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Classic Kids: Music for the Dreaming.


Classic Kids: Music for the Dreaming.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2018 [481 7660 ] — 1 CD
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: CD 3003 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Music for The Dreaming — unspecified voice with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall and Studio 254, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 18.
Brenda Gifford Kamil Ellis, Ensemble Offspring 25 mins, 34 sec.

Product details

Discover how sound can tell stories and create atmosphere in Music for The Dreaming. With new compositions by Indigenous composer, Yuin woman Brenda Gifford, and performed by Ensemble Offspring, Music for The Dreaming is inspired by the seasons and the natural environment around Wreck Bay, NSW south coast.

Through Aunty Brenda's music, and the stories and cultural teachings of Budawang Elder from the Yuin Nation Noel Butler, kids will learn about the 'old ways' of life and the changing seasons in Yuin Country.

Little ones can learn the sounds and meanings of words in the Dhurga language and listen to music which evokes the seasons and landscape of Yuin Country. Children will develop sensory perception, musical literacy and awareness of instrument sounds, perfect for ages 2 - 5.

Classic Kids: Music for The Dreaming is an ABC KIDS listen and ABC Classic FM co-production. It was produced in collaboration with composer and Yuin woman Brenda Gifford and Yuin Elder and Educator Noel Butler, and the Sydney Opera House Children's Families and Creative Learning program.

Contents note: EPISODES: 1 Galaa (Summer) -- 2 Dhagarwara (Winter) -- 3 Gambambara (Spring) -- 4 Dhawara (Moon) -- 5 Gambambarawaraga (Seasons) -- MUSIC: 6 Galaa underscore -- 7 Rompy Stompy Crab -- 8 Galaa song -- 9 Dhugawara A underscore -- 10 Dhugawara B song -- 11 Plover Bird -- 12 Gambambara -- 13 Ghadu (Sea) underscore -- 14 Ghadu -- 15 Bardju (Footprints) -- 16 Gambambarawaraga.

Contents note:

Galaa underscore -- Rompy Stompy Crab -- Galaa song -- Dhugawara A underscore -- Dhugawara B song -- Plover Bird -- Gambambara -- Ghadu (Sea) underscore -- Ghadu -- Bardju (Footprints) -- Gambambarawaraga.

Includes the 5 full episodes of Classic Kids: Music for The Dreaming, script written by Ramona Curmi in collaboration with Noel Butler, underscores and themes by Brenda Gifford, arrangements by Jessica Wells, along with the music from each episode as separate tracks.

Liner booklet includes programme notes, biographical information about performers, and learning activities for children.

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