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.
"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.
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.
Recording level: DDD.
Booklet includes lyrics for Bicentennial hymn and Child of Australia.
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