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Body of work


Body of work : a retrospective.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2000 [TP146] — 1 CD (79 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 744 — Available for loan


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Vast III : the centre (1987) for full orchestra — Part 2 only Barry Conyngham Australian Youth Orchestra, John Hopkins 5 mins, 8 sec. Buy as MP3
Vast II : the coast (1987) for full orchestra — Part 2 (To the mountains) only Barry Conyngham Australian Youth Orchestra, John Hopkins 3 mins, 33 sec. Buy as MP3
Vast IV : the cities (1987) for full orchestra — Part 3 (Towards stars) only Barry Conyngham Australian Youth Orchestra, John Hopkins 1 mins, 49 sec. Buy as MP3
Nearly beloved (1986) for ballet — Valse noble ; Blues ; Elegy & valse sentimentale only Graeme Koehne Robert Ingram, Gordon Bennett, Andrea Ulrich, Barbara Woolley, Max Lambert 17 mins, 34 sec. Buy as MP3
Selfish giant (1982) for chamber orchestra — Garden scene only Graeme Koehne Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Barlow 4 mins, 41 sec. Buy as MP3
Piano sonata no. 1 (1990) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Ron Craig Studios, Mittagong, NSW, on Nov 91.
Carl Vine Michael Kieran Harvey 17 mins, 9 sec. Buy as MP3
Poppy (1978) for ballet — Tango only Carl Vine 6 mins, 9 sec. Buy as MP3

Product details

For 25 years the Sydney Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Graeme Murphy, has dominated the Australian dance scene. Murphy has always had a special mission to commission and promote new Australian dance work, and this CD presents a small selection of some of the most successful scores, released to coincide with a national tour celebrating his work. A huge range of musical styles includes the cheeky tango from Vine's celebrated score to Poppy, the night club styles of Iva Davies, the gentle melodic invention of Graeme Koehne and the powerful orchestral work of Conyngham.

Duration: 79 min.

Contents note: From Poppy: Tango / Carl Vine -- From The selfish giant: Garden scene / Graeme Koehne -- From Boxes: No promises / Iva Davies & Robert Kretschmer -- 3 excerpts from Nearly beloved: Valse noble ; Blues ; Elegy & valse sentimentale / Graeme Koehne ; 3 excerpts from Vast: Vast III: The centre, Part 2 ; From Vast II: The coast, Part 2 To the mountains ; From Vast IV: The cities, Part 3 Towards stars / Barry Conyngham -- Piano sonata / Carl Vine -- From Fornicon: The author and his critic ; Fornicon ; Opium / Martin Armiger -- From Berlin: Pas de trois ; Trapeze / Iva Davies & Max Lambert.

Liner notes include an introduction by Graeme Murphy.

Collection of commissions by Sydney Dance Company.

Recording level: DDD.

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