Phoenix songs / Genevieve Lacey, recorders ... [et al.]
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||Phoenix songs for recorder with piano||Amanda Baker||Genevieve Lacey, Robert Chamberlain||18 mins, 28 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Flight (1978) solo recorder||Ros Bandt||Genevieve Lacey||1 mins, 42 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Aureole 3 (1984) recorder and harpsichord||Brenton Broadstock||Genevieve Lacey, Anne Murphy||11 mins, 26 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Stopping by woods on a snowy evening (1985) for recorder solo||Neil Currie||Genevieve Lacey||5 mins, 40 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Cathy's song (1988) encore piece, for sopranino or alto recorder||Ian Shanahan||Genevieve Lacey||1 mins, 17 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Helical ribbon (1991) for recorder solo||Ian Shanahan||Genevieve Lacey||54 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Lingua silens florum (1991) for recorder solo||Ian Shanahan||Genevieve Lacey||1 mins, 41 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Pipistrelli gialli (1985) for bass recorder & live electronics||Benjamin Thorn||Genevieve Lacey||8 mins, 28 sec.||Buy as MP3|
Conjuring images of the phoenix 'rising from the ashes' the
recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself.
Six of Australia's well-known composers pair the recorder with
piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.
The opening work, Brenton Broadstock's 'Aureole 3' is concerned with the dichotomy that exists between holy and unholy, good and evil, consonance and dissonance. Throughout, a fierce conflict between these opposing elements is fought out with harpsichord and recorder continually exchanging roles.
Amanda Baker's title piece 'Phoenix Songs' is an interplay of struggle between two forces: Robert Chamberlain's ethereal piano shimmers and thunderous outbursts match the violently articulated fragments of Genevieve Lacey's recorder; pushing both instruments to their limits - and sometimes beyond.
In Ros Bandt's 'Flight', birds hover and swoop, are caught and sustained by air currents: here the recorder soars effortlessly - flying free from all stereotypes!
Hear also Ian Shanahan's 'Helican Ribbon', Benjamin Thorn's spectacular 'Yellow Bats', and Neil Currie's 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'.
Duration: 49 min.
Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on composers and performers.
Score: Flight / Ros Bandt.
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