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Midnight songs


Midnight songs / Three.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2016 [TP237] — 1 CD (52 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 2731 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Organica (2013) for trumpet, trombone and acoustic guitar
Recorded/performed at: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, on 9 Dec 13.
Andrew Batterham Three (Musical group) 8 mins, 46 sec.
Midnight songs (2013) for flugel horn, trombone, guitar, loop pedals & delay
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne, on 28 Feb 15.
Katy Abbott Three (Musical group) 26 mins, 18 sec.
Torque (2013) — trios: trumpet, trombone, guitar
Recorded/performed at: Melba Hall, University of Melbounre, on 9 Dec 13.
Ken Murray Three (Musical group) 3 mins, 5 sec.
Random round (1943) for flexible instrumentation
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne, on 28 Feb 15.
Transcribed for Ensemble Three by Jane Hammond.
Percy Grainger Three (Musical group) 7 mins, 18 sec.

Also includes: PIT_T / Christian O'Brien.

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Three is a Melbourne-based trio of the unusual instrumental combination of trumpet, trombone and guitar. As you might imagine, there's not a lot of extant repertoire for this intriguing combo, so Three has commissioned four Melbourne composers to write new works, and also included their version of Jane Hammond's arrangement of Percy Grainger's Random Round.

Hailed as "an ensemble that plays with great musicality" (Alan Holley, classikON.com) Three seeks to establish new, cutting-edge chamber music with a special focus on presenting performances that resonate with current-day audiences. Founded by three musicians unified in a goal to diversify and expand the chamber music repertoire for their instruments, each member brings a distinctive musical background to the group, with influences including world music, jazz, popular music, traditional "classical" music, and avant-garde contemporary music.

The ensemble's debut album, Midnight Songs, pays homage to the group's roots in Melbourne. Four new works by Melbourne-based composers are paired with the trailblazing aleatoric work Random Round, written over one hundred years ago by the city's most renowned historical composer, Percy Grainger. The combinations of sounds and textures will surprise and delight.

Duration: 52 min.

Liner notes include program notes and biographical notes on composers and performers.

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