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Arc of light


Arc of light : music of Australian composers.

  • Published by Jade Records [JADCD1050] — 1 CD (71 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.
  • Library Availability: CD 230 — Available for loan

Out of Print

This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Diversions, op. 20 (1994) for oboe, clarinet and bassoon Geoffrey Allen 8 min, 5 sec.
Spirit of the new moon (1989) — trios: 3 oboes Robert Allworth 3 min, 6 sec.
Splendour of the past (1990) for organ solo Robert Allworth 5 min, 11 sec.
Kakadu (1987) for chamber ensemble Colin Bright 7 min, 41 sec.
Debris of all certainties — duos: percussion, violin Roger Dean 5 mins, 43 sec.
Mandigar 2 Eric Gross 9 min, 21 sec.
Strands II Elliott Gyger 2 min, 16 sec.
Threshold (1994) — solo piano Elliott Gyger 2 mins, 45 sec.
AK-47 (1994) for piano (with optional electronic bass drum) Matthew Hindson 5 mins, 38 sec.
Composer falling asleep (1993) — solo piano Dulcie Holland Ray Resnik 1 mins, 56 sec.
Essential geography Michael Lonsdale 8 min, 12 sec.
Arc of light (1993) for solo (concert grand) piano Ian Shanahan 4 mins, 21 sec.
Cathy's song (1988) encore piece, for sopranino or alto recorder
Ian Shanahan Ian Shanahan 55 sec.
Helical ribbon (1991) for recorder solo
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on 21 Jun 90.
Ian Shanahan 33 sec.
Lingua silens florum (1991) for recorder solo Ian Shanahan 1 mins, 3 sec.
Ladder of escape (1984) — nonets: 9 bass clarinets Michael Smetanin Nigel Westlake 3 min, 34 sec.

Product details

Duration: 71 min.

Contents note: Threshold / Elliott Gyger ; Strands II - miniature variations / Elliott Gyger ; Arc of light / Ian Shanahan ; Spirit of the new moon / Robert Allworth ; An essential geography / Michael Lonsdale ; Mandigar 2 / Eric Gross ; AK-47 / Matthew Hindson ; Kakadu / Colin Bright ; Diversions / Geoffrey Allen ; The debris of all certainties / Roger Dean ; Cathy's song / Ian Shanahan ; Lingua silens florum / Ian SHanahan ; Helical ribbon / Ian Shanahan ; The composer falling asleep / Dulcie Holland ; Ladder of escape / Michael Smetanin ; Splendour of the past / Robert Allworth.

Includes some programme notes.

Capture session: Threshold, Arc of light, Essential geography and AK-47 recorded 15/8/94. Strands II recorded at concert, Everest Theatre, 8/8/91. Spirit of the new moon recorded Saint Catherine's School, Toorak, 10/7/91. Mandigar 2 recorded by the A.B.C. Kakadu and Debris recorded live at a concert in the Joseph Post Auditorium, 9/5/92. Diversions recorded live at a concert at the W.A. Conservatorium of Music, 10/4/94. Cathy's song, Lingua silens florum and Helical ribbons recorded in EMI Studio 301, 21/6/90. Composer falling asleep recorded by 2MBS-FM. Ladder of escape recorded All Saints Church, Woollahra 24/9/91.

Performers: Simon Docking (piano: Threshold ; Arc of light ; Essential geography ; piano and electronic bass drum: AK-47) ; Garland Ensemble (Strands II) ; Melba Trio (Spirit of the new moon) ; Sydney Mandolins (Mandigar 2) ; Australysis Ensemble (Kakadu ; Debris) ; Jay Harrison (oboe: Diversions) ; Jack Harrison (clarinet: Diversions) ; Jill Mowson (bassoon: Diversions) ; Ian Shanahan (sopranino recorder: Cathy's song ; prepared alto recorder: Lingua silens florum ; alto recorder: Helical ribbon) ; Ray Lemond (piano: Composer falling alseep) ; Nigel Westlake (bass and contrabass clarinet: Ladder of escape) ; Lawrence Bartlett (organ: Splendour of the past).

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