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Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia

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Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia : A musical tale of the Australian landscape / Luke Carroll, Ensemble Offspring.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2016 [677 8759] — 1 CD (65 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2968 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Animisms (2014) suite for five instruments — III. Crow Dance only
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall and Studio P63, ABC Sydney, on 2018.
Ross Edwards Ensemble Offspring 2 mins, 47 sec.
Corrugation (2018) — quintets: flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall and Studio P63, ABC Sydney, on 2018.
Iain Grandage Ensemble Offspring 3 mins, 31 sec.
Blue Mountains suite — quintets: flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall and Studio P63, ABC Sydney, on 2018.
Jessica Wells Ensemble Offspring 2 mins, 40 sec.
White knight and beaver (2018) — quintets: flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello with pre-recorded sound — Excerpts only
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall and Studio P63, ABC Sydney, on 2018.
Martin Wesley-Smith Ensemble Offspring 2 mins, 26 sec.
Six fish (2016) — quintets: flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello — II. Sunfish only
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall and Studio P63, on 2018.
Nigel Westlake Ensemble Offspring 3 mins, 25 sec.

Also includes: Episode 1. Kirra Quokka finds a concert ticket -- Episode 2. Harper the Humpback and Kirra float over the ocean -- Episode 3. Niipu Numbat and Kirra ride a train across the desert -- Episode 4. Elena Emu and Kirra Quokka climb up the Blue Mountains -- Episode 5. Padma Possum and Kirra Quokka arrive in the city -- Episode 6. Kirra's big musical concert surprise! -- Finale Medley / arr. Jessica Wells -- Kirra Quokka Theme ; Carlos Crow Theme; Harper Humpback Theme; Niipu Numbat Theme ; Elena Emu Theme ; Padma Possum Theme ; Locomotive Theme / by Jessica Wells.

Product details

"The perfect adventure to start your mini musicians on a lifetime of classical music." - Artsplorers

Narrated by Play School's Luke Carroll, Classic Kids introduces pre-schoolers to classical music through a musical tale of the Australian landscape.

When Kirra Quokka finds a lost concert ticket, she sets off on a big musical adventure. With the help of her friends Carlos the Crow, Harper the Humpback Whale, Niipu the Numbat, Elena Emu and Padma Possum, Kirra travels the length of the country from her home on sleepy Rottnest Island all the way to the bright lights of the Sydney Opera House!

In each of the six episodes of the story, the Australian environment, landscape and weather are evoked through music and storytelling. Children learn all about the clarinet, cello, flute, piccolo and percussion, and how different instruments work together to create magical soundscapes.

Featuring new music by Australian composers Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Iain Grandage, Martin Wesley-Smith and Jessica Wells, performed by Ensemble Offspring, Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia is both an effective educational resource that encourages learning through play, and a delightful and engaging story the whole family will love.

Classic Kids is an ABC KIDS listen and ABC Classic FM co-production. It was produced in collaboration with the Sydney Opera House Children, Families and Creative Learning program.

Duration: 65 min.

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

Includes the 6 full episodes of Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia, script written by Tim Bosanquet, underscores and themes by Jessica Wells.


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