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Four Winds Festival 2006.


Four Winds Festival 2006.

  • Bermagui, N.S.W. : Four Winds Festival, p2006. — 4 CDs (291 min.)
  • 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 1794 — Available for loan


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

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Four Winds home cosmography Michael Askill 7 min, 42 sec.
Four Winds home cosmography Timothy Constable
Dance mantra arranged for brass and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Four Winds Festival, on 15 Apr 06.
Ross Edwards Synergy Percussion, Australian Brass Ensemble, John Harding 2 mins, 55 sec.
Tyalgum mantras (1999) for large chamber ensemble Ross Edwards 14 mins
Water spirit song (2003) for solo cor anglais Ross Edwards 4 mins, 34 sec.
Blue rose (2005) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Four Winds Festival, Bermagui, NSW, on Apr 06.
Elena Kats-Chernin Sculthorpe String Quartet, William Barton 2 mins, 59 sec.
Blue silence (2006) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Four Winds Festival, Bermagui, NSW, 2006
Elena Kats-Chernin Chris Latham, Veronique Serret, Anna Colville, Katherine Philp, William Barton 6 mins, 12 sec.
Mater (2006) for brass and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Four Winds Festival
Elena Kats-Chernin 4 mins, 28 sec.
String quartet no. 11 : (Jabiru dreaming) (1990) for string quartet Peter Sculthorpe 7 mins, 12 sec.
String quartet no. 14 (1998) for string quartet Peter Sculthorpe 9 min, 58 sec.
Sydney singing (2002) for oboe and piano Peter Sculthorpe 15 mins, 36 sec.

Product details

Duration: 291 min.

Contents note: CD 1: At Quamby Bluff (from String quartet no. 14, with didjeridu) / Peter Sculthorpe -- Good medicine dance for percussion quartet / Terry Riley -- Jabiru dreaming (percussion quartet and didjeridu) / Peter Sculthorpe -- Dance mantras / Ross Edwards, arr. by James Ledger for brass and percussion -- Fanfare for the common man / Copland -- Australian anthem / Peter Sculthorpe -- Fanfare from 'Sinfonietta' / Jancek, arr. Ledger -- Requiem, and Moon thus you rise again from 'Songs of farewell' / Korngold -- Sérénade ; La vie antérieure / Duparc -- Water spirit song ; Tyalgum mantras / Ross Edwards. CD 2: Blue rose (for didjeridu and string quartet) ; Blue silence (for didjeridu and string quartet) / Elena Kats-Chernin -- Introduction to 'In C' by Terry Riley -- In C / Terry Riley -- Sydney singing / Peter Sculthorpe -- Twelve variations on the French song 'Ah, vous dirai-je maman' / Mozart. CD 3: Adagio sostenuto from the Moonlight sonata / Beethoven -- Adagio from the Viola sonata / Shostakovitch -- Dorian wind / Terry Riley -- Four Winds home cosmography (excerpt) / Michael Askill and Timothy Constable -- Rodney Hall reads the conclusion to the 'Four quartets' by T.S. Eliot -- Lento assai from String quartet in F major, op. 135 / Beethoven -- Mater, for brass ensemble / Elena Kats-Chernin -- Riley Lee reads 'The great secret' by Hafiz -- Ave verum corpus / Mozart, arr. James Ledger -- Four last songs / Richard Strauss, arr. James Ledger -- The four winds / Terry Riley. CD 4: The best thing / Irving Berlin -- Keyboard study #2 / Terry Riley -- Variations on 'We will meet again' / Bill Evans -- Raga Bhagesri (trad.) -- Sweet and lovey / Arnheim, Daniels and Tobias -- Keyboard study #1 / Terry Riley.

Liner notes include notes about the Festival.

Performers: Four Winds Quartet (At Quamby Bluff) ; William Barton (didjeridu: At Quamby Bluff, Jabiru dreaming, Blue rose, Blue silence) ; Wilma Smith (violin: At Quamby Bluff) ; Sarah Curro (violin: At Quamby Bluff) ; Chris Moore (viola: At Quamby Bluff) ; Sue-Ellen Paulsen (violoncello: At Quamby Bluff) ; Synergy Percussion (Jabiru dreaming, Dance mantras, Four Winds home cosmography, Mater) ; Michael Askill (percussion: Jabiru dreaming) ; Alison Eddington (percussion: Jabiru dreaming) ; Philip South (percussion: Jabiru dreaming) ; Timothy Constable (percussion: Jabiru dreaming) ; Australian Brass Ensemble (Dance mantras, Australian anthem, Mater) ; Alexandre Oguey (cor anglas: Water spirit song) ; Four Winds Philharmonia (Tyalgum mantras) ; Sculthorpe String Quartet (Blue rose, Blue silence) ; Christopher Latham (violin: Blue rose, Blue silence) ; Veronique Serret (violin: Blue rose, Blue silence) ; Anna Colville (viola: Blue rose, Blue silence) ; Katherine Philp (violoncello: Blue rose, Blue silence) ; Diana Doherty (oboe: Sydney singing) ; Ian Munro (piano: Sydney singing) ; Riley Lee (shakuhachi: Four Winds home cosmography ; John Harding (conductor: Dance mantras, Australian anthem, Mater).

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Capture session: recorded at the Four Winds Festival, held in Bermagui, N.S.W., 15-16 April 2006 (CDs 1-3), and in Newcastle, N.S.W., at Wayne Stuart's piano factory, on Stuart & Sons pianos, on 27 April 2006 (CD 4).

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