Ngana : the Australian Voices sing Australian choral music.
Featured Australian works
||tis easeful here||Jacqueline Atherton||6 min, 57 sec.|
||Stars||Julian Callaghan||8 min, 5 sec.|
||Once on a mountain (1988) for S.A.T.B choir||Stephen Leek||17 min, 3 sec.|
||Songs of passage for SSAA voices — Extract only||Stephen Leek||4 min, 22 sec.|
||South Australia, arr. for mixed voices (SATB) and piano||Stephen Leek||2 mins, 24 sec.|
||On Sutherland's grave (1991) for a cappella choir||Matthew Orlovich||10 mins, 20 sec.|
||Seventh day||Kathryn Reeves||3 min, 56 sec.|
||Three geography songs (1997) for SATB choir — Explorer's journal
Recorded/performed at: Concert Hall of Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, on 1997.
|Paul Stanhope||The Australian Voices, Stephen Leek||6 mins, 1 sec.|
||Elegy written in a country churchyard (1996) for SATBarB choir||Dan Walker||3 mins, 48 sec.|
Ngana featured works by seven young Australian composers, five of whom sang with the ensemble itself. Composers include Stephen Leek, Paul Stanhope, Daniel Walker, Jacqueline Atherton, Matthew Orlovich, Kathryn Reeves and Julian Callaghan. The chief work, Once on a Mountain, by Leek, won the Sounds Australian Critics Award in 1990 for Best Choral Work by an Australian Composer.
Duration: 63 min.
Contents note: Ngana (from Songs of passage) / Stephen Leek -- Explorers journal / Paul Stanhope -- Elegy written in a country church yard / Daniel Walker -- 'tis easeful here / Jacqueline Atherton -- Once on a mountain / Stephen Leek -- On Sutherland's grave / Matthew Orlovich -- The seventh day / Kathryn Reeves -- Stars / Julian Callaghan -- South Australia / Stephen Leek.
Performers: The Australian Voices ; Stephen Leek (conductor) ; Anna Starr (oboe: The seventh day).
AMC library CD booklet includes programme notes.
Capture session: Recorded in the Concert Hall of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane in 1997.
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