15 October 2019
Now available from the AMC Shop (October 2019)
Visit the AMC online shop to find sheet music, digital sheet music, CD recordings, books, education kits and other products by and about our represented artists. We stock products by a variety of labels and publishers, including Move Records, Boosey & Hawkes, ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Rufus Records and plenty more.
Music from the 2019 Art Music Awards
Orchestral Work of the Year
Implacable Gifts (Concerto for Two Pianos and
Composer: Carl Vine
Performer: Kathryn Stott (piano), Piers Lane (piano), West Australian Symphony Orchestra with Rory Macdonald (conductor)
Publisher: Hal Leonard/Faber
The principle of a concerto with a single soloist is well understood: the soloist is a hero assisted, and sometimes challenged, by the orchestra. But what is the rationale for two heroes? Are they at war, competing, collaborating, or just chatting? While wondering how to reconcile these options, I was assailed by a stream of musical ideas perfect for two pianos with accompaniment, but which didn't conform to a wider architectural scheme… (Carl Vine)
NSW Award for Excellence in Jazz
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Did you know that Ellen Kirkwood was a Finalist in the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship? She was nominated on the strength of this work, and for a project involving touring the work.
Performed at the 2019 Art Music Awards by Sonya Lifschitz
Artists and politicians often overlap, and this suite of 'voice portraits' juxtaposes them. The piano provides a musical picture frame for the portraits, which consist of spoken recordings of iconic figures, their speech recast as music by doubling and harmonising the natural intonation, without editing and pitch-shifting. The music is intended to intensify the emotional aspects of the speech - when we listen to the music behind the words, we can tap into the deeper unspoken meanings. (Robert Davidson)
New to the AMC Shop
A collection of works performed by The Australian Voices, this a cappella songbook incorporates new songs by Australian-based composers as well as arrangements of traditional folksongs.
Remastered from the original mixed tapes by Move Records in 2018, the five volumes of John Sangster's Jazz Music Series is now available from the AMC Shop! You can buy the entire set at a reduced price ($80 + postage) or purchase individual volumes eg. Jazz Music Series 3 : Steady lads / John Sangster
This new double CD from
Tall Poppies is not just a world premiere performance, but
also the first time an opera has been commercially presented with
a digital orchestra!
This is the first serious operatic treatment of Bram Stoker's original story: Dracula is a perfect subject for opera with the popular ingredients of sex, violence and religion. David Stanhope's marvellous work is lyrical and listenable, utilising a large orchestra with stunning effects and gorgeous harmonies.
Back in Stock
21 easy-to-navigate modules with over 120 practical exercises! The sought-after guide to creating and notating original composition is back in stock! Written by AMC represented composers Matthew Hindson, Damian Barbeler and Diana Blom, this book includes extensive musical examples & an accompanying audio CD.
Released earlier this year to coincide with what would have been his 90th birthday, The Best of Peter Sculthorpe brings together more than two hours of his best-loved and most iconic works! From solo piano works played by Tamara-Anna Cislowska, to orchestral works and concertos performed by great soloists William Barton, Karin Schaupp and Amy Dickson, and his 18th and final string quartet.
The complete set of William G. James & John Wheeler Christmas
carols includes 15 Christmas carols with an Australian twist:
The North wind is tossing the leaves,
The red dust is over the town,
The sparrows are under the eaves ,
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing,
To the Christ-Child the Heavenly King.
Taken from Christmas Day
Included are carols like The three drovers, The silver stars are in the sky (Lullaby carol) & Carol of the birds.
> Get the iTunes album via the AMC Shop - simply click "Get it on iTunes" to complete your purchase
This compilation features a number of pieces for voice & piano by Australian composers. It includes a preface by Kay Dreyfus and indication of approximate level for each piece (AMEB Grade 5 - Licentiate). A couple of pieces from the 2019 AMEB Syllabus for Singing are also included, notably Come sleep by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (Grade 6, List D).
This education kit investigates the creative process of
musical composition and the connection of this work to refugees
in Australia's detention centres. While the kit is particularly
suitable for senior students, but could also be used with younger
secondary school students. Topics discussed in the kit include
traditional songs or chants as the basis for a composition,
characteristic techniques and special effects used by Peter
Sculthorpe in his String Quartet No. 16, and extra musical ideas
as inspiration for works of music.
> View details and purchase this education kit from the AMC Shop at $90.00. AMC members get a 10% discount.
> View other education resources available from the AMC Shop.
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