Journal issue #5
Something to Sing About: the good health of Australian choral music
Edited by Anni Heino — 18.12.09
This issue of Resonate Journal is all about the latest in Australian choral music. What are the current developments in commissioning, workshops and community choral music? What are the new works? How did they come to exist? Who commissioned, rehearsed and performed them?
We have given composers and conductors the opportunity to talk about works that they have composed or performed. They were forced to make some tough choices: in 2009 alone, an impressive number of premieres took place all over the country. As conductor Carl Crossin says in our interview, 'The situation has improved dramatically in the last fifteen to twenty years and there is certainly less fear of "new" music in our choirs than there used to be.'
Also included are features, interviews and articles about interesting initiatives, events and people, from Stephen Leek to Tony Backhouse: 15 articles by composers, conductors, academics and educators.
In this Issue
- by Anni Heino
- 2009: a year of choral music
- 'Embrace anything and everything that can be thrown at you', by Anni Heino
- Unbearable beauty!
- Two Australian choral classics: a conductor’s reflections, by Carl Crossin
- Threads of past and present in two choral works: Misera, Ancor do Loco and Vive in Deo
- by Clare Maclean
- Grandage's Wheatbelt, Abbott's Bundle of Joy and Jarman's Pemulwuy
- a conductor's perspective, by Robert Braham
- On song: a discussion of selected recent works for a cappella choir by Matthew Orlovich
- by Matthew Orlovich
- Martin Wesley-Smith's Who Killed Cock Robin?
- a reflection by the composer, by Martin Wesley-Smith
- Katy Abbott's Crime Scene Investigation and Aspects of Dreaming
- by Katy Abbott Kvasnica
- Paul Jarman's Known Unto God and Pemulwuy
- by Paul Jarman
- It can't get any better than this!
- Stephen Leek and a new culture of choral music, by Helen Lancaster
- New Australian compositions for chamber choir
- by Paul Stanhope
- On the road with Tony Backhouse
- by Anni Heino
- A new direction for Gondwana Choirs
- by Lyn Williams
- Moorambilla Festival - this is what it’s all about!
- by Dan Walker
- One man’s dream continues in song
- the Myall Park community music initiative by The Australian Voices and Clocked Out Duo, by Jocelyn Wolfe
- Young Voices of Melbourne - twenty years on
- by Mark O'Leary