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The edge : the music / by Nigel Westlake.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 1996 [TP085] — 1 CD (35 min.)
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  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
The edge (1996) for SATB choir with orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Orchestra recorded in the Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Melbourne; soprano, didgeridoo and choir recorded in the National Acoustics Laboratory's Reverberation Chamber; percussion recorded at the University of Western Sydney
Nigel Westlake Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Askill, Contemporary Singers, Carl Vine, Elliott Gyger 34 mins, 47 sec. Buy as MP3

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Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra
Carl Vine (conductor)
David Hudson (didgeridoo)
Emma Lysons (soprano)
Michael Askill (percussion)
Contemporary Singers
Elliott Gyger (conductor)

This music was written for an Imax film about the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. The film concerns itself with the environment, the ancient Aboriginal presence and the recently-discovered prehistoric Wollemi Pines. The music also addresses these spatial issues and is composed by one of Australia's most sought-after film composers.

Duration: 35 min.

Contents note:

The blue labyrinth -- The edge -- Kanangra -- Wilderness is a spell -- Jurassic survivors -- When I am laid / Purcell/Westlake -- Creatures of the plateau -- Gandangara spirit / David Hudson -- Forest of ferns -- Remnants of the wild young earth.

Booklet includes biographical notes on composer and soloists.

Recording level: DDD.

Performers: David Hudson (didjeridu) ; Emma Lysons (soprano) ; Michael Askill (percussion) ; Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra ; Carl Vine (conductor) ; Sydney Contemporary Singers ; Elliott Gyger (choir conductor).

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