arr. Gamley -- Speech of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales -- Child of Australia / Sculthorpe -- Concerto Australiana (for piano and orchestra): Third movement / Zavod -- Finale.
Recording level: DDD.
Performers: Sydney Symphony Orchestra ; Sydney Philharmonia Choir ; Australian Youth Orchestra ; William Reid (conductor) ; Joan Carden (soprano) ; John Howard (narrator) ; Alan Zavod (piano : Concerto Australiana) ; Carlo Felice Cillario (conductor) ; Band of the Second Military District Headquarters.
Booklet includes lyrics for Bicentennial hymn and Child of Australia.
"Joint venture between the N.S.W. Directorate of Special Bicentennial Events, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the N.S.W. Government and the NSW Bicentennial Council" -- Booklet.
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