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Music for Australia Day.

CD

Music for Australia Day.

  • 1 CD (58 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.
  • Library Availability: CD 24 — Available for loan

Out of Print

This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
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.

Product details

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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